Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 12/01/2002, Docket: RP03- 51-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 96 First Revised Sheet No. 96 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 96






(l) Certification From On-Behalf-Of Entity - If Customer is

requesting service hereunder to be implemented pursuant to Subpart B of

Part 284 of the Commission's regulations, Customer must provide

certification that a local distribution company or an intrastate

pipeline company, as those terms are defined in the Natural Gas Policy

Act of 1978, on whose behalf the transportation will be performed (i)

has physical custody of and transports the natural gas at some point;

or (ii) holds title to the natural gas at some point, which may occur

prior to, during, or after the time that the gas is being transported

by MRT, for a purpose related to its status and function as a local

distribution company or its status and function as an intrastate

pipeline company, or (iii) that the gas is being delivered at some

point to a Customer that either is located in a local distribution

company's service area or is physically able to receive direct

deliveries of gas from an intrastate pipeline, and that the local

distribution company or intrastate pipeline certifies that it is on its

behalf that MRT is providing service.


(m) Compliance with Tariff - Customer's request shall include a

statement that it is willing to abide by the terms of the applicable

rate schedule, including the General Terms and Conditions.


5.5 Requests for service pursuant to Rate Schedules FTS, SCT, and FSS

shall be accompanied by a prepayment, which shall be the lesser of $10,000 or

the total of two (2) months' Reservation Charges provided for in the

applicable rate schedule; provided, however, that the prepayment shall be

credited, with interest if such interest has accrued, to Customer's invoice

for service under the applicable rate schedule. Should MRT determine that it

does not have firm capacity sufficient to satisfy Customer's request, then

Customer's prepayment shall accrue interest as provided in 18 CFR Section

154.501(d) from the date MRT notifies Customer of MRT's determination that it

cannot satisfy Customer's request. Such interest shall be refunded along with

Customer's prepayment within fifteen (15) days after the date Customer