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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
1724025 DIVERSIFIED ENERGY Active
1724027 HOST AT PHILADELPHIA LLC Active
1724078 WASHINGTON COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY Active
1724214 SHELL PIPELINE COMPANY LP Active
1724239 BEECH MIDSTREAM LLC Active
1724258 AR BUILDING COMPANY INC Active
1724342 JAMESTOWN VILLAGE APARTMENTS LP Defunct/Cancelled
1724488 THE WESTOVER COMPANIES Active
1724608 GREAT VALLEY PROPANE INC Active
1724685 HARBOR GROUP MANAGEMENT Active
1724819 BT WEST CHESTER LP Active
1724968 BEAVER GAS GATHERING LLC Active
1725105 EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY Pending
1725115 INR MIDSTREAM LLC Pending
1725126 CLEVELAND CLIFFS PLATE LLC Pending
1725233 PPG OPERATIONS LLC Pending
1725236 VILLAGE ON PENNBROOK 2 LLC Pending
1725272 SUPERIOR PLUS PROPANE Pending
1725317 PERKS OIL & GAS LLC Pending
1725407 JKLM ENERGY LLC Pending
1725425 HERITAGE VILLAGE ASSOCIATES LP Pending
1725594 KC MIDSTREAM SOLUTIONS LLC Pending

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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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