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North Dakota Gas Pipeline Safety Program. 2011 Summary. State Program General. Number of operators 2011 year end total 9 # of additions since 2010 2 # of deletions since 2010 0 # of inspection units 2011 13 Number of inspectors 2011 year end total 1

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state program general
State Program General
  • Number of operators
    • 2011 year end total 9
    • # of additions since 2010 2
    • # of deletions since 2010 0
    • # of inspection units 2011 13
  • Number of inspectors
    • 2011 year end total 1
    • Change from year end 2010 0
program operational overview
Program Operational Overview
  • 1 Inspector/Program Manager: Bob Bachmeier 94 % inspector, 4 % Program Manager, and 2% Damage Prevention
  • Division Director: Patrick Fahn 13% supervisory
  • 85 inspection days per year required, 106 in 2011
  • Completed regulation record review for each operator unit
  • Completed OQ field inspection on each operator unit and districts
covered operators 9
Covered Operators (9)

Transmission

  • Aux Sable Midstream
  • Dakota Gasification Co.
  • Hiland Partners
  • Oneok Rockies Midstream, LLC
  • Whiting Oil & Gas

Municipals

  • City of Granville

Private Distribution

  • Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
  • Xcel Energy (NSP)
  • Great Plains Natural Gas Co.
2010 year end gas statistics for north dakota
2010 Year End Gas Statistics for North Dakota
  • Gas transmission mileage 241
  • Gas distribution mileage 2,992
  • Number of gas services 145,794
major construction activity
Major Construction Activity
  • Expansion activity in distribution systems
  • New gas transmission lines related to gas and oil activity in western North Dakota
waivers requested granted
Waivers Requested / Granted
  • MDU requested and was granted a wavier of 49 CFR Part 192.285(c), relating to the requirements for a person making plastic pipe joints
damage prevention program
Damage Prevention Program
  • Damage Prevention Program started in 2009
  • Third party pipeline damage complaints filed: 1 in 2009, 0 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 5 so far in 2012
  • Other third party damage complaints filed: 2 electric in 2010, 1 electric in 2011, 1 telecommunications so far in 2012
  • The consent order in one of the pipeline damage complaints included the Commission’s maximum $5,000 penalty. Consent orders in other damage complaints have been $500 (no damage involved) and $1,000 (some damage involved).
2012 outlook
2012 Outlook
  • Hire a new Gas Pipeline Safety Inspector/Program Manager
  • Host 2012 Pipeline Safety Operator Training Seminar
  • Inspector Training
    • TQ training for new inspector