SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Department of Public Utilities shall develop, promulgate, and maintain regulations to ensure that natural gas pressure is monitored by qualified personnel on each site where where is being performed that involves the pressurization and/or depressurization of transmission lines, as is necessary to protect public safety and to prevent damage to property.
SECTION 2. The department shall promulgate initial regulations pursuant to section 1 not later than 180 days following the passage of this act.
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