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Notice of Probable Violation Cases Initiated

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC

This report lists all of the Notices of Probable Violation issued by PHMSA in a given year, beginning in 2002. The yearly tables include the date the Notice of Probable Violation was issued, the name of the operator involved, the PHMSA Region initiating the enforcement action(s), the total civil penalty proposed, whether a Compliance Order was included, the date on which the case was closed (if applicable), the current status of the case, and the PHMSA case number. Notices of Probable Violation (NOPVs) inform the operator that PHMSA is charging the operator with probable violations of pipeline safety statutes or regulations. These allegations are accompanied by either a proposed Compliance Order identifying actions the operator is required to take, proposed civil penalties for these alleged violations, or both. An operator has the right to respond and a right to an administrative hearing before a final decision is made by the Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. Only after a Final Order has been issued, and all compliance terms satisfied and civil penalties paid is a case considered "closed." The administrative enforcement procedures and other regulations governing the enforcement program are described in 49 CFR 190 Subpart B "Enforcement."

Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2021 YTD (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
06/24/21 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern / / $418,004 Yes OPEN 12021005NOPV
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2020 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2019 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2018 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
01/18/18 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern / / $115,100 Yes OPEN 120181003
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2017 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2016 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2015 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
04/07/15 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 06/16/16 $0 Yes CLOSED 120151006
04/27/15 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 02/25/16 $61,900 Yes CLOSED 120151008
06/03/15 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Central 12/20/17 $168,300 Yes CLOSED 320151007
09/08/15 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 05/11/16 $58,100 No CLOSED 120153004
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2014 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
02/27/14 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 02/03/15 $28,800 Yes CLOSED 120143002
10/06/14 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 05/11/16 $40,300 No CLOSED 120141010
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2013 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
01/24/13 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 05/01/13 $26,400 No CLOSED 120131002
04/05/13 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 11/26/13 $29,000 No CLOSED 120131003
12/23/13 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 12/17/14 $24,400 Yes CLOSED 120131037
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2012 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
04/06/12 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 12/27/12 $32,500 No CLOSED 120121009
05/07/12 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 05/13/13 $28,700 Yes CLOSED 120121012
05/21/12 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 06/17/13 $197,900 Yes CLOSED 120121014
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2011 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
05/09/11 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 04/23/12 $67,800 No CLOSED 120111006
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2010 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
11/01/10 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 01/31/11 $29,600 No CLOSED 120101009
11/05/10 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Central 06/14/12 $0 Yes CLOSED 320101005
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2009 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
08/20/09 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Central 11/16/10 $120,000 Yes CLOSED 320091018
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2008 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
03/14/08 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 08/20/10 $100,000 Yes CLOSED 120081003
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2007 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
04/05/07 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 12/29/09 $126,000 No CLOSED 120071004
12/04/07 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 12/23/09 $67,000 No CLOSED 120071016
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2006 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
10/30/06 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Southern 01/06/09 $35,000 Yes CLOSED 220061002
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2005 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
03/31/05 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 09/01/06 $246,000 No CLOSED 120051003
12/27/05 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Eastern 05/01/07 $65,000 Yes CLOSED 120051006
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2004 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2003 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number
Notices of Probable Violation Issued: 2002 (1)
Date Opened Operator Region Date Closed Proposed Civil Penalties Proposed Compliance Order Case Status Case Number

Also see

Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of October 4, 2021.

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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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