Steckman Ridge, LP

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Effective Date: 04/01/2009, Docket: RP09-389-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 265 Original Sheet No. 265

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

14. ACTION ALERTS AND OPERATIONAL FLOW ORDERS

 

14.1 Circumstances Warranting Issuance: As specified in this Section

14, Steckman Ridge shall have the right to issue Action Alerts or

Operational Flow Orders ("OFO") that require actions by Customers

in order to: (1) alleviate conditions that threaten to impair

reliable service; (2) maintain operations at the pressures

required to provide efficient and reliable services; (3) have

adequate Gas supplies in the system to deliver on demand; (4)

maintain service to all firm Customers and for all firm services;

and (5) maintain the system in balance for the foregoing purposes.

Steckman Ridge shall lift any effective Action Alert or OFO,

promptly upon the cessation of operating conditions that caused

the relevant system problem.

 

14.2 Actions to be Taken to Avoid Issuance: Steckman Ridge shall, to

the extent reasonably practicable, take all reasonable actions

necessary to avoid issuing an Action Alert or OFO. Such actions

shall include, in order of priority (1) working with point

operators to temporarily adjust receipts and/or deliveries at

relevant Point(s) of Receipt or Point(s) of Delivery, (2) working

with Customers and point operators to adjust scheduled flows on

the system, or (3) taking any other reasonable action designed to

mitigate the system problem. After taking all such reasonable

actions to avoid issuing an Action Alert or OFO, Steckman Ridge

will have the right to issue Action Alerts or OFOs, if necessary,

in the circumstances described in Section 14.1.

 

14.3 Preliminary Notifications/Follow-up Reports: Steckman Ridge shall

provide, via posting on the Internet Web site and to affected

parties through the affected party's choice of Electronic Notice

Delivery mechanism(s), prior notice to all Customers and point

operators of upcoming system events such as anticipated weather

patterns and operational problems that may necessitate the

issuance of an Action Alert or OFO.

 

14.4 Applicability of Action Alert or OFO: Steckman Ridge shall make

an Action Alert or OFO as localized as is reasonably practicable

based on Steckman Ridge's good faith and reasonable judgment

concerning the situations requiring remediation such that an

Action Alert or OFO will be directed first to Customers and point

operators causing the problem necessitating the Action Alert or

OFO and second, if necessary, to all Customers and point

operators. Steckman Ridge will tailor the Action Alert or OFO to

match the severity of the known or anticipated operational problem

requiring remediation as more fully set forth in Sections 14.6 and

14.7 below. The declaration to the affected parties of

Operational Flow Orders, critical periods and/or Critical Notices

shall describe the conditions and the specific responses required

from the affected parties.