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

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 330 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 330

Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 330







17.2 Gas Research Institute Funding


(a) Purpose - Transporter has joined with other enterprises in

the formation of and participation in the activities and

financing of the Gas Research Institute ("GRI"), an Illinois

non-profit corporation. GRI has been organized to sponsor

research, development and demonstration ("RD&D") programs in

the field of natural and manufactured gas for the purpose of

assisting all segments of the gas industry in providing

adequate, reliable, safe, economic and environmentally

acceptable gas service for the benefit of gas consumers and

the general public.


(b) "Check the Box" Procedure - Transporter has agreed to be a

collection agent for shippers who voluntarily choose to

support GRI programs through a "check the box" procedure on

Transporter's invoices. If requested by the shipper,

Transporter will bill and collect on the monthly

transportation invoice an amount specified by the shipper on

behalf of GRI. The amounts collected will be remitted to

GRI in accordance with the requirements of Section 17.2(c).

The amounts collected pursuant to this procedure will not be

part of Transporter's rates and the Commission will not

review any such amounts or programs.


(c) Disposition of GRI Funding Revenues - Transporter shall

remit to GRI the total revenues received from Shippers

pursuant to Section 17.2(b) within fifteen (15) Days

following the receipt thereof.