Gulf States Transmission Corporation
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Effective Date: 10/01/2002, Docket: RP02-431-000, Status: Effective
Second Revised Sheet No. 70 Second Revised Sheet No. 70 : Effective
Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 70
TRADING PARTNER AGREEMENT
for the Electronic Data Interchange
of Information Over the Public Internet (continued)
1.2.2. Each party shall be responsible for the costs, acts and
omissions of any Provider with which it contracts. This
provision does not limit any claim of either party against a
Provider with respect to such acts or omissions.
1.3. System Operations. Each party, in its sole discretion and at its own
expense, shall provide for the requisite hardware, software, services
and/or testing procedures necessary to transmit, receive and retrieve
1.4. Security Procedures. Each party, in its sole discretion and expense,
shall use and provide for the requisite levels of security which are
reasonably sufficient to ensure that all transmissions of Documents are
authorized by the parties and to protect their business records and data
from improper access. At a minimum, the parties shall provide and use
those security measures specified herein, in the NAESB standards as
adopted by the FERC, or as may be agreed upon by the parties as set forth
in the Appendix.
1.5. Keys. When the parties are utilizing the Internet electronic delivery
mechanism as herein contemplated, each party shall maintain a Pretty Good
Privacy ("PGP") "public key," (an encryption algorithm used to facilitate
private electronic communication) which may be changed from time to time
in accordance with this Agreement or as may be set forth in the Appendix.
Each party shall provide to the other party its PGP public key by either
(a) a certified or receipted mail service using a diskette with the
public key contained in an ASCII text file, or (b) an electronic simple
mail transfer protocol (smtp) mail message with the public key contained
in the body. Under either option above, the public key shall be verified
by the party to whom it is sent by validating the fingerprint of the
public key which may be accomplished via telephone, fax, or other
comparably reliable means. If a party desires to change its public key,
it shall provide at least five business days prior notice thereof to the
other party; provided that under an emergency situation, a prior written
notice of at least 24 hours shall be given.
1.6. Electronic Signatures. Each party shall adopt as its signature the PGP
private key, where required by the Standards or otherwise agreed to by
the parties, in the Document transmitted by such party ("Signature
Code(s)"). Such Signature Codes(s) shall be specified in the Appendix.
Each party agrees that the Signature Code(s) of such party affixed to or
contained in any transmitted Document shall be sufficient to verify that
such party originated the Document. Neither party shall disclose to any
unauthorized person the Signature Code(s) of the other party.