Columbia Gulf Transmission Company
Second Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 05/01/2001, Docket: RP01-342-000, Status: Effective
Third Revised Sheet No. 209 Third Revised Sheet No. 209 : Effective
Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 209
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)
17. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS
17.1 In General.
(a) Transporter, in its reasonable discretion, shall have the right to issue Operational Flow
Orders (OFO) as specified in this section upon determination by Transporter that action is required in
order to alleviate conditions which threaten the integrity of Transporter's system, to maintain pipeline
operations at the pressures required to provide reliable firm transportation services, to have adequate
supplies in the system to deliver on demand (including injection of gas into the mainline and providing
line pack), to maintain firm service to all Shippers and for all firm services, and to maintain the
system in balance for the foregoing purposes. To the extent feasible, Transporter shall attempt to
direct such OFOs to those Shippers causing the condition that necessitates issuance of the OFO.
(b) Each Operational Flow Order shall contain the following information:
(1) Time and date of issuance;
(2) Time that Operational Flow Order is effective;
(3) Duration of Operational Flow Order (If none specified, the Operational Flow Order
will remain in effect until further notice);
(4) The Shipper(s) or class of Shippers affected;
(5) The action that Shipper(s) must take;
(6) The reason or justification for issuing the Operation Flow Order; and
(7) Any other information which may be required by the terms of this Tariff.
(c) Except for Force Majeure events, events or conditions which threaten the integrity of
Transporter's system, or as specified in Section 17.2(a), Transporter will give 24 hours general advance
notice of an Operational Flow Order by posting on the Electronic Bulletin Board the conditions that may
jeopardize the system or effect Transporter's ability to meet its contractual obligation to meet all
firm services. Transporter reserves the right to issue an Operational Flow Order with less than 24
hours to comply if necessary to protect the integrity of its system. If Transporter issues an Operation
Flow Order without providing such 24 hours notice, except for those Operational Flow Orders issued
pursuant Section 17.2(a), Transporter shall post on its Electronic Bulletin Board and send to the
Commission a detailed explanation containing information specific to that individual situation to
justify the issuance of the Operational Flow Order.
(d) Transporter shall issue Operational Flow Orders by posting on its Electronic Bulletin Board
and Electronic Notice Delivery to Shipper's representative. Shippers shall monitor Transporter's
Electronic Bulletin Board for any Operational Flow Order applicable to Shipper's service and shall be
solely responsible for compliance with each Operational Flow Order. Electronic Notice Delivery shall be
according to the following provisions:
(1) Transporter should provide affected parties with notification of intraday bumps,
operational flow orders and other critical notices through the affected party’s choice of
Electronic Notice Delivery mechanism(s).
(2) Unless the affected party and Transporter have agreed to exclusive notification
via EDI/EDM, the affected party should provide Transporter with at least one Internet E-mail
address to be used for Electronic Notice Delivery of intraday bumps, operational flow orders and
other critical notices. The obligation of Transporter to provide notification is waived until the
above requirement has been met.
(3) Transporter should support the concurrent sending of electronic notification of
intraday bumps, operational flow orders and other critical notices to two Internet E-mail addresses
for each affected party.