Mississippi River Transmission Corp.

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/01/1997, Docket: RP97- 73-005, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 225 Second Revised Sheet No. 225 : Superseded

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 225

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

 

19. BILLING, STATEMENTS, PAYMENT AND RECORDS (Continued)

 

arrangements within such ten (10) day notice period, MRT, in

addition to any other remedy it may have hereunder, may, upon

thirty (30) days' written notice to Customer, terminate further

receipt and/or delivery of gas on behalf of Customer.

 

19.3 Subject to Section 19.4 below, if any Customer disputes

the amount of its invoice, it shall pay at least the portion of

the invoiced amount not disputed and, if it withholds payment of

the disputed amount it must provide with such payment full

documentation electronically or in writing to MRT with respect

to the claimed error, including identifying each amount in dispute

and the reasons and support therefor.

 

19.4 Each party shall have the right at reasonable hours to

examine the books and records of the other party to the extent

necessary to verify the accuracy of any statement (including

allocations) or charge made hereunder. If any such examination

reveals any inaccuracy in any statement or charge, then necessary

adjustment and correction thereof shall be made promptly, provided

that no adjustment for any billing or payment shall be made after

the lapse of six (6) months from the date of the invoice or statement

thereof unless prior thereto the adjustment is made or the error is

challenged in writing including documentation as to the basis and

reasons for the claimed error.

 

(i) Measurement data corrections should be processed

within six (6) months of the production month with a three (3) month

rebuttal period. This standard shall not apply in the case of

deliberate omission or misrepresentation or mutual mistake of fact.

Parties' other statutory or contractual rights shall not otherwise

be diminished by this standard.

 

(ii) Prior period adjustment time limits should be six (6)

months from the date of the initial transportation invoice and

seven (7) months from date of initial sales invoice with a three

(3) month rebuttal period, excluding government required rate changes.

This standard shall not apply in the case of deliberate omission or

misrepresentation or mutual mistake of fact. Parties' other statutory

or contractual rights shall not otherwise be diminished by this

standard.

 

(iii) The time limitation for disputes of allocations

should be six (6) months from the date of the initial month-end

allocation with a three (3) month rebuttal period. This standard

shall not apply in the case of deliberate omission or misrepresentation

or mutual mistake of fact. Parties' other statutory or contractual

rights shall not otherwise be diminished by this standard. Any error

so discovered as a result of a timely claim shall be corrected

within thirty (30) days of the determination thereof.