Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

Sixth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 01/01/2010, Docket: RP10-206-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 449 First Revised Sheet No. 449

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 449

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(continued)

 

10. ASSIGNMENT AND CURTAILMENT OF CAPACITY (continued)

 

nominated and scheduled. Transporter shall reduce

scheduled deliveries to the markets served by the

deficient supply sources to the extent the deficient

supply sources have been identified and such action is

operationally feasible; otherwise, Transporter shall

reduce scheduled deliveries in accordance with the

priorities set forth in (a) above. The Shippers with

deficient supply sources during the temporary supply

shortfall will compensate those other Shippers who

maintained scheduled receipts during the shortfall period

but nevertheless suffered curtailed deliveries as

provided in (d) below.

 

(c) Exemption. Notwithstanding the provision for pro rata

curtailment within Category Two described in (a) above, a

Shipper may qualify for exemption from such

prioritization of those quantities required to forestall

irreparable injury to life or property (including

environmental emergencies), to protect human needs

requirements and/or to provide for minimum plant

protection. In such case, the qualifying quantities

would be curtailed last, on a pro rata basis, within each

such category. To qualify for such exemption, Shipper

must furnish to Transporter prior to Transporter's notice

of curtailment (and promptly update in the event of

significant change and at least each year by September 1)

an affidavit specifying the quantities required to serve

such high-priority uses of the Gas to be transported

pursuant to the service requested, verifying that the

information is accurate to the best of Shipper's

knowledge after a good faith inquiry. If an emergency

situation occurs which was unforeseen, then the affected

Shipper may notify Transporter of its need for an

exemption in order to serve such high-priority uses and

provide a detailed, sworn statement to Transporter within

twenty-four (24) hours of such notification with an

explanation of the emergency, its expected duration, the

quantities