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Case CPF 520020008

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 VENOCO, INC
Case Number 520020008
Case Type Notice of Amendment
Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Subject(s) Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Incident Reports
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
Public Awareness - Gas Pipelines
Region Western
Date Opened 08/19/02
Proposed Civil Penalty $46,500
Assessed Civil Penalty $46,500
Collected Civil Penalty $46,500
Compliance Order Yes
Final Order Date 10/30/03
Date Closed 11/28/06

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.

fileglyph520020008.pdf 964 KB scanned version
fileglyph520020008_Final Order_10302003.pdf 337 KB scanned version
fileglyphClosure_CPF_No_5-2002-0008_Venoco.pdf 47 KB scanned version
fileglyphClosure_CPF_No_5-2002-0008_Venoco.txt 1 KB accessible version

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  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)and the Work Management System as of September 6, 2023.

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