Gulf Crossing Pipeline Company LLC

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 12/20/2008, Docket: RP09-61-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 1150 Original Sheet No. 1150



Section 18





18.1 Gulf Crossing has two operational plans designed to protect the

operational integrity of its pipeline system. These operational

plans include a) Critical Period (Section 18.3) and b)

Operational Flow Orders (Section 18.4):


(a) A Critical Period should be viewed as an early warning

mechanism. Events may dictate that normal operating

conditions are deteriorating so that additional operational

procedures are warranted to protect the system's integrity.

Time and conditions permitting, a Critical Period notice

will be the first operational plan utilized by Gulf

Crossing to protect the operational integrity of its



(b) If Gulf Crossing determines that a Critical Period

notice is inadequate to correct conditions, if time and

conditions do not allow for the issuance of a Critical

Period notice, or if Gulf Crossing is unable to provide all

or any part of the services on its system, an Operational

Flow Order may be issued directing parties to take or not

take specific actions to alleviate conditions that threaten

Gulf Crossing's system integrity.


18.2 Summary of Operational Plans


See chart on Sheet No. 1151.




Except where protection of system integrity is required, Gulf

Crossing will issue a Critical Period notice prior to issuing an