Carnegie Interstate Pipeline Company

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Effective Date: 06/01/1997, Docket: RP97-173-004, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 124 First Revised Sheet No. 124 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 124

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

22.3 Disputed Bills

 

Should Customer fail to pay part or all of the

amount of any bill presented to Customer by CIPCO

when such bill amount is due, CIPCO may charge

interest on the unpaid portion of the bill computed

from the due date until the date of payment at the

same rate of interest and in the same manner as

prescribed for pipeline refunds as set forth in

Section 154.67(c)(2) of the FERC's Regulations. If

such failure to pay continues for thirty (30) days

after payment is due, CIPCO, in addition to any other

remedy it may have hereunder, may, after any

necessary authorization by regulatory bodies having

jurisdiction suspend further service to Customer

until such amount is paid; provided, however, that if

Customer in good faith shall dispute the amount of

any such bill or parts thereof and shall pay to CIPCO

such amounts as it concedes to be correct, and at any

time thereafter within thirty (30) days of a demand

made by CIPCO shall furnish a good and sufficient

surety bond guaranteeing payment to CIPCO of the

amount ultimately found due upon such bills after a

final determination, which may be reached either by

agreement or judgment of the courts as may be the

case, then CIPCO shall not be entitled to suspend

further service unless and until default be made in

the conditions of such bond. No payment by Customer

of the amount of a disputed bill shall prejudice the

right of Customer to claim an adjustment of the

disputed bill.

 

22.4 Prior Period Adjustments

 

Prior period adjustments, measurement data

corrections, and disputes of allocations must be

processed within 6 months from the date of the

initial invoice, the production month, or the date of

the initial month-end allocation, respectively, ex-

cluding FERC-required rate changes. CIPCO will

respond to any adjustment request, measurement data

correction, or dispute of allocation within 3 months

of the date of the adjustment request, measurement

data correction, or dispute of allocation. This

standard shall not apply in the case of deliberate

omission or misrepresentation or mutual mistake of

fact. The Parties' other statutory or contractual

rights shall not otherwise be diminished by this

standard; provided, however, that in no event may any

Customer challenge any monthly bill rendered pursuant

to Section 21 or to bring any court or administrative

action of any kind questioning the amount of said

bill after twelve (12) months from the date the bill

was rendered.