East Tennessee Natural Gas, LLC

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/20/2008, Docket: RP08-277-000, Status: Effective

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 326 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 326 : Effective

Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 326

 

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)

 

 

14. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS

 

14.1 Circumstances Warranting Issuance: Transporter shall have the

right to issue Operational Flow Orders (OFOs) as specified in this

Section that require actions by Shippers/Balancing Parties in

order (1) to alleviate conditions that threaten to impair reliable

service, (2) to maintain pipeline operations at the pressures

required to provide efficient and reliable transportation

services, (3) to have adequate gas supplies in the system to

deliver on demand, (4) to maintain service to all firm Shippers

and for all firm services, (5) to accommodate LNG storage

injection, (6) to accommodate compressor operation requirements at

Transporter's compressor Station 3401 (Nora), (7) to ensure

adequate nominations at the Roanoke Interconnect in order for

Transporter to make properly nominated deliveries to all Shippers

at other points on the system, (8) to maintain the system in

balance for the foregoing purposes, or (9) to alleviate

Transporter's operational problems, either on Transporter's

system, including its interconnects, or in connection with its

liquefaction facility, that relate to the quality of the gas

received into Transporter's system, irrespective of whether this

gas meets the specifications in Section 2 of these General Terms

and Conditions. Transporter shall lift any effective OFO,

promptly upon the cessation of operating conditions that caused

the relevant system problem.

 

14.2 Actions to be Taken to Avoid Issuance: Transporter shall, to the

extent reasonably practicable, take all reasonable actions

necessary to avoid issuing an OFO. Such actions shall include, in

order of priority (1) working with Balancing Parties to

temporarily adjust receipts and/or deliveries at relevant Point(s)

of Receipt or Point(s) of Delivery, (2) working with

Shippers/Balancing Parties to adjust scheduled flows on the

system, or (3) taking any other reasonable action designed to

mitigate the system problem. After taking all such reasonable

actions to avoid issuing an OFO, Transporter will have the right

to issue OFOs, if necessary, in the circumstances described in

Section 14.1.

 

14.3 Preliminary Notifications/Follow-up Reports: Transporter shall

provide, via posting on LINK® and to affected parties through the

affected party's choice of Electronic Notice Delivery

mechanism(s), prior notice to all Shippers and Balancing Parties

of upcoming system events such as anticipated weather patterns and

operational problems that may necessitate the issuance of an OFO.

On a quarterly basis, Transporter will provide every Shipper and

Balancing Party that was affected by an OFO during the previous

quarter a written report that details the underlying causes that

warranted the issuance of the OFO during the quarter and explains

why the actions required by the OFO were necessary to alleviate

the identified problems.