Columbia Gulf Transmission Company

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 10/19/2006, Docket: RP06-596-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 139 First Revised Sheet No. 139 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 139

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)

 

 

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 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 maximum 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 conditions; 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 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;