Enrolled SB 151: Relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines under the Pipeline Act; and providing for an effective date.
00Enrolled SB 151 01 Relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines under the Pipeline Act; and providing for an 02 effective date. 03 _______________ 04 * Section 1. AS 42.06.350(c) is amended to read: 05 (c) In its tariff filed with the commission under (a) of this section, a [NORTH 06 SLOPE] natural gas pipeline carrier may charge separate rates for firm transportation 07 service and for interruptible transportation service. A [NORTH SLOPE] natural gas 08 pipeline carrier 09 (1) may, in addition, impose a reservation fee or similar charge for 10 reservation of capacity in a [NORTH SLOPE] natural gas pipeline as a condition of 11 providing firm transportation service; the reservation fee or charge imposed by the 12 carrier may not include any variable costs or fixed costs that are not attributable to the 13 provision of firm transportation service; 14 (2) may not impose a reservation fee or similar charge for reservation
01 of capacity in a [NORTH SLOPE] natural gas pipeline for interruptible transportation 02 service. 03 * Sec. 2. AS 42.06.630(6) is amended to read: 04 (6) "firm transportation service" means service by a [NORTH SLOPE] 05 natural gas pipeline carrier that is not subject to a prior claim by another shipper or 06 another class of service; service constitutes "firm transportation service" if the service 07 receives the same priority as any other class of firm transportation service; 08 * Sec. 3. AS 42.06.630(8) is amended to read: 09 (8) "interruptible transportation service" means service by a [NORTH 10 SLOPE] natural gas pipeline carrier in which the carrier's pipeline system capacity 11 may be subject to a prior claim by another shipper or another class of service; a 12 service constitutes "interruptible transportation service" if the service is given a lower 13 priority than another class of service, resulting in noncontinuous service to a shipper 14 of [NORTH SLOPE] natural gas; 15 * Sec. 4. AS 42.06.630 is amended by adding new paragraphs to read: 16 (18) "natural gas pipeline" or "natural gas pipeline facility" means all 17 the facilities of a total system of pipe, whether owned or operated by a natural gas 18 pipeline carrier under a contract, agreement, or lease in this state used by a natural gas 19 pipeline carrier for transportation of natural gas for delivery, storage, or further 20 transportation, and including all pipe, pump and compressor stations, station 21 equipment, and all other facilities used or necessary for an integral line of pipe to 22 effectuate the transportation from point to point, excluding, however, gas processing 23 plants, treaters, and separators; 24 (19) "natural gas pipeline carrier" means the owner, including a 25 corporation, company, or other entity organized under the laws of the United States or 26 of any state, of a natural gas pipeline, as the term is defined in this section, or an 27 interest in it, or any person, including a corporation, company, or other entity 28 organized under the laws of the United States or of any state, authorized to construct 29 or extend pipeline facilities under this chapter. 30 * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).