18 CFR 356.3 - Preservation of records for oil pipeline companies.
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§ 356.3 Preservation of records for oil pipeline companies.
Table of Contents
Corporate and General
1. Incorporation and reorganization.
2. Minutes to Directors, Executive Committees, and Stockholders
3. Titles, franchises, and authorities.
4. Contracts and agreements.
5. Accountants', auditors', and inspectors' reports.
6. Long-term debt records.
10. Accounts receivable.
11. Records of accounting codes and instructions.
Property and Equipment
12. Property records.
13. Engineering records.
Personnel and Payroll
14. Payroll records.
15. Copies of tax returns and supporting schedules.
16. Information returns, and reports to taxing authorities.
Purchase and Stores
17. Material ledger.
19. Oil and other products stocks.
Tariffs and Rates
20. Official file copies of tariffs.
21. Authorities and supporting papers for transportation.
22. Copies of concurrences and powers of attorney.
23. Correspondence and working papers in connection with the making of rates.
Reports and Statistics
24. Reports to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other regulatory bodies.
Schedule of Records and Periods of Retention
|Item No. and description||Retention period|
|1. Incorporation and reorganization:|
|(a) Charter of certificate of incorporation and amendments||Permanently or at termination of the corporation's existence.|
|(b) Legal documents related to mergers, consolidations, reorganizations, receiverships, and similar actions which affect the identity or organization of the company||Permanently or at termination of the corporation's existence.|
|2. Minutes to Directors', Executive Committees', Stockholders', and other corporate meetings||5 years.|
|3. Titles, franchises, and authorities:|
|(a) Certificates of public convenience and necessity issued by regulating bodies||Until expiration or cancellation.|
|(b) Operating authorizations and exemptions to operate issued by regulating bodies||Until expiration or cancellation.|
|(c) Copies of formal orders of regulatory bodies served upon the company||1 year after expiration or cancellation.|
|(d) Deeds, charters, and other title papers||3 years after disposition of property.|
|4. Contracts and agreements:|
|(a) Contracts and related papers for transactions which are subject to the provisions of the Clayton Antitrust Act (
||4 years after expiration, provided there is no pending litigation or governmental inquiry or proceeding involved.|
|(b) Service contracts, such as for operational management, accounting, financial or legal service, and agreements with agents||3 years after expiration or termination.|
|(c) Contracts and other agreements relating to the construction, acquisition or sale of real property and equipment except as otherwise provided in paragraph (a) of this item||3 years after expiration or termination.|
|5. Accountant's, auditor's, and inspector's reports:|
|(a) Certifications and reports of examinations and audits conducted by public and certified public accountants||3 years.|
|(b) Reports of examinations and audits conducted by internal auditors, time inspectors, weight inspectors, and others||3 years.|
|6. Long-term debt records:|
|(a) Bond indentures, underwriting, mortgage, and other long-term credit agreements||6 years after redemption.|
|(a) General and subsidiary ledgers with indexes thereto||3 years.|
|(b) Balance sheets and trial balance sheets of general and subsidiary ledgers||3 years.|
|(a) General journals||3 years.|
|(b) Subsidiary journals and any supporting data, except as otherwise provided for, necessary to explain journal entries||3 years.|
|(c) Schedules of recurring or standard journal entries with entry identifications||Until superseded.|
|(a) Voucher registers or equivalent||5 years.|
|(b) Paid and canceled vouchers, expenditure authorizations, detailed distribution sheets, and other supporting data including original bills and invoices, except as otherwise provided herein||5 years.|
|10. Accounts receivable, record, or register of accounts receivable||3 years after settlement.|
|11. Records of accounting codes and instructions||3 years after discontinuance.|
|12. Property records:|
|(a) Records which maintain complete information on cost or other value of all real property or equipment||3 years after disposition of property.|
|(b) Records and additions and betterments made to property and equipment||3 years after disposition of property.|
|(c) Records pertaining to retirements and replacements of property and equipment||3 years after disposition of property.|
|(d) Records pertaining to depreciation:|
