Henry I. Stern
- District 27
(1) Under existing law, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation regulates the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. Existing law requires the State Oil and Gas Supervisor to continue the prohibition against Southern California Gas Company injecting any natural gas into the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility located in the County of Los Angeles until a comprehensive review of the safety of the gas storage wells at the facility is completed, as specified, the supervisor determines that well integrity has been ensured by the review, the risks of failures identified in the review have been addressed, the supervisor's duty to prevent damage to life, health, property, and natural resources, and other requirements is satisfied, and the Executive Director of the Public Utilities Commission has concurred via letter with the supervisor regarding his or her determination of safety. This bill would additionally require the supervisor to continue that prohibition until a specified root cause analysis of the natural gas leak from the facility that started approximately October 23, 2015, has been completed and released in its entirety to the public. The bill would, notwithstanding that prohibition, authorize the Governor to order incremental injections at the facility, but only if the Governor determines it is necessary to avoid, or respond to, an emergency situation. (2) Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission is authorized to supervise and regulate every public utility in the state. Existing law requires the commission, no later than July 1, 2017, to open a proceeding to determine the feasibility of minimizing or eliminating use of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility located in the County of Los Angeles while still maintaining energy and electric reliability for the region, and to consult with specified entities in making its determination. This bill would require the commission, in conducting the proceeding, to act in the manner that will maximize transparency. (3) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Died on file pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Stern.
Reconsideration granted. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 1283.)
Motion to reconsider made by Senator Stern.
Read third time. Urgency clause refused adoption. (Ayes 24. Noes 9. Page 1283.)
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Published May 26 at 10 a.m.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1177.) (May 25).
Set for hearing May 25.
May 22 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Set for hearing May 22.
(Corrected May 2).
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1. Page 621.) (April 4).
Set for hearing April 4.
March 21 hearing: Testimony taken. Hearing postponed by committee.
Set for hearing March 21.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on RLS. (Ayes 7. Noes 2. Page 172.) (February 9).
Set for hearing February 9.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on N.R. & W.
Read first time.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 8.
Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|12/08/16 - Introduced|
|02/02/17 - Amended Senate|
|02/14/17 - Amended Senate|
|04/17/17 - Amended Senate|
|04/20/17 - Amended Senate|
|05/26/17 - Amended Senate|
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