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Retirement of ODES 1 – pre-2010 submittal of Annual, Accident, and Incident Reports

Due to dated technology and support expenses compared to the amount of activity, PHMSA is retiring the Online Data Entry System (ODES 1) on December 31, 2012. After retirement, operators will no longer be able to submit supplement reports for CY 2009 and earlier annual, accident, and incident reports. Operators are encouraged to review all reports from 2002 through 2009 to ensure they are complete and accurate. If not, operators should submit supplemental reports online before December 31, 2012. The Pipeline Data Mart (PDM) provides easy access to all reports within this timeframe.

After December 31, 2012, operators can still change pre-2010 reports by emailing requests to PHMSA will “manually” make the requested changes in the appropriate database. PHMSA encourages operators to submit supplemental reports online before December 31, 2012 to minimize the number of “manual” data changes in 2013 and beyond.