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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.

DCP MIDSTREAM 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 1 6 2 2 5 0 3 19
Days On-Site 0 0 2 14 8 8 10 0 17 58
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 4
Days On-Site 0 0 0 2 0 9 0 0 31 42
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Days On-Site 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

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.

DCP MIDSTREAM Federal Inspections
All Pipeline Systems(1) : 2006-2014
Start Date Category Type PHMSA Lead Region Enforcement Case(s) Initiated
11/13/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 520146001M
08/22/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
08/11/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western
08/10/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Western
08/08/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Western
08/08/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western
08/01/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
01/12/11 System-Wide Program Inspection Operator Qualification Inspection Western
10/18/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 220112002
05/12/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
05/11/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 520095027W
04/27/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 320095026,320095027M
04/13/09 System-Wide Program Inspection Operator Qualification Inspection Western
10/28/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western
10/27/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
10/09/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western
10/08/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Western
10/06/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western
08/30/07 System-Wide Program Inspection General Operations Inspection Southwest
04/10/07 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Specialized Inspection Western
12/11/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 520070006W
09/26/06 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrity Management Inspection Central 320091011W,320091012M
05/22/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central
03/27/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern

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

DCP MIDSTREAM Federal Enforcement Cases
All Pipeline Systems(1) : 2006-2014
2014 YTD 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total
Cases Initiated 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 8
Cases Resolved 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 8
Penalties Proposed 0 0 0 8,000 0 0 0 23,800 0 31,800
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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.

DCP MIDSTREAM 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
520146001M 03/05/14 04/18/14 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
320131008M 06/18/13 / / Notice of Amendment Public Awareness - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL OPEN $0 No
220112002 03/04/11 06/13/11 Proposed Civil Penalty Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 No
520095027W 08/18/09 08/18/09 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
320091012M 07/27/09 03/19/10 Notice of Amendment Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320091011W 07/27/09 07/27/09 Warning Letter Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
520075029 08/03/07 09/08/08 Proposed Civil Penalty Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $23,800 $23,800 $23,800 No
520070006W 03/05/07 03/05/07 Warning Letter Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520055010M 02/14/05 05/01/06 Letter of Concern
Notice of Amendment

Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $31,800 $31,800 $31,800  

Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Inspection Tracking System as of Aug 04, 2014
  2. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of Aug 6, 2014.

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