PHMSA's Pipeline Safety Enforcement Program is a key component of our oversight mission.
The Pipeline Safety Enforcement Program is designed to monitor and enforce compliance with pipeline safety regulations and confirm operators are meeting PHMSA expectations for safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of their facilities.
On this website PHMSA offers a variety of reports and records detailing its enforcement activity involving pipeline operators. These reports and records are offered on both nationwide and operator-specific bases and includes the following:
A high-level summary of PHMSA's overall enforcement activity.
A summary of the various enforcement actions that have been undertaken by PHMSA.
The status of various types of enforcement cases by the year they were initiated.
The status of enforcement cases involving civil penalties.
The national-level reports above are also provided on an operator-specific basis.
See the menu in the left-hand sidebar for other enforcement reports.
PHMSA monitors compliance through field inspections of facilities and construction projects; programmatic inspections of operator management systems, procedures, and processes; incident investigations; and through direct dialogue with operator management. To facilitate compliance, PHMSA clarifies its regulatory expectations with published inspection forms and protocols; rule interpretations; guidance manuals and advisory notices; FAQs; posting of final orders on its website; and public meetings and workshops. Finally, PHMSA has available a full range of enforcement mechanisms to require that operators take appropriate and timely corrective actions for violations, and that they take preventive measures to preclude future failures or non-compliant operation of their pipelines.
The reports above provide information on PHMSA's enforcement actions. State pipeline safety agencies also provide oversight and enforcement on certain intrastate pipeline facilities. Also see: information on state initiated enforcement actions.
For more information on PHMSA's enforcement processes, see The PHMSA Enforcement Program.
To find out if a gas transmission pipeline or hazardous liquid trunkline is located near you, visit the National Pipeline Mapping System and search by your county or zip code.