SB 295, as amended, Jackson. Pipeline safety: inspections.
Under the Elder California Pipeline Safety Act of 1981, the State Fire Marshal exercises safety regulatory jurisdiction over intrastate pipelines used for the transportation of hazardous or highly volatile liquid substances. The act authorizes the State Fire Marshal to exercise safety regulatory jurisdiction over portions of interstate pipelines located within the state and subject to an agreement between the United States Secretary of Transportation and the State Fire Marshal. The act authorizes the State Fire Marshal to enter, inspect, and examine, at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner, the records and properties of any pipeline operators that are required to be inspected and examined to determine whether the pipeline operator is in compliance with the act.
This bill would
begin delete requireend delete the State Fire Marshal, or an officer or employee authorized by the State Fire Marshal, to annually inspect all intrastate pipelines and operators of intrastate pipelines under the jurisdiction of the State Fire begin delete Marshal.end delete The bill would begin delete requireend delete the State Fire begin delete Marshal, to the maximum extent possible, to becomeend delete an inspection agent begin delete by entering into an agreement withend delete the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety begin delete Administration, as specified.end delete The bill would require the State Fire Marshal to revise specified fees assessed to cover the costs associated with this measure.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 51015.1 is added to the Government
2Code, to read:
begin deleteThe end deleteState Fire
4Marshal, or an officer or employee authorized by the State Fire
5Marshal, shall annually inspect all intrastate pipelines and operators
6of intrastate pipelines under the jurisdiction of the State Fire
7Marshal to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
10(b) For portions of interstate pipelines that are not under the
11jurisdiction of the State Fire Marshal pursuant to Section 51010.6,
12the State Fire Marshal
begin delete shall, to the maximum extent possible,end delete become an inspection agent begin delete through entering into an interstate
the federal Pipeline and
14inspection agent agreement withend delete
17Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
18(c) The State Fire Marshal shall revise the fee assessed pursuant
19to Section 51019 to a level sufficient to cover the costs associated
20with the implementation of this section.