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Federal Enforcement Data

BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP

(Operator ID:1845 - CURRENTLY ACTIVE OPID)

The reports below provide federal enforcement data since 2006. This information includes both a summary of and specific details pertaining to enforcement cases against this operator. Enforcement by PHMSA's partner State agencies are not included in these reports. Non-Enforcement Data for BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP.

Enforcement Actions

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

BUCKEYE PARTNERS, LP Federal Enforcement Cases
All Pipeline Systems (1): 2006-2019
2019 YTD 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total
Cases Initiated 1 3 4 4 4 7 11 7 5 4 2 1 1 1 55
Cases Resolved 0 4 6 8 5 7 10 5 4 3 1 0 0 3 56
Penalties Proposed 701,400 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 4,951,800
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 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(1): 2006-2019
Case Number Date Opened Date Closed Type Subject PHMSA Region Status Proposed Penalty Assessed Penalty Collected Penalty Final Compliance Order
120195003 03/15/19 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Design - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN OPEN $701,400 Yes
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        $4,951,800 $3,555,400 $3,555,400  

Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of April 1, 2019.

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