Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C.

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 01/07/2008, Docket: RP08-113-000, Status: Effective

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 260 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 260 : Effective

Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 260

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(continued)

 

10. ACTION ALERTS AND OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS

 

10.1 Circumstances Warranting Issuance: Pipeline shall have the right to issue Action

Alerts or Operational Flow Orders (OFOs), as specified in this Section 10, that

require actions by a Customer(s) in order (i) to alleviate conditions that

threaten to impair reliable firm service, (ii) to maintain pipeline operations at

the pressures required to provide efficient and reliable firm services, (iii) to

have adequate gas supplies in the system to deliver on demand, (iv) to maintain

service to all firm Customers and for all firm services, (v) to preserve the

integrity of the pipeline system, (vi) to assure adequate fuel and Company Use

Gas, and/or (vii) to maintain the system in balance for the foregoing purposes.

Pipeline shall lift any effective OFO or Action Alert, promptly upon the

cessation of operating conditions that caused the relevant system emergency.

 

10.2 Actions to be Taken to Avoid Issuance: Pipeline shall, to the extent reasonably

practicable, take all reasonable actions necessary to avoid issuing an OFO or

Action Alert. Such actions shall include, in order of priority (i) working with

OBA parties to temporarily adjust receipts and/or deliveries at relevant Point(s)

of Receipt or Point(s) of Delivery, (ii) working with Customers to adjust

scheduled flows on the system, or (iii) taking any other reasonable action

designed to mitigate the system emergency. After taking all such reasonable

actions to avoid issuing an OFO or Action Alert, Pipeline will have the right to

issue OFOs or Action Alerts, if necessary, in the circumstances described in

Section 10.1.

 

10.3 Preliminary Notification: Pipeline shall provide, via posting on the LINK®

System and on its Web site, prior notice to all Customers of upcoming system

events, such as anticipated weather patterns and operational problems that may

necessitate the issuance of an OFO or Action Alert. Pipeline will use electronic

mail (e-mail) in order to facilitate certain notifications to Customers as

required by this FERC Gas Tariff; Customer shall provide Pipeline with at least

one e-mail address to which these notifications can be sent, and shall be

responsible for updating such information as necessary.

 

10.4 Applicability of OFO or Action Alert: Pipeline shall make an OFO or Action Alert

as localized as is reasonably practicable based on Pipeline's good faith and

reasonable judgment concerning the situations requiring remediation such that an

OFO or Action Alert will be directed (i) first to Customers causing the problem

necessitating the OFO or Action Alert or transporting gas in the area of the

system in which there is an operational emergency, and (ii) second to those

Customers transporting gas in the area of the system where action is required to

correct the problem necessitating the OFO or Action Alert. Pipeline will

narrowly tailor the OFO or Action Alert to match the system emergency.

 

10.5 Notice: Pipeline will issue all OFOs or Action Alerts via the LINK® System and

on Pipeline's Web site. Pipeline will make any such posting as soon as

reasonably practicable but, in no event, not later than 24 hours prior to the OFO

or Action Alert becoming effective (if feasible under the circumstances). The

OFO or Action Alert will set forth (i) the time and date of issuance, (ii) the

actions that the Customer(s) is required to take, (iii) the time by which the

Customer(s) must be in compliance with the OFO or Action Alert, (iv) the

anticipated duration of the OFO or Action Alert, and (v) any other terms that

Pipeline may reasonably require to ensure the effectiveness of the OFO or Action

Alert. In addition to the other information contemplated by this Section 10.5,

such notice shall also include information about the status of operational

variables that determine when an OFO or Action Alert will begin and end, and

Pipeline shall post periodic updates of such information, promptly upon the

occurrence of any material change in the information. Pipeline will post a

notice on the LINK® System and on its Web site informing Customer(s) when any OFO

or Action Alert in effect will be canceled and specifying the factors that caused

the OFO or Action Alert to be issued and then lifted, to the extent such factors

are known. For each notice contemplated by this Section 10.5, Pipeline will

provide simultaneous notice by electronic (e-mail) to each shipper that requests

such notice, and has provided its e-mail address to Pipeline.