Order for Abatement

Updated on January 12, 2017

On December 10, 2015, SCAQMD filed a petition with the SCAQMD Hearing Board for an Order for Abatement requiring SoCalGas to take specific steps to abate the natural gas leak, monitor the leaking gas, and reduce the impacts of nuisance odors on the local community.  

The initial hearing on January 9, 2016 was continued to January 16, 20, and 23, 2016, so that members of the affected public had opportunities to testify before the Hearing Board.  Following public testimony on January 23, 2016, the SCAQMD Hearing Board heard closing statements from SoCalGas and SCAQMD, then proceeded to deliberation and a final decision leading to the issuance of the Order for Abatement.  


On Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. the SCAQMD Hearing Board held  a public hearing at Canoga Park High School on the status of compliance with the conditions in the Order for Abatement

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. the SCAQMD Hearing Board held a hearing at
SCAQMD headquarters in Diamond Bar to hear evidence on the plan to perform sampling of indoor air quality and consider the modification and/or extension of this Order. 

The SCAQMD Hearing Board held public hearings on the status of compliance with the conditions in the Order for Abatement on July 9, 2016 and August 6, 2016 at California State University, Northridge and on September 17, 2016 at Hilton Woodland Hills.  The webcast of the September 17, 2016, public hearing can be viewed here.

On January 18, 2017, the Hearing Board will consider the extension of the Order for Abatement against the Southern California Gas Company related to its Aliso Canyon storage site near Porter Ranch.  The hearing will be held at SCAQMD Headquarters located at 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA  91765. Visit the webcast page to view this hearing.  

  • Findings and Decision (Final)

  • Public Exhibits Link

  • Petitioner Exhibits Link

  • Respondent Exhibits Link 




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