About a year ago, the Public Service Commission started hiring third party construction inspectors.
"There's a lot of infrastructure going in place in North Dakota," said PSC Chairman Julie Fedorchak. "And the public wants to be assured this is being done right and done well."
Fedorchak also said there were a growing number of complaints about reclamation.
So we started looking at the tools we had, as regulators," Fedorchak said. And she said hiring outside inspectors is the best tool at the Commission’s disposal.