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BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP

Case CPF 120135006

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 
Operator BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP
Case Number 120135006
Case Type Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Subject(s) Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Region Eastern
Date Opened 05/06/13
Status CLOSED
Proposed Civil Penalty $418,700
Assessed Civil Penalty $290,000
Collected Civil Penalty $290,000
Basis for penalty reduction Operator provided additional evidence
Compliance Order Yes
Final Order Date 02/04/14
Date Closed 04/21/14

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.

NameSizeNotes
fileglyph120135006_Closure Letter_04212014.pdf 103 KB scanned version
fileglyph120135006_Closure Letter_04212014_text.pdf 14 KB accessible version
fileglyph120135006_Final Order_02042014.pdf 388 KB scanned version
fileglyph120135006_Final Order_02042014_text.pdf 30 KB accessible version
fileglyph120135006_NOPV PCP PCO_05062013.pdf 895 KB scanned version
fileglyph120135006_NOPV PCP PCO_05062013_text.pdf 44 KB accessible version
fileglyph120135006_Operator Response_06052013.pdf 186 KB scanned version

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Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of November 29, 2019.

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