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Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 03/01/2004, Docket: RP04-152-000, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 254 Third Revised Sheet No. 254 : Effective

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 254

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(continued)

 

35. SEGMENTATION OF CAPACITY (Continued)

 

(b) the segmentation would purport to result in primary capacity rights with

respect to a segment in a direction opposite to the direction of the Primary

Path under the contract being segmented; or (c) a proposed segmentation would

purport to identify a path or segment within MRT's Reticulated System. MRT's

system is reticulated in the St. Louis metropolitan area north of, and

including, the Meramec and Columbia metering and regulating stations at the

terminus of MRT's Main Lines, and west of, and including, the A206

interconnection on MRT's East Line ("Reticulated System").

35.3 Subject to the provisions of this tariff, including but not

limited to, the provisions of this Section 35, a Customer may segment in a

manner such that capacity in the direction of the Primary Path and capacity in

the opposite direction of the Primary Path, each within applicable

entitlements (MDQ, Line Priority and/or Rate Zone Capacity), is used to make

deliveries to the same Delivery Point at the same time. MRT shall not be

obligated to accept nominations or releases of capacity for any purported

Primary or Secondary Path Segment (hereafter in this Section 35, references to

a Path Segment shall be deemed to include the terms Primary and Secondary Path

Segment) or combination of Path Segments that would (a) result in an

impermissible overlap of capacity or otherwise result in a greater level of

entitlement to line or zone capacity than the entitlement measured by

reference to the Line Priority and Rate Zone Capacity under the original

contract prior to segmentation or (b), when a Customer is segmenting for its

own use, result in receipt or delivery quantities at any single receipt or

delivery point greater than the quantities that MRT was contractually

obligated to receive and deliver at the Primary Receipt and Delivery Points

defining the Primary Path prior to segmentation. A Releasing Customer may not

re-release a released Path Segment until such time as the Releasing Customer

either recalls the released Path Segment or the released Path Segment reverts

to the Releasing Customer at the end of the release term. Replacement

Customers that desire to re-release a released Path Segment may only release

transportation capacity within their acquired Path Segment. The sum of

capacity released in any Path Segment cannot exceed the original Releasing

Customer's level of entitlement to line or zone capacity measured by reference

to the Line Priority and Rate Zone Capacity under the original contract prior

to segmentation.

35.4 A Customer's right to segment is subject to MRT's invocation of

the provisions of Section 9 of the General Terms and Conditions.

35.5 For purposes of segmentation pursuant to the provisions of this

Section 35, a Primary or Secondary Path shall be available, to the extent

operationally feasible, on all portions of MRT's system with the exception of

MRT's Reticulated System. A Path Segment is defined by, and in the direction

of, a Segment Receipt Point to a Segment Delivery Point. If a Customer's

Primary or Secondary Delivery Point, as applicable, is within MRT's

Reticulated System, subject to the provisions of this Section 35, the Customer

may obtain a Primary or Secondary Path on the MRT line(s) on