Mobile Bay Pipeline Company

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: / / , Docket: RP98-329-001, Status: Effective

Substitute Second Revised Sheet No. 186A Substitute Second Revised Sheet No. 186A : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 186A




4.3.1 By 4/1/97, all parties sending and receiving data should accept a

TCP/IP connection. At a minimum, sending and receiving parties

should designate an internet address as a designated site for the

receipt and delivery of GISB standardized data sets subject to the

successful completion of pilot testing by 1/1/97 to ensure that

security, performance (within GISB standard data transmission time),

and reliability are acceptable. The GISB data file format should be

utilized. The Future Technology Task Force should determine the

direction of outstanding issues such as security, archiving, receipt

notification, etc., by 7/1/96.

4.3.2 On time stamping, data leaves control of originator by same time

(deadline) regardless of mechanism (3rd party service provider time

stamp is acceptable) and 15 minutes of communication time should be

available to allow accumulation of all transactions to the pipeline.

A standard network protocol (TCP/IP) should be in service for direct

connect to the pipeline designated site by 4/1/97.

4.3.3 Originating party is any system originating/creating the document

reflecting the transaction to be submitted (this could also include

third-party service provider or transportation services provider's

EBB). Within the 15-minute window the transaction should be

received by the receiving party. Errors in transmission shall be

governed by the terms and conditions of the trading partner

agreement between the parties. The receiving party may also waive

the 15-minute window requirement at its own discretion.

4.3.5 Documents that are made available on the Transportation Service

Provider’s designated site should be downloadable on demand in a GISB

specified electronic structure.

4.3.6 By August 1, 1997 Transportation Service Providers should establish a

HTML page(s) accessible via the Internet’s World Wide Web. The

information that is currently provided should be posted as follows:

1) Notices (critical notices, operation notices, system wide notes,


2) FERC Order No. 566 affiliated marketer information. (affiliate

allocation log, 24 hr. discount postings, etc.)

3) Operationally available and unsubscribed capacity

4) Index of customers

5) Transportation Service Provider’s tariff (Terms, conditions and

rates), or general terms and conditions.




Transportation Service Providers should make all pertinent EBB

functions and information available via the Internet or via the

technology recommended by GISB within a reasonable amount of time

after each function or information has become standardized as

appropriate by GISB