Northern Natural Gas Company

Fifth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/17/2010, Docket: RP10-502-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 222A First Revised Sheet No. 222A

Superseding: Substitute Original Sheet No. 222A

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

 

3. Northern and Shipper may enter into transactions and create

binding obligations by means of electronic execution of

documents under these procedures. These documents include, but

are not limited to, service agreements, amendments to service

agreements, capacity release transactions, operational balancing

agreements, and any other agreements or forms that Northern

shall make available on its Internet website (Documents).

Execution of these documents under the terms mutually agreed for

electronic means shall be considered in connection with any

transaction, to be a "writing" or "in writing" and any such

Document shall be deemed for all purposes (a) to have been

"signed" (Signed Documents) and (b) to constitute an "original"

when printed from electronic files or records established and

maintained in the normal course of business. All parties agree

not to contest the validity or enforceability of such electronic

signatures under the provision of any applicable law relating to

whether certain agreements are to be in writing or signed by the

party to be bound thereby, provided that the signature has been

made in accordance with the terms of this Tariff. Further,

Signed Documents, if introduced as evidence on paper in any

judicial, arbitration, mediation or administrative proceeding,

will be admissible as between the parties to the same extent and

under the same conditions as other business records originated

and maintained in paper documentary forms.

 

4. Any document generated by the parties with respect to this

Tariff or any agreement may be imaged and stored electronically

("Image Documents"). Imaged Documents may be introduced as

evidence in any proceeding as if such were original business

records and neither party shall contest the admissibility of

Imaged Documents as evidence in any proceeding.