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NATIONAL THIRD PARTY ACCESS CODE FOR NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SYSTEMS


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Preamble

   1.1.    Pipelines in Schedule A are Covered  
   1.2.    NCC to Recommend on an Application for Coverage  
   1.3.     
   1.4.     
   1.5.     
   1.6.     
   1.7.     
   1.8.     
   1.9.     
   1.10.    
   1.11.    
   1.12.    
   1.13.   Relevant Minister to Decide on a Coverage Recommendation  
   1.14.    
   1.15.    
   1.16.    
   1.17.    
   1.18.    
   1.19.    
   1.20.   Pipelines subject to Access Arrangements submitted under section 2.3 are Covered  
   1.21.   New Pipelines the subject of an approved competitive tender are Covered  
   1.22.   Opinion of NCC in respect of proposed Pipelines  
   1.23.    
   1.24.   Revocation of Coverage  
   1.25.    
   1.26.    
   1.27.    
   1.28.    
   1.29.    
   1.30.    
   1.31.    
   1.32.    
   1.33.    
   1.34.   Relevant Minister to Decide on a Revocation Recommendation  
   1.35.    
   1.36.    
   1.37.    
   1.38.    
   1.39.    
   1.40.   Extensions/Expansions of a Covered Pipeline  
   1.41.    
   2.1.    Submission of Access Arrangements  
   2.2.     
   2.3.     
   2.4.     
   2.4A.    
   2.5.     
   2.6.     
   2.7.     
   2.8.     
   2.9.    Public Consultation and Approval  
   2.10.    
   2.11.    
   2.12.    
   2.13.    
   2.14.    
   2.15.    
   2.15A.   
   2.16.    
   2.16A.   
   2.17.    
   2.18.    
   2.19.    
   2.20.    
   2.21.    
   2.22.    
   2.23.    
   2.24.    
   2.25.    
   2.26.    
   2.27.    
   2.28.   Review of an Access Arrangement  
   2.28A.   
   2.28B.   
   2.29.    
   2.30.    
   2.31.    
   2.32.    
   2.33.    
   2.34.    
   2.35.    
   2.36.    
   2.37.    
   2.37A.   
   2.38.    
   2.38A.   
   2.39.    
   2.40.    
   2.41.    
   2.42.    
   2.43.    
   2.44.    
   2.45.    
   2.46.    
   2.47.    
   2.48.    
   2.49.    
   2.50.   Access Arrangement not to limit Access  
   2.51.   Previous Access Arrangements  
   2.52.    
   3.1.    Services to be Offered  
   3.2.     
   3.3.    Reference Tariffs and Reference Tariff Policy  
   3.4.     
   3.5.     
   3.6.    Terms and Conditions  
   3.7.    Capacity Management Policy  
   3.8.     
   3.9.    Trading Policy  
   3.10.    
   3.11.    
   3.12.    
   3.13.    
   3.14.    
   3.15.    
   3.16.   Extensions/Expansions Policy  
   3.17.   Review and Expiry of the Access Arrangement  
   3.18.    
   3.19.    
   3.20.    
   3.21.   Determining Reference Tariffs through a Competitive Tender Process  
   3.22.    
   3.23.    
   3.24.    
   3.25.    
   3.26.    
   3.27.    
   3.28.    
   3.29.    
   3.30.    
   3.31.    
   3.32.    
   3.33.    
   3.34.    
   3.35.    
   3.36.    
   4.1.    Ring Fencing Minimum Obligations  
   4.1A.    
   4.2.     
   4.3.    Ring Fencing Obligations  
   4.4.     
   4.5.    Procedures for Adding Ring Fencing Obligations  
   4.6.     
   4.7.     
   4.8.     
   4.9.     
   4.10.    
   4.11.    
   4.12.   Compliance Procedures and Compliance Reporting  
   4.13.    
   4.14.    
   4.15.   Waiver of Ring Fencing Obligations  
   4.15A.   
   4.16.   Procedures for Waiving Ring Fencing Obligations  
   4.17.    
   4.18.    
   4.19.    
   4.20.    
   4.21.    
   4.22.    
   4.23.    
