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WGQ Final Actions to be Incorporated in Version 3.2

Request R17005 Final Action - Request to define a NAESB standard time frame for information to be retained on the Informational Postings Website. - Ratified November 15, 2018.

Request R18001 Final Action - Request to add the data elements “Payee’s Bank Wire ABA Number” and “Payee’s Bank ACH ABA Number” to the Transportation Sales/Invoice, Payment Remittance, and Service Requester Level Charge / Allowance Invoice - Ratified September 21, 2018.

Request R18003 Final Action - Request to add the data elements “Transport Contract” to Imbalance Trade - Ratified September 21, 2018.

Request R17009 Final Action - Add Data Elements and Related Code Values to Accommodate Contractual Quantities Stated on an MCF Basis in the Following Data Sets: NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 5.4.25 (Bid), 5.4.26 (Award Download), 5.4.20 (Transactional Reporting – Capacity Release), 5.4.21 (Transactional Reporting – Firm Transportation), and 5.4.22 (Transactional Reporting – Interruptible Transportation) - Ratified May 31, 2018.

Request R17001 Final Action - Modify NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.3.14 and related standards to remove references to gigacalories as the standard quantity for nominations, confirmations and scheduling in Mexico - Ratified March 26, 2018.

Request R17003 Final Action - Add the data element ‘Right to Amend Primary Points 3 Month Limit’ to the Offer, Award, and Transactional Reporting – Capacity Release data sets, and two associated code values - Ratified March 26, 2018.

2017 WGQ Annual Plan Items 5.a and 5.b Final Action - Develop the Mexican Addendum or Base Contract according to the analysis completed in Item 5.a - Ratified November 27, 2017.
2017 WGQ Annual Plan Items 5.a and 5.b Final Action - Attachment: Exhibit A - Ratified November 27, 2017.

WGQ Final Actions Incorporated in Version 3.1 (Published September 29, 2017)

Request R17002 Final Action - Request to Modify the usage of data element Service Requester Contract for the Un-threaded Segment of the Pathed Non-Threaded Model in NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 1.4.1 Nomination and 1.4.5 Scheduled Quantity data sets so that the usage of Service Requester Contract is changed to Business Conditional, based upon the business condition of the Transportation Service Provider receiving the nomination. Make corresponding modifications to other data sets, as needed, including the addition of any necessary validation codes to accommodate the requested change. Modify the nomination key in NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.3.27, as appropriate, to reflect the change in the usage of Service Requester Contract. Additionally, add the data element Service Requester to the nomination key in 1.3.27 to reflect its mandatory usage in the Nomination - Ratified September 18, 2017.

2017 WGQ Annual Plan Item 2 Final Action - Review minimum technical characteristics in Appendices B, C, and D of the WGQ QEDM Manual, and make changes as appropriate - Ratified May 30, 2017.
2017 WGQ Annual Plan Item 2 Final Action - Attachment - Ratified May 30, 2017.

Request R16012 Final Action - Request to add three Business Conditional Data Elements to the Authorization to Post Imbalances dataset in NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.9. Addition of these data elements will allow service requesters to authorize specific contracts and quantities for specified periods of time - Ratified May 30, 2017.

Request R16013 Final Action - Request to allow checkboxes and radio buttons to indicate “Yes” and/or “No” responses to Data Elements on Transportation Service Provider’s (TSP’s) Electronic Bulletin Boards (EBBs) - Ratified May 30, 2017.

Request R16014 Final Action - Request for an enhancement to NAESB WGQ Standard 4.3.80 to increase the allowable field length in ASCII Comma Separated Value (CSV) files - Ratified May 30, 2017.

Request R16006 Final Action - Update the Imbalance Trade (NAESB 2.4.11) dataset to re-add in the Confirming Trader’s ability to reject the trade - Ratified March 29, 2017.

Request R16005 Final Action - Rework the usage of the Service Requester and Service Requester Contract in the NAESB 1.4.1 Nomination dataset to reflect actual usage - Ratified March 29, 2017.

