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Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Industry: Oil & Gas
Underlying Misconduct: Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, Obstruction of Justice
Matter Type: DOJ Criminal
Relevant Jurisdiction(s): US District Court for the Northern District of California
Penalties: Fine
Fine Amount: $3,000,000
Reporting Agencies: Federal Court, USAO Northern District of California
Resolution Form: Court Order
Agreement Date: January 26, 2017
Monitor Reference Term: Monitor
Monitor Identity: Mark Filip
Monitorship Term: 5 Years
Monitor Selection Process:

Host Organization and Reporting Agency will collaborate to identify a mutually acceptable Monitor. If they cannot agree, each party will submit no more than 2 names to the Court and the Court will determine the Monitor.

Time to Propose Monitors: 90 days
Time to Engage Monitor: 60 days
Time to First Report: 8 mos
Reporting Frequency: Semi-Annual
Monitor Required Qualifications:

Familiar with best practices for corporate codes of conduct, including implementation, training, and enforcement thereof.

Summary of Monitor's Scope:

To prevent the criminal conduct with respect to gas pipeline transmission safety that gave rise to the Superseding Indictment filed in this matter; Help ensure Host Organization takes reasonable and appropriate steps to maintain the safety of the gas transmission pipeline system, performs appropriate assessment testing on gas transmission pipelines, and maintains an effective ethics and compliance program and safety related incentive program. The Monitor shall seek to assure defendant’s compliance with the goals outlined in United States Sentencing Guidelines Section 8B2.1: Effective Compliance and Ethics Program.

Summary of Monitor's Activities:

Please see attached Court Order.

Monitor's Restrictions:

For the Monitor and Monitorship Team - No business with Host Organization for a period of at least one year after the expiration of the Monitorship.

Documents Uploaded: Pacific-Gas-and-Electric-DOJ-Court-Order-26Jan2017.pdf