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Effective Date: 10/01/2003, Docket: RP00-477-005, Status: Effective

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 359 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 359 : Effective

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 359






3. Action Alerts: In the event that Transporter determines that due to (1) an

ongoing or anticipated weather event, (ii) a known equipment problem, or (iii) the

anticipated continuation of a current system operational problem, action is

necessary to avoid a situation in which the system integrity is jeopardized or

Transporter's ability to render firm service is threatened, Transporter may issue

an Action Alert as set out herein to forestall the development of the situation.


3.1 Issuance of Alert: Action Alerts will be noticed in accord with the

procedures set forth in Section 2.3 and will be issued in two steps. A

minimum of 48 hours prior to the time that the OFO Recipient must take the

action specified in the Alert, Transporter will issue a notice which informs

the OFO Recipient 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. The OFO Recipient 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 OFO Recipient is required to

take the designated action, Transporter will issue specified action

instructions. Conformance with these instructions will be mandatory.

Transporter, when practicable, will issue the action instructions such that

the time of mandatory conformance will correspond with the beginning of the

gas day.


3.2 Requested Actions: Upon issuance of an Action Alert, Transporter can request

that an OFO Recipient take any of the following actions, or other similar

actions, to the extent that such actions would alleviate the situation:


(a) increase or decrease injections into the system at specified receipt



(b) begin withdrawals from system storage or decrease injections into system

storage; and/or;


(c) bring the nominations at specified delivery areas within designated

balancing tolerances.


3.3 Compliance: An OFO Recipient must comply with an Action Alert within the time

period set forth therein unless the OFO Recipient is able to demonstrate that

such compliance (a) is not within its physical control or capability; (b) is

prevented by operating conditions on a third party system which are beyond its

control; (c) is precluded by contractual restrictions with persons other than

Transporter; and/or (d) is prevented due to a force majeure event as defined

in Article X of Transporter's General Terms and Conditions. Provided that the

OFO Recipient shall make a good faith effort to comply with any such OFO,

including seeking waivers of any contractual limits with third parties or

modifications of operating conditions on third party systems. OFO Recipient

shall notify Transporter immediately if it believes that it is excused from

compliance with the OFO for any of the above stated reasons, and shall provide

Transporter with documentation sufficient to support its basis for non-