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Effective Date: 04/10/2009, Docket: RP09-136-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 130 Original Sheet No. 130

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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2.5 INTERRUPTIBLE RATE SCHEDULES

 

This Section 2.5 governs the priority of interruptible

services under Rate Schedules ITS, PALS and IBS on MEP's System.

 

(a) Service under Rate Schedules ITS, PALS and IBS

shall be provided to the extent capacity is available, if any, after

scheduling all of MEP's firm transportation service at primary and/or

secondary points. MEP may decline to schedule and/or may curtail

interruptible service under Rate Schedules ITS, PALS and IBS for any

of the following reasons:

 

(1) If Shipper tenders Gas which does not

conform to the applicable pressure or quality requirements of these

General Terms and Conditions;

 

(2) For reason of Force Majeure;

 

(3) Due to routine repair and maintenance to be

reasonably determined by MEP;

 

(4) Pursuant to Section 2.8 of these General

Terms and Conditions;

 

(5) To rectify imbalances or to conform physical

flows to nominations to the extent consistent with the specific Rate

Schedule;

 

(6) To maintain System integrity;

 

(b) (1) To the extent there is insufficient capacity

available to schedule all properly nominated and confirmed services

under Rate Schedules ITS, PALS, IBS and firm Authorized Overrun

Service, MEP shall schedule such service based on the rate to be

paid, from highest to lowest unit rate, with service for which the

highest unit rate being paid is scheduled first; provided however,

MEP shall permit a Shipper nominating such interruptible services to

increase its rate during the Timely Nomination Cycle only, as defined

in Section 6.2(a) of the GT&C hereof. This right shall also apply to

firm Shippers' authorized overrun volumes. Any Shipper paying the

maximum rate applicable to its service (or revenue equal to or

greater than the applicable maximum rate pursuant to a Negotiated