Public Service Law Section 66-U
Gas safety reports
1.On or before April thirtieth of each year, each gas corporation shall file with the department a gas safety report. The department shall review the reports to monitor each gas corporation’s pipeline replacement projects and all other activities related to providing safe and reliable gas service in order to determine whether the projects or activities are being carried out in a manner consistent with this chapter, the commission’s rules, regulations and orders, and any practice the department has deemed necessary for the provision of safe and reliable service, and to track how each gas corporation is spending any funds allocated for pipeline replacement projects and all other activities related to providing safe and reliable gas service.
2.The gas safety report provided for in subdivision one of this section shall include a thorough description and explanation of the strategic planning and decision-making methodology used to determine and prioritize pipeline replacement projects, a description of the corporation’s operation and maintenance activities related to gas safety, a description of the corporation’s inspections of its intrastate transmission and distribution lines, leak repair information, and any other information the department may require. If there has been no substantial change in a gas corporation’s safety report since the gas safety report most recently filed with the department, the corporation, with consent of the department, may file an updated version of such report. 2-a. A gas corporation shall also include with its gas safety report a list of pipeline replacement projects completed by a gas corporation within the last year.
3.The commission may take any action to address and/or prevent a deficiency in a gas corporation’s prioritization or administration of its pipeline replacement projects or operation and maintenance activities related to gas safety, including ordering reasonable improvements that will best promote the public interest, preserve the public health and protect those using gas pursuant to those powers provided to the commission as provided in this chapter, including but not limited to those in § 66 (General powers of commission in respect to gas and electricity)section sixty-six of this article.
Section 66-U — Gas safety reports,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/PBS/66-U (updated Mar. 10, 2023; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).