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ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION, L.L.C. (SPECTRA ENERGY PARTNERS,

(Operator ID:288 - 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.

ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION, L.L.C. (SPECTRA ENERGY PARTNERS, 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 6 1 3 7 3 5 9 5 5 13 3 10 4 74
Days On-Site 20 12 7 31 10 11 26 23 13 36 5 36 7 235
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Days On-Site 0 24 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 0 4 0 4 0 1 4 2 6 13 12 2 0 48
Days On-Site 0 47 0 84 0 1 14 2 19 12 14 3 0 197

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.

ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION, L.L.C. (SPECTRA ENERGY PARTNERS, 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
06/01/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.2
05/22/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
04/05/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 4.0 11.0
04/03/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 8.0 11.6
03/01/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.2
02/21/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 5.0
12/20/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 23.0 38.2
10/12/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 10.0 12.5
10/01/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Eastern 0.5 0.7
06/01/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 12.0 14.0
05/01/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 12.0 16.2
03/06/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 0.0 1.0
01/01/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 25.1 33.4
10/18/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 0.0 1.0
06/20/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
02/01/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
11/04/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 2.7 2.7
10/22/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
08/24/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 4.0 6.1
08/18/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 6.7 8.8 120171005W
08/18/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 8.1 8.2
08/06/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 7.0 9.0
07/13/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Eastern 1.0 1.1
03/06/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 14.0 18.5
03/04/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 38.5 50.7 120151024W,120151027M,120161002
03/04/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 26.8 44.9 120171010
03/01/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 5.0 6.0
01/06/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 23.2 34.7 120151021M
10/21/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
09/11/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Eastern 8.0 8.1
06/10/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
11/06/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 0.5 0.5
10/15/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 8.0 8.1
10/01/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Eastern 1.0 1.0
09/17/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Eastern 0.0 3.2
06/18/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/12/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.1
11/25/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.1
11/13/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.1
10/24/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Eastern 1.0 1.1
08/21/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Eastern 3.0 3.0
07/16/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 9.0 14.1
06/19/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
06/18/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 8.0 9.2
06/18/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Eastern 2.0 2.0
04/23/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.1
04/19/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 6.0 8.2
04/02/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 11.0
02/08/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.5
01/02/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 2.0
11/01/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/16/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
06/15/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/13/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 5.0 8.0
04/04/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 4.0 15.0 120121008M
02/26/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
01/07/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 11.0 15.0
12/14/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 9.0 11.0
11/08/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.1
11/02/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 0.0 2.0
10/26/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
07/23/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/09/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 0.3 0.3
06/02/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
04/19/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 6.0 6.0
04/16/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 0.2
03/24/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
02/04/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 4.0 4.0
12/08/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
10/20/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
10/20/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
10/13/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0 120101004
09/28/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Eastern 1.0 1.0
09/22/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
08/25/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
08/25/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
08/03/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
07/20/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
07/07/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/23/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Eastern 0.2 0.2
06/22/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 12.8 12.8 120101005W
06/16/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 10.0 10.2 120111009W
06/08/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/05/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/04/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/02/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
05/13/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
05/13/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
04/28/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.5
04/28/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 0.0 1.0
04/09/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 1.0 1.0
03/18/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
03/10/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 1.0
01/12/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 0.0 1.0
11/04/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
10/24/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 2.0 8.0 120101001
10/08/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
09/29/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
09/23/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
09/18/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
08/31/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
08/28/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
07/09/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/19/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/12/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
05/29/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
05/19/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
05/15/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
04/25/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
10/19/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
10/17/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
10/10/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
10/02/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Eastern 0.5 0.5
10/02/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 12.0 12.0
08/14/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 3.0 3.0
07/11/07 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Southwest 0.0 0.1
07/09/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 7.0 7.0
06/28/07 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 1.0 1.0
06/06/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0
05/11/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Eastern 0.5 0.5
05/07/07 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Eastern 9.0 9.0 120071012M
03/28/07 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Eastern 2.0 2.0
11/14/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0 120071001W
11/13/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.5 1.5 120071001W
10/23/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 2.0 2.0
09/21/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 1.0 1.0

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

ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION, L.L.C. (SPECTRA ENERGY PARTNERS, 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 0 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 16
Cases Resolved 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 15
Penalties Proposed 0 101,700 26,200 0 0 0 0 0 154,700 0 0 0 0 282,600
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.

ALGONQUIN GAS TRANSMISSION, L.L.C. (SPECTRA ENERGY PARTNERS, 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
120171006 12/18/17 06/22/18 Proposed Civil Penalty Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $65,500 $65,500 $65,500 No
120171019M 12/05/17 10/18/18 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120171010 06/28/17 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN OPEN $36,200 $36,200   Yes
120171005W 02/27/17 02/27/17 Warning Letter Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120171003W 01/20/17 01/20/17 Warning Letter Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120161002 01/12/16 05/25/16 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Welding - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $26,200 $26,200 $26,200 Yes
120151027M 12/17/15 02/10/16 Notice of Amendment Welding - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120151024W 09/18/15 09/18/15 Warning Letter Construction - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120151021M 08/31/15 10/30/15 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120121008M 04/06/12 05/29/12 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120111009W 05/23/11 05/23/11 Warning Letter Operations - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120101005W 10/18/10 10/18/10 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120101004 08/10/10 01/24/11 Proposed Civil Penalty
Warning Letter
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $85,700 $85,700 $85,700 No
120101001 01/21/10 06/16/10 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $69,000 $69,000 $69,000 Yes
120071012M 10/22/07 02/21/08 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120071001W 03/08/07 03/08/07 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $282,600 $282,600 $246,400  

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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