MidContinent Express Pipeline LLC

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

Original Sheet No. 267 Original Sheet No. 267

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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31.7 CRITICAL TIME

 

(a) MEP shall advise Shippers on its System if it is

declaring a Critical Time, and shall specify the nature of the

situation creating the Critical Time. MEP shall provide as much

advance notice as practicable of any declaration of Critical Time.

 

(b) A Critical Time may be declared (1) when the total

physical receipts to all or a portion of the System are approaching

or expected to approach, a level that is in excess of the total

physical deliveries MEP can transport without jeopardizing the

integrity of its facilities; (2) when System pressure is falling and

approaching a level or is expected to fall and approach a level that

is at or below the minimum that MEP considers necessary for System

integrity or to fulfill its firm contractual obligations; (3) when

System pressure on one or more pipeline segments is rising and

approaching a level or is expected to rise and approach a level that

is at or above the maximum pressure at which MEP's facilities may be

safely operated; or (4) at other times when MEP is unable or

anticipates it may not be able to fulfill its firm contractual

obligations or otherwise when necessary to maintain the overall

operational integrity of all or a portion of MEP's System. A Critical

Time may not be declared on all or a portion of the System for the

purpose of maintaining interruptible services on that portion of the

System, but Gas under interruptible service may flow at times or on

portions of the System when such flow would not violate any

operational control restrictions or provisions of this Tariff. MEP

shall notify Shippers on the Informational Postings portion of its

Interactive Website as to the reason(s) why a Critical Time was

declared.

 

(c) Notice of a Critical Time will be posted on the

Informational Postings portion of MEP's Interactive Website. MEP will

also provide notice via e-mail to Shippers which have provided e-mail

addresses. MEP will endeavor to post such notice before 4:00 p.m.

Central Time or otherwise will endeavor to notify Shippers via its

Interactive Website by 4:00 p.m. Central Time that they should check

its Interactive Website again at a specified later time to see

whether a Critical Time will be in effect for the next Day. MEP must

attempt to give actual notice of a Critical Time via telefax or

telephone (provided a Shipper has given the numbers to MEP as

required in Section 31 of these General Terms and Conditions) at