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BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP

(Operator ID:1845 - 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.

BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP 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 7 8 2 17 1 15 18 9 7 10 9 16 5 124
Days On-Site 33 39 17 94 7 63 91 50 28 47 46 63 15 592
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 1 5 3 3 3 3 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 25
Days On-Site 1 76 12 21 12 125 3 0 18 0 125 10 4 407
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 7 1 10 10 20 9 11 7 6 5 3 0 4 93
Days On-Site 28 0 13 14 31 19 24 10 6 2 6 0 13 164

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.

BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP 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
09/17/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.5
09/08/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Headquarters 5.0 10.0
09/07/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 2.0 2.0
09/07/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Headquarters 0.0 4.0
08/02/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 7.0
07/23/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Headquarters 4.0 9.0
07/09/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 7.0
06/27/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
06/19/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 7.0
06/11/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 9.0 10.0
06/11/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
05/22/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 7.0
02/26/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 1.0
02/20/18 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
01/02/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 7.5 10.5
12/07/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 7.0 12.5
11/07/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Eastern 3.0 4.0
10/30/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 13.0 18.0
10/23/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 4.0 4.2
09/29/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 0.0 1.5
09/29/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 0.0 1.5
08/01/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 8.0 20.2
07/24/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.2
07/03/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 4.0 4.6
06/06/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Eastern 3.0 4.0
06/01/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 4.2 11.8
06/01/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 4.8 8.5 120185015W
02/01/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 7.5 15.7
01/23/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 56.1 74.9 120185023W,120185024M
05/08/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 12.0 14.5
03/31/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 0.2
03/21/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 9.0
02/25/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.2
02/18/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 1.0 1.0
02/05/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.2
02/02/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.2
02/01/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 2.0
01/18/16 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Eastern 0.0 30.8
01/15/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.5
01/10/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 9.0 15.1
01/10/16 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 6.0 12.6 120175008M
01/10/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 8.0 11.2 120175007
01/10/16 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 6.0 7.0
01/01/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.1
11/17/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.5
11/16/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 14.0 14.0
11/13/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.5 0.5
11/03/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Eastern 6.0 6.5
10/07/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 3.0 9.5
09/21/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
09/18/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
09/15/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
09/14/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 7.0 19.8
09/14/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 2.6 120175010M
08/17/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
08/10/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 8.0 15.0
07/28/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.6
07/15/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 6.0
07/08/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 2.5 2.5 120165001W
07/06/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 2.5 2.5
06/15/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
06/08/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
06/01/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
04/01/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 8.0 10.3
04/01/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 6.0 7.8
04/01/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 10.0 16.5
03/06/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 4.0 5.5 120175009
03/04/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 2.3 5.5 120165007
02/16/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 7.0 10.0
02/11/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 0.0 0.1
01/28/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 0.0 6.8
01/26/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 7.0 11.5
01/05/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 7.0 18.0 120165002M
01/01/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.5
12/10/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 1.0
12/04/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 0.0 0.0
12/03/14 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 2.0 29.9
11/24/14 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 6.0 37.4
11/24/14 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 4.0 33.8
08/21/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 2.0
08/20/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 1.0 4.4
07/31/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 0.0 3.5
07/16/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 22.0 24.2
07/14/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 7.0 13.5 120165013W
06/20/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 2.0
06/06/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 1.0 1.5
05/09/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.3
04/03/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 3.0 5.0
03/31/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.1 0.1 320145004M
03/18/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 3.5 6.2
03/14/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 11.5
03/11/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 12.5
03/09/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.5
02/09/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 1.5
01/27/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 0.5
01/06/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 1.0
01/06/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.8
01/02/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 8.2
12/23/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 2.2 9.8
10/17/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 3.0 13.2
09/30/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
09/26/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 4.5 16.5
09/23/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 8.0 11.6
09/17/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 7.0 13.3 120155001
09/16/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 16.0
09/09/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 16.0
08/22/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 3.0 22.4
08/22/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 3.0 21.7
08/14/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 2.0 11.7 120135027M,120135028
08/12/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 10.0 11.5
08/06/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 3.0 4.0
07/22/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 10.0 11.7 120155019
06/24/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 4.0 4.1
06/03/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 9.0
05/17/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.5
05/14/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.5 0.5
05/13/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.5
04/15/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.5 3.5
04/15/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 0.0 1.0
04/15/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 0.0 1.0