|(1) When group method and depreciation rates are prescribed by the Commission||3 years after disposition of property.|
|(2) Other||3 years after disposition of property.|
|(e) Records of equipment number changes||3 years after disposition of property.|
|(f) Records of motor and engine changes||Destroy at option.|
|(g) Files of detailed authorizations for expenditures, work or job orders showing estimated costs of additions and betterments, extensions, replacements, major repairs and dismantlements, approved by proper officials, together with supporting data||3 years after disposition of property.|
|(h) Periodical inventories of property and equipment||3 years after prior inventory.|
|13. Engineering records:|
|(a) Plans and specifications||3 years after the disposition of the property.|
|(b) Estimates of work, engineering studies, construction bids, and similar data pertaining to property changes actually made||15 years.|
|14. Payroll records:|
|(a) Registers, abstracts, or summaries showing earnings, deductions, and amounts paid to each employee by pay periods||3 years.|
|(b) Records showing the detailed distribution of salaries and wages to various accounts||3 years.|
|15. Copies of tax returns and supporting schedules filed with taxing authorities, supporting working papers, records of appeals of tax bills, and receipts for payment. See Subsection 9(b) for vouchers evidencing disbursements:|
|(a) Income tax returns||3 years after final tax liability is determined.|
|(b) Property tax returns||3 years after final tax liability is determined.|
|(c) Sales and other use taxes||3 years final tax liability is determined.|
|(d) Other taxes||3 years after final tax liability is determined.|
|(e) Agreements between associate companies as to allocation of consolidated income taxes||3 years after final tax liability is determined.|
|(f) Schedule of allocation of consolidated Federal income taxes among associate companies||3 years after final tax liability is determined.|
|16. Information returns and reports to taxing authorities||3 years, or for the period of any extensions granted for audits.|
|17. Material ledger, records of material and supplies on hand at all locations||2 years.|
|18. Inventories: General Inventories of material and supplies on hand, with record of adjustments between accounts required to bring stores records into agreement with physical inventories||2 years.|
|19. Oil and other products stocks and movement pipelines only:|
|(a) Records and receipts, deliveries, pumpings, stocks, and over and short||3 years.|
|(b) Run tickets showing quantities by tank measurement of meter reading of oil and other products received into the delivered from company's lines||3 years.|
|(c) Statements of oil and oil products consumed as fuel including quantity value, and where consumed||3 years.|
|(d) Statement of oil and other products lost by line breaks and leaks including quantity, value, and location of breaks and leaks||3 years.|
|(e) Reports of power furnished by producers: monthly reports of the quantity of oil run in connection with which power was furnished by producers, and records of payment for such power||3 years.|
|(f) Records of producers' property identifying ownership and location for producers' tanks or wells to which carrier's lines are connected||3 years after disconnection.|
|(g) Division or other periodical inventory reports of oil and other products on hand||3 years.|
|(h) Division orders: Directions received by carrier as to the division of interest and to whose account transported oil should be credited||3 years after discontinuance.|
|(i) Directions received by the carrier for the transfer of division order interests from one interest owner to another||3 years after discontinuance.|
|(j) Transfer orders for the transfer of ownership of oil or other products in carrier's custody||3 years.|
|20. Official file copies of tariffs, classifications, division sheets, and circulars relative to the transportation of property||3 years after expiration or cancelation.|
|21. Authorities and supporting papers for transportation of property for free or at reduced rates||3 years.|
|22.Copies of concurrences and powers of attorney||2 years after expiration or cancelation.|
|23. Correspondence and working papers in connection with the making of rates and compliance of tariffs, classifications, division sheets, and circulars affecting the transportation of property||2 years after cancelation of tariff.|
|24. Reports to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other regulatory bodies, annual financial, operating and statistical reports, file copies, and supporting data||5 years.|
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