Reliant Energy Gas Transmission Company

Fourth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/01/1996, Docket: RP96-200-002, Status: Effective

Second Revised Sheet No. 226 Second Revised Sheet No. 226 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 226





10.2 Form. Requests for service shall contain the items of

information listed commencing on Sheet No. 324 of this



10.3 Requests For Firm Capacity. Complete requests for firm

service by a Shipper offering and willing and able to pay

the maximum rate applicable to such service, in accordance

with this Tariff, will be reviewed on a first-come, first-

served basis according to the date of Transporter's

receipt of such requests. Requests for firm service shall

be accepted and capacity assigned if Transporter

determines, following its review and evaluation of a

completed request, that sufficient available and

uncommitted capacity exists to perform the requested

services on a firm basis. Transporter shall make such

determinations based on its assessment of overall system

operations and requirements utilizing consistent and

objective engineering and operational criteria. If

insufficient capacity exists to meet all pending requests

to enter into or amend firm Service Agreements,

Transporter shall assess the relative engineering

suitability and economic value to Transporter of the

requested services to determine the priority.

Transporter's evaluation of total economic value shall

consider rate, quantity, term, operational impacts and

maximization of overall system utilization. For purposes

of the foregoing, a Shipper offering and willing and able

to pay a Negotiated Rate will be subject to the provisions

of Section 12.3 below. If more than one pending request

is determined by Transporter to be of equal suitability

and economic value, Transporter shall conduct a lottery on

a non-discriminatory basis after two (2) business days'

notice to the affected parties, who will have the right to

attend. Capacity will be assigned in accordance with the

order of draw, with capacity assigned to the first drawn

Shipper up to the quantity requested by such Shipper. If

any firm capacity remains after such assignment, it shall

be assigned to the other requesting Shippers in accordance

with such Shippers' order of draw. The result of the

lottery shall be posted on Transporter's EBB within two

(2) business days of the drawing. During the term of the

Service Agreement, any change Shipper may make in the

terms of the Service Agreement (including utilization of

flexible receipt and/or delivery points as provided in

this Tariff) shall not reduce the economic value