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PHMSA Posts Updated Civil Penalty Summary

On February 25th 2019, PHMSA posted a general overview of how civil penalty calculations are derived following an inspection or investigation of a pipeline facility that reveals a probable violation.  Several factors are listed as Assessment Considerations, along with various ranges of conduct and civil penalties.  As of November 27, 2018, under 49 U.S.C. § 60122 and 49 CFR § 190.223, operators are subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $213,268 per violation per day the violation persists up to a maximum of $2,132,679 for a related series of violations.  For more information, contact Jessica Foley.