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California regulators are taking the next step forward with a plan to fine a utility under fire for a fatal pipeline blast as little as $3 million.
Their prior approach was to charge the company about $1 million per day for shoddy record-keeping.
The California Public Utilities Commission's safety division and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. both are expected to file motions on Wednesday supporting the new proposal. It could lower the company's penalties to between $3 and $6 million, total, in the wake of the San Bruno explosion.
At least some property owners rebuilding homes destroyed in September's Fourmile Canyon Fire will get a break on Boulder County's building code fees.
County Commissioners Ben Pearlman and Cindy Domenico on Tuesday approved several fee reductions and adjustments for structures being rebuilt in the Fourmile Canyon, Sunshine Canyon and Gold Hill areas.
A property owner could wind up paying nearly $1,700 less in fees and taxes associated with rebuilding a home having 2,500 square feet of floor area, according to Gary Goodell, Boulder County's chief building official.
Nuclear power plant owners in the U.S. are required by law to have liability insurance in place that covers any individuals and businesses located in the affected area who suffer damages in the event of a nuclear accident.
A program for compensating the public for damage and injury caused by a commercial nuclear accident in the United States exists under the Price-Anderson Act. The measure, first passed by Congress in 1957 and renewed four times, most recently in 2005, ensures that adequate funds are available to satisfy liability claims for property damage and personal injury to the public and limits the liability of companies involved in certain nuclear activities, such as power plant operators, in order to encourage the development of private nuclear power. The measure also channels liability to the nuclear facility owner or operator.
Education to meet the California’s Department of Insurance Homeowners’ Valuation Training requirement can be obtained online.
Through the Insurance Community University Web site, InsuranceCommunityUniversity.com, has created an online resource to help educate and update professionals, according to Laurie Zangwill Infantino of the Community University. The training is provided in two sessions totaling three continuing education credits.
Agents and adjusters have completely different roles in the insurance industry but as intermediaries between insurance companies and their customers they have one critical thing in common: They often get pulled into claims lawsuits even though they’ve done nothing wrong.
There are reasons for that, according to a trio of professionals who are involved in insurance claims litigation on a regular basis.
The number of people living in Inland Southern California's most fire-prone places increased by more 50 percent during the past decade, last week's census figures show, with tens of thousands of additional residents in places where the state pays for fire protection and other services.
Massive wildfires ripped through the region in 2003 and 2007, destroying hundreds of homes. More people living in at-risk places also can increase the risk of accidental fires; an estimated 94 percent of wildland fires have human causes.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Farrel: "The house being gone is just about like having, you know, someone you love, a relative, that was just there all the time, but they've died."
Allison: "It's kind of like a death in the family. It's gone and you can't get it back."
Farrel and Debbie Allison, Greenburg KS Resident, Episode 3; Greensburg