Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

Sixth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 02/28/2003, Docket: RP03-239-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 518 Original Sheet No. 518 : Effective




1. These Terms shall govern the use of all protected materials

produced by or on behalf of CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

("CEGT"), in connection with Docket No. RP91-49-000 before the Federal Energy

Regulatory Commission, including all settlement discussions and the

Stipulation and Agreement related thereto. Protected materials shall be those

materials concerning certain payments by CEGT to settle and restructure

contracts (hereinafter referred to as "Contract Settlement Costs") that CEGT

has designated as protected materials in its filing of December 11, 1990

herein or has subsequently so designated, any materials that CEGT designates

as protected in the course of discovery (whether formal or informal) in these

proceedings, any materials created by any party that are derived from or based

on any protected materials, and any other materials which are made subject to

the Protective Agreement by a Presiding Judge, the Commission, or a court or

other body having appropriate authority or by agreement of the parties to this

proceeding. Protected materials will be made available under the terms of

this Protective Agreement only to a reviewing party through its reviewing

representatives as defined and limited herein by Paragraphs 4 and 5.


2. Protected materials shall be physically marked as such and shall

be made available during regular business hours (and at other times as agreed

upon between the parties) at the Washington offices of CEGT's counsel, Jones,

Day, Reavis & Pogue. Access will be limited to those reviewing

representatives specifically authorized pursuant to Paragraphs 4 and 5. The

reviewing parties shall not reproduce protected materials or any portion

thereof by any means, including dictation into a recording machine,

photography, photostating, copying machines, or other similar methods, unless

CEGT agrees to such reproduction; provided, however, that the reviewing

parties may take handwritten notes regarding the contents of the protected

materials. Handwritten notes concerning the contents of protected materials

may not be reproduced or transcribed except as necessary for the conduct of

this proceeding, subject to the provisions of this Protective Agreement.

Upon the conclusion of any challenge to the eligibility or prudence of

Contract Settlement Costs by a final Commission order no longer subject to

judicial review or upon the failure of any party to challenge the eligibility

or prudence of Contract Settlement Costs within the time periods prescribed

by the Stipulation and Agreement in Docket No. RP91-49-000, whichever is

sooner, handwritten notes concerning the protected materials relating to the

relevant Contract Settlement Costs shall be destroyed by the party that