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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
1714378 SUPERIOR APPALACHIAN PIPELINE LLC Active
1714379 WILLIAMS FIELD SERVICES COMPANY LLC Active
1714380 MARCELLUS MIDSTREAM ENERGY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714381 LASER NORTHEAST GATHERING COMPANY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714384 REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC Active
1714385 SM ENERGY Active
1714386 MARKWEST LIBERTY MIDSTREAM & RESOURCES LLC Active
1714388 SENECA RESOURCES COMPANY LLC Active
1714389 M3 APPALACHIA GATHERING LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714390 PENNSYLVANIA LAND HOLDING COMPANY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714391 KAHUNA OPERATING-SARSEN LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714392 WILMOTH INTERESTS INC Active
1714393 RW GATHERING LLC Active
1714394 STONE ENERGY CORPORATION Defunct/Cancelled
1714395 GRANGER ENERGY LLC Active
1714396 TRIANA ENERGY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714397 COLONIAL PIPELINE COMPANY Active
1714398 ENDLESS MOUNTAIN ENERGY PARTNERS LLC Active
1714399 CHIEF GATHERING LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714400 EMKEY GATHERING LLC Active
1714401 PENN VIRGINIA OIL AND GAS CORPORATION Defunct/Cancelled
1714402 JOHNSTOWN REGIONAL ENERGY LLC Active
1714403 UNITED REFINING COMPANY Active
1714404 ENERGY EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT LLC Active
1714405 WPX ENERGY MARCELLUS GATHERING LLC Defunct/Cancelled

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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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