Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C.
First Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 12/01/1999, Docket: RP99-500-000, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 297 Original Sheet No. 297 : Effective
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
21. ANNUAL CHARGE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE
21.1 Purpose. Periodically rates and charges under Pipeline's
Tariff shall be adjusted to reflect changes in Pipeline's
expenditures such as the Annual Charge Adjustment ("ACA").
Annual charges are assessed against gas pipelines by the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under Part 382 of the
Commission's regulations prior to each fiscal year in order
to cover the cost of the operation of the FERC. For the
purpose of recovering annual charges assessed Pipeline by
the FERC, this Section 21 establishes pursuant to Section
154.402 of the Commission's regulations an Annual Charge
Adjustment Surcharge to be applicable to quantities sold or
transported under all of Pipeline's Rate Schedules. This
ACA Surcharge is in addition to any amounts otherwise
payable to Pipeline under its rate schedules.
21.2 Rate Schedules Subject to ACA Surcharge. The ACA Surcharge
shall be applicable to the quantities delivered for the
account of Customer under all of Pipeline's Rate Schedules.
21.3 Basis of the ACA Surcharge. The ACA Surcharge shall be
that increment, adjusted to Pipeline's measurement basis
(Dth), which has been approved by FERC orders approving an
annual charge unit rate.
21.4 Filing Procedure. The initial ACA Surcharge or any
subsequent changes in such surcharge shall be filed by
Pipeline at least thirty (30) Days prior to the proposed
effective date unless the establishment by the FERC of the
annual charge unit rate for a particular fiscal year
prohibits Pipeline from making a timely filing, whereupon
the FERC's notice requirements under its regulations shall
be deemed waived for purposes of this Section 21.4.
The proposed effective date of filings pursuant to this
subsection shall be the effective date prescribed by the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Such filing shall
become effective without suspension or refund obligation.