Regulatory Review

Conservation Division Order Summary


FY Conservation Penalty Order Summary

For Fiscal Year 2018, the Commission issued 794 noticed and consent orders in Conservation dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 151 Conservation Orders assessing $137,325 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

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 year-to-date Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019), the Commission issued 77 Conservation Division noticed and consent orders. Included in those orders were 39 penalty orders assessing $63,500 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.

 

Pipeline Safety Division Order Summary


FY Pipeline Safety Penalty Order Summary

For Fiscal Year 2018, the Commission issued 50 noticed and consent orders in Pipeline Safety dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 42 Pipeline Safety orders assessing $41,250 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

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

For year-to-date Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019), the Commission issued nine noticed and consent orders in Pipeline Safety dockets. Of those, the Commission approved two Pipeline Safety orders assessing $17,500 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.

  

 


Telecommunication Division Order Summary


FY Telecom Penalty Order Summary

For Fiscal Year 2018, the Commission issued 329 noticed and consent orders in Telecom dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 11 Telecom Orders assessing $171,771 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

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 year-to-date Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019), the Commission issued 75 noticed and consent orders in Telecom dockets. No orders assessed fines payable to the state general fund.*

Fines are assessed to Telecom companies for violations of telecommunication statutes and rules.

For Fiscal Year 2018, the Commission approved 8 Show Cause Orders to Kansas telecom carriers for violations of Kansas statutes and Commission orders.

For Fiscal Year 2019, the Commission approved 7 Show Cause Orders to Kansas telecom carriers for violations of Kansas statutes and Commission orders. Of those, the Commission approved 2 Show Cause orders assessing $10,250 in fines payable to the state general fund.* 

For Fiscal Year 2020, (July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019), the Commission approved three Show Cause Orders to Kansas telecom carriers for violations of Kansas statutes and Commission orders. Those orders resulted in the assessment of $3069.67 in fines payable to the state general fund. In addition, $10,250 in fines were assessed in August for dockets opened in FY 2019.*
 

Transportation Division Order Summary


FY Trans Penalty Order Summary

For Fiscal Year 2018, the Commission issued 1,148 noticed and consent orders in Transportation dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 153 Transportation Penalty Orders, assessing $172,250 in fines payable to the state general fund.*

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 year-to-date Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019), the Commission issued 256 noticed and consent orders in Transportation dockets. Of those, the Commission approved 23 Transportation Penalty Orders, assessing $34,200 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.

 

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

 

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