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. 383 Original Sheet No. 383
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Cont'd)
36. TRANSPORTATION COSTS RATE ADJUSTMENT (TCRA)
(a) This Section provides for the recovery of costs incurred for the transmission and compression
of gas by others (Account No. 858 costs or 858 costs), applicable to Operational 858 costs, which shall be
defined as including amounts paid to upstream pipelines for contracts retained as a result of Transporter's
Order No. 636 restructuring, or utilized in Transporter's post-restructuring operations.
(b) Transporter shall recover Transportation Costs, including carrying charges calculated under
Section 154.501 or successor provision of the Commission's regulations, by means of rates and charges
applicable to Shippers under (i) Transporter's FTS, NTS, NTS-S, TPS, SST, GTS, OPT, and ITS Rate Schedules as
set forth in Volume No. 1 of this Tariff, and (ii) those X-Rate Schedules set forth in Volume No. 2 of this
Tariff that incorporate rates from Volume No. 1 of this Tariff (collectively the Applicable Rate Schedules).
The rates for recovery of Transportation Costs, as set forth at Sheet Nos. 25 through 28, inclusive, of this
Tariff, shall be established by Transporter's Section 4(e) rate filings. Recovery of adjustments to those
base rates and of unrecovered amounts from preceding periods shall be effected through the Transportation Cost
Rate Adjustment (TCRA) mechanism set forth in this Section.
36.2 Transporter's TCRA Filings. Annually, or at such other times as Transporter in its reasonable
discretion determines necessary (Periodic TCRA Filing), Transporter may adjust the TCRA rates to take into
account prospective changes in Transportation Costs. That adjustment shall be effected by Transporter filing
a TCRA with the Commission (i) annually on or before March 1, to become effective April 1 (Annual TCRA
Filing), and (ii) at such other times as Transporter in its reasonable discretion determines necessary to
become effective 30 days after filing (Periodic TCRA Filing).
36.3 Accounting for Activity. Transporter will account for all under or over recovered Transportation Costs
in Account No. 186.
36.4 Adjustments To The Transportation Costs Rate.
(a) The Transportation Costs Rate, as adjusted by Transporter through its TCRA filings, shall
consist of the sum of (i) the current Operational 858 costs includable in the Transportation Costs rate
(Current Operational TCRA Rate) as adjusted by any TCRA Filing, and (ii) the unrecovered Operational 858 costs
includable in the Transportation Costs rate (Operational TCRA Surcharge) as adjusted through the Annual TCRA.
These shall be calculated for TCRA Filings in the following manner: