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. 388 Original Sheet No. 388

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Cont'd)

 

39. ACCOUNT NO. 191 RECONCILIATION MECHANISM

 

39.1 Purpose. This Section provides a mechanism by which Transporter shall refund to or recover from

certain Shippers (i) any overrecovered or underrecovered balance in Transporter's Account No. 191 as of the

day preceding the effective date of Transporter's Order No. 636 Compliance Filing (Account No. 191 Transition

Balance), and (ii) any other billings or refunds arising from purchased gas costs attributable to periods

prior to termination of Transporter's PGA and otherwise eligible for recovery by Transporter (Other Eligible

Costs). Transporter shall refund or recover the Account No. 191 Transition Balance and any Other Eligible

Costs, both of which shall include carrying charges calculated under Section 154.501 or successor provision of

the Commission's Regulations, from Shippers under the Rate Schedules set forth below.

 

39.2 The Initial Filing. Transporter initially shall refund or recover any Account No. 191 Transition

Balance by means of a positive or negative fixed charge applicable to all Shippers under Transporter's

previous CDS, WS and SGS Rate Schedules (Former Sales Customers) as of the day preceding the effective date of

Transporter's Order No. 636 restructuring (Effective Date) Transporter shall: (i) allocate demand-related

portions of that Account No. 191 Balance based upon such Former Sales Customers' Total Daily Entitlements as

of the date immediately preceding the Effective Date; and (ii) allocate commodity-related portions of that

Account No. 191 Balance based upon such Former Sales Customers' respective purchases during the twelve months

preceding the Effective Date. That initial fixed charge under this Section, to be filed by Transporter on or

before March 1, 1994, shall be refunded or recovered from Eligible Shippers over a 24 month period for CDS

Rate Schedule shippers, a 36 month period for SGS Rate Schedule shippers, or other agreed to amortization

period not to exceed 24 months or 36 months, as applicable, (Recovery Period) commencing with the April 1,

1994 effective date of such filing; provided, however, that Transporter may elect to propose such longer

Recovery Period as may be warranted and provided further that Shipper may elect the option of a lump sum

payment.

 

39.3 Additional Filings. Transporter periodically may make additional filings under this Section as

necessary to recover Other Eligible Costs. Any such periodic filings shall provide for the refund or recovery

of those costs (i) over an amortization period of 12 months, provided however that Transporter may elect to

propose such longer Recovery Period as may be warranted and provided further that Shipper may elect the option

of a lump sum payment to be prescribed in such filings, and (ii) otherwise in accordance with the allocation

and recovery procedures set forth in Section 39.2 above. Such additional filings to recover costs from Former

Sales Customers shall be filed within nine months of the Effective Date; provided, however, that such nine-

month limitation shall not apply to Other Eligible Costs that are the subject of ongoing litigation at such

date, including any unpaid purchased gas costs attributable to the period before the filing of Transporter's

July 31, 1991 petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States District

Court for the District of Delaware that are not yet resolved by that bankruptcy proceeding but are otherwise

eligible for recovery as Other Eligible Costs. No time limitation shall apply to flow through refunds

received by Transporter applicable to amounts paid by Former Sales Customers.

 

39.4 Reconciliation Procedure. Within 60 days after the end of each Recovery Period following the Initial

and Additional Filings described at Sections 39.2 and 39.3 above, Transporter shall file with the Commission a

Reconciliation that sets forth the actual applicable balance of such costs, including carrying charges at the

end of the Recovery Period (Reconciliation Balance). Any such Reconciliation Balance shall be refunded or

recovered through a Reconciliation Balance Fixed Charge that shall be recovered (i) over a period to be

prescribed in each such Reconciliation filing, and (ii) otherwise in accordance with the allocation and

recovery procedures set forth at Section 39.2 above. To the extent that any balance remains after completion

of the Recovery period for the first Reconciliation Balance Fixed Charge, Transporter shall file, for each

recovery filing under this section, a Final Reconciliation Balance Fixed Charge, which shall reflect the

Commission published interest rate in effect at that time. Such Final Reconciliation filings shall provide

for refund or recovery of the remaining amount through a one-time fixed charge allocated in accordance with

the procedures set forth in Section 39.2 above.