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Federal Enforcement Data

COLONIAL PIPELINE CO

(Operator ID:2552 - 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 COLONIAL PIPELINE CO.

Enforcement Actions

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

COLONIAL PIPELINE CO 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 0 4 3 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 2 1 24
Cases Resolved 0 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 4 4 0 4 2 4 29
Penalties Proposed 0 67,000 82,900 0 0 0 0 0 61,800 92,500 22,500 205,000 0 0 531,700
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 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.

COLONIAL PIPELINE CO 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
120185020W 09/13/18 09/13/18 Warning Letter Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
220185003 08/28/18 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN OPEN $67,000 Yes
120185019W 04/17/18 04/17/18 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Public Awareness - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120185018M 04/17/18 07/12/18 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Public Awareness - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120175015 07/25/17 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
EASTERN OPEN $50,100 $29,300   Yes
120175013 04/27/17 03/27/18 Proposed Civil Penalty Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $32,800 $32,800 $32,800 No
120175012W 04/06/17 04/06/17 Warning Letter Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
220165005H 09/16/16 / / Corrective Action Order
SOUTHERN OPEN $0 No
120165006 07/12/16 01/02/18 Proposed Compliance Order Control Room Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
220165004W 06/07/16 06/07/16 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
420155021W 10/14/15 10/14/15 Warning Letter Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
120155018H 09/29/15 / / Corrective Action Order
EASTERN OPEN $0 No
120155003M 02/25/15 04/21/15 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120115007 09/21/11 11/30/12 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
120115004 04/08/11 12/29/11 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Letter
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $43,100 $43,100 $43,100 No
420115001 01/06/11 10/11/11 Proposed Civil Penalty Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $18,700 $18,700 $18,700 No
120105001 02/16/10 06/17/11 Proposed Civil Penalty Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
EASTERN CLOSED $92,500 $0   No
120105002M 02/16/10 06/13/11 Notice of Amendment Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
220095001 04/08/09 12/01/10 Proposed Civil Penalty Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $22,500 $22,500 $22,500 No
120085002 04/07/08 01/27/12 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 Yes
220085005 03/26/08 08/02/10 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $135,000 $135,000 $135,000 No
420075038M 10/12/07 10/12/07 Notice of Amendment Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420075039W 10/12/07 10/12/07 Warning Letter Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420065010M 02/09/06 11/02/06 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Safety Condition Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
220055012 09/26/05 10/18/06 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 No
220005003M 01/19/00 05/24/06 Notice of Amendment Damage Prevention - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Emergency Response - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
220005001 01/19/00 10/05/06 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Public Awareness - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $70,000 $60,000 $60,000 Yes
219995005M 11/04/99 11/14/08 Notice of Amendment
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
219985005 08/20/98 11/14/08 Proposed Compliance Order (withdrawn)
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
219975001 12/05/97 11/14/08 Proposed Compliance Order Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 Yes
219965003H 07/31/96 11/14/08 Corrective Action Order
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
119945001H 05/16/94 04/29/10 Corrective Action Order
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
119935003H 03/30/93 04/29/10 Corrective Action Order
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $606,700 $416,400 $387,100  

Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of November 29, 2019.

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