Request R15003 - Part 2 Final Action – Request to add a new clause to the WGQ Base Contract (Standard No. 6.3.1) which conveys the concept of the following suggested (pro-forma) language: The parties to this Contract represent and warrant that at least one of the parties has a valid right to use this Contract, either through a contract purchase from NAESB or another valid acquisition method. - Ratified August 31, 2016.
Request R15003 - Part 2 Attachment (Exhibit A)

Request R15007 Final Action - Request to add a new party self-identification line to Cover Page of the WGQ Base Contract (Standard No. 6.3.1) which conveys each party’s CFTC classification for the purposes of Dodd Frank compliance. - Ratified April 4, 2016.
Request R15007 Final Action Attachment (Exhibit A)

Request R15002 Final Action - Add Business Conditional (BC) data element ‘Waive Credit for Replacement Shipper’ to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.24 - Offer. - Ratified March 28, 2016.

Request R15003 Final Action - Request to add a new clause to add to the WGQ Base Contract (Standard No. 6.3.1) which conveys the concept of the following suggested (pro-forma) language: The parties to this Contract represent and warrant that at least one of the parties has a valid right to use this Contract, either through a contract purchase from NAESB or another valid acquisition method. - Ratified March 28, 2016.
Request R15003 Final Action Attachment (Exhibit A)


Request R15006 Final Action - Request regarding Rounding Standard for EPSQ Calculation. - Ratified March 28, 2016.

Request R13010 Final Action - Modify the condition of the data element Unit of Measure, add 2 sender’s option data elements (Comments and Volume – Uncorrected) and corresponding technical implementation to the Measured Volume Audit Statement – NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.6 - Ratified November 21, 2014.



WGQ Final Actions Incorporated in Version 3.0* (Published November 14, 2014)
*NOTE: The WGQ publication schedule for the next publication was changed from Version 2.2 to Version 3.0 by the WGQ Executive Committee on May 1, 2014.


Request R14006 Final Action - Modify NAESB WGQ Standard Number 0.3.28 to clarify requirement
- Ratified November 12, 2014.

Request R97064-I Final Action - Correct the NAESB implementation guides to use approved ASC X12 code values through requests to X12 to adopt the NAESB codes, or through changes to the code values to use the X12 specified code - Ratified November 12, 2014.

WGQ 2014 Annual Plan Items 2 and 3 / MC12052 Final Action - Sample Paper Review and Development of EBB Code Values - Ratified September 25, 2014.
WGQ 2014 Annual Plan Items 2 and 3 / MC12052 Final Action (Attachment 1) - Additional and Nomination Related Standards - Ratified September 25, 2014.
WGQ 2014 Annual Plan Items 2 and 3 / MC12052 Final Action (Attachment 2) - Flowing Gas Related Standards - Ratified September 25, 2014.
WGQ 2014 Annual Plan Items 2 and 3 / MC12052 Final Action (Attachment 3) - Invoicing Related Standards - Ratified September 25, 2014.
WGQ 2014 Annual Plan Items 2 and 3 / MC12052 Final Action (Attachment 4) - Capacity Release Related Standards - Ratified September 25, 2014.

WGQ 2014 Annual Plan Item 8 / MC12042 / MC12044 Final Action - Imbalance Trading – Elimination of Data Set Reference to EDI - Ratified September 25, 2014.

WGQ 2014 Annual Plan Item 10 Final Action - Posting of Offers to Purchase Capacity (Order to Show Cause Issued March 20, 2014 – RM 14-442-000) - Ratified September 25, 2014.

2014 WGQ Annual Plan Item 11c Final Action (Part 1 - Business Standards Language): Develop new standards and modify existing standards to support the timelines for timely, evening, ID1, ID2 and ID3 nomination cycles as specified in Attachment A of the annual plan and make corresponding changes where necessary to other standards such as those that support capacity release programs. The standards should be neutral on gas day start times; meaning that all references to the 9 am CCT start of the gas day should be removed - Ratified September 22, 2014.
2014 WGQ Annual Plan Item 11c Final Action (Part 2 - Business Documentation and Implementation Guides) - Ratified September 22, 2014.

R13009 Final Action – Add sender’s option data element ‘Operational Impact Area’ to the Shipper Imbalance Data Set – NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.4 a - Ratified June 5, 2014.

R12011 Final Action – Add data element ‘Nomination Capacity Exceeded Indicator’ and corresponding code values in the data set Operational Capacity (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 0.4.2) - Ratified March 27, 2014.

