Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Respondents maintain and provide the information required by Part 358 on their Internet Web sites. When the Commission requires a pipeline to post information on its Web site following a disclosure of non-public information to its marketing affiliate, non-affiliated shippers obtain comparable access to the non-public transportation information, which allows them to compete with marketing affiliates on a more equal basis.
This form (log/format) provides the electronic formats for maintaining information on discounted transportation transactions and capacity allocation to support monitoring of activities of interstate pipeline marketing affiliates. Commission staff considers discounts given to shippers in litigated rate cases.
Without this information collection:
• The Commission would be unable to effectively monitor whether pipelines are giving discriminatory preference to their marketing affiliates; and
• Non-affiliated shippers and state commissions and others would be unable to determine if they have been harmed by affiliate preference or prepare evidence for proceedings following the filing of a complaint.
The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $684,092 [9,913 hours ÷ 2,080