In Los Angeles county I have been asked if I verified if the gas meter had an earthquake valve by the REA because the lender was requiring this. SoCal gas states that the valves are prohibited as of 2002. Any thoughts?
Effective February 10, 2002, California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) Decision 01-11-068 prohibits installation of an earthquake valve on SoCalGas’ facilities. In addition, SoCalGas no longer installs earthquake shut-off valves for its customers, and does not allow any customer owned equipment, including excess-flow valves, be installed on SoCalGas’ facilities.