Follow-up: 2003 Oversight and Review of Washington's Pipeline Safety Office
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published June 2004 
Publication Number 04-8 
JLARC Directed follow-up
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In response to a June 1999 pipeline explosion in Bellingham, the 2000 Legislature expanded the authority of the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to develop and implement a comprehensive hazardous liquid pipeline safety program.  In 2003, JLARC conducted a review of the expanded program.  The review included four recommendations to focus the inspection process more on risk by identifying and integrating best practices, integrate the pipeline mapping system with other emergency preparedness efforts, and base inspection fees on actual staff workload.  Our 2004 follow-up review indicates that, while falling short of fully implementing the JLARC recommendations, the UTC has made some progress in addressing them.
Cindi Yates, Project Supervisor
Heather Moss
, Analyst
Dan Silver, Consultant
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Number of Pages 16 
Keywords pipeline 
Category Economic Development/Natural Resources