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Act 127 (Pipeline Act)

The Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines Act (also known as “the Pipeline Act” or Act 127 of 2011) was signed by Governor Corbett on Dec. 22, 2011 and goes into effect on Feb. 20, 2012. This law expands the Commission’s authority to enforce federal pipeline safety laws as they relate to gas and hazardous liquids pipeline equipment and facilities within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pipeline Act requires the Commission to develop and maintain a registry of pipeline operators within Pennsylvania. The Commission will recover the costs of this program by assessments on pipeline operators based on the total intrastate regulated transmission, regulated distribution and regulated onshore gathering pipeline miles in operation for the transportation of gas and hazardous liquids in Pennsylvania during the prior calendar year.

For questions about the PUC’s implementation efforts or to be placed on a distribution list regarding these efforts, please send an email to ra-Act127@pa.gov.

Final Order– On June 7, 2012, the Commission adopted the Final Order that clarifies that transmission pipelines and pipeline facilities in Class 1 locations are subject to federal pipeline safety laws and therefore are within the jurisdiction of the Commission under Act 127. Docket No. M-2012-2282031.

Implementation Order– On Feb. 16, 2012, the PUC adopted an Implementation Order at Docket M-2012-2282031. It establishes the Act 127 initiatives of creating a statewide registry for non-public utility gas and hazardous liquids pipeline equipment and facilities within the Commonwealth; conducting safety inspections to enforce Federal pipeline safety laws on certain classifications of pipeline; and assessing entities for the costs. Below are links to the forms from the Implementation Order and instructions on how to file the forms:

Act 127 Registration Form

Pennsylvania Pipeline Operator Annual Registration Form

Filing of paper documents should follow the Commission's formal rules at 52 Pa. Code Section 1.1 et seq. When filing documents the docket number must be listed. Documents sent to ra-act127@pa.gov may not be considered by the Commission as part of the proceedings.

eFiling Tutorial- The PUC has prepared an eFiling PowerPoint presentation for stakeholders to explain how to eFile documents with the Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - The PUC has prepared a list of frequently asked questions on Act 127 to assist interested parties.

Pipeline Operators Registry

Utility Code Utility / Company Info Status
1714304 PAPCO INC Active
1714307 VISTA ENERGY INC Active
1714308 CHAMBERSBURG, BOROUGH OF Active
1714316 MARATHON PIPE LINE LLC Active
1714317 NFG MIDSTREAM COVINGTON LLC Active
1714322 AMERIGAS PROPANE LP Active
1714323 SAMSON RESOURCE CORPORATION Active
1714335 BURNETT OIL CO INC Active
1714336 ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS OPERATING LLC Active
1714337 PVR PARTNERS LP Defunct/Cancelled
1714338 UNITED STATES GYPSUM CO Active
1714340 WILLIAMS MLP OPERATING LLC Active
1714344 CARRIZO MARCELLUS LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714355 ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA Defunct/Cancelled
1714356 KIANTONE PIPELINE CORPORATION Active
1714362 Equitrans Midstream Corporation Active
1714364 EOG RESOURCES INC Active
1714365 EASTERN SHORE NATURAL GAS COMPANY Active
1714366 SENECA LANDFILL INC Active
1714367 GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP Defunct/Cancelled
1714368 LAUREL MOUNTAIN MIDSTREAM OPERATING LLC Active
1714369 VISTA GATHERING LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714375 PDC MOUNTAINEER LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714376 DELAWARE PIPELINE COMPANY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714377 DOUGLAS PIPELINE COMPANY Active

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Questions & Answers from the Act 127 Teleconference

Questions & Answers Sheet - A list of the questions and answers regarding Act 127 Teleconference that took place on January 12, 2012.

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