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TALLGRASS INTERSTATE GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC

(Operator ID:1007 - CURRENTLY ACTIVE OPID)

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The reports below provide inspection and enforcement data since 2006. This information includes only completed (not planned or ongoing) inspections and the enforcement actions pursued at the Federal level by PHMSA on Federally-inspected mileage. The number, type, inspection days, and date of inspections conducted by PHMSA are included, as well as both a summary of and specific details pertaining to enforcement cases against this operator.

In some cases, State pipeline safety agencies also provide oversight and enforcement on certain intrastate pipeline facilities (State-inspected mileage). Inspections and enforcement by PHMSA's partner State agencies are not included in these reports; however, information on State-initiated enforcement action is available at State Pages.

For more information on each inspection type see the Inspection Activity Glossary.

TALLGRASS INTERSTATE GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Federal Inspections
All Pipeline Systems(A)(1) : 2006-2018
2018 YTD 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total
Site-Specific Field Inspection
Number 0 15 0 3 0 0 6 0 6 4 0 0 0 34
Days On-Site 0 62 0 21 0 0 12 0 12 9 0 0 0 116
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 1 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 15
Days On-Site 20 67 0 35 0 9 5 0 7 45 0 0 41 228
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 9
Days On-Site 0 0 0 0 8 10 0 0 4 0 16 0 0 38

Site-Specific Field Inspections - Includes inspections and other compliance-related activities conducted at specific facilities or along specific lengths of pipelines. These inspections/activities include on-site field verification of an operator's implementation of procedures and programs associated with corrosion control; pipeline inspection, testing, and repairs; emergency safety devices and remote instrumentation; right-of-way marking; valve operability; equipment maintenance; interaction with emergency services officials; participation in One-Call Systems; personnel training and qualification; emergency response preparedness; and other pipeline safety and compliance tasks.

System-Wide Program Inspections - Includes inspections and other compliance-related activities that cover pipeline safety programs and processes that apply broadly across an operator's entire pipeline system or network of pipeline facilities. These inspections/activities include those which cover operating, maintenance, and emergency procedures; integrity management, operator qualification, control room management, public awareness, and damage prevention programs; spill preparedness and response planning; and, procedures, processes, and plans covering other pipeline safety and compliance activities.

Targeted Inspections/Investigations - Includes inspections, investigations, and other activities related to specific pipeline safety issues or concerns, or areas which have been targeted for special review or emphasis. These inspections/activities include failure investigations, follow-up activities for identified compliance or safety issues, investigations into public concerns or complaints, new construction inspections, drug and alcohol program inspections, and other special-focus inspections or investigations.

For more information on each inspection type see the Inspection Activity Glossary.

For more information on each inspection type see the Inspection Activity Glossary.

