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Effective Date: 05/01/2001, Docket: RP01-385-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 34 First Revised Sheet No. 34 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 34





8.1 Circumstances Warranting Issuance: Transporter shall have the right

to issue Operational Flow Orders (OFO) as specified in this Section

that require actions by Shippers in order (1) to alleviate conditions

that threaten or could threaten the safe operations or system

integrity of Transporter's system, (2) to maintain pipeline

operations at the pressures required to provide efficient and

reliable firm transportation services, (3)to have adequate gas

supplies in the system to deliver on demand, (4) to maintain service

to all firm shippers and for all firm services, (5)to maintain the

system in balance for the foregoing purposes, and (6) at any time

Delivering Pipeline calls an OFO on its system. An OFO identical in

terms to that of the Delivering Pipeline shall be deemed to be issued

automatically by Transporter whenever the Delivering Pipeline issues

an OFO affecting deliveries to Transporter.


8.2 Applicability of OFO: To the extent practicable, based on

Transporter's good faith judgment concerning the situations requiring

remediation, an OFO will be directed (1) first to Shippers causing

the problem necessitating the OFO or transporting gas in the area of

the system in which there is an operational problem, and (2) second

to those Shippers transporting gas in the area of the system where

action is required to correct the problem necessitating the OFO.


8.3 Notice: All OFOs will be issued via telephone to be followed by a

facsimile to the affected Shipper or, if requested by Shipper, via

Internet e-mail to the affected Shipper's selected designee. The OFO

will set forth (1) the time and date of issuance, (2) the actions

Shipper/operator is required to take, (3) the time by which Shipper

must be in compliance with the OFO, (4) the anticipated duration of

the OFO, and (5) any other terms that Transporter may reasonably

require to ensure the effectiveness of the OFO. Each Shipper must

designate one or more persons, but not more than three persons, for

Transporter to contact on operating matters at any time, on a 24-hour

a day, 365-day a year basis. Such contact persons must have adequate

authority and expertise to deal with such operating matters. If

Transporter cannot contact any Shipper because that Shipper has

failed to designate a contact person or Shipper's contact person is

unavailable, Transporter shall not be responsible for any


that could have been prevented by communication. Transporter,


will make reasonable continuing efforts to notify the affected


Notwithstanding the foregoing, notification by the Delivering

Pipeline of an OFO affecting Shippers that use Transporter's system

shall automatically be deemed to be an OFO on Transporter's system

without further notice by Transporter.