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Summary of Cases Involving Civil Penalties

Civil Penalty Cases Initiated

For a given year, this table shows the number of civil penalty cases initiated (or opened) and the total amount of civil penalties proposed. Proposed civil penalties are communicated to operators in Notices of Probable Violation.

Civil Penalty Cases Initiated: 2002–2024(1)

Proposed civil penalties are those penalties that may be recommended for probable violations identified during inspections, investigations, or other means. Proposed penalties are communicated to operators in Notices of Probable Violation. Operators have the right to respond to these allegations before a penalty is assessed in a Final Order. Civil penalties are described in 49 CFR 190.221 through 190.227.


  1. PHMSA Work Management System as of 04/02/2024.

Information provided on this website is intended to enhance public understanding of PHMSA's enforcement program.

Aggregate and company-specific statistical information reflecting PHMSA's enforcement actions is provided beginning with 2002. Key documents associated with new administrative enforcement cases are provided beginning with 2007. Agency orders issued since 2002 are also provided.

The search feature may not retrieve every document associated with each individual enforcement action. Enforcement data is updated monthly as additional cases are initiated and other cases are resolved. Historical totals will change over time to reflect changes in case status.

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