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TC OIL PIPELINE OPERATIONS INC

(Operator ID:32334 - 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.

TC OIL PIPELINE OPERATIONS INC 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 4 2 7 2 1 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 34
Days On-Site 63 7 6 30 2 10 41 60 0 0 0 0 0 218
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 0 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 12
Days On-Site 0 35 51 40 0 20 46 0 4 5 0 0 0 200
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 4 3 4 1 3 1 6 6 3 4 1 0 0 36
Days On-Site 10 59 13 0 88 0 120 8 120 174 96 0 0 687

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.

TC OIL PIPELINE OPERATIONS INC 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
08/28/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 4.0 4.0
05/02/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 1.8
04/25/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 2.6
04/16/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Southwest 3.5 3.9
03/28/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 16.0 16.0
03/26/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 14.0 14.0
03/21/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Western 6.0 6.0
02/28/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 8.5 8.5
02/26/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 6.0 6.0
01/29/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 15.0 15.0
11/29/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 0.2
11/16/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 47.0 76.1 320175008H
11/15/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Southwest 2.0 3.0
11/14/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 2.0 2.2
10/30/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Southwest 6.0 7.1
09/18/17 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest 12.0 13.9
09/01/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 29.0 39.0
06/01/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 0.5 0.5
05/08/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Southwest 2.0 4.0
04/10/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 0.0 0.8
11/16/16 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 0.0 0.2
09/09/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 2.4
06/29/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 23.5
04/25/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 4.0
04/18/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Southwest 3.0 3.4
04/02/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 13.0 21.5 320165003H
03/29/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Southwest 3.0 4.7
03/01/16 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 50.5 55.2
01/18/16 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 0.0 1.6
10/02/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Central 0.1 0.1
06/01/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 0.5 0.5
06/01/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 0.5 0.5
06/01/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 0.5 0.5
06/01/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 0.5 0.5
02/17/15 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 39.5 46.9
01/12/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 14.0 15.4 420165012W
01/12/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Southwest 14.0 16.4 420165013M
01/07/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Southwest 0.0 1.2
05/01/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Southwest 1.0 1.0
04/25/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Spill Response Drill Southwest 1.0 1.5
02/07/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 0.2
01/06/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest 87.7 124.0 420145016,420145031W,420165025M,420165028W
01/02/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 1.5
09/03/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 0.0 0.5 320135026M
06/13/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 6.0
05/01/13 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 20.0 30.0
04/10/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Central 10.0 12.7
11/05/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 36.0
11/05/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 20.0
11/05/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 25.0
11/05/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 35.0
10/16/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Central 8.7 12.5
10/01/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 18.0 41.2 320155010
09/07/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 4.2
08/16/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest 120.0 165.2 420135017W,420135021W
07/23/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.0 6.0
06/15/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 5.5 6.0
06/01/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Central 4.0 9.0
02/28/12 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Central 46.0 57.7
01/23/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Central 0.0 6.5
11/28/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Central 2.2 2.3
11/08/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Central 4.2 8.3
11/08/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Central 4.2 5.0
09/07/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Southwest 45.9 58.0
07/11/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 2.0
05/17/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Central 3.0 3.0
05/07/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 31.8 320115006H
04/29/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 1.2 174.3
04/13/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest 3.2 4.2
02/01/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Central 0.0 5.0 320125001W
01/09/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 0.0 22.0
01/01/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Central 4.0 32.0
08/10/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Central 0.0 0.2
06/21/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 81.5 81.5
01/05/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 3.5 3.5
01/05/10 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Southwest 38.2 41.6
12/08/09 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Central 5.0 5.0
10/09/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 7.0 7.7
06/15/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 24.0 24.0
04/23/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 96.0 96.0
01/12/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 47.0 47.0
06/16/08 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Central 96.0 96.0

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

TC OIL PIPELINE OPERATIONS INC 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 1 5 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14
Cases Resolved 0 2 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Penalties Proposed 0 0 0 187,200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 187,200
Corrective Action Orders Issued 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

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.

TC OIL PIPELINE OPERATIONS INC 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
320175008H 11/28/17 / / Corrective Action Order
CENTRAL OPEN $0 No
420165028W 08/03/16 08/03/16 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420165025M 07/28/16 / / Notice of Amendment Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $0 No
420165012W 04/27/16 04/27/16 Warning Letter Control Room Management - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420165013M 04/26/16 / / Notice of Amendment Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Enforcement Process
Fire Protection - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Incident Reports - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST OPEN $0 No
320165003H 04/09/16 03/30/17 Corrective Action Order
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320155010 11/20/15 06/15/17 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $187,200 $135,400 $135,400 Yes
420145031W 12/03/14 12/03/14 Warning Letter Design - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420145016 06/26/14 04/27/16 Proposed Compliance Order Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (withdrawn)
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420135021W 09/26/13 09/26/13 Warning Letter Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
420135017W 09/10/13 09/10/13 Warning Letter Construction - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
SOUTHWEST CLOSED $0 No
320135026M 08/28/13 12/10/15 Notice of Amendment Public Awareness - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320125001W 01/13/12 01/13/12 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Operations and Maintenance - Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
320115006H 06/03/11 01/13/15 Corrective Action Order Enforcement Process
CENTRAL CLOSED $0 No
Totals        $187,200 $135,400 $135,400  

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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