Midwestern Gas Transmission Company


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Effective Date: 09/01/1993, Docket: RS92- 41-003, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 74 Original Sheet No. 74 : Effective






(1) Issuance of Alerts -- Action Alerts will be noticed in accord with

the procedures set forth in Section 2(d) and will be issued in two

stages. A minimum of 48 hours prior to the time that a

Shipper/Balancing Party must take the action specified in the Alert,

Transporter will issue a notice informing the Shipper/Balancing Party

of the known or anticipated problem on the system, the action it will

be required to take, and the anticipated time at which it will be

required to take the action. Shipper/Balancing Party will be

expected to take preliminary actions to assist Transporter in

avoiding a system problem. A minimum of 30 hours prior to the time

that the Shipper/Balancing Party is required to take the designated

action, Transporter will issue specified action instructions.

Conformance with these instructions will be mandatory. Transporter,

to the greatest extent feasible, will issue the action instructions

such that the time of mandatory conformance will correspond with the

beginning of the gas day.


(2) Requested Actions: Upon issuance of an Action Alert, Transporter can

request that a Shipper/Balancing Party take any of the following

actions, or other similar actions, to the extent that such actions

would alleviate the situation:


(i) increase or decrease deliveries of gas into the system at

specified receipt points;


(ii) bring the nominations across all delivery points or, if

necessary, at specified delivery points within designated

balancing tolerances.


(f) Balancing Alerts: In the event that, in Transporter's judgment, the

Action Alerts under Section 2(e) are not sufficient to address the

situation fully or under circumstances in which the operational integrity

of the system is more severely threatened, Transporter may issue Balancing



(1) Issuance of Alerts: Balancing Alerts will be noticed in accord with

the procedures set forth in Section 2(d) and will be issued a minimum

of eight hours prior to the required action by the Shipper/Balancing



(2) Required Actions: Balancing Alerts can be issued to effect any of

the following: