Natural Gas Pipeline Company Of America

Seventh Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/18/2008, Docket: RP08-319-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 149 Original Sheet No. 149 : Pending







4.1 A request for service under this Rate Schedule BESS

shall be valid as of the date received if it complies with this

Section 4 and contains adequate information on all of the items

specified in Section 4.2, subject to any necessary verification of

such information and to the following:


(a) a request shall not be valid and Natural shall not

be required to grant any such request: (i) which could in

Natural's judgment interfere with efficient operation of its system

or with service to any firm Shipper; (ii) which would require the

construction, modification, expansion, or acquisition of any

facilities; provided, however, that Natural may agree in its

reasonable discretion to construct, modify, expand, or acquire

facilities to enable it to perform such services; (iii) unless and

until Shipper has provided Natural with the information required in

Section 4.2 hereof; (iv) if Natural determines, based on the credit

analysis referenced in Section 4.2(d), that Shipper does not

possess sufficient financial stability to make it reasonably likely

the service provided hereunder will be paid for on a timely basis;

(v) if the service requested would not comply with this Rate

Schedule BESS; or (vi) if the service requested is at less than the

applicable maximum rate; provided, however, that Natural may agree

to provide service hereunder at a discount consistent with this

Rate Schedule BESS. Nothing herein is intended to govern the

scheduling and curtailment of service once a request for service

has been granted pursuant to Section 4 hereof and while a BESS

Agreement is in effect. Such matters are governed by Section 3 of

this Rate Schedule and the applicable General Terms and Conditions

of this Tariff.


(b) In the event that Natural agrees to construct,

modify, expand or acquire facilities to perform service under this

Rate Schedule BESS, Natural shall maintain a separate record of the

nature and costs of such facilities.


(c) Natural shall promptly notify Shipper if it cannot

satisfy an otherwise valid request, in whole or in part. Any

request shall be null and void unless it is substantially complete

and complies with this Rate Schedule. In the event a request is

substantially but not entirely complete, Natural shall inform

Shipper in writing of the specific items needed to complete the

BESS Agreement, after which Shipper shall have fifteen (15) days to

provide the specified information. In the event such information

is not received within fifteen (15) days, Shipper's request shall

be null and void.