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Federal Enforcement Data

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC

(Operator ID:2616 - 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 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC.

Enforcement Actions

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

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC 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 2 5 1 0 6 3 7 7 5 4 6 2 4 3 55
Cases Resolved 1 3 2 5 2 6 6 6 8 4 10 0 3 3 59
Penalties Proposed 0 115,100 0 0 288,300 69,100 79,800 259,100 67,800 29,600 120,000 100,000 193,000 35,000 1,356,800
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 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.

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC 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
120191006W 04/01/19 04/01/19 Warning Letter Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120191005M 01/17/19 / / Notice of Amendment Control Room Management - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN OPEN $0 No
120181016S 07/09/18 / / Notice of Proposed Safety Order
EASTERN OPEN $0 No
120181014W 05/17/18 05/17/18 Warning Letter Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120181015M 05/17/18 09/21/18 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120181008W 03/27/18 03/27/18 Warning Letter National Registry Reports
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120181003 01/18/18 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN OPEN $115,100 Yes
120171018W 11/28/17 11/28/17 Warning Letter Enforcement Process
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120153004 09/08/15 05/11/16 Proposed Civil Penalty Corrosion Control - LNG Facilities
EASTERN CLOSED $58,100 $57,800 $57,800 No
120151020M 08/31/15 10/27/15 Notice of Amendment Operations - LNG Facilities
Procedure Manuals - LNG Facilities
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
320151007 06/03/15 12/20/17 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Annual Reports
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $168,300 $168,300 $168,300 Yes
120151008 04/27/15 02/25/16 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $61,900 $61,900 $61,900 Yes
120151006 04/07/15 06/16/16 Proposed Compliance Order Test Requirements - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
320151001M 01/13/15 06/16/16 Notice of Amendment Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
120141010 10/06/14 05/11/16 Proposed Civil Penalty Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $40,300 $40,300 $40,300 No
120143002 02/27/14 02/03/15 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Fire Protection - LNG Facilities
EASTERN CLOSED $28,800 $28,800 $28,800 Yes
120143001M 02/27/14 05/19/14 Notice of Amendment Emergency Response - LNG Facilities
Operations - LNG Facilities
Procedure Manuals - LNG Facilities
Security - LNG Facilities
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120131036M 12/23/13 03/25/14 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120131037 12/23/13 12/17/14 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Operations - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $24,400 $24,400 $24,400 Yes
220131005S 08/20/13 06/25/14 Notice of Proposed Safety Order (consent order)
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
120131011M 07/18/13 01/30/14 Notice of Amendment Control Room Management - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120131004W 04/05/13 04/05/13 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120131003 04/05/13 11/26/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Item
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $29,000 $29,000 $29,000 No
120131002 01/24/13 05/01/13 Proposed Civil Penalty Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $26,400 No
120121025H 12/20/12 04/02/14 Corrective Action Order
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120121016W 06/25/12 06/25/12 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120121014 05/21/12 06/17/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Construction - Gas Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines
Welding - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $197,900 $197,900 $197,900 Yes
120121012 05/07/12 05/13/13 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $28,700 $28,700 $28,700 Yes
120121010M 04/12/12 02/20/13 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120121009 04/06/12 12/27/12 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Item
Incident Reports - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $32,500 $0   No
120121005W 04/04/12 04/04/12 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120111013S 07/06/11 11/26/12 Notice of Proposed Safety Order (consent order)
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120111006 05/09/11 04/23/12 Proposed Civil Penalty Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $67,800 $67,800 $67,800 No
120111002M 03/22/11 05/31/11 Notice of Amendment Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120111003W 03/22/11 03/22/11 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
320111003W 03/21/11 03/21/11 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320101005 11/05/10 06/14/12 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 Yes
120101009 11/01/10 01/31/11 Proposed Civil Penalty Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $29,600 $29,600 $29,600 No
220101010S 09/30/10 12/07/11 Notice of Proposed Safety Order
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
120101003W 03/29/10 03/29/10 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
220091005W 10/15/09 10/15/09 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
120091008W 10/02/09 10/02/09 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
320091017M 08/20/09 03/19/10 Notice of Amendment General - Gas Pipelines
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320091018 08/20/09 11/16/10 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $120,000 $120,000 $120,000 Yes
420091013W 05/22/09 05/22/09 Warning Letter General - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420091014M 05/22/09 10/14/09 Notice of Amendment Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
120081007M 12/22/08 05/07/09 Notice of Amendment Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120081003 03/14/08 08/20/10 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 Yes
420071017H 12/19/07 01/31/11 Corrective Action Order
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
120071016 12/04/07 12/23/09 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Letter
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $67,000 $67,000 $67,000 No
120071015W 11/27/07 11/27/07 Warning Letter Damage Prevention Program - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120071004 04/05/07 12/29/09 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $126,000 $90,000 $90,000 No
220061002 10/30/06 01/06/09 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $35,000 $35,000 $35,000 Yes
220061001W 04/10/06 04/10/06 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
120063002W 03/29/06 03/29/06 Warning Letter Procedure Manuals - LNG Facilities
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120051006 12/27/05 05/01/07 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 Yes
120051003 03/31/05 09/01/06 Letter of Concern
Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Letter

Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $246,000 $246,000 $246,000 No
220041003M 04/15/04 08/27/09 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
120021004H 06/20/02 02/10/11 Corrective Action Order
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120011002 02/28/01 05/05/11 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Construction - Gas Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
General - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Uprating - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $554,000 $400,000 $400,000 Yes
319991012 07/16/99 06/06/07 Proposed Compliance Order Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 Yes
119931001H 08/19/93 09/08/09 Corrective Action Order
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $2,221,800 $1,857,500 $1,857,500  

Sources

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

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