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

(continued)

 

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.