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PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P.

Case CPF 420135007

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 PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P.
Case Number 420135007
Case Type Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Subject(s) 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
Region Southwest
Date Opened 04/05/13
Status CLOSED
Proposed Civil Penalty $103,400
Assessed Civil Penalty $102,900
Collected Civil Penalty $102,900
Basis for penalty reduction Operator provided additional evidence
Compliance Order Yes
Final Order Date 05/22/15
Date Closed 12/28/17

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.

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Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of February 5, 2018.

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