Equitrans, L. P.

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Effective Date: 05/16/2010, Docket: RP10-616-000, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 295 Second Revised Sheet No. 295

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 295






28.1 Purpose. 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.


28.2 Voluntary Contributions. Customer may make voluntary

contributions to GRI in conjunction with its payment of any

monthly invoice to Equitrans. Customers may, but are not

required to, make such voluntary contributions. The Customer

will specify the amount of the contribution if any, and the

project(s) or project area(s)to be funded. The amounts collected

through the voluntary contribution mechanism are not part of

Equitrans' rates, rate provisions, or term or condition of

service and the Commission will not review or approve any amounts

submitted by the Customers. Any amounts remitted to Equitrans

pursuant to the voluntary contribution mechanism shall be

forwarded to GRI by Equitrans and are not refundable by



28.3 Disposition of GRI Funding Adjustment Surcharge Revenues.

Equitrans shall remit to GRI the total revenues from voluntary

contributions, provided by this Section 28 within fifteen (15)

days following the receipt thereof from Equitrans' affected

Customers. In addition, Equitrans shall indicate to GRI the

amounts applicable to specific projects and project areas, if so

indicated by Customers.