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
Washington, D.C. 20590
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
II. Policy Statements
III. Staff Manuals and Instructions
Administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public are included here.
IV. Frequently Requested Records Under FOIA
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 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.