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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.

Pipeline Operators Registry

Utility Code Utility / Company Info Status
1721803 Club Exploria, LLC - Pocono Mountain Villas Active
1721880 APEX KIT MIDSTREAM LLC Active
1722009 LIBERTY LP GAS INC Active
1722056 STONEHENGE LAUREL GATHERING LLC Active
1722078 MARKWEST LIBERTY BLUESTONE LLC Active
1722080 MARKWEST BLUESTONE ETHANE PIPELINE LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1722081 MARKWEST LIBERTY ETHANE PIPELINE LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1722082 MARKWEST LIBERTY NGL PIPELINE LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1722090 MDS GATHERING LLC Active
1722318 EMPIRE ENERGY E&P LLC Active
1722577 LAYLINE INFRASTRUCTURE LLC Active
1722709 MONONA LLC Active
1722725 INSITE DEVELOPMENT LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1722727 INSITE RESERVES LLC Active
1723018 GEOPETRO LLC Active
1723068 HYPERION MIDSTREAM LLC Active
1723099 NNE RESOURCES LLC Active
1723103 PENN ENERGY RESOURCES LLC Active
1723127 VOG FIELD SERVICES LLC Active
1723128 EQT Active
1723233 MILLER MOBILE HOME SALES AND SERVICE Active
1723902 BLACKHAWK ENERGY LLC Active
1723936 APEX WML MIDSTREAM LLC Active
1723954 BLACKHILL ENERGY LLC Active
1724024 MURPHY PRODUCTION INC 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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