WGQ 2013 Annual Plan Item 5.b (Part 1of2) Final Action – Review and analyze the interpretations of standards - elimination of interpretations and corresponding actions - Ratified December 5, 2013.
WGQ 2013 Annual Plan Item 5.b (Part 2of2) Final Action - Ratified December 5, 2013.
WGQ 2013 Annual Plan Item 5.b Final Action (Attachment 1) - Ratified December 5, 2013.
WGQ 2013 Annual Plan Item 5.b Final Action (Attachment 2) - Ratified December 5, 2013.
WGQ 2013 Annual Plan Item 5.b Final Action (Attachment 3) - Ratified December 5, 2013.

R10010 Final Action – Add data elements “Nominated Receipt Point Quantity” and “Nominated Delivery Point Quantity” to the (shipper) Scheduled Quantity document - Ratified December 2, 2013.

2013 WGQ Annual Plan Item 1.b Final Action – Organize Standards Manuals for Ease of Use - Proposed modified or deleted standards as a result of development of matrix tool - Ratified December 2, 2013.
Attachment(Standards Language): 2013 WGQ Annual Plan Item 1.b Final Action - Ratified December 2, 2013.

2013 WGQ Annual Plan Item 4.a Final Action – Review minimum technical characteristics in Appendices B, C, and D of the WGQ QEDM Manual, and make changes as appropriate. (Reference NAESB Standard No. 4.3.59) - Ratified December 2, 2013.

2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 14.a Final Action – FERC Order No. 587-V issues and implications to NAESB standards - Address issues other than design capacity and modify standards as needed - Ratified December 2, 2013.

Joint WGQ and Retail R13005 Final Action – Modify WGQ/REQ/RGQ Internet Electronic Transport Examples, Version 2.0. - Ratified December 2, 2013.

R13006 Final Action – Requesting (846UPRD) Operational Capacity Data (873OACY) by Cycle Indicator via EDI - Ratified September 27, 2013.

R13007 Final Action – Add the following Sender's Option (SO) data element (Replacement Shipper Contract Number (Repl SR K)) to NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.26 Award Download - Ratified September 27, 2013.

R13008 Final Action – Add the data element “Capacity Type Location Indicator” to the Firm Transactional Reporting dataset, and four associated code values to the Offer, Bid, Award Download, and Transactional Reporting data sets - Ratified September 27, 2013.

R11013 Final Action – Add new Nomination, Scheduled Quantity data elements to the standards - Ratified September 27, 2013.

R13002 Final Action – Add a new data element “Subject” to the NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.16, System Wide Notices - Ratified September 27, 2013.



WGQ Final Actions Incorporated in Version 2.1 (Published April 30, 2013)

2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 14.b Final Action – Address design capacity issues present in paragraph 30 of FERC Order No. 587-V3 - Ratified March 29, 2013.

R11012 Final Action – Add the data elements Up Activity Code, Down Activity Code, Up Transaction Type, Down Transaction Type to the Nominations (WGQ Standard No. 1.4.1) and Scheduled Quantity (WGQ Standard No. 1.4.5 Data Sets - Ratified March 29, 2013. (See Minor Correction MC13005, effective April 30, 2013)

R12005 Final Action – Add data element to Service Requester Level Charge/Allowance Invoice to NAESB WGQ Standard 3.4.4 - Ratified March 29, 2013.

R12009 Final Action – Add two Sender’s Option Data Elements to NAESB WGQ 5.4.22— Transactional Reporting – Interruptible Transportation - Ratified March 29, 2013.

R12007 Final Action – Modify NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.3.70 to allow the use of Notice Type as an alternative to the Notice Type Abbreviation - Ratified March 29, 2013.

R12003/R12004 Final Action – Add contact data elements to Imbalance Trade and Withdrawal of Request for Imbalance datasets - Ratified March 29, 2013. (See Minor Correction MC13006, effective April 30, 2013)

WGQ 2012 Annual Plan Item 7b Final Action- Develop the NAESB Natural Gas Liquids Agreement according to the analysis completed in annual plan item 7.a - Ratified December 6, 2012.
WGQ 2012 Annual Plan Item 7b Final Action Attachment - NAESB Master Agreement for Purchase, Sale or Exchange of Liquid Hydrocarbons - Ratified December 6, 2012.

Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action – These standards were inadvertently not included in the ratified September 28, 2012 recommendation Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) - Ratified November 5, 2012.

Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action – Modify standards to remove location common code from NAESB WGQ standards - Ratified September 28, 2012.
Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action (Minor Correction applied, effective March 29, 2013)

Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action Attachment 1 – Additional Standards - Ratified September 28, 2012.
Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action Attachment 2 – Nomination Standards - Ratified September 28, 2012.
Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action Attachment 3 – Flowing Gas Related Standards - Ratified September 28, 2012.
Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action Attachment 4 – Invoicing Related Standards - Ratified September 28, 2012.
Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action Attachment 5 – Capacity Release Related Standards - Ratified September 28, 2012.
Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action Attachment 6 – Location Data Download - Ratified September 28, 2012.
Part A: 2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 / 2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 (C12003) Final Action Attachment 6 (Minor Correction applied, effective March 29, 2013)

Part B (C12003) Final Action: Interpretation - Ratified September 28, 2012.

R11011 Final Action – Revised: NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 5.4.24: Offer – add a code value to the Business Conditional data element “Capacity Type Location Indicator” for capacity that is “Primary thru Storage”, NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 5.4.20, 5.4.25 and 5.4.26 Transactional Reporting – Capacity Release, Bid and Award – add a date element that is Business Conditional “Capacity Type Location Indicator” - Ratified September 28, 2012. (See Minor Correction MC12037, effective December 03, 2012)

R11017 Final Action - Modify NAESB WGQ Standard No. 4.3.52 - Ratified September 28, 2012.

R11018 Final Action: Delete data ordering standards and create a new data grouping standard - Ratified September 28, 2012.

R04031 Final Action - Amend WGQ Standard No. 4.3.59 to change the timing of the technical review process - Ratified September 28, 2012.

C12004 Final Action - Clarification to WGQ Version 2.0, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.3.14 (Measurement Data Corrections) - Ratified September 28, 2012.

2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 4 Final Action – Execute the plan for the development of meaningful error code values in all data sets to make them easier to understand on the TSPs’ EBB web sites as compared to the X12 DISA error codes - Ratified September 28, 2012.
2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 4 Final Action (Minor Correction applied, effective December 03, 2012)

2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 5 Final Action – Review minimum technical characteristics in Appendices B, C, and D of the WGQ QEDM Manual, and make changes as appropriate. (Reference NAESB Standard No. 4.3.59) - Ratified September 28, 2012.
2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 5 Final Action Attachment 1 - Ratified September 28, 2012.
2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 5 Final Action Attachment 2 - (Redline) - Ratified September 28, 2012.
2012 WGQ Annual Plan Item 5 Final Action Attachment 2 - (Clean) - Ratified September 28, 2012.

R11021 Final Action - Modify language of WGQ Standard No. 5.3.2 such that it meets the original intent and is consistent with Interpretations 7.3.15 and 7.3.46 - Ratified September 28, 2012.
R11021 Final Action Attachment 1 - (Redline and Clean) - Ratified September 28, 2012.
R11021 Final Action Attachment 2 - Ratified September 28, 2012.
R11021 Final Action Attachment 3 - Ratified September 28, 2012.

WGQ 2012 Annual Plan Item 6 Final Action- Review requirements and develop an addendum to the NAESB Base Contract for FAR and GCP clauses. - Ratified June 11, 2012.
WGQ 2012 Annual Plan Item 6 Final Action Attachment - Government Acquisition Provisions Addendum (GAPA) to the Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas. - Ratified June 11, 2012. (Minor Correction MC12027, effective September 28, 2012)
WGQ 2012 Annual Plan Item 6 Final Action Attachment - FAQs Related to Government Acquisition Provisions Addendum (GAPA). - Ratified June 11, 2012.

R11008 Final Action - Add one new data element “Life of Reserves Indicator” in the Transaction Dataset NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.21 (Transactional Reporting - Firm Transportation). - Ratified June 11, 2012.

C11005 Final Action - Clarification/Interpretation to NAES Standard No 5.3.2, clarify the meaning of the phrase, “open season ends no later than 1:00 pm on a Business Day.” - Ratified March 30, 2012.

R10004 Final Action - Change the usage of the element Ending Time from Mandatory to Business Conditional in the Nominations dataset; Change the usage of the elements Beginning Time and Ending Time from Mandatory to Business Conditional in the Pre-determined Allocation dataset and Change the usage of Beginning Time (or equivalent element for the specific document below) and Ending Time (or equivalent element for the specific document below) from Mandatory to Senders Option in the Request for Confirmation, Confirmation Response