Equitrans, L. P.

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/01/2002, Docket: RP00-462-002, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 245 Second Revised Sheet No. 245 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 245

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)

 

11. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS

 

11.1 Generally. 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 the Equitrans' system or

to maintain operations required to provide efficient and reliable

firm service. Whenever Equitrans experiences these conditions, any

pertinent order shall be referred to as an OFO. In the event that

Equitrans determines, in its sole discretion, that in order to

permit the continued operation of all or part of its system a

quantity of gas must be received, delivered, injected, or withdrawn

at any point or location on its system, and that such operating

requirement cannot be accomplished using the facilities and gas

supply under Equitrans' control in the time period necessary,

Equitrans may issue OFOs which shall require specified action on the

part of Customers, and which shall be applied on a nondiscriminatory

basis to all quantities flowing at the designated points on

the Equitrans system at which action is required.

 

11.2 Operational Flow Order Condition in Customer Service

Agreements. Equitrans will require as a condition to each firm

and interruptible Service Agreement that the Customer guarantee

that Equitrans will have the right to issue an OFO directly to any

supplier, operator, transporter or owner of Customer's gas.

 

11.3 Notice. Each Customer shall designate one or more persons for

Equitrans to contact on a 24 hour per day, 365 days a year

basis. If Equitrans invokes its rights under this Section, it

will provide actual notice of OFOs to the affected Customers, by

telephone contact and e-mail if possible, and by facsimile

transmission. The notice will contain the following information:

 

(i) The point(s) or location(s) on the Equitrans

system at which Equitrans requires action in

order to maintain system operations;

 

(ii) The conditions which necessitate the issuance of the OFO

and specific responses required from the affected parties;

 

(iii) The action required at each point or location,

including the total quantity of gas Equitrans

estimates it will require to be received,

delivered, injected, or withdrawn;