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Federal Enforcement Data

PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P.

(Operator ID:300 - 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 PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P..

Enforcement Actions

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

PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P. 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 1 0 3 5 2 5 3 0 1 3 1 2 3 31
Cases Resolved 0 0 3 2 1 4 4 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 26
Penalties Proposed 75,600 36,200 0 285,000 0 0 103,400 0 0 0 181,100 0 0 0 681,300
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 0 0 0 2 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.

PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P. 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
420195004 01/31/19 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $75,600 Yes
420195005M 01/31/19 / / Notice of Amendment Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $0 No
220185002 06/21/18 / / Proposed Civil Penalty National Registry Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN OPEN $36,200 No
420165018M 05/11/16 10/05/16 Notice of Amendment Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420165015 04/28/16 / / Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $95,000 $90,700 $90,700 Yes
420165001 01/06/16 03/27/17 Proposed Civil Penalty Damage Prevention - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $190,000 $184,300 $184,300 No
420155025 10/29/15 12/27/16 Proposed Compliance Order Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
520155019 09/11/15 09/21/17 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Emergency Response - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Pressure Testing - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
320155007H 07/14/15 / / Corrective Action Order
CENTRAL OPEN $0 No
520155011H 05/21/15 / / Corrective Action Order
WESTERN OPEN $0 No
420155011W 04/14/15 04/14/15 Warning Letter Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420145032W 12/03/14 12/03/14 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
520145010W 07/30/14 07/30/14 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520135016W 12/24/13 12/24/13 Warning Letter Control Room Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
420135008M 04/05/13 07/16/14 Notice of Amendment Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Design - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Pressure Testing - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420135007 04/05/13 12/28/17 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Item
Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $103,400 $102,900 $102,900 Yes
320135008M 02/25/13 05/31/13 Notice of Amendment General - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320135007W 02/25/13 02/25/13 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
420125035M 11/06/12 03/07/13 Notice of Amendment Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420125020 05/10/12 04/16/14 Proposed Compliance Order Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
420125004W 02/29/12 02/29/12 Warning Letter Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420107001M 12/13/10 02/18/11 Notice of Amendment Offshore Condition Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420095009 07/29/09 03/26/12 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Security - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $88,400 $22,900 $22,900 Yes
420095005 03/04/09 03/28/11 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Security - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $92,700 $92,700 $92,700 Yes
420095004M 03/04/09 02/02/10 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
220085001W 02/07/08 02/07/08 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHERN CLOSED $0 No
420075011 04/18/07 06/09/09 Proposed Compliance Order
Warning Letter
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 Yes
420075001W 01/17/07 01/17/07 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420065047M 11/16/06 02/26/07 Notice of Amendment Integrity Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420065042W 10/27/06 10/27/06 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420065031M 08/08/06 11/08/06 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420055044M 10/26/05 10/24/06 Notice of Amendment Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $681,300 $493,500 $493,500  

Sources

  1. PHMSA Safety Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) for the Pipeline Safety Enforcement Tracking System as of March 4, 2019.

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