The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is seeking to hire a management consultant to provide an internal audit of the commission’s Gas Safety and Reliability Branch program. A CPUC spokesperson said the regulatory commission has reached “a turning point in its regulation of natural gas safety,” and is seeking professional expertise to “inform and guide” future changes. Under a two-year contract not to exceed $300,000, the internal audit consultant is expected to examine the overall structure, function and effectiveness of the CPUC’s natural gas safety program.

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