Midwestern Gas Transmission Company

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 07/09/2004, Docket: RP04-325-000, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 238 Second Revised Sheet No. 238 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 238

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

 

8. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS (OFO) (Continued)

 

8.1 Circumstances Warranting OFO (Continued)

 

Specific conditions that could prompt Company issuance of an OFO include:

 

(a) The inability of Company to receive scheduled gas at a Receipt Point or to

deliver scheduled gas at a Delivery Point due to either an operational or

weather related condition on the associated interconnected system.

 

(b) The receipt of gas that does not conform to Company's quality standards,

as specified in Subsection 2.1 of the General Terms and Conditions.

 

8.2 Preliminary Notifications

 

Company shall provide, via posting on the System, 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.

 

8.3 Follow-up Reports

 

On a quarterly basis, Company 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.

 

8.4 Applicability of OFO

 

Company shall make an OFO as localized as is reasonably practicable based on

Company's good faith and reasonable judgment concerning the situations

requiring remediation such that an OFO will be directed (i) first to

Shippers/Balancing Parties causing the problem necessitating the OFO or

transporting gas in the area of the System in which there is an operational

problem, and (ii) second to those Shippers/Balancing Parties transporting gas

in the area of the System where action is required to correct the problem

necessitating the OFO. Company will tailor the OFO to match the severity of the

known or anticipated operational problem requiring remediation as more fully

set forth in Subsections 8.6 and 8.7 hereof.

 

8.5 Action Taken by Company Prior to Issuance of OFO

 

Company shall first attempt to isolate the impact of the operational problem by

utilizing an OBA(s) at or in the area of Company's system where the problem is

occurring. However, if neither the Balancing Party(ies) or the related

Shippers are actively addressing the operational problem, Company shall then

issue an OFO watch for such location.

 

Affected parties shall be directly notified via telephone and followed by a

facsimile and subsequent posting to the System of the issuance of an OFO watch.

 

An OFO watch will state a period of time affected Shipper(s) have to address

such condition with the Balancing Party(ies) and/or prepare alternative

arrangements in the event an OFO is issued.