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Independent Evaluators

Pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 8386.3, by March 1, 2021, and annually by March 1st thereafter, Energy Safety, in consultation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), shall make available a list of qualified Independent Evaluators with experience in assessing the safe operation of electrical infrastructure.

In meeting this statutory authority, Energy Safety (in its former role as the Wildfire Safety Division) published the following documents:

Independent Evaluator Reports

These reports were prepared by the Electrical Corporation’s (EC’s) contracted Independent Evaluator (IE) to fulfill the requirements of Public Utilities Code Section 8386.3(c)(2)(B)(i). The content of these reports are the work product of the respective IE. The findings and conclusions in these reports do not represent the views or opinions of the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety) or any of its employees. Pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 8386.3(c)(2)(B)(ii) the IE’s findings are not binding on Energy Safety. Neither Energy Safety nor the State of California, nor any officer, employee, or any of its contractors or subcontractors makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability whatsoever for the contents of these documents.

Independent Evaluator Resources

  • Independent Evaluator Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (20NC0427)
  • Independent Evaluator Scope of Work for the review of compliance with 2020 WMPs

Public Comments