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Case CPF 420161008

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 420161008
Case Type Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Subject(s) Incident Reports - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
Region Southwest
Date Opened 07/29/16
Proposed Civil Penalty $1,600,000
Assessed Civil Penalty $1,400,000
Collected Civil Penalty $1,400,000
Basis for penalty reduction Operator provided additional evidence
Compliance Order Yes
Final Order Date 12/20/18
Date Closed 10/10/19

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.

fileglyph420161008_Decision on Petition for Reconsideration_09162019.pdf 750 KB scanned version
fileglyph420161008_Decision on Petition for Reconsideration_09162019_text.pdf 162 KB accessible version
fileglyph420161008_Final Order_12202018.pdf 2,494 KB scanned version
fileglyph420161008_Final Order_12202018_text.pdf 174 KB accessible version
fileglyph420161008_NOPV PCP PCO_07292016.pdf 112 KB scanned version
fileglyph420161008_NOPV PCP PCO_07292016_text.pdf 124 KB accessible version
fileglyph420161008_Operator Petition for Reconsideration_01112019.pdf 467 KB scanned version
fileglyph420161008_Operator Post Hearing Brief-Response to Region Recommendation_01302018.pdf 2,244 KB scanned version
fileglyph420161008_Operator Response to Notice and Request for Hearing_08252016.pdf 1,195 KB scanned version
fileglyph420161008_Operator_Pre-Hearing_Submission_06132017.pdf 3,570 KB scanned version

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Also see


  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)and the Work Management System as of September 6, 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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