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All Civil Penalty Actions – 2008


Subject(s) of Investigation and Order Sanctions Imposed, including Civil Penalties, Disgorgement, and Compliance Measures Description of Findings of Violations
In re DCP Midstream, LLC, 125 FERC 61,359 (December 23, 2008) $360,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance monitoring reporting resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement.
Sempra Energy Trading LLC, 125 FERC 61,360 (December 23, 2008) $400,000 Civil Penalty
$7,959 Disgorgement
Civil penalty, disgorgement, and compliance monitoring reporting resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement.
In re Cornerstone Energy, Inc., 125 FERC 61,234 (November 26, 2008) $325,000 Civil Penalty
$121,825 Disgorgement
Civil penalty and disgorgement resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement.
In re NorthWestern Corporation and NorthWestern Services, LLC., 125 FERC 61,233 (November 26, 2008) $450,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance monitoring reporting resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement and failure to obtain a certificate of public conveyance and necessity under section 7 of the NGA.
In re Integrys Energy Services, Inc., 125 FERC 61,089 (October 24, 2008) $800,000 Civil Penalty
$194,506 Disgorgement
Civil penalty, disgorgement, and a 1 year compliance monitoring plan resulting from a self-report for violations of shipper-must-have-title requirements and circumvention of the posting and bidding requirements for released capacity.
In re Enbridge Marketing (U.S.) L.P., 125 FERC 61,088 (October 24, 2008) $500,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty and compliance report resulting from self-reported violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement.
In re Duquesne Light Company, 123 FERC ¶ 61,221 (May 29, 2008) $250,000 Civil Penalty
$1,000,000 Compliance Plan
Civil penalty and at least $1,000,000 designated for a comprehensive compliance plan for violations of FERC cost allocation procedures, the electric quarterly report filing requirement, and the standards of conduct.
In re Edison Mission, 123 FERC ¶ 61,170 (May 19, 2008) $7,000,000 Civil Penalty
$2,000,000 Compliance Plan
Civil penalty and at least $2,000,000 designated for a comprehensive compliance plan for violations of 18 C.F.R. § 35.41(b) (2007), which imposes a duty to provide accurate, factual, and complete information in communications with the Commission upon electric power sellers authorized to engage in sales for resale of electric energy at market based rates. 
In re Entergy New Orleans, Inc., 122 FERC ¶ 61,219 (March 11, 2008) $400,000 Civil Penalty Civil penalty resulting from self-reported violations of the Commission’s shipper-must-have-title requirement.
In re Constellation NewEnergy – Gas Division, LLC, 122 FERC ¶ 61,220 (March 11, 2008) $5,000,000 Civil Penalty
$1,899,416 Disgorgement
Civil penalty, disgorgement, and a compliance monitoring plan resulting from self-reported violations of the Commission’s capacity release policies, including circumvention of the posting and bidding requirements for released capacity, violations of the shipper-must-have-title requirement, and violations of the prohibition on buy-sell transactions.


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Updated: October 12, 2011