Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C.

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/01/2000, Docket: RP01- 17-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 267 First Revised Sheet No. 267 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 267




11. BALANCING (continued)


(b) Pipeline shall have no obligation to negotiate and

execute OBAs with any OBA Party that:


(1) is not creditworthy as determined pursuant to

Section 3 of the GT&C; for purposes of such

provision, references to Customer shall refer to

the OBA Party;


(2) does not maintain dispatching operations which

are staffed on a continuous around-the-clock

basis every day of the year;


(3) would cause the level of regulation which

Pipeline is subject to prior to the execution of

the applicable OBA to increase; or


(4) does not commit to timely determination of

variances based on reasonable available

measurement technology; or


(5) has not demonstrated operational consistency

commensurate with the OBA relationship over a

minimum period of three years.


(c) Nothing in this Section 11.8 nor any executed OBA

shall limit Pipeline's rights to take action as may be

required to adjust receipts and deliveries under any

Service Agreement to reflect actual experience or to

alleviate conditions which threaten the integrity of

Pipeline's system, including maintenance of service to

higher priority Customers and/or services.


(d) When Pipeline enters into an OBA with a regulated

interstate or intrastate pipeline, Pipeline may waive

the daily scheduling provisions in Sections 5 and 6,

herein, to maintain operational flexibility and