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Seventh Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/16/2009, Docket: RP10-53-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 603 First Revised Sheet No. 603

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 603

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

10.6 Disputed Bills

 

Should Customer fail to pay part or all of the amount of any bill for service provided

when such amount is due, Pipeline may charge interest on the unpaid portion of the bill

computed from such Due Date until the date of payment at the same rate of interest and

in the same manner as prescribed for pipeline refunds as set forth in Section

154.501(d) of the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act. Customer shall

pay the portion of the bill not in dispute and shall provide written documentation

identifying the basis for the dispute. If such failure to pay continues thirty (30)

days after payment is due, Pipeline, in addition to any other remedy it may have

hereunder, may, after any necessary authorization by regulatory bodies having

jurisdiction, suspend further service to Customer until such amount is paid; provided,

however, that if Customer in good faith shall dispute the amount of any such bill or

parts thereof and shall pay to Pipeline such amounts as it concedes to be correct, and

at any time thereafter within thirty (30) days of demand made by Pipeline shall furnish

a good and sufficient surety bond guaranteeing payment to Pipeline of the amount

ultimately found due upon such bills after a final determination, which may be reached

either by agreement or judgment of the courts as may be the case, then Pipeline shall

not be entitled to suspend further service unless and until default be made in the

conditions of such bond. No payment by Customer of the amount of a disputed bill shall

prejudice the right of Customer to claim an adjustment of the disputed bill.

 

10.7 Extension of Due Date

 

If presentation of bills by Pipeline is delayed after the tenth day of the Month, then

the Due Date shall be extended accordingly unless Customer is responsible for such

delay.

 

10.8 Billing Errors

 

In the event an error is discovered in the invoiced amount hereunder, such error shall

be adjusted within thirty (30) Days of the determination thereof, provided that claim

therefor shall have been made in writing.

 

(A) Measurement data corrections shall be processed within six (6) Months of the

production Month with a three-month rebuttal period.

 

(B) The time limitation for disputes of allocations shall be six (6) Months from the

date of the initial Month-end allocation with a three-month rebuttal period.

 

(C) Prior period adjustment time limits shall be six (6) Months from the date of the

initial transportation invoice with a three-month rebuttal period, excluding

government-required rate changes.

 

These three standards shall not apply in the case of deliberate omission or

misrepresentation or mutual mistake of fact. Parties' other statutory or contractual

rights shall not otherwise be diminished by these standards. If an adjustment is made

pursuant to Section 7.8 of the General Terms and Conditions, the adjustment will be

made in the next bill following the adjustment and in each bill thereafter as necessary

to reflect the total amount of the adjustment.