Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 10/01/2003, Docket: RP03-621-000, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 249A Third Revised Sheet No. 249A : Effective

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 249A





29. WAIVERS (Continued)


(a) Line A-327


Receipt Point(s):


(1) At the point of interconnect between MRT's Line A-327 at

station 0+00 located in Stoddard County, Missouri and the Texas

Eastern Transmission Corporation interstate pipeline system.


Delivery Point(s):


(1) The terminus of MRT's Line A-327 at Ralston Purina's Golden

Cat plant located in Stoddard County, Missouri.





30.1 It is understood that performance hereunder shall be subject to

all valid laws, orders, rules and regulations of duly constituted governmental

authorities having jurisdiction or control of the matters related hereto.

Should either of the parties, by force of any such law, order, rule or

regulation, at any time during the term of the applicable Service Agreement,

be ordered or required to do any act inconsistent with the provisions thereof,

then for that period only, the Service Agreement shall be deemed modified to

conform to the law, order, rule, or regulation.



30.2 Collection of Sales and Use Taxes


Customer shall pay to Transporter any applicable energy, value added, sales

or use tax, or similar tax, and any penalty and interest imposed on the

Customer by the federal government, any state, or by any political subdivision

of a state, which amount Transporter is obligated by law to collect and remit.

Payment shall be at the applicable rate prescribed by law. If Customer is

exempt from the obligation to pay such taxes, Customer shall provide

Transporter with documentation establishing that exemption.