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52 Pa. Code § 69.12. Delivery standards for NGSs.

§ 69.12. Delivery standards for NGSs.

 (a)  NGSs should deliver natural gas supplies under the terms of service specified in NGDC tariffs. Failure to deliver natural gas supplies in accordance with the tariffs may subject NGSs to penalties under procedures specified in the tariffs or revocation of licenses, or both. (See section 2203(12) of the act (relating to standards for restructuring of natural gas utility industry).) The NGSs may serve customers with different quality of service requirements, as permitted under the act and applicable NGDC tariffs.

 (b)  NGSs should utilize firm capacity sufficient to meet the requirements of their firm service customers except to the extent otherwise provided in each NGDC’s reliability plan. Service to any essential human needs retail gas customer lacking installed and operable alternative fuel capability and any residential retail gas customer should be firm service.

 (c)  NGSs should warrant to the NGDC that they have sufficient firm capacity to meet the requirements of the essential human needs retail gas customers, as defined in §  69.11 (relating to definitions), and should describe the characteristics of any firm capacity to the NGDC. The NGDC should take commercially reasonable steps to attempt to verify that the firm capacity contract rights exist. The failure or inability of an NGDC to verify the existence of the contract rights using commercially reasonable steps does not relieve an NGS from any liability for failing to deliver gas, or subject the NGDC to any liability resulting from the NGS’s failure to deliver.

 (d)  Natural gas service to interruptible gas service customers should be interrupted, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the NGDC’s tariff, if the safety and reliability of firm service would be impeded by the interruptible customer’s continued use of natural gas.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  62.111 (relating to bonds or other security); 52 Pa. Code §  69.11 (relating to definitions); and 52 Pa. Code §  69.19 (relating to operational and capacity councils).

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