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PHMSA Civil Penalty Update

PHMSA has updated §190.223 Maximum penalties going forward in accordance with the following table.

DescriptionCitationExisting penaltyNew penalty (existing penalty × 1.01764)
Maximum penalty for each pipeline safety violation49 U.S.C. 60122(a)(1)218,647222,504
Maximum penalty for a related series of pipeline safety violations49 U.S.C. 60122(a)(1)2,186,4652,225,034
Maximum additional penalty for each liquefied natural gas pipeline facility violation49 U.S.C. 60122(a)(2)79,87581,284
Maximum penalty for discrimination against employees providing pipeline safety information49 U.S.C. 60122(a)(3)1,2701,292