El Paso Natural Gas Company
Second Revised Volume No. 1A
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Effective Date: 04/01/2010, Docket: RP10-454-001, Status: Effective
Fifth Revised Sheet No. 150C Fifth Revised Sheet No. 150C
Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 150C
RATE SCHEDULE OPAS
Operator Point Aggregation Service
4. MHO or MDO VIOLATION (Continued)
4.2 In any hour, any Flowing Gas quantity at a delivery meter which
exceeds the MHO for that meter is an MHO violation. Subject to
Section 4.6 of this Rate Schedule, DP Operator shall pay an amount
obtained by multiplying the quantity taken in excess of the MHO by
the penalty rate on the applicable Statement of Rates for a Critical
or non-Critical Condition as appropriate.
4.3 DP Operator shall pay only one penalty when Shipper's MHO violation
penalties result in an MDO violation penalty. DP Operator shall pay
the higher of the MDO violation penalty amounts at that point
calculated pursuant to Section 4.1 of this rate schedule or the MHO
violation penalty amount at that point calculated pursuant to
Section 4.2 of this rate schedule.
4.4 If the actions of a Shipper result in the DP Operator being assessed
an MHO or an MDO violation penalty, and both Shipper and DP Operator
are the same contracted party, only one penalty/charge will be
assessed. The Party will pay the highest of the following: 1) the
appropriate MHO or MDO violation penalty pursuant to this Section 4,
2) an hourly scheduling penalty pursuant to Section 14.1 of the
GT&C, 3) the daily unauthorized overrun penalty pursuant to the
applicable rate schedule, or 4) the Critical Condition (SOC/COC)
charge pursuant to Section 11.1 of the GT&C.
4.5 MDO and MHO violation penalties shall not be assessed at delivery
meters that do not have active telemetry capability (temporary
outages excepted) into the VISA system on a real time basis.
4.6 During calendar year 2009 through March 31, 2010, Transporter, on a
trial basis, shall bill MDO or MHO violation penalties at a zero
rate during non-Critical Conditions so long as the Emergency COC
provision of Section 11.1(b)(v) of the GT&C remain in effect. No
later than February 1, 2010, Transporter shall submit an
informational report to the Commission detailing the 2009 MDO/MHO
non-critical variance activity and its effects on system operations.
On April 1, 2010, the non-Critical Condition MDO/MHO violation
penalties will be billed at the rate found in the Statement of
Rates, unless Transporter files to remove such penalties from its
4.7 Transporter shall post monthly on its EBB, for informational
purposes only, MDO and MHO violation quantities applicable to each
DP Operator. Such report shall be posted coincident with the
issuance of Shipper imbalance statements and shall include
information specific to DP Operator's D-Codes, related meters and
the associated MDO and MHO violation quantities.