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COLUMBIA GULF TRANSMISSION CO

(Operator ID:2620 - CURRENTLY ACTIVE OPID)

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The reports below provide inspection and enforcement data for the most recent 5-year period. This information includes only completed (not planned or ongoing) inspections and the enforcement actions pursued at the Federal level by PHMSA on Federally-inspected mileage. The number, type, inspection days, and date of inspections conducted by PHMSA are included, as well as both a summary of and specific details pertaining to enforcement cases against this operator.

In some cases, State pipeline safety agencies also provide oversight and enforcement on certain intrastate pipeline facilities (State-inspected mileage). Inspections and enforcement by PHMSA's partner State agencies are not included in these reports; however, information on State-initiated enforcement action is available at State Pages.

Important Notice: In April 2014, these reports underwent a significant revision to improve consistency and utilize the improved Operator Annual Report data now available. These changes may result in some significant mileage changes for certain operators due to the new data sources and reporting requirements. Currently, these reports are available for hazardous liquid, gas transmission, and gas gathering operators, and do NOT, at this time, include system mileage or incidents for any operator exclusively concerned with gas distribution. We will continue to improve these reports and we welcome your feedback.

For more information on each inspection type see the Inspection Activity Glossary.

COLUMBIA GULF TRANSMISSION CO Federal Inspections
All Pipeline Systems(1) : 2006-2014
2014 YTD 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total
Site-Specific Field Inspection
Number 0 0 4 0 1 8 6 0 0 19
Days On-Site 0 0 15 0 0 20 20 0 0 54
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 1 8
Days On-Site 0 0 0 0 94 0 0 14 2 109
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 10
Days On-Site 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 8 0 32

Site-Specific Field Inspections - Include inspections and other compliance-related activities conducted at specific facilities or along specific lengths of pipelines ("Inspection Units"). Types of inspections/activities include on-site field verification of an operator's implementation of procedures and programs associated with corrosion control, integrity management, training and qualification, public awareness and damage prevention, control center operations, emergency preparedness and response, and other pipeline safety and compliance tasks.

System-Wide Program Inspections - Include inspections and other compliance-related activities that cover pipeline safety programs and processes that apply broadly across an operator's entire network of pipeline facilities. Types of inspections/activities include those which cover operating and maintenance procedures, integrity management and operator qualification programs, and integrated inspection of all operator safety and compliance programs.

Targeted Inspections/Investigations - Include inspections, investigations, and other activities related to specific pipeline safety areas which have been targeted for special review or emphasis. Types of activities include failure investigations, investigations into public concerns or complaints, drug and alcohol program inspections, new construction inspections, and other special-focus inspections or investigations.

For more information on each inspection type see the Inspection Activity Glossary.

For more information on each inspection type see the Inspection Activity Glossary.

COLUMBIA GULF TRANSMISSION CO Federal Inspections
All Pipeline Systems(1) : 2006-2014
Start Date Category Type PHMSA Lead Region Enforcement Case(s) Initiated
01/01/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
01/01/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
01/01/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
01/01/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
01/24/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
09/15/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Southwest
08/24/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
08/02/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
07/19/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
07/19/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
05/03/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Eastern
01/21/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest 420111014,420111015M
01/12/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
08/19/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
08/17/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
07/23/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
07/21/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
07/20/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
06/23/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Headquarters
06/17/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
06/15/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
06/08/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
04/01/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
03/30/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
10/20/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Southwest
08/11/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Southwest
07/28/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
07/14/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420091020
07/07/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Southwest
07/03/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420091020
06/24/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420091020
02/07/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southern
01/10/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
01/01/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
12/14/07 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest 420071017H,420091005
03/12/07 System-Wide Program Inspection General Operations Inspection Southwest
05/16/06 System-Wide Program Inspection Operator Qualification Inspection Southwest

For more information on each enforcement type see the Enforcement Type Glossary.

COLUMBIA GULF TRANSMISSION CO Federal Enforcement Cases
All Pipeline Systems(1) : 2006-2014
2014 YTD 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total
Cases Initiated 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6
Cases Resolved 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 6
Penalties Proposed 0 0 0 0 0 1,555,000 0 0 0 1,555,000
Corrective Action Orders Issued 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Cases Initiated: These are the yearly total of civil administrative enforcement actions that PHMSA has brought against pipeline owners and operators. It does not reflect those cases which the agency has referred to other Federal officials for criminal prosecution, nor does it include more egregious civil cases that are referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for judicial enforcement. The table shows the total number of Corrective Action Orders, Notices of Probable Violations, Notices of Amendment, Warning Letters, and Notices of Proposed Safety Orders issued in a given year.

Cases Resolved: These are the yearly total of PHMSA actions taken to resolve the various types of enforcement actions against operators. This includes the number of Corrective Action Orders, Final Orders, Notices of Amendment, and Consent Orders that have either been closed or issued in a given year. When an enforcement action is shown as "closed", PHMSA has verified that all of the corrective actions have been successfully completed and that any inadequate procedures that were identified successfully addressed. Enforcement actions shown as "issued" mean that corrective actions have been established that are acceptable to PHMSA, and that civil penalty assessments have been finalized.

For more information on each enforcement type see the Enforcement Type Glossary.

COLUMBIA GULF TRANSMISSION CO Federal Enforcement Cases
All Pipeline Systems(2): 2006-2014
Case Number Date Opened Date Closed Type Subject PHMSA Region Status Proposed Penalty Assessed Penalty Collected Penalty Final Compliance Order
220141005W 09/23/14 09/23/14 Warning Letter National Registry Reports
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
220141001H 02/14/14 / / Corrective Action Order
SOUTHERN OPEN $0 No
420111014 11/07/11 05/01/12 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Incident Reports - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
420111015M 11/07/11 11/07/11 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Pipe Design - Gas Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
Welding - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420091020 10/21/09 01/31/11 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
420091005 02/12/09 04/01/11 Proposed Civil Penalty Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $1,555,000 $806,500 $806,500 No
420051014M 09/08/05 02/09/06 Notice of Amendment Incident Reports
Offshore Condition Reports - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $1,555,000 $806,500 $806,500  

Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Inspection Tracking System as of Oct 1, 2014
  2. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of Oct 1, 2014.

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