Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC

Fourth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/29/2009, Docket: RP09-558-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 408 First Revised Sheet No. 408

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 408

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

 

20. POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF INTERCONNECT FACILITIES

 

20.1 General. This policy applies to any interconnect facilities for the receipt of gas

into Seller's system or the delivery of gas out of Seller's system. References herein

to the term interconnect facilities include new interconnect facilities, including

delivery laterals on which Seller will provide firm transportation service to Buyer

under Seller's Rate Schedule FDLS and modifications to existing interconnect

facilities. The provisions of this policy do not apply to facilities that are built

as part of an expansion of Seller's mainline system, including without limitation

mainline compression or looping facilities, or mainline extensions. Nothing in this

tariff shall require Seller to file an application for a certificate of public

convenience and necessity under Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Further,

nothing in this tariff shall prevent Seller from contesting an application for service

filed pursuant to Section 7(a) of the NGA.

 

20.2 Requests for Interconnect Facilities. A party desiring the construction of

interconnect facilities shall deliver to Seller a written request for such facilities

that provides reasonably sufficient and reliable information for Seller to assess the

operational impacts that construction of the facilities will have on Seller's pipeline

system and to properly design and size the facilities, including, but not limited to,

the proposed location of the facilities, the anticipated minimum and maximum hourly,

daily, monthly and annual volume levels of service underlying the need for the

facilities, anticipated pressures, constituents of the gas (for receipt interconnects)

and such other data as is reasonably required by Seller to construct and operate the

facilities.

 

20.3 Disposition of Requests. Seller will respond to each request for interconnect

facilities within 60 days after receiving the request. Each request will be assessed

in a manner that is not unduly discriminatory. If the requested interconnect

facilities are operationally feasible (as hereinafter defined), Seller will grant the

request to construct the facilities.

 

The interconnect facilities shall be considered operationally feasible if (1) the

construction or operation of the facilities will not create any significant

operational problems for Seller, (2) the facilities will not adversely affect the

rendition of existing firm service to Buyers under any of Seller's firm service rate

schedules or adversely alter the operation of Seller's pipeline system, and (3) the

location of the interconnect is mutually agreeable (Seller will not deny the requested

location without adequate operational, environmental, safety, contractual or legal

justification).