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PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P.

(Operator ID:300 - 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.

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

PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P. Federal Inspections
All Pipeline Systems(1) : 2006-2016
2016 YTD 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total
Site-Specific Field Inspection
Number 0 0 18 12 14 8 1 5 10 1 10 79
Days On-Site 0 0 60 32 33 47 4 21 37 5 37 276
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 1 0 2 5 0 2 0 1 3 0 2 16
Days On-Site 0 0 31 54 0 2 0 1 79 0 49 214
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 3 16 5 5 12 7 0 3 2 0 0 53
Days On-Site 45 259 33 89 39 13 0 17 1 0 0 495

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.

PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P. Federal Inspections
All Pipeline Systems(1) : 2006-2016
Start Date Category Type PHMSA Lead Region Enforcement Case(s) Initiated
04/13/16 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
03/01/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
02/22/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western
01/26/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western
11/02/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western
10/26/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Specialized Inspection Southwest
09/14/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western
08/03/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest
07/20/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southern
07/14/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Central
07/10/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 320155007H
05/28/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western
05/22/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western 520155011H
05/19/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western
04/23/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western
04/21/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western
04/07/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest
03/16/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central
02/02/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest
01/02/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest 420165001
11/24/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
11/17/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
11/17/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
11/17/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
10/01/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western
08/20/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
08/18/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
08/04/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
07/18/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
07/18/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
05/06/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western
05/05/14 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
05/04/14 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
04/16/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest 420155011W,420155025
03/27/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western
03/27/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Western
03/27/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Specialized Inspection Western
03/04/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
02/03/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
02/03/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest 420145032W
02/03/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
02/03/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
02/03/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
02/03/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
02/03/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
10/27/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
10/21/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
09/02/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest 420165018M
07/01/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
07/01/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western 520155019
06/24/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southern
06/24/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southern
04/01/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
04/01/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
04/01/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
04/01/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
03/29/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
03/24/13 System-Wide Program Inspection General Operations Inspection Central
03/11/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest
02/25/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
02/11/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
02/11/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
02/11/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western 520145010W
02/04/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western 520135016W
02/04/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Western 520145010W
02/04/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
01/14/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Specialized Inspection Southwest
12/03/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western
11/15/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Specialized Inspection Southwest
10/29/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
10/22/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
10/22/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western
08/14/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central
08/14/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest
08/13/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central
07/17/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest 420125035M
07/11/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western
07/11/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Western
07/11/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western
07/11/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Western
07/09/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Western
07/05/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
07/05/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
07/02/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central
06/26/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
06/13/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western
05/08/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western
05/08/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 320135007W,320135008M
04/10/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central
03/27/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Specialized Inspection Western
03/01/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
02/23/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest 420125004W
01/09/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest
12/08/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest
11/29/11 System-Wide Program Inspection General Operations Inspection Southwest
10/13/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
10/13/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
09/08/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest
07/29/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Specialized Inspection Southwest 420135007,420135008M
05/20/11 System-Wide Program Inspection General Operations Inspection Southwest
04/14/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
04/13/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern
03/31/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
03/31/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
03/31/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
03/28/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
02/09/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
01/25/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
01/01/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420125020
01/01/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420125020
02/03/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420107001M
11/19/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
11/10/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Drug & Alcohol Inspection Headquarters
08/17/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
07/06/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
07/06/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
06/10/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
03/11/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
02/06/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Central 420095009
01/01/09 System-Wide Program Inspection Operator Qualification Inspection Southwest
11/17/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest
11/12/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Southwest
10/09/08 System-Wide Program Inspection General Operations Inspection Western
05/20/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
05/19/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
05/19/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
05/09/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
05/07/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
05/05/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
05/05/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southern
05/05/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
04/28/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest
03/03/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Inspection Western
02/19/08 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Inspection Southwest 420095004M,420095005
02/01/08 System-Wide Program Inspection General Operations Inspection Southwest
11/01/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
11/13/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420075001W
10/25/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Central
10/23/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central
10/16/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Headquarters
09/18/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
09/18/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420075001W
09/04/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest
07/17/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 220085001W
07/17/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 220085001W
04/04/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 420065042W
02/13/06 System-Wide Program Inspection General Operations Inspection Southwest 420065031M
01/10/06 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrity Management Inspection Southwest 420065047M

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

PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P. Federal Enforcement Cases
All Pipeline Systems(1) : 2006-2016
2016 YTD 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total
Cases Initiated 2 5 2 5 3 0 1 3 1 2 3 27
Cases Resolved 0 1 4 4 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 21
Penalties Proposed 285,000 0 0 103,400 0 0 0 181,100 0 0 0 569,500
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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.

PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P. Federal Enforcement Cases
All Pipeline Systems(2): 2006-2016
Case Number Date Opened Date Closed Type Subject PHMSA Region Status Proposed Penalty Assessed Penalty Collected Penalty Final Compliance Order
420165015 04/28/16 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $95,000 Yes
420165001 01/06/16 / / Proposed Civil Penalty Damage Prevention - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $190,000 No
420155025 10/29/15 / / Proposed Compliance Order Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $0 Yes
520155019 09/11/15 / / Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Emergency Response - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Pressure Testing - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN OPEN $0 Yes
320155007H 07/14/15 / / Corrective Action Order
CENTRAL OPEN $0 No
520155011H 05/21/15 / / Corrective Action Order
WESTERN OPEN $0 No
420155011W 04/14/15 04/14/15 Warning Letter Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420145032W 12/03/14 12/03/14 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
520145010W 07/30/14 07/30/14 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520135016W 12/24/13 12/24/13 Warning Letter Control Room Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
420135008M 04/05/13 07/16/14 Notice of Amendment Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Design - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Pressure Testing - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420135007 04/05/13 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $103,400 $102,900 $102,900 Yes
320135008M 02/25/13 05/31/13 Notice of Amendment General - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320135007W 02/25/13 02/25/13 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
420125035M 11/06/12 03/07/13 Notice of Amendment Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420125020 05/10/12 04/16/14 Proposed Compliance Order Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
420125004W 02/29/12 02/29/12 Warning Letter Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420107001M 12/13/10 02/18/11 Notice of Amendment Offshore Condition Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420095009 07/29/09 03/26/12 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Security - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $88,400 $22,900 $22,900 Yes
420095005 03/04/09 03/28/11 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Security - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $92,700 $92,700 $92,700 Yes
420095004M 03/04/09 02/02/10 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
220085001W 02/07/08 02/07/08 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
420075011 04/18/07 06/09/09 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
420075001W 01/17/07 01/17/07 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420065047M 11/16/06 02/26/07 Notice of Amendment Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420065042W 10/27/06 10/27/06 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420065031M 08/08/06 11/08/06 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420055044M 10/26/05 10/24/06 Notice of Amendment Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $569,500 $218,500 $218,500  

Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Inspection Tracking System as of May 13, 2016.
  2. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of May 5, 2016.

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