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AB-1270 Natural gas: leaks.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1270


Introduced by Assembly Member Luz Rivas

February 19, 2021


An act relating to natural gas.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1270, as introduced, Luz Rivas. Natural gas: leaks.
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 division, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board, to determine and adopt by regulation what constitutes a reportable leak from a gas storage well and the timeframe for reporting that leak. Existing law requires the division, if a leak from a gas storage well cannot be controlled within 48 hours, to post information about the leak on its internet website and provide regular updates to the public until the leak is stopped.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to require pipeline operators, storage facilities, and production facilities to report natural gas leaks to the State Air Resources Board and for the public to be notified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to require pipeline operators, storage facilities, and production facilities to report natural gas leaks to the State Air Resources Board and for the public to be notified.