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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
1714457 SHARP GAS INC - GLEN MILLS Active
1714458 SHARP GAS INC - HONEY BROOK (TEL HAI) Active
1714459 NATIONAL FUEL GAS SUPPLY CORPORATION Active
1714460 SUNOCO INC Active
1714461 DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION INC Defunct/Cancelled
1714462 US STEEL Active
1714463 HEC/TOBYHANNA ENERGY PROJECT INC (AMERESCO INC) Active
1714492 ONEXXX PRODUCTION AND EXPLORATION CORPORATION Active
1714493 CNX Resources Corporation Active
1714502 RANGE RESOURCES - APPALACHIA LLC Active
1714510 TENNESSEE GAS PIPELINE COMPANY Defunct/Cancelled
1714511 WYANT OPERATING CO Active
1714567 XTO ENERGY INC Active
1714589 COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION LLC Active
1714613 PEI POWER CORPORATION Defunct/Cancelled
1714682 ABARTA OIL & GAS CO LLC Active
1714708 ANTERO RESOURCES APPACHAIN CORPORATION Defunct/Cancelled
1714724 PARACO GAS Active
1714751 FLATIRONS DEVELOPMENT LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714765 PHILLIPS 66 PIPELINE LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714766 LIBERTY COMMUNITY GAS LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714801 OTTER EXPLORATION INC Defunct/Cancelled
1714803 H.A. GOAL INC Defunct/Cancelled
1714804 MDS ENERGY LTD Defunct/Cancelled
1714805 SYLVAN ENERGY LLC 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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