Safety Policy Division

Rachel Peterson, Acting Director

The Safety Policy Division is currently led by Acting Director Rachel Peterson.

The Safety Policy Division (SPD) provides advisory support to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on policy and regulation to advance delivery of safe, reliable services by utilities subject to the CPUC’s jurisdiction and oversight.

Immediate and Long-Term Activity

SPD’s efforts include working with counterparts in Safety & Enforcement Division (SED), Wildfire Safety Division (WSD), and other divisions within the CPUC to analyze, develop, recommend, and implement safety policy as part of the CPUC’s regulation of utilities.


SPD is presently addressing urgent safety policy matters that face California, which include:


Long-term plans include developing and recommending safety policy within several ongoing CPUC proceedings:


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