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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|1714406||NORTHEAST NATURAL ENERGY LLC||Defunct/Cancelled|
|1714407||PAULSBORO NATURAL GAS PIPELINE COMPANY LLC||Defunct/Cancelled|
|1714408||BUCKEYE PARTNERS LP||Active|
|1714412||ANGELINA GATHERING COMPANY LLC||Active|
|1714413||CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC||Defunct/Cancelled|
|1714414||MOUNTAIN GATHERING LLC||Active|
|1714415||EXCO APPALACHIA MIDSTREAM LLC||Active|
|1714416||ARCELORMITTAL PLATE LLC - COATESVILLE FACILITY||Active|
|1714417||PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ENERGY COMPANY LLC||Active|
|1714418||CLEVELAND-CLIFFS PLATE LLC-CONSHOHOCKEN OPERATIONS||Active|
|1714419||EXCO RESOURCES (PA) LLC||Defunct/Cancelled|
|1714420||KEYSTONE COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION INC||Active|
|1714421||KNOX ENERGY COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION INC||Active|
|1714422||ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION||Defunct/Cancelled|
|1714430||IMPERIAL LANDFILL GAS COMPANY LLC||Active|
|1714432||SOMERSET GAS GATHERING OF PENNSYLVANIA LLC||Active|
|1714436||PENN VALLEY GAS INC||Active|
|1714439||UGI ENERGY SERVICES LLC||Active|
|1714440||VINEYARD OIL AND GAS COMPANY||Defunct/Cancelled|
|1714446||GREENTREE LANDFILL GAS COMPANY LLC||Active|
|1714447||SHARP GAS INC - COATESVILLE||Active|
|1714448||R E GAS DEVELOPMENT LLC||Active|
|1714456||SHARP GAS INC - WEST CHESTER||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.
Filing & Resources
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Issues, Laws & Regulations
- Electronic Data Exchange
- Section 1329 Applications
- AEPS Act
- Act 13 Impact Fee
- Act 127 (Pipeline Act)
- Port Authority Act 61
- Right to Know Policies and Procedures
- Act 120 of 2018 Working Group
- Electricity Issues
- Telecommunications Issues
- Rail Issues
- Motor Carrier Issues
- Pipeline Issues
- Water/Wastewater Issues
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- Verizon PA and Verizon North Joint Petition for Reclassification
- Global Telephone Order
- En Banc Hearings on Wholesale Energy Markets
- En Banc Hearing on Implementation of Supplier Consolidated Billing
- Electric Retail Markets
- Electric Competition Law
- EDC Service Outage Response Reports
- Demand Side Response
- Chapter 56 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Chapter 27 Railroad
- American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
- Alternative Ratemaking Methodologies
- Advanced Metering
- Act 129
- Provider of Last Resort
- Triennial Review Order
- System Improvement Charges Act 11 of 2012
- Rules Governing Termination, Reconnections, Payments, Cash Deposits
- Regulatory Information
- Railroad Regulations
- Policies to Mitigate Potential Electricity Price Increases
- Natural Gas Competition
- Court Decision Summaries
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