04/15/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.5 3.5
04/05/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 0.1 0.1
04/02/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 1.0 3.0
01/01/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 93.0 139.5
01/01/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 32.0 72.8 120155016M,120155021
12/25/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 4.0 4.0
12/10/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 3.0 8.5
12/07/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 0.6 0.8
11/13/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 6.0 8.1
10/22/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 14.0 17.3
09/11/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 7.0 11.0
09/07/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 1.0 4.5
09/06/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 4.0 10.0
09/06/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 14.4 120135019
09/04/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 7.0 10.5
08/20/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 8.0 12.0
08/20/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 5.5 9.5
08/01/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 1.0
07/14/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 3.3 14.1
06/17/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 7.0 37.2 120145003
06/05/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.5
05/24/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 1.6
05/08/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Central 4.0 6.5
04/23/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 14.8 120145006M,120145007
04/09/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 0.0 4.1
04/09/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 4.5 7.7
04/09/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 2.0 3.0
03/26/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 4.0 7.9
02/27/12 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Eastern 3.0 5.2
01/19/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 2.5 11.3 220126016M,220126017W
01/03/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 17.5 120135007
01/03/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 16.7 120135010M,120135011
01/03/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 15.7 120135026
01/01/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 2.5 7.4
01/01/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 4.4
10/03/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 8.0 10.0
09/20/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 5.0 11.5 120125009
09/12/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 0.0 4.9 120115013
08/13/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 7.5
06/06/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 8.0
05/17/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 1.0 21.0 320145003
04/27/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 2.9
04/13/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 8.0 10.4 320135001
03/20/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 4.0 13.0
02/16/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southwest 9.0 14.8 420125015
02/04/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.5
01/19/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 1.0
01/07/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 4.0 9.6 120135002
01/07/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 4.0 10.6 120135003
01/07/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 7.0 10.0
01/01/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 3.0
12/13/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Eastern 5.0 9.5 120125010
11/17/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 2.0 5.5
11/04/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 2.0 2.5 220116002W
10/29/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 3.0 3.0
10/27/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 2.5 2.5
10/17/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Eastern 13.0 20.9 120125017M
09/13/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0 120115002
08/16/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 4.5 4.5 120115003
05/21/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 1.0 16.6 120135006
04/26/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Drug & Alcohol Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
03/30/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.2
03/09/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 1.0
03/01/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 5.0 5.0 220106002W
02/22/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 6.0 6.0
01/12/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.4
12/30/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 1.0 2.0
11/17/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 1.0 1.0 120105009
10/26/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 6.0 6.0
10/19/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
10/05/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 4.0 4.0
09/17/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western 0.5 0.5
09/15/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 5.5 5.5
09/01/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0 120105007W
08/25/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 1.0
08/17/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
06/15/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 8.0 120125002
04/27/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 7.0 7.0
04/13/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 4.0 4.0
03/12/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 6.3
02/16/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.5
11/17/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
11/03/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
10/27/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
09/24/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
09/22/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
09/15/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 8.0 8.0
08/08/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.4
08/08/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 5.4
08/07/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 8.0 8.5
06/12/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 2.0 2.0
04/29/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
04/28/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 2.0 7.0 120115010
03/13/08 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 125.0 128.8 120095001M,120095002
12/10/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 7.0 7.0
11/05/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
10/16/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
09/25/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
09/18/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
08/27/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 4.0 4.0
07/10/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/27/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Central 0.5 0.5
06/27/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Central 0.5 0.5
06/26/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Central 1.0 1.0
06/25/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.0 4.0
06/11/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 4.0 7.0
06/05/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 8.0 8.0
05/29/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 11.0 12.7
04/29/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 9.0 14.0
04/10/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 3.0 3.0
04/02/07 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 10.0 16.5 320085004
01/10/07 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrity Management Inspection Southwest 0.0 4.0
12/04/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Southern 2.5 3.0
10/31/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 3.0 3.0
10/31/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Central 0.5 0.5
08/28/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
08/23/06 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
08/07/06 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 4.0 4.0
07/25/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 4.0 4.0
05/09/06 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 3.0 3.0
04/13/06 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 6.0 6.0
01/17/06 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 1.0 1.0

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

BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP 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 3 4 4 4 7 11 7 5 4 2 1 1 1 54
Cases Resolved 4 6 8 5 7 10 5 4 3 1 0 0 3 56
Penalties Proposed 0 113,600 38,200 410,400 772,200 946,600 144,100 308,300 581,800 645,200 73,000 202,000 15,000 4,250,400
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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.

BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP 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
120185023W 07/31/18 07/31/18 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120185024M 07/31/18 09/21/18 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120185015W 05/10/18 05/10/18 Warning Letter Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120175009 04/03/17 07/24/17 Proposed Civil Penalty Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $36,600 $36,600 $36,600 No
120175010M 03/30/17 07/27/17 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120175008M 03/16/17 05/22/17 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120175007 03/16/17 04/24/18 Proposed Civil Penalty Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
EASTERN CLOSED $77,000 $36,600 $36,600 No
120165013W 12/20/16 12/20/16 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120165007 08/25/16 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN OPEN $38,200 Yes
120165002M 04/20/16 07/14/16 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120165001W 04/20/16 04/20/16 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120155021 12/15/15 12/16/16 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $270,600 $213,800 $213,800 Yes
120155019 10/15/15 04/20/17 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $50,400 $50,400 $50,400 Yes
120155016M 09/14/15 12/07/15 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120155001 01/26/15 01/06/16 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $89,400 $89,400 $89,400 Yes
120145006M 11/19/14 03/17/15 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120145007 11/19/14 04/13/17 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $198,700 $193,000 $193,000 Yes
120145003 09/04/14 01/13/16 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $302,200 $302,200 $302,200 Yes
120145001M 04/02/14 11/07/14 Notice of Amendment Control Room Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120145002 04/02/14 08/04/15 Proposed Compliance Order Control Room Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
320145004M 03/28/14 10/09/14 Notice of Amendment Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320145003 03/28/14 03/16/17 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $271,300 $271,300 $271,300 Yes
120135027M 11/25/13 01/30/14 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120135028 11/25/13 06/02/14 Proposed Civil Penalty Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $83,500 $83,500 $83,500 No
120135026 11/19/13 07/14/16 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
120135019 09/12/13 01/02/15 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Annual Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $69,100 $69,100 $69,100 Yes
120135011 07/15/13 04/25/14 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Item
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $68,200 $66,400 $66,400 No
120135010M 07/15/13 10/17/13 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120135007 05/13/13 12/11/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
EASTERN CLOSED $60,000 $0   No
120135006 05/06/13 04/21/14 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
EASTERN CLOSED $418,700 $290,000 $290,000 Yes
120135003 01/25/13 11/13/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $102,800 $102,800 $102,800 Yes
120135002 01/23/13 02/11/15 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $96,500 $78,900 $78,900 Yes
320135001 01/08/13 06/17/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Item
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $47,800 $47,800 $47,800 No
120125017M 08/20/12 05/01/13 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
220126017W 07/31/12 07/31/12 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
220126016M 07/31/12 09/14/12 Notice of Amendment Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
120125010 06/11/12 04/05/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Public Awareness - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $17,500 $17,500 $17,500 Yes
420125015 04/24/12 04/30/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $36,200 $36,200 $36,200 Yes
120125009 04/06/12 08/15/12 Proposed Civil Penalty Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $22,500 $22,500 $22,500 No
120125002 02/07/12 01/07/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
EASTERN CLOSED $67,900 $11,800 $11,800 No
120115013 12/29/11 06/06/14 Proposed Compliance Order Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
120115010 10/18/11 04/05/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $141,200 $141,200 $141,200 Yes
120115002 04/18/11 06/24/11 Proposed Civil Penalty Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $81,400 $81,400 $81,400 No
120115003 04/15/11 07/01/12 Proposed Civil Penalty Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
EASTERN CLOSED $85,700 $74,400 $74,400 No
220116002W 01/25/11 01/25/11 Warning Letter Emergency Response - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
120105009 09/27/10 02/22/11 Proposed Civil Penalty Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 No
120105007W 08/16/10 08/16/10 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
220106002W 04/15/10 04/15/10 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Public Awareness - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
320105006 04/14/10 06/02/16 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
CENTRAL CLOSED $481,800 $402,500 $402,500 Yes
120095002 06/26/09 06/17/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Emergency Response - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $645,200 $524,900 $524,900 Yes
120095001M 05/06/09 11/10/10 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Pressure Testing - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
320085004 04/02/08 03/10/11 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
CENTRAL CLOSED $73,000 $36,700 $36,700 Yes
320075026 09/10/07 03/30/12 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $202,000 $167,000 $167,000 Yes
120065006 07/12/06 05/19/09 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $15,000 $7,500 $7,500 Yes
120055020M 12/22/05 06/27/06 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120055014M 08/03/05 01/26/06 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120055007M 03/28/05 05/03/06 Notice of Amendment Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $4,250,400 $3,555,400 $3,555,400  

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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