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ENSTAR NATURAL GAS CO

(Operator ID:4483 - 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.

ENSTAR NATURAL GAS CO 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 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 5 1 3 4 0 3 28
Days On-Site 5 6 22 1 33 1 3 10 2 8 5 0 11 105
System-Wide Program Inspection
Number 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 6
Days On-Site 0 6 0 0 0 0 7 6 2 0 0 18 0 39
Targeted Inspection/Investigation
Number 1 0 1 2 2 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 15
Days On-Site 1 0 0 4 27 5 10 3 0 2 0 0 0 52

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.

ENSTAR NATURAL GAS CO 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
06/05/18 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 5.0 16.0
05/31/18 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western 0.5 3.5
06/28/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 2.0 3.0
02/23/17 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrated Program Inspection Western 5.5 6.5
01/01/17 Site-Specific Field Inspection Integrated Field Inspection Western 4.0 5.5 520170007W
09/07/16 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 0.0 0.2
01/04/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 11.7 13.2 520160021M,520160022W
01/04/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.0 2.5 520160021M,520160022W
01/04/16 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 8.7 12.3 520160021M,520160022W
08/11/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Compliance/Safety Issue Follow-Up Western 2.5 2.5
05/21/15 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 1.5 1.5
05/04/15 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 1.0 1.8 520150006W
03/20/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 8.0 13.0
03/17/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.0 2.0
03/17/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 3.0 3.0
03/10/14 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 19.0 28.0
01/06/14 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 28.0 58.0 520150004W,520150005M,520150007
10/23/13 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 0.5 0.5
05/27/13 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 5.0 10.0
08/30/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western 0.5 0.5
08/15/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 1.5 11.5
06/17/12 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.5 3.0
06/04/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Other Inspection Western 2.0 2.5
05/09/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 1.0 1.0
04/01/12 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Western 7.0 14.5
01/26/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western 1.0 1.0
01/01/12 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Construction Inspection Western 4.0 11.0
10/03/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.0 2.0
10/03/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.0 2.0
09/27/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western 0.5 0.5
09/19/11 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrity Management Inspection Western 5.0 20.0 520110023M
09/15/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.5 4.5 520110021W
08/17/11 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.5 2.5
08/02/11 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Drug & Alcohol Inspection Eastern 3.0 5.0
05/20/11 System-Wide Program Inspection Specialized Program Inspection Western 1.0 2.0 520110012M,520110013W
11/30/10 System-Wide Program Inspection Operator Qualification Inspection Western 2.0 2.0
02/16/10 Site-Specific Field Inspection Specialized Field Inspection Western 1.5 1.5
06/22/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 0.0 5.0
06/08/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 4.0 4.0
06/08/09 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 4.0 4.0
03/13/09 Targeted Inspection/Investigation Failure Investigation Western 2.0 2.0
12/05/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western 1.0 1.0
11/24/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.0 2.0
11/19/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Operator Qualification Field Verification Western 0.5 0.5
11/17/08 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 1.5 1.5 520090015M
05/06/07 System-Wide Program Inspection Integrity Management Inspection Western 18.0 18.0 520080009M,520080010W
12/06/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.5 2.5
12/04/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 2.5 2.5
11/26/06 Site-Specific Field Inspection Unit Inspection Western 6.0 6.0

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

ENSTAR NATURAL GAS CO 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 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 3 17
Cases Resolved 0 2 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 4 2 4 2 24
Penalties Proposed 0 0 0 24,800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24,800
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.

ENSTAR NATURAL GAS CO 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
520170007W 07/12/17 07/12/17 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520160021M 10/06/16 12/09/16 Notice of Amendment Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520160022W 10/06/16 10/06/16 Warning Letter Control Room Management - Gas Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520150007 06/18/15 02/24/17 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Annual Reports - Gas Pipelines
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Damage Prevention Program - Gas Pipelines
Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Operations - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $24,800 $6,100 $6,100 Yes
520150005M 06/08/15 11/18/15 Notice of Amendment Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
National Registry Reports
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
Public Awareness - Gas Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520150004W 05/20/15 05/20/15 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
Public Awareness - Gas Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520150006W 05/20/15 05/20/15 Warning Letter Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520110023M 10/25/11 07/03/12 Notice of Amendment Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520110021W 10/25/11 10/25/11 Warning Letter Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520110012M 08/25/11 01/31/12 Notice of Amendment Public Awareness - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520110013W 08/25/11 08/25/11 Warning Letter Public Awareness - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520090015M 04/29/09 05/29/09 Notice of Amendment Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Material Joining other than Welding - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Procedure Manuals - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520080010W 04/23/08 04/23/08 Warning Letter Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520080009M 04/23/08 07/23/08 Notice of Amendment General - Gas Pipelines
Integrity Management - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520060022 06/09/06 06/12/09 Proposed Compliance Order Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
520060014 05/03/06 04/26/11 Proposed Compliance Order Construction - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520060015M 05/03/06 04/23/07 Notice of Amendment Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520050010M 06/30/05 05/05/06 Letter of Concern
Notice of Amendment

Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
General - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Reporting, General
Safety Condition Reports
Test Requirements - Gas Pipelines
Welding - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520040003 03/11/04 10/22/09 Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines
Qualification of Pipeline Personnel - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
WESTERN CLOSED $24,000 $21,500 $21,500 Yes
520040004 03/11/04 05/14/09 Notice of Amendment
Warning Letter
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Material Joining other than Welding - Gas Pipelines
Welding - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 No
520040006 02/23/04 06/15/06 Notice of Amendment
Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Maintenance - Gas Pipelines (withdrawn)
Material Joining other than Welding - Gas Pipelines
Meters, Regulators, and Service Lines - Gas Pipelines
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines
Welding - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $14,000 $8,000 $8,000 Yes
520010006 04/17/01 04/23/07 Proposed Compliance Order Maintenance - Gas Pipelines
Operations - Gas Pipelines
Pipeline Component Design - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
519990010 09/22/99 06/28/07 Notice of Amendment
Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order

WESTERN CLOSED $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 Yes
59010 10/01/98 06/28/07 Notice of Amendment
Proposed Civil Penalty
Proposed Compliance Order
Corrosion Control - Gas Pipelines
Emergency Response - Gas Pipelines
Failure Investigation - Gas Pipelines
WESTERN CLOSED $0 Yes
Totals        $72,800 $45,600 $45,600  

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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