Discovery Gas Transmission LLC
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Effective Date: 09/01/2002, Docket: RP00-319-003, Status: Effective
Second Revised Sheet No. 135 Second Revised Sheet No. 135 : Effective
Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 135
7. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDER (OFO)
7.1 APPLICABILITY - An Operational Flow Order (OFO) is an order issued to
alleviate conditions, inter alia, which threaten or could threaten the
safe operations or system integrity of Transporter's system or to
maintain operations required to provide efficient and reliable firm
service. Whenever Transporter experiences these conditions, any
pertinent order will be referred to as an Operational Flow Order.
Transporter will determine, in its reasonable judgment, the
circumstances that will result in the issuance of an OFO.
Circumstances that may prompt an OFO cannot be quantified in advance
because the need to issue an OFO will depend on quantities of Gas
confirmed and scheduled, the point(s) where actual receipts or
deliveries deviate from confirmed and scheduled quantities, whether an
OBA governs the allocation at the point(s), and the relationship of
these individual factors to general System operations on any given Day.
Generally, an OFO may be issued if there is a significant decrease or
increase in line pressure or if a curtailment order fails to reduce gas
flow in the event there is insufficient capacity to handle all confirmed
and scheduled nominations.
OFOs will identify the situation to be addressed and will identify
specific actions to be taken by Shipper, stated in terms of an hourly
Gas flow level, and the probable duration of an OFO. Transporter will
provide periodic reports on Transporter's Internet Web Site (web site)
as to any changes in the condition that prompted the OFO and probable
duration of the OFO. OFOs affecting multiple Shippers on all or any
portion of Transporter's System will be posted on the web site. The OFO
will be posted within one (1) hour of its issuance and will be effective
within four (4) hours of issuance. To the extent an OFO is only
applicable to specific Shippers, Transporter may notify such Shippers by
telephone or facsimile, but the OFO will be effective as to such
Shippers when posted on Transporter's web site. Shipper must make a
contact person available on a twenty-four (24) hour basis to receive OFO
notices, and provide all necessary information to Transporter.
Transporter will use reasonable efforts to give actual notice to that
person, as time permits.