Midwestern Gas Transmission Company

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 10/01/2003, Docket: RP00-467-002, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 239 First Revised Sheet No. 239 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 239

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

 

8. OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS (OFO) (Continued)

 

8.6 OFO Notification

 

If the Company determines that the operational problem detailed in the OFO

watch has not been adequately addressed with the time period specified in the

OFO watch, Company shall then have the right to issue an OFO.

 

All OFOs will be issued via telephone and followed by a facsimile to the

affected Shipper/Balancing Party, with subsequent posting to the System. The

OFO will set forth (i) the time and date of issuance, (ii) the actions

Shipper/Balancing Party is required to take, (iii) the time by which

Shipper/Balancing Party must be in compliance with the OFO, (iv) the

anticipated duration of the OFO, and (v) any other terms that Company may

reasonably require to ensure the effectiveness of the OFO.

 

Each Shipper and Balancing Party must designate one or more persons, but not

more than three persons, for Company to contact on operating matters at any

time, on a 24-hour a day, 365-day a year basis. Such contact persons must have

adequate authority and expertise to deal with such operating matters.

 

If Company cannot contact any Shipper/Balancing Party because that

Shipper/Balancing Party has failed to designate a contact person or

Shipper's/Balancing Party's contact person is unavailable, Company shall not be

responsible for any consequences that could have been prevented by

communication. Company will make reasonable continuing efforts to notify the

affected Shipper/Balancing Party.

 

8.6.1 OFOs can be issued to effect any of the following:

 

(a) Curtailment of interruptible services;

 

(b) Restrictions of deliveries to a specific point or points covered

by a Balancing Agreement to the aggregate Transportation Quantity

under the firm transportation agreements with primary Delivery

Points at the affected locations; and/or

 

(c) Forced balancing such that Balancing Parties will be required to

assure that nominations equal flows and that receipts and

deliveries fall within the tolerance level designated in the OFO.

 

8.6.2 Notice of Service Interruption

 

If a full interruption, partial curtailment, or reduction of service

due to an OFO shall become necessary, Company shall directly notify

affected Shipper(s) and post, as soon as possible, a summary of the

service interruption. The posting shall contain information about the

status of the operational variables that 1) prompted such service

interruption and 2) the estimated effective period that the

interruption will be in effect. In addition, Company shall post

routine status updates throughout the interruption period.

 

Company shall provide an estimate of the quantity of gas it will be

able to transport for the affected Shippers during the service

interruption period and shall give like notice of the cessation of such

interruption.