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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
1714389 M3 APPALACHIA GATHERING LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714390 PENNSYLVANIA LAND HOLDING COMPANY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714391 KAHUNA OPERATING-SARSEN LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714380 MARCELLUS MIDSTREAM ENERGY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714381 LASER NORTHEAST GATHERING COMPANY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714369 VISTA GATHERING LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714375 PDC MOUNTAINEER LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714376 DELAWARE PIPELINE COMPANY LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714367 GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP Defunct/Cancelled
1714344 CARRIZO MARCELLUS LLC Defunct/Cancelled
1714355 ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA Defunct/Cancelled
1714337 PVR PARTNERS LP Defunct/Cancelled
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

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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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