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Office of Enforcement (OE)


What We Do
The Office of Enforcement serves the public interest by protecting consumers through market oversight and surveillance; assuring compliance with tariffs, rules, regulations, and orders; detecting, auditing, and investigating potential violations; and crafting appropriate remedies, including civil penalties and other measures.
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Division of Investigations

Mission
Initiates and executes investigations of possible violations of the statutes administered by the Commission and the rules, orders, and regulations issued thereunder. Recommends remedies to address violations and pursues remedies through settlement or enforcement action. Administers the implementation of 18 C.F.R. Parts 1b and 1c. Maintains the Enforcement Hotline. Advises the Commission on enforcement and compliance issues.
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Division of Audits and Accounting

Mission
Performs financial and operational audits of industry participants to ensure compliance with the Commission's rules, orders, regulations, and statutes. Maintains a forum to informally resolve disputes and advises the Commission compliance issues. Acts as the focal point for interpretive guidance concerning the Commission's financial accounting and reporting rules, orders, regulations and statutes. Maintains a forum to informally resolve disputes and advises the Commission on accounting and other financial issues.
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Division of Analytics and Surveillance

Mission
Performs surveillance and analysis of data relating to physical natural gas and electric power markets and related financial products. Develops and implements surveillance tools to detect potential manipulation, anticompetitive behavior, and other anomalous activity. Identifies potential subjects of nonpublic investigations that are conducted in conjunction with the Division of Investigations. Conducts forensic analysis of complex market data and information to assist in determining whether manipulation or other improper conduct occurred or is occurring.
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Administration Staff

Mission
The Administration Staff directs the strategic planning, human resources, and administrative operations of the Office of Enforcement (OE).
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The office is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of economists, engineers, attorneys, auditors, data management specialists, financial analysts, regulatory policy analysts, energy analysts, and support staff and is led by Office Director Larry R. Parkinson and Deputy Director Janel Burdick.

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Office of Enforcement