Columbia Gas Transmission LLC

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 03/03/2009, Docket: RP09-340-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 275 Original Sheet No. 275

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Cont'd)

 

 

3. REQUESTS FOR SERVICE

 

3.1 Request for Service Form. Valid requests for new or increased levels of service under any of

Transporter's Rate Schedules except Rate Schedule MS shall be made by submitting to Transporter a fully-

completed Request for Service Form in the form included in this Tariff and by otherwise complying with all of

the provisions of this Section 3. Requests for amended Service Agreements shall be made on a form provided or

approved by Transporter. The completed request for amended Service Agreements shall be forwarded to

Transporter through Transporter's EBB, or other method of delivery approved by Transporter. A Shipper or

prospective Shipper seeking new or increased service from Transporter, including a prospective bidder for

released capacity under the provisions of Section 14 of the General Terms and Conditions, is referred to as

"Requestor" in this Section 3.

 

3.2 Approved Bidder List. Transporter shall maintain on the EBB an Approved Bidder List containing the

names of the parties satisfying the conditions of this Section 3 and approved to bid for firm or interruptible

service, including released capacity under the provisions of Section 14 of the General Terms and Conditions.

A Requestor may not bid for service unless its name appears on the Approved Bidder List. The Approved Bidder

List shall further reflect whether Requestor is eligible to enter into an agreement through electronic

communications and otherwise complies with the requirements of Section 5.7 of the General Terms and

Conditions. A Requestor may be removed from the Approved Bidder List if (i) Transporter later determines that

such Requestor is no longer creditworthy, (ii) Requestor has contracted for the level of service for which it

has been authorized, or (iii) the underlying credit data is more than twelve months old and has not been

updated by Requestor.

 

3.3 Credit Data.

 

(a) Except as provided in Section 3.3(b), Requestor shall submit with its completed Request for

Service Form the following credit evaluation data:

 

(1) a copy of Requestor's audited financial statements and financial reports for the

previous two (2) fiscal year ends certified by the Chief Financial Officer or Chief Accounting Officer

of the Requestor prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or, for non U.S.

based Requestors, prepared in accordance with the equivalent standards. The certificate must state

that the financial statements and financial reports fairly present the financial condition and results

of operations of the Requestor for the period it covers;

 

(2) a copy of Requestor's most recent Annual Report and, if applicable, most recent Forms

10-Q and 10-K; provided that if Requestor has no Annual Report or Forms 10-Q or 10-K it must provide

 

(i) its financial statement for the most recent period available, which may be

unaudited but if unaudited, must be signed and attested to by Requestor's President and Chief

Financial Officer as fairly representing the financial condition of the company;

 

(ii) any current filings with other regulatory agencies that discuss Requestor's

financial condition; and

 

(iii) a detailed business description that includes Requestor's corporate form, the

number of years or months it has been in business, the nature of its business, and the number

of its employees;

 

 

(3) a list of Requestor's affiliates, including any parent and subsidiary companies;

 

(4) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three trade references with whom

Transporter may make reasonable inquiry into Requestor's creditworthiness, and copies of any available

reports from credit reporting and bond rating agencies; The results of reference checks and any credit

reports submitted must show that Requestor's obligations are being paid on a reasonably prompt basis;