Breitling Oil and Gas Texas and California Morning Podcast #337

California’s interagency refinery safety working group, which the state formed following a fire at Chevron USA’s Richmond plant in August 2012, released a draft report outlining steps and recommendations to improve public and worker safety at and near refineries in the state.

Proposed actions in the July 11 document include creating an interagency refinery taskforce within California’s Environmental Protection Agency to coordinate agencies’ activities, strengthening regulations and developing new ones to address underlying causes of safety problems, increasing public output in developing emergency response plans, and improving alerts and public access to information during emergencies.The working group met over 8 months to examine ways to improve public and worker safety through enhanced oversight of refineries

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