TALLGRASS INTERSTATE GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Federal Inspections
All Pipeline Systems(A)(1) : 2006-2018
Start Date Category Type PHMSA Lead Region Days On-Site Total Days Enforcement Case(s) Initiated
04/03/18 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 20.0 26.0
09/25/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 5.0 5.0
09/20/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 3.0 3.0
09/18/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 2.0 2.0
08/07/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 10.0 10.0
08/07/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
08/03/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 6.0 6.0
08/02/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.0 3.0
07/31/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 6.0 6.0
06/19/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 9.0 9.0
06/07/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.5 2.5
06/05/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.5 2.5
04/17/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
04/11/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 1.6 3.8
04/11/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 1.4 2.0
04/11/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 1.3 1.9
03/13/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 67.0 74.0
02/02/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.2
07/22/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 11.5 14.5
07/21/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 7.5 10.0
07/20/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 2.0 3.0
03/18/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Western 5.0 7.0
03/11/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 6.0 6.0
03/09/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 17.5 18.5
02/18/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Operator Qualification Inspection Central 6.0 7.0
02/12/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Drug & Alcohol Inspection Eastern 3.0 6.0
01/08/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Drug & Alcohol Inspection Western 5.0 9.0
12/09/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 3.5 3.5
06/14/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western 1.0 4.0 520131007H
05/04/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 5.0 12.5
04/01/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Western 9.0 20.0 520151003M
01/09/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 8.0
09/24/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 4.0 4.0
09/20/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 2.0 2.0
09/17/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 2.0 2.0
09/13/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 2.0 2.0
09/11/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 2.0 2.0
08/27/12 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
07/02/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 0.1 2.1
11/15/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 4.0 4.0
10/27/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 2.5 2.5 320121007
10/25/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 2.5 2.5
10/22/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 1.0 1.0
10/21/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 1.0 1.0
10/20/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 1.0 1.0
09/13/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 7.0 7.2
03/10/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 4.0 15.0
07/15/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western 0.5 0.5
07/13/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 3.5 3.5
06/03/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western 0.5 0.5
06/01/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 4.5 4.5
04/13/09 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Western 13.0 13.0 520091005M
03/30/09 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrity Management Inspection Western 32.0 32.0 520091006W
11/18/08 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Western 0.0 0.2
06/02/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 16.0 16.0
12/27/07 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Southwest 0.0 0.1
07/18/06 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrity Management Inspection Western 31.0 31.0 520071002M,520071008
04/24/06 System-Wide Program Inspection Operator Qualification Inspection Southwest 10.0 15.0 420088001M

For more information on each enforcement type see the Enforcement Type Glossary.

TALLGRASS INTERSTATE GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Federal Enforcement Cases
All Pipeline Systems(A)(1) : 2006-2018
2018 YTD 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total
Cases Initiated 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 8
Cases Resolved 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 9
Penalties Proposed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78,000 0 78,000
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Cases Initiated: These are the yearly total of civil administrative enforcement actions that PHMSA has brought against pipeline owners and operators. It does not reflect those cases which the agency has referred to other Federal officials for criminal prosecution, nor does it include more egregious civil cases that are referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for judicial enforcement. The table shows the total number of Corrective Action Orders, Notices of Probable Violations, Notices of Amendment, Warning Letters, and Notices of Proposed Safety Orders issued in a given year.

Cases Resolved: These are the yearly total of PHMSA actions taken to resolve the various types of enforcement actions against operators. This includes the number of Corrective Action Orders, Final Orders, Notices of Amendment, and Consent Orders that have either been closed or issued in a given year. When an enforcement action is shown as "closed", PHMSA has verified that all of the corrective actions have been successfully completed and that any inadequate procedures that were identified successfully addressed. Enforcement actions shown as "issued" mean that corrective actions have been established that are acceptable to PHMSA, and that civil penalty assessments have been finalized.

For more information on each enforcement type see the Enforcement Type Glossary.

TALLGRASS INTERSTATE GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC Federal Enforcement Cases
All Pipeline Systems(A)(2): 2006-2018
Case Number Date Opened Date Closed Type Subject PHMSA Region Status Proposed Penalty Assessed Penalty Collected Penalty Final Compliance Order
520151003M 03/27/15 05/11/15 Notice of Amendment Control Room Management - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520131007H 06/19/13 08/14/15 Corrective Action Order
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
320121007 08/29/12 05/27/16 Proposed Compliance Order Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 Yes
520091006W 08/18/09 08/18/09 Warning Letter Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520091005M 06/26/09 02/11/10 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Damage Prevention Program - Gas Pipelines
Incident Reports
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
Safety Condition Reports
Welding - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
420088001M 07/02/08 12/29/08 Notice of Amendment Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
520071008 06/11/07 04/30/10 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
WESTERN CLOSED $78,000 $39,000 $39,000 Yes
520071002M 03/05/07 06/19/07 Notice of Amendment Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
319931002 04/26/93 05/10/06 Proposed Civil Penalty
CENTRAL CLOSED $15,500 No
Totals        $93,500 $39,000 $39,000  

Notes

  1. In 2017, PHMSA modified its classification of Inspection activities slightly. These reclassifications were applied retroactively.

Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Inspection Tracking System as of November 1, 2018.
  2. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of November 5, 2018.

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