Mr. Charles Fox
Vice President, Operations
Kinder Morgan CO2 Co., L.P.
Re: CPF No. 4-2003-5003
Dear Mr. Fox:
Enclosed is the Final Order issued by the Associate Administrator for
Pipeline Safety in the above-referenced case.
It makes findings of violation and assesses a civil penalty. I acknowledge receipt of and accept your
Pipeline Compliance Registry
Office of Pipeline Safety
cc: Rod Seeley, Region Director
Southwest Region, OPS
CERTIFIED MAIL – RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF PIPELINE SAFETY
In the Matter of )
Kinder Morgan CO2 Co., L.P., ) CPF No. 4-2003-5003
On March 11, 2003, in accordance
with 49 C.F.R. § 190.207, the Director, Southwest Region, Office of Pipeline
Safety (OPS), issued to Respondent a Notice of Probable Violation and Proposed
Civil Penalty (Notice). The Notice
proposed finding that Respondent had committed violations of 49 C.F.R. Part 195
and proposed assessing a civil penalty of $7,000 for the alleged
violations. Respondent responded to the
Notice by letter dated
Pursuant to 49 C.F.R. § 190.213 and 49 U.S.C. § 60122, I find that Respondent violated the following sections of 49 C.F.R. Part 195, as more fully described in the Notice:
49 C.F.R. § 195.401(b) – failing to correct within a reasonable time cathodic protection readings less negative than the -0.850V criteria set by Respondent; and
49 C.F.R. § 195.402(c)(3) – failing to include in the manual for operations, maintenance and repair a procedure for maintaining pump station operating records.
These findings of violation will be considered prior offenses in any subsequent enforcement action taken against Respondent. I assess Respondent a civil penalty of $7,000 already paid by Respondent. The terms and conditions of this Final Order are effective on receipt.
Stacey Gerard Date Issued
for Pipeline Safety