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. 802 Original Sheet No. 802 : Effective
Section 4. Miscellaneous
4.1 Term. This Agreement shall be effective as of the date first set forth above and shall remain in
effect until terminated by either party with not less than 30 days prior written notice specifying the effective
date of termination; provided, however, that written notice for purposes of this paragraph shall not include
notice provided pursuant to an EDI transaction; further provided, however, that any termination shall not affect
the respective obligations or rights of the parties arising under any Documents or otherwise under this
Agreement prior to the effective date of termination.
4.2 Severability. Any provision of this Agreement which is determined by any court or regulatory body
having jurisdiction over this Agreement to be invalid or unenforceable will be ineffective to the extent of such
determination without invalidating the remaining provisions of this Agreement or affecting the validity or
enforceability of such remaining provisions.
4.3 Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the Exhibit(s) constitute the complete agreement of the parties
relating to the matters specified in this Agreement and supersede all prior representations or agreements,
whether oral or written, with respect to such matters. No oral modification or waiver of any of the provisions
of this agreement shall be binding on either party. No obligation to enter into any transaction is to be
implied from the execution or delivery of this Agreement.
4.4 No Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is solely for the benefit of, and shall be binding solely
upon, the parties, their agents and their respective successors and permitted assigns. This Agreement is not
intended to benefit and shall not be for the benefit of any party other than the parties hereto and no other
party shall have any right, claim or action as a result of this Agreement.
4.5 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of
______________ [specify state, commonwealth, province, etc.] of _____________________, excluding any conflict-
of-law rules and principles of that jurisdiction which would result in reference to the laws or law rules of
4.6 Force Majeure. No party shall be liable for any failure to perform its obligations in connection with
any transaction or any Document, where such failure results from any act of God or other cause beyond such
party's reasonable control (including, without limitation, any mechanical, electronic or communications failure)
which prevents such party from transmitting or receiving any documents and which, by the exercise of due
diligence, such party is unable to prevent or overcome.
4.7 Exclusion of Certain Damages. Neither party shall be liable to the other for any special, incidental,
exemplary or consequential damages arising from or as a result of any delay, omission or error in the electronic
transmission or receipt of any Data Communications pursuant to this Agreement, even if either party has been
advised of the possibility of such damages and REGARDLESS OF FAULT. Any limitation on direct damages to
software and hardware arising from Data Communications under this Agreement shall be set forth in the
4.8 Notices. All notices required or permitted to be given with respect to this Agreement shall be given
by mailing the same postage prepaid, or given by fax or by courier, or by other methods specified in the
Exhibit(s) to the addressee party at such party's address as set forth in the Exhibit(s). Either party may
change its address for the purpose of notice hereunder by giving the other party no less than five days prior
written notice of such new address in accordance with the preceding provisions.
4.9 Assignment. This Agreement may not be assigned or transferred by either party without the prior
written approval of the other party, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld; provided, any assignment
or transfer, whether by merger or otherwise, to a party's affiliate or successor in interest shall be permitted
without prior consent if such party assumes this Agreement.
4.10 Waivers. No forbearance by any party to require performance of any provisions of this Agreement shall
constitute or be deemed a waiver of such provision or the right thereafter to enforce it.
4.11 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of original counterparts all of which
shall constitute one and the same instrument.