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37
Total # of Open Recommendations
26
Total # of Closed Recommendations
11
Total % of Open 70 vs. Closed 30

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CSB Board Approves Chevron Refinery Final Report with a Unanimous Vote

at a Public Meeting in Richmond, California, on January 28, 2015

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Final Investigation Report - Chevron Refinery and Fire

Report to be voted on at January 28 public meeting

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CSB Announces Public Meeting in Richmond, California to Release Final Report and Safety Recommendations Resulting from Chevron Refinery Investigation; Report Released Prior to Meeting

CSB Announces Public Meeting in Richmond, California to Release Final Report and Safety Recommendations Resulting from Chevron Refinery Investigation; Report Released Prior to Meeting

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New California Law on Refinery Maintenance Operations Can Prevent Accidents, Save Lives

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Guest Commentary in Contra Costa Times

Testimony of U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso at March 6, 2014, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing

Hearing Entitled “Preventing Potential Chemical Threats and Improving Safety: Oversight of the President’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security”

"The Next Accident Awaits"

In New York Times op-ed, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso says "The United States is facing an industrial chemical safety crisis."

Jan 07, 2014 04:49 PM

Working Papers on the Safety Case Regulatory Model and its Attributes

Working papers prepared for the CSB and pertinent reference documents considered during the CSB's Macondo investigation.

Chevron Regulatory Report Draft for Public Comment

The draft report is available for public comment until Friday, January 3, 2014. Comments should be sent to chevroncomments@csb.gov. All comments received will be reviewed and published on the CSB website.​

In Wake of Chevron 2012 Pipe Rupture and Fire in Bay Area CSB Draft Report Proposes Overhaul of Refinery Industry Regulatory System in California and Urges Adoption of the Safety Case Regime to Prevent Major Chemical Accidents

In Wake of Chevron 2012 Pipe Rupture and Fire in Bay Area, CSB Draft Report Proposes Overhaul of Refinery Industry Regulatory System in California; Urges Adoption of the “Safety Case” Regime to Prevent Major Chemical Accidents

Jul 12, 2013 10:57 AM

Chairperson Moure-Eraso Applauds Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety Draft Report

Chairperson Moure-Eraso Comments Draft Report Entitled "Improving Public and Worker Safety at Oil Refineries"​

May 23, 2013 04:11 PM

Statement from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Applauding the Recent Action by the City of Richmond, California to Adopt CSB Safety Recommendations

Statement from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Applauding the Recent Action by the City of Richmond, California to Adopt CSB Safety Recommendations

Apr 19, 2013 05:00 PM

CSB Board Members Approve Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire Interim Investigation Report

The interim report was approved at a public meeting in Richmond, California on April 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013 12:19 PM

CSB Releases Narrated Safety Video Containing Detailed Animation of August 6, 2012 Chevron Refinery Accident

Video was released during CSB public meeting Friday April 19, 2013, at the Richmond Civic Center.

Apr 18, 2013 02:53 PM

In Cooperation with Cal OSHA, CSB Releases Technical Report on Corrosion Found in Chevron El Segundo Refinery Crude Unit Piping

Study Finds up to 60% Wall Thinning in Carbon Steel Pipe Similar to Chevron Richmond Refinery Pipe that Led to Massive Hydrocarbon Release in August 2012

Apr 16, 2013 04:18 PM

CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident

Missed opportunities to apply inherently safer design, failure to identify and evaluate damage mechanism hazards, and the lack of effective safeguards culminated in the vapor cloud release and massive fire that occurred at the Chevron refinery on August 6, 2012, a draft report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has found. The investigation team concluded that enhanced regulatory oversight with greater worker involvement and public participation are needed to improve oil refinery safety.

Apr 15, 2013 02:25 PM

Chevron Draft Interim Report for Public Comment

Link to the CSB's Draft Report for Public Comment

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Apr 05, 2013 05:00 PM

Testimony of Don Holmstrom and Dan Tillema, P.E., U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Before the California East Bay Legislators’ Public Inquiry into Chevron Refinery Fire of August 2012​

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Mar 25, 2013 12:48 PM

CSB Announces April 19 Public Meeting in Richmond, California

CSB will Vote on the Interim Report and Safety Recommendations Resulting from Chevron Refinery Investigation​

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Feb 13, 2013 07:23 PM

In Cooperation with Cal OSHA CSB Releases Technical Report on Chevron 2012 Pipe Rupture and Fire Extensive Sulfidation Corrosion Noted

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) today released a technical evaluation report on piping samples taken from the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California, where a hydrocarbon release and massive fire occurred on August 6, 2012. Cal/OSHA participated in this technical evaluation as part of its enforcement investigation.

CSB to Hold Public Meeting Tonight, January 15, 2014, in Richmond, California - Webcast and Public Comment Available

At the public meeting, the Board will consider and vote on the draft regulatory report of the August 6, 2012, fire at the Chevron refinery.

Sep 11, 2012 10:56 PM

Statement of CSB Chairperson Dr. Rafael Moure Richmond City Council Meeting on September 11, 2012

Statement of CSB Chairperson Dr. Rafael Moure Richmond City Council Meeting on September 11, 2012

Aug 20, 2012 10:54 PM

CSB Releases Photos of Vapor Cloud Involved in August 6 Accident at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA

In the first five photos the vapor cloud is whitish in color but after the cloud is ignited dark black smoke is visible.

Aug 11, 2012 10:51 PM

CSB to Pursue Full Investigation of August 6 Fire at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will pursue a full investigation to determine the causes of Monday’s fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California, northeast of San Francisco, the agency announced today.

Aug 08, 2012 10:14 AM

CSB Deploying to Fire and Explosion at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond California

A seven-member investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of an explosion and fire that occurred Monday at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA.

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