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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
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 Defunct/Cancelled
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
1714423 SWEPI-LP 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
1714441 ULTRA RESOURCES 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.

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