Columbia Gulf Transmission Company

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/01/2001, Docket: RP01-342-000, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 209 Third Revised Sheet No. 209 : Effective

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 209






17.1 In General.


(a) Transporter, in its reasonable discretion, shall have the right to issue Operational Flow

Orders (OFO) as specified in this section upon determination by Transporter that action is required in

order to alleviate conditions which threaten the integrity of Transporter's system, to maintain pipeline

operations at the pressures required to provide reliable firm transportation services, to have adequate

supplies in the system to deliver on demand (including injection of gas into the mainline and providing

line pack), to maintain firm service to all Shippers and for all firm services, and to maintain the

system in balance for the foregoing purposes. To the extent feasible, Transporter shall attempt to

direct such OFOs to those Shippers causing the condition that necessitates issuance of the OFO.


(b) Each Operational Flow Order shall contain the following information:


(1) Time and date of issuance;


(2) Time that Operational Flow Order is effective;


(3) Duration of Operational Flow Order (If none specified, the Operational Flow Order

will remain in effect until further notice);


(4) The Shipper(s) or class of Shippers affected;


(5) The action that Shipper(s) must take;


(6) The reason or justification for issuing the Operation Flow Order; and


(7) Any other information which may be required by the terms of this Tariff.


(c) Except for Force Majeure events, events or conditions which threaten the integrity of

Transporter's system, or as specified in Section 17.2(a), Transporter will give 24 hours general advance

notice of an Operational Flow Order by posting on the Electronic Bulletin Board the conditions that may

jeopardize the system or effect Transporter's ability to meet its contractual obligation to meet all

firm services. Transporter reserves the right to issue an Operational Flow Order with less than 24

hours to comply if necessary to protect the integrity of its system. If Transporter issues an Operation

Flow Order without providing such 24 hours notice, except for those Operational Flow Orders issued

pursuant Section 17.2(a), Transporter shall post on its Electronic Bulletin Board and send to the

Commission a detailed explanation containing information specific to that individual situation to

justify the issuance of the Operational Flow Order.


(d) Transporter shall issue Operational Flow Orders by posting on its Electronic Bulletin Board

and Electronic Notice Delivery to Shipper's representative. Shippers shall monitor Transporter's

Electronic Bulletin Board for any Operational Flow Order applicable to Shipper's service and shall be

solely responsible for compliance with each Operational Flow Order. Electronic Notice Delivery shall be

according to the following provisions:


(1) Transporter should provide affected parties with notification of intraday bumps,

operational flow orders and other critical notices through the affected party’s choice of

Electronic Notice Delivery mechanism(s).


(2) Unless the affected party and Transporter have agreed to exclusive notification

via EDI/EDM, the affected party should provide Transporter with at least one Internet E-mail

address to be used for Electronic Notice Delivery of intraday bumps, operational flow orders and

other critical notices. The obligation of Transporter to provide notification is waived until the

above requirement has been met.


(3) Transporter should support the concurrent sending of electronic notification of

intraday bumps, operational flow orders and other critical notices to two Internet E-mail addresses

for each affected party.