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.