   4.24.    
   5.1.    General Requests from Prospective Users  
   5.2.     
   5.3.     
   5.4.    Specific Requests from Prospective Users  
   5.5.     
   5.6.     
   5.7.     
   5.8.    Information Provided by Users to the Market  
   5.9.     
   6.1.    Notification of a Dispute  
   6.2.     
   6.3.     
   6.4.     
   6.5.    Withdrawal and Termination of a Dispute  
   6.6.     
   6.7.    The Arbitration  
   6.8.     
   6.9.     
   6.10.    
   6.11.    
   6.12.    
   6.13.    
   6.14.    
   6.15.   Guidance for the Arbitrator  
   6.16.    
   6.17.    
   6.18.   Restrictions on Decisions  
   6.19.   Effect of a Surcharge  
   6.20.   Prior Capital Contributions  
   6.21.   Safe Operation of a Covered Pipeline  
   6.22.   Obligation to Develop Capacity  
   6.23.    
   6.24.   Prospective User May Decide Not to Take a Service  
   6.25.   Reservation of Capacity During an Access Dispute  
   6.26.   Obligation to Reflect the Decision in a Draft Contract  
   6.27.    
   7.1.    Approval of Relevant Regulator Required for Associate Contracts  
   7.2.     
   7.3.     
   7.4.     
   7.5.     
   7.6.     
   7.7.    Decisions by the NCC, Relevant Minister, Relevant Regulator and Arbitrator  
   7.8.     
   7.9.     
   7.10.   Public Register  
   7.11.   Treatment of Confidential Information  
   7.12.    
   7.13.    
   7.14.    
   7.15.   Operational Guidelines  
   7.16.   Extensions to Time Limits  
   7.17.    
   7.18.    
   7.19.    
   7.20.    
   7.21.    
   7.22.    
   8.1.    General Principles  
   8.2.     
   8.3.    Form of Regulation and Variation of Reference Tariff  
   8.3A.    
   8.3B.    
   8.3C.    
   8.3D.    
   8.3E.    
   8.3F.    
   8.3G.    
   8.3H.    
   8.4.    Total Revenue  
   8.5.     
   8.5A.    
   8.6.     
   8.7.     
   8.8.    Principles for Establishing the Capital Base  
   8.9.     
   8.10.   Initial Capital Base - Existing Pipelines  
   8.11.    
   8.12.   Initial Capital Base - New Pipelines  
   8.13.    
   8.14.   Initial Capital Base - After the Expiry of an Access Arrangement  
   8.15.   New Facilities Investment  
   8.16.    
   8.17.    
   8.18.    
   8.19.    
   8.20.   Forecast Capital Expenditure  
   8.21.    
   8.22.    
   8.23.   Capital Contributions  
   8.24.    
   8.25.   Surcharges  
   8.26.    
   8.27.   Capital Redundancy  
   8.28.    
   8.29.    
   8.30.   Rate of Return  
   8.31.    
   8.32.   Depreciation Schedule - Cost of Service  
   8.33.    
   8.34.   Application of Depreciation Principles to the IRR/NPV Methodology  
   8.35.    
   8.36.   Non Capital Costs  
   8.37.    
   8.38.   Allocation of Revenue (Costs) between Services  
   8.39.    
   8.40.    
   8.41.    
   8.42.   Allocation of Revenue (Costs) between Users  
   8.43.   Prudent Discounts  
   8.44.   Use of Incentive Mechanisms  
   8.45.    
   8.46.    
   8.47.   Certain Reference Tariff Principles Not Subject to Periodic Review  
   8.48.    
   8.49.   Assessment of Compliance with Section 8  
   9.1.     
   9.2.     
   9.3.     
   9.4.     
   10.1.   How this Code applies to Multiple Service Providers  
   10.2.    
   10.3.   How this Code applies to successor Service Providers  
   10.4.   Overviews  
   10.5.    
   10.6.   Notices  
   10.7.   Regulatory and Conduct Provisions  
   10.8.   Definitions  
   10.9.              SCHEDULE A -- PIPELINES TO BE COVERED FROM COMMENCEMENT OF THE CODE
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