INFORMATION ALERT:  ORA Files Motion Urging CPUC to Require PG&E Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan for Pipeline Safety Upgrades


SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2013 – The Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA), the independent consumer advocate within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC/Commission), today filed a Motion urging the CPUC to direct PG&E to prepare a Quality Assurance/Quality Control plan as part of its multi-billion dollar natural gas pipeline safety upgrade plans. A proactive Quality Assurance/Quality Control plan on such a large project is essential to safety and also needed for risk management purposes according to ORA. PG&E is in the process of revising its pipeline upgrade plan approved by the CPUC last December and is required to submit the revised plan to the CPUC for review.  ORA seeks an order directing PG&E to also develop and submit a Quality Assurance/Quality Control plan for the pipeline safety project along with its revised plan.