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DIR and the Governor's Interagency Refinery Task Force

oil refineries

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is working with the Governor's Interagency Refinery Task Force to advance the safety, health and environmental performance of the state's refinery sector through prevention, emergency preparedness, and community engagement.

DIR Testimony on Refinery Safety

  • March 6, 2014, Washington, D.C.:
    Oral Testimony before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Oversight Hearing on the Obama Administration’s Executive Order 13650 on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.
  • March 6, 2014, Washington, D.C.:
    Written Testimony for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Oversight Hearing on the Obama Administration’s Executive Order 13650 on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.
  • March 6, 2014, Washington, D.C.:
    Video coverage of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Oversight Hearing on the Obama Administration’s Executive Order 13650 on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security (DIR at 1:15:35).
  • January 15, 2014, Richmond, CA:
    On the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Investigative Report on the Richmond, Chevron fire.
  • January 8, 2014, Sacramento, CA:
    On the Obama Administration Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.

Agencies of the Governor's Interagency Refinery Task Force

Notable Cal/OSHA Citations Related to Refinery Safety: