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Case CPF 120161005

This report lists key information pertaining to a particular enforcement case (1). For cases initiated after January 1, 2007, electronic files of PHMSA's initial notice letter, the operator's initial response letter (if any), and PHMSA's Final Order (if an Order is issued) are provided. PHMSA only issues Final Orders in certain situations. For example, Final Orders are not issued for Warning Letters and most Notices of Amendment.

Case Summary 
Case Number 120161005
Case Type Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Subject(s) Failure Investigation - Gas Pipelines
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
Region Eastern
Date Opened 08/04/16
Proposed Civil Penalty $202,900
Assessed Civil Penalty $53,200
Collected Civil Penalty $53,200
Basis for penalty reduction Other
Compliance Order Yes
Final Order Date 04/18/19
Date Closed 07/10/20

The Response Options for Pipeline Operators in Compliance Proceedings provides a more detailed description of an operator's options in responding to enforcement cases. This document accompanies all NOPV and NOA letters. The document linked here is the current version. The corresponding document at the time the case was opened may differ from the current version.

The set of documents provided here may be incomplete.

fileglyph120161005_Closure Letter_07102020.pdf 676 KB scanned version
fileglyph120161005_Closure Letter_07102020_text.pdf 76 KB accessible version
fileglyph120161005_Decision on Petition for Reconsideration_11152019.pdf 1,200 KB scanned version
fileglyph120161005_Decision on Petition for Reconsideration_11152019_text.pdf 137 KB accessible version
fileglyph120161005_Final Order_04182019.pdf 4,004 KB scanned version
fileglyph120161005_Final Order_04182019_text.pdf 167 KB accessible version
fileglyph120161005_NOPV PCP PCO_08042016.pdf 3,956 KB scanned version
fileglyph120161005_NOPV PCP PCO_08042016_text.pdf 124 KB accessible version
fileglyph120161005_Operator Petition for Reconsideration and Request for Stay_05092019.pdf 4,564 KB scanned version
fileglyph120161005_Operator Post-Hearing Submissions_06122017.pdf 1,337 KB scanned version
fileglyph120161005_Operator Response to Notice And Request for Hearing_09302016.pdf 855 KB scanned version

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Also see


  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)and the Work Management System as of May 2, 2023.

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Information provided on this website is intended to enhance public understanding of PHMSA's enforcement program. Aggregate and company-specific statistical information reflecting PHMSA's enforcement actions is provided beginning with 2002. Key documents associated with new administrative enforcement cases are provided beginning with 2007. Agency orders issued since 2002 are also provided. The search feature may not retrieve every document associated with each individual enforcement action. Enforcement data is updated monthly as additional cases are initiated and other cases are resolved. Historical totals will change over time to reflect changes in case status.

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