San Bruno residents are being asked for their input on new regulations for gas pipelines at a special hearing of the California Public Utilities Commission, to be held today.

It’s a subject that the city has obviously followed closely after PG&E’s explosion in September destroyed a neighborhood and took the lives of eight people.

Topics to be discussed will likely include pressure limits, remote or automatic shutoff vales, and how PG&E can rebuild trust with the community.

From the San Francisco Examiner:

San Bruno residents will have a chance to tell regulators how California’s gas pipeline rules should be changed to prevent tragedies like the deadly explosion that rocked their town last September.

The California Public Utilities Commission is set to hold a five-hour public hearing Tuesday in San Bruno to get comments on proposed changes to natural-gas pipeline regulations in the aftermath of the Sept. 9 blast, which killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.

The commission unveiled a few draft rules in February, including one that would require PG&E to reduce pressure by 20 percent on any pre-1970 pipeline in populated areas for which it doesn’t have complete records.

Read the full article here.