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PHMSA Launches Enforcement Transparency Website

PHMSA has launched a new website intended to provide greater public access to enforcement activities. The website provides reports that can be sorted in a variety of ways.

The yearly Listing of Cases Initiated report lists all of the enforcement Cases initiated by PHMSA in a given year, beginning in 2002. The yearly tables include dates that each Case was opened, the name of the operator involved, the PHMSA Region initiating the enforcement action(s), the corresponding date on which the Case was closed (if applicable), the current status of the Case, and PHMSA’s unique Case Number. When an Enforcement Case is opened,

The Enforcement Actions Details table lists key information pertaining to a particular enforcement Case. For cases initiated after January 1, 2007, electronic files of PHMSA’s initial notice letter, the operator’s initial response letter (if any), and PHMSA’s Final Order (if an Order is issued) are provided. PHMSA only issues Final Orders in certain situations. For example, Final Orders are not issued for Warning Letters and most Notices of Amendment.

To view the Summary of Enforcement Actions website, please follow this link.