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Federal Inspection and Enforcement Data

WILLIAMS FIELD SERVICES

(Operator ID:30826 - 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.

WILLIAMS FIELD SERVICES 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 0 5 4 1 4 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 22
Days On-Site 0 35 7 0 16 2 33 5 5 0 0 0 0 103
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
Days On-Site 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 0 0 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
Days On-Site 0 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20

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.

WILLIAMS FIELD SERVICES 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
07/12/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 5.1 5.1
07/12/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 5.1 5.1
07/12/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 10.1 10.1
07/12/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 10.1 10.1
03/06/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Western 0.0 14.0
03/06/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Eastern 5.0 5.0
02/07/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Eastern 0.0 6.5
09/01/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 3.0 4.0
08/18/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 2.0 3.0
08/17/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 1.0 2.0
08/16/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 1.0 2.5
01/13/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.2
11/09/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 10.0 27.5 120171008M
08/09/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.5
08/06/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western 1.5 2.5
02/17/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 5.0 20.5 120185008
01/27/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Eastern 0.0 7.2
01/20/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Eastern 2.0 2.0 120185007
09/22/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 5.0 6.0
09/08/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 5.0 6.0
08/25/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 3.0 4.0
08/11/14 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Western 2.0 3.0
08/11/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 3.0 5.0
07/22/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western 0.5 0.5 520145013W
05/08/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Eastern 1.0 2.0 120165010
04/03/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 2.0 2.0
09/07/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 4.5 14.5
09/07/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western 0.2 0.3
09/07/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrity Management Field Verification Western 0.2 0.3
08/13/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 5.0 9.0
06/04/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 23.0 32.5
11/28/11 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Western 4.0 9.0
10/20/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 5.0 12.1 320125006M,320125007W
08/16/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 5.0 5.0 520115006W,520115007M
10/10/08 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Western 0.0 0.2
03/07/06 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 0.5

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

WILLIAMS FIELD SERVICES 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 2 4 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Cases Resolved 2 3 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
Penalties Proposed 367,000 22,400 22,400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 411,800
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.

WILLIAMS FIELD SERVICES 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
120185008 01/18/18 / / Proposed Civil Penalty Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program
Drug Testing
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN OPEN $192,900 No
120185007 01/18/18 / / Proposed Civil Penalty Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN OPEN $174,100 No
120175032 11/09/17 07/24/18 Proposed Civil Penalty Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $22,400 $22,400 $22,400 No
120175030M 10/30/17 02/27/18 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120175031W 10/30/17 10/30/17 Warning Letter Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120171008M 03/23/17 08/23/17 Notice of Amendment Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $0 No
120165010 10/31/16 06/27/17 Proposed Civil Penalty National Registry Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
EASTERN CLOSED $22,400 $22,400 $22,400 No
520145013W 08/01/14 08/01/14 Warning Letter Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
320125006M 03/13/12 06/12/12 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320125007W 03/13/12 03/13/12 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
520115007M 02/28/11 01/20/12 Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520115006W 02/28/11 02/28/11 Warning Letter Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $411,800 $44,800 $44,800  

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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