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Effective Date: 08/01/2004, Docket: RP04-383-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 305 First Revised Sheet No. 305 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 305





18.1 Gas Research Institute (GRI) Voluntary Contribution



(a) Purpose


GRI, an Illinois not for profit corporation, has been

organized for the purpose of sponsoring 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 in

the United States. Panhandle is a collection agent

for GRI.


(b) Voluntary Contribution Mechanism


Shipper shall be permitted to make voluntary

contributions to GRI in such amounts and for such GRI

project(s) or project area(s) as Shipper specifies.

To facilitate the voluntary collection mechanism,

Panhandle will include with Shipper's invoice a

procedure to permit Shipper to designate contributions

for GRI RD&D Programs. The voluntary contribution

invoice mechanism is not a pipeline rate, rate

provision nor term or condition of service. It is

included in the invoice in accordance with the

January 21, 1998, Stipulation and Agreement Concerning

GRI Funding approved by the Commission in Gas Research

Institute, 83 F.E.R.C. 61,093 (1998), order on

reh'g, 83 F.E.R.C. 61,331 (1998). Any amounts

remitted to Panhandle pursuant to the voluntary

contribution mechanism shall be forwarded to GRI by

Panhandle as described in Section 18.1(c) herein and

are not refundable by Panhandle.