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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
1716463 NFG MIDSTREAM CLERMONT LLC Active
1716464 RICE POSEIDON MIDSTREAM LLC Active
1716481 MBS RESOURCES INC Active
1716482 SERGEANT GAS COMPANY INC Active
1716606 NEW CENTURY PIPELINE LLC Active
1716827 MEDINA REVENUE LLC Active
1717064 LEATHERSTOCKING PIPELINE COMPANY LLC Active
1717933 SW GATHERING Active
1717963 CNG QUAKER LLC Active
1718014 HEP PENNSYLVANIA GATHERING LLC Active
1718077 NORTH PIER LNG LLC Active
1718158 ENERGY TRANSFER COMPANY Active
1718289 SUPERIOR PLUS ENERGY SERVICES Active
1718290 DEITER BROS FUEL CO INC Active
1718466 STONEHENGE APPALACHIA LLC Active
1718663 SHARP GAS INC - HONEY BROOK (VILLAGE GREENE) Active
1718671 VALLEY LFG LLC Active
1718700 Tucker Energy Solutions, LLC Active
1718741 BRUNNER ISLAND LLC Active
1717453 ELLWOOD REALTY ACQUISITION COMPANY LLC Active
1717528 NFG MIDSTREAM TIONESTA LLC Active
1717529 SENECA-NFG MIDSTREAM OWLS NEST LLC Active
1717533 PHILADELPHIA ENERGY SOLUTIONS REFINING AND MARKETING LLC Active
1717596 CHESAPEAKE OPERATING LLC Active
1719260 MATHESON TRI-GAS 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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