NORTHWEST PIPELINE LLC
Case CPF 520071001
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.
|Operator||NORTHWEST PIPELINE LLC|
|Case Type|| Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
|Subject(s)|| Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
|Proposed Civil Penalty||$351,000|
|Assessed Civil Penalty||$306,000|
|Collected Civil Penalty||$306,000|
|Basis for penalty reduction|| Operator provided additional evidence
|Final Order Date||05/02/11|
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.
|520071001_ notice letter_01292007.pdf||231 KB||scanned version|
|520071001_ notice letter_01292007_text.pdf||1,301 KB||accessible version|
|520071001_Final Order_05022011.pdf||2,753 KB||scanned version|
|520071001_Final Order_05022011_text.pdf||219 KB||accessible version|
|520071001_Operator_Response_and_Requesting_Hearing_03012007.pdf||55 KB||scanned version|
|520071001_closure letter_07092012.pdf||19 KB||scanned version|
|520071001_closure letter_07092012_text.pdf||9 KB||accessible version|
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