Regulatory Review

Conservation Division Order Summary


FY Conservation Penalty Order Summary

For Fiscal Year 2019, the Commission issued 673 Conservation Division noticed and consent orders. Except for recusals in 8 of these dockets, all of these decisions were unanimous. Included among those orders were 319 penalty orders imposing $170,525 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

For Fiscal Year 2020, the Commission issued 500 Conservation Division noticed and consent orders. Except for a recusal in 10 of these dockets, all decisions were unanimous.Included in those orders were 182 penalty orders assessing $228,200 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

For year-to-date Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020), the Commission issued 119 Conservation Division noticed and consent orders. Except for a recusal in 2 of these dockets, all decisions were unanimous.Included in those orders were 42 penalty orders and one shut-in order assessing $143,600 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

Fines are assessed to oil and gas operators that violate Conservation statutes and regulations.Generally, penalty orders are imposed when operators have forgone the opportunity to remedy or remediate enforcement issues. Fines and penalties shown are based on the original Commission orders and do not reflect subsequent amendments or modifications.

 

Pipeline Safety Division Order Summary


FY Pipeline Safety Penalty Order Summary

For Fiscal Year 2019, the Commission approved 31 Pipeline Safety orders assessing $40,000 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

For Fiscal Year 2020, the Commission issued 48 noticed and consent orders in Pipeline Safety dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 42 Pipeline Safety penalty orders assessing $89,500 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

For year-to-date Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020), the Commission issued 14 noticed and consent orders in Pipeline Safety dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 5 Pipeline Safety penalty orders assessing $4,500 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

Fines are assessed to electric and gas utilities and excavators that violate the Pipeline Safety statutes and regulations.Fines and penalties shown are based on the original Commission orders and do not reflect subsequent amendments or modifications.  

 

 
Telecommunication Division Order Summary


FY Telecom Penalty Order Summary

For Fiscal Year 2019, the Commission issued 411 noticed and consent orders in Telecom dockets.Of those, the Commission approved 8 Telecom Orders assessing $29,160 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

For Fiscal Year 2020, the Commission issued 412 noticed and consent orders in Telecom dockets. Of those, the Commission approved three orders that assessed five companies a total of $28,000 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

For year-to-date Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020), the Commission issued 103 noticed and consent orders in Telecom dockets. No fines were assessed.*

Fines are assessed to Telecom companies for violations of telecommunication statutes and rules. Fines and penalties shown are based on the original Commission orders and do not reflect subsequent amendments or modifications.

For Fiscal Year 2019, the Commission approved seven Show Cause Orders to Kansas telecom carriers for violations of Kansas statutes and Commission orders. Of those, the Commission approved two Show Cause orders assessing $10,250 in fines payable to the state general fund.* 

For Fiscal Year 2020, the Commission approved nine Show Cause Orders to Kansas telecom carriers for violations of Kansas statutes and Commission orders. Those orders resulted in the assessment of $6944.67 in fines payable to the state general fund. In addition, $10,250 in fines were assessed in August for dockets opened in FY 2019.*

For Fiscal Year-to-date 2021, the Commission approved one Show Cause Order to Kansas telecom carriers for violations of Kansas statutes and Commission orders. That order resulted in the assessment of $5464.21 in fines payable to the state general fund.*  

Fines and penalties shown are based on the original Commission orders and do not reflect subsequent amendments or modifications.



Transportation Division Order Summary


FY Trans Penalty Order Summary

For Fiscal Year 2019 ,the Commission issued 1516 noticed and consent orders in Transportation dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 167 Transportation Penalty Orders, assessing $227,850 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

For Fiscal Year 2020, the Commission issued 1354 noticed and consent orders in Transportation dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 159 Transportation Penalty Orders, assessing $186,500 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

For year-to-date Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020), the Commission issued 171 noticed and consent orders in Transportation dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 30 Transportation Penalty Orders, assessing $40,550 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

Penalty Orders are assessed to motor carriers for violations of the Transportation statutes, safety rules and safety regulations. Fines and penalties shown are based on the original Commission orders and do not reflect subsequent amendments or modifications.

 

*The KCC receives no funding from the state general fund.

 

 

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