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Electronic Reading Room

Only Reading Room records created on or after November 1, 1996, are required to be made available electronically.

Other Reading Room records maintained by PHMSA can be accessed from the following conventional (paper) Reading Rooms(s):

DOT Dockets Office
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Room W12-140
Washington, D.C. 20590

10:00-17:00 ET
Monday through Friday,
except Federal holidays.

A computer terminal and printer are available at this location for accessing Electronic Reading Room records.

For access, call 202-366-9322, 202-366-9826, or 800-647-5527

This Electronic Reading Room notes four categories of records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA):

I. Final Opinions and Orders

Hazmat Decisions on Appeal

Hazmat Orders of the Chief Counsel

Pipeline Final Orders (2002-Present)

Pipeline Corrective Action Orders (2002-Present)

Pipeline Closed Notices of Amendment (2002-Present)

Pipeline Compliance Documents (pre-2002)

II. Policy Statements

Hazmat Interpretations

Pipeline Interpretations

Unsolicited Proposal Policy


Hazmat Systems Integrity Safety Program (SISP) Policy

Web Policies

PHMSA Recruitment, Relocation & Retention Policy

PHMSA Telework Policy

PHMSA Merit Promotion Plan Policy

PHMSA Federal Student Loan Repayment Program

III. Staff Manuals and Instructions

Administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public are included here.

Pipeline Civil Penalty Summary

Enforcement Guidance

Pipeline Technical Resources

Hazardous Liquid Integrity Management Inspection Protocols

Gas Integrity Management Inspection Protocols

Pipeline Operator Drug & Alcohol Inspection Forms

Pipeline Operator Qualification Inspection Protocols

Hazmat Enforcement Operations Manual

Joint Operations Manual for 49 CFR Part 109

IV. Frequently Requested Records Under FOIA

NEW ~ Spectra Energy Partners, LP - Technical Root Cause Analysis of Delmont Line 27 Failure - April 29, 2016

NEW ~ Holly Hill, Florida unloading incident January 12, 2015

NEW ~ Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP) And Facility Response Plan (FRP), Dakota Access Pipeline North Response Zone

NEW ~ Colonial Pipeline Co Emergency Response Plans - Southeast Response Zone Oct 2015 - Part 1

NEW ~ Colonial Pipeline Co Emergency Response Plans - Southeast Response Zone Oct 2015 - Part 2


NEW ~ May 18, 2016 MOU between PHMSA and CASFM Regarding Plains L901/L903 Transfer of Regulatory Oversight

NEW ~ 10/23/2013 Failure Investigation Report – ExxonMobil Pegasus Pipeline, Mayflower, AR

Plains Pipeline LP Line 901 Failure Investigation Report, May 2016

Enbridge Makinac Straits ILI Review

2007 Plains All American Pipeline Inline Inspection Survey Report, Las Flores to Gaviota

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) FY 2012 and 2013 Evaluations

Purchase Card Holders

Port Everglades Investigation Report

West Texas Fertilizer Company April 17, 2013 Incident

Enbridge Release - July 26, 2010
Discovery of a crude oil leak on July 26, 2010 in the pipeline between Griffith, Indiana to Sarnia, Ontario.

ExxonMobil - 3-29-13 AR Pipeline Failure
PHMSA issued a Corrective Action Order to ExxonMobil Pipeline Company as a result of the operator’s March 29, 2013 failure in Mayflower, Arkansas. The order prevents ExxonMobil from restarting operations on the failed segment until the agency is satisfied with repairs and is confident that all immediate safety concerns have been addressed.

ExxonMobil Laurel, MT October 2012 Report

ExxonMobil Laurel, MT July 2011
On July 1, 2011 a failure occurred on ExxonMobil Pipeline Company's Silvertip Pipeline in Yellowstone County, Montana resulting in the release of 750-1000 barrels of crude into the Yellowstone River. The failure occurred in the vicinity of Laurel, Montana.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Failure - Root Cause Analysis Report, November 16, 2011

Updated: Monday, August 13, 2018