Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co.

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/1997, Docket: RP97-352-000, Status: Effective

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

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 287

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)

 

21. PAYMENTS (Continued)

 

21.2.3 Final Notice: Not less than five (5) days prior to the

thirtieth (30th) day after the due date of any payment

or five (5) days before Transporter intends to suspend

service under this Subsection 21.2, if such suspension

will occur more than thirty (30) days after the due

date, Transporter shall inform the FERC, interested

State utility regulators, and Shipper in writing and

delivered by any reliable and expeditious means

available, that service shall be suspended.

 

Provided further, however, that in the event of a bona

fide dispute between the parties concerning the amount

of the unpaid bill, Transporter shall not suspend

service under the notification procedure outlined above

when Shipper acts in a timely manner to provide

additional information and security for Transporter in

accordance with the following procedures:

 

21.2.3.1 Identify Dispute: Within fifteen (15) days

after the due date of any payment, Shipper

shall notify Transporter by written

correspondence of the amount billed that is in

bona fide dispute and of all reasons and

documentation why Shipper believes full

payment is not now appropriate; and

 

21.2.3.2 Payment Security: Within thirty (30) days

after the due date of any payment, Shipper

shall either pay in full the total amount

billed without prejudice to Shipper's rights

to dispute all or part of said amount and

subject to return by Transporter of the

disputed amount so identified, with interest

calculated in accordance with Subsection 21.2,

after resolution of that dispute in favor of

Shipper or pay the undisputed portion of the

amount billed in full and furnish good and

sufficient surety bond, guaranteeing payment

to Transporter of all amounts ultimately found

due after resolution of the dispute, including

the amount now in dispute plus the estimated