Trunkline Gas Company, LLC

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 08/01/2004, Docket: RP04-380-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 287 First Revised Sheet No. 287 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 287

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

 

20. GAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (GRI) VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION MECHANISM

 

20.1 Purpose

 

GRI, an Illinois not for profit corporation, has been

organized for the purpose of sponsoring Research, Development,

and Demonstration (RD&D) programs in the field of natural and

manufactured Gas for the purpose of assisting all segments of the

Gas industry in providing adequate, reliable, safe, economic, and

environmentally acceptable Gas service for the benefit of Gas

consumers and the general public in the United States. Trunkline

is a collection agent for GRI.

 

20.2 Voluntary Contribution Mechanism

 

Shipper shall be permitted to make voluntary contributions to GRI

in such amounts and for such GRI project(s) or project area(s) as

Shipper specifies. To facilitate the voluntary collection

mechanism, Trunkline will include with Shipper's invoice a

procedure to permit Shipper to designate contributions for GRI

RD&D Programs. The voluntary contribution mechanism is not a

pipeline rate, rate provision nor term or condition of service.

It is included in the invoice in accordance with the January 21,

1998, Stipulation and Agreement Concerning GRI Funding approved by

the Commission in Gas Research Institute, 83 F.E.R.C. 61,093

(1998), order on reh'g, 83 F.E.R.C. 61,331 (1998). Any amounts

remitted to Trunkline pursuant to the voluntary contribution

mechanism shall be forwarded to GRI by Trunkline as described in

Section 20.3 herein and are not refundable by Trunkline.

 

20.3 Remittance to GRI

 

Trunkline shall remit to GRI, not later than fifteen (15) days

after the receipt thereof, all monies actually collected and

received by virtue of the voluntary contribution mechanism, less

any amounts properly payable to a Federal, state or local

authority relating to the monies received hereunder. In no event

will Trunkline be required to remit to GRI amounts not actually

collected under this Section 20. For the amounts received through

the voluntary contribution mechanism, Trunkline shall indicate to

GRI the amounts applicable to specific projects and project areas,

if so indicated by Shipper.