Columbia Gulf Transmission Company

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/1997, Docket: RP97-166-005, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 411 Original Sheet No. 411 : Effective

 

TRADING PARTNER AGREEMENT

FOR

ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE (Cont'd)

 

 

1.3. System Operations. Each party, at its own expense, shall provide and maintain the equipment, software,

services and testing necessary to effectively and reliably transmit and receive Documents.

 

1.4. Security Procedures. Each party shall properly use those security procedures, including those specified

in the Appendix, if any, which are reasonably sufficient to ensure that all transmissions of Documents are

authorized and to protect its business records and data from improper access.

 

1.5. Signatures. Each party shall adopt as its signature an electronic identification consisting of symbol(s)

or code(s) which are to be affixed to or contained, where required, in the Document transmitted by such party

("Signature Code(s)"). Such Signature Code(s) shall be specified in the Appendix. In such cases where a

Signature Code(s) is required for one or more Transaction Set(s), the requirement shall be specified in the

Appendix applicable to such Transaction Set(s). Each party agrees that the Signature Code(s) of such party

affixed to or contained in any transmitted Document shall be sufficient to verify such party originated such

Document(s). No party shall disclose to any unauthorized person the Signature Code(s) of any other party.

 

Section 2. Transmissions.

 

2.1. Proper Receipt. Documents shall not be deemed to have been properly received, and no Document shall

give rise to any obligation, until accessible to the receiving party at such party's Receipt Computer

designated in the Appendix. Where the parties employ the services of Providers to transmit and receive

Documents, the Receipt Computer shall be defined in the Appendix as the Computer provided by the receiving

party's Provider, for Transmission.

 

2.2. Verification.

 

2.2.1. Upon proper receipt of any Document, the receiving party shall promptly and properly transmit a

functional acknowledgment in return, unless otherwise specified in the Appendix.

 

2.2.2. For the purposes of this Agreement, a "functional acknowledgment" means an ASC X12 Transaction Set

997, which confirms a Document (in the format specified by such acknowledgment) has been received and whether

all required portions of the Document are syntactically correct, but which does not confirm the substantive

content(s) of the related Document.

 

2.2.3. By mutual agreement, the parties may designate in the Appendix a "response document" as a substitute

for or in addition to an ASC X12 Transaction Set 997. A "response document" confirms that a Document (in the

format specified by such acknowledgment) has been received, and whether all required portions of the Document

are syntactically correct, and contains data sent by the receiving party to the sending party in response to

the substantive content of the related Document. If the parties designate a response document as a substitute

for a functional acknowledgment, the time requirements in the Appendix applicable to functional acknowledgments

shall apply to such response documents.

 

2.2.4. A functional acknowledgment, or a response document that has been designated in the Appendix as a

substitute for a functional acknowledgment, shall constitute conclusive evidence a Document has been properly

received.

 

2.2.5. Except as to conditions governed under Section 2.4, in the event the receiving party fails to promptly

and properly transmit a functional acknowledgment or response document in return for a properly received

Document, where required, the originating party's records of the contents of the Document shall control.