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NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO OF AMERICA (KMI)

(Operator ID:13120 - 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.

NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO OF AMERICA (KMI) 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 16 3 0 6 0 4 3 15 1 9 10 3 15 85
Days On-Site 37 24 0 44 0 24 15 56 5 36 39 6 47 332
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 10
Days On-Site 10 21 4 22 15 10 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 136
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 1 1 2 3 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 20
Days On-Site 0 5 2 19 0 0 16 18 0 8 22 1 2 93

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.

NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO OF AMERICA (KMI) 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
09/10/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
08/27/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 1.0 1.0
08/27/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 0.0 2.0
08/27/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 1.0 1.0
08/13/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 1.0 1.0
08/13/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 1.0 1.0
08/13/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.0 2.0
08/13/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 1.0 1.0
05/25/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 1.0
05/14/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
05/07/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.0 2.0
05/07/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 3.0 3.0
05/01/18 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 10.0 18.5
04/09/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 3.0 3.0
04/09/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.0 7.2
04/02/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
01/11/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 2.5 4.0
01/08/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 2.5 4.0
12/05/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Headquarters 5.0 10.0
11/30/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 2.0 4.8
11/20/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 12.0 14.0
11/01/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 10.0 12.0
08/07/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Southwest 21.0 51.1 420181005
10/12/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest 2.4 2.9
03/31/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 0.2
01/04/16 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 4.0 8.7
09/14/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 10.0 13.6
09/03/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 4.0 6.0
08/31/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 6.0 10.9
08/17/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 10.0 12.2
07/20/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 10.0 11.9
07/13/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 4.0 4.0
04/20/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.1 4.4
04/13/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest 3.5 10.1 420151006H
04/06/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 15.0 16.3
01/12/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Southwest 21.6 118.7 420161011
05/12/14 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Southwest 6.0 14.3 420141010M
02/04/14 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Southwest 9.0 25.0
10/22/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 4.0 4.0
09/26/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 0.2
09/24/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 4.0 4.0
09/17/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 6.0 6.0
08/19/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 10.0 15.0
06/14/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 10.0 17.0 320151002,320151006W
01/16/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 6.2
06/12/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 5.0 6.6
06/06/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest 6.4 34.5 420121011H
06/02/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 5.0 5.9
04/23/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 5.0 6.8
02/01/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 9.5 13.2
12/07/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 2.0 2.0
12/05/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 2.0 2.0
11/28/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 4.0 5.0
11/17/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 2.0 2.0
11/15/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 0.1 1.1
11/07/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 7.0 7.0
11/04/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 10.0 12.8
10/25/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 0.1 1.3
10/25/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 4.0 6.7
09/28/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 4.0 4.6
09/12/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 4.0 4.0
08/29/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 5.0 5.0
08/16/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 18.0 42.0
05/02/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 4.0 4.0
05/02/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
05/02/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.0 3.0
04/11/11 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 17.0 25.0 320131017M
01/20/11 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Southwest 37.5 50.1 420121018,420121019M
10/02/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 2.0
06/21/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 5.0 5.0 320101007W
11/17/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.5 3.5
11/17/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.0 3.0
11/17/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.5 3.5
10/30/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 7.0 14.0
10/25/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 4.5 4.5 320101001
10/05/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 4.0 4.0 320101001
09/21/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 8.0 8.0 320101001
08/31/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 4.0 4.0 320101001
08/10/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 5.0 5.0 320101001
03/16/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 1.0 10.2
02/05/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 0.0 1.0
11/03/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Southwest 0.5 1.3
07/28/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Southwest 0.5 1.0
07/24/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Southwest 0.5 1.0
04/04/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Southwest 0.5 1.0
03/25/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 21.5 35.1
03/17/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Southwest 0.5 1.0
02/14/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 4.5 12.9 420091012
02/14/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 4.5 11.9 420091012
02/14/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 9.5 21.1 420091012
02/14/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 4.5 11.7 420091012
02/06/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 13.5 25.8 420091012
12/27/07 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Southwest 0.0 0.1
10/31/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 2.1 2.1
10/29/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 2.1 2.1
10/15/07 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 1.0 1.0
09/13/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 1.5 1.5
10/30/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 2.5 2.5
10/30/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 2.5 2.5
10/23/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Central 0.5 0.5
10/23/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.5 3.5
10/16/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Central 0.5 0.5
10/16/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 2.5 2.5
10/16/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.5 3.5 320071005W
10/16/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 2.5 2.5
09/25/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 0.5 0.5
09/25/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.5 3.5
09/11/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 9.5 9.5
09/11/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Central 0.5 0.5
08/14/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 5.0 5.0
08/04/06 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 1.0 1.0
07/31/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 5.0 5.0
07/17/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 5.0 5.0
06/22/06 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Southwest 1.0 1.0
04/26/06 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 0.8

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

NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO OF AMERICA (KMI) 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 1 0 1 3 1 1 3 0 2 1 0 1 2 16
Cases Resolved 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 19
Penalties Proposed 0 0 131,000 47,500 0 0 122,700 0 0 0 0 0 0 301,200
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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.

NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO OF AMERICA (KMI) 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
420181005 04/25/18 / / Proposed Compliance Order Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $0 Yes
420161011 10/28/16 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $131,000 $131,000 $131,000 Yes
320151006W 05/20/15 05/20/15 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320151002 04/30/15 03/30/17 Proposed Civil Penalty Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
CENTRAL CLOSED $47,500 $0   No
420151006H 04/17/15 12/22/15 Corrective Action Order
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420141010M 12/03/14 01/13/15 Notice of Amendment Control Room Management - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
320131017M 08/28/13 12/16/15 Notice of Amendment Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
Public Awareness - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
420121019M 10/24/12 08/22/13 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420121018 10/24/12 11/21/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $122,700 $122,700 $122,700 Yes
420121011H 06/12/12 03/26/13 Corrective Action Order
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
320101007W 12/21/10 12/21/10 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320101001 02/25/10 06/24/11 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 Yes
420091012 05/08/09 12/18/09 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
General - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
320071005W 01/30/07 01/30/07 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
420061012M 05/02/06 04/08/08 Notice of Amendment Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420061013 05/02/06 06/09/09 Proposed Compliance Order Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
420051012 06/15/05 10/18/06 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $9,500 $9,500 $9,500 Yes
320051011 03/14/05 01/28/08 Letter of Concern
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter

Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 Yes
320041005H 03/29/04 01/03/08 Corrective Action Order
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
420031008H 08/19/03 02/13/06 Corrective Action Order
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420031005 05/14/03 06/08/09 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $31,000 $30,500 $30,500 Yes
Totals        $341,700 $293,700 $293,700  

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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