Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.

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Effective Date: 08/01/2004, Docket: RP04-408-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 285 First Revised Sheet No. 285 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 285

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

 

25. GAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION

 

25.1 Purpose

 

The Gas Research Institute (GRI), an Illinois, not for profit,

corporation has been organized for the purpose of sponsoring

Research, Development and Demonstration programs in the field of

natural and manufactured gas for the purpose of assisting all

segments of the gas industry in providing adequate, reliable,

safe, economic and environmentally acceptable gas service for the

benefit of gas consumers and the general public.

 

 

 

25.2 Voluntary Contribution Mechanism

 

Southern Star will be a voluntary collection agent for Shippers

who voluntarily choose to support GRI programs through a "check

the box" approach on its invoices. These amounts collected

pursuant to the "check the box" procedure will not be part of

pipeline rates, and the Commission will not review or approve any

such amounts or projects. This mechanism will allow the Shippers

to specify the level of contribution and the projects or project

areas to be funded. Southern Star will remit to GRI all funds

collected, pursuant to Section 25.3, below.

 

 

 

25.3 Remittance to GRI

 

Southern Star shall remit to GRI, not later than fifteen (15) days

after the receipt thereof, all monies received by virtue of the

GRI voluntary contribution mechanism, less any amounts properly

payable to a Federal, state, or local authority relating to the

monies received hereunder. In no event shall Southern Star be

required to remit monies to GRI which it has not actually

collected.