Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP

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Effective Date: 06/01/2003, Docket: RP03-341-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 54 Original Sheet No. 54 : Effective









5.1 General


(a) Buyer shall make or cause to be made all necessary arrangements with third

parties to effectuate (i) delivery to Operator of LNG at the Cove Point

terminal, and (ii) receipt by downstream transporters of LNG or Natural Gas, all

such arrangements consistent with the operation of this Rate Schedule and the

GT&C of this Tariff.


(b) All discharging, storage and vaporization of LNG at the Cove Point terminal

shall be carried out in strict conformity with all operating and safety rules

and procedures of Operator, as may be amended from time to time, and with all

federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining, but not limited

to, operational, environmental, health and safety which may be applicable to the

services provided herein.


5.2 LNG Tankers


(a) Unless otherwise agreed to by Operator, Operator shall only provide LNG

discharging service for Buyer's LNG tanker(s) having specifications and

characteristics as set forth in Section 5.3(a) of this Rate Schedule LTD-2.


(b) Buyer's LNG tankers shall be able to unload at an average rate equal to or

greater than nine thousand (9000) cubic meters per hour against a head of

seventy-five (75) meters of LNG at the point of coupling between Buyer's LNG

tanker's discharge manifold and Operator's unloading arms ("Discharge Point").


(c) The maximum saturation pressure of the cargo shall be no greater than the

following, expressed in the respective units: 1100 millibar, 1.36 psi, or 15.95



(d) Buyer shall ensure that each LNG tanker be safely manned, operated and

maintained in good working order and condition by a competent and reputable

operator and shall notify Operator of arrangements made in this respect.

Buyer's LNG tanker(s), or LNG tanker(s) delivering LNG on behalf of Buyer, shall

comply with all applicable federal state and local laws, rules and regulations,

including, but not limited to, those for the protection of the environment.

Operator shall not be obligated to provide LNG tanker discharging service for

any LNG tanker not in compliance with applicable regulations.


(e) Each Buyer shall obtain all approvals required from governmental authorities for

the LNG tankers to enter and travel in the territorial waters of the United

States, to berth and unload their cargoes and to depart from the Operator's

facilities and leave the territorial waters of the United States, including, but

not limited to, United States Customs Service, the United States Public Health

Services, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Immigration and

Naturalization Service and the United States Department of Agriculture.


(f) Buyer shall obtain and maintain, or as appropriate shall have the owner,

operator or charterer of each LNG tanker obtain and maintain, such insurance

coverage as is customary and usual in the shipping industry by a prudent owner

(such as hull and machinery, P&I, or their equivalent), operator and/or

charterer and such coverage in excess thereof as may be required by operation of

applicable law. Upon request of Operator, Buyer shall provide to Operator

satisfactory evidence that the insurance required pursuant to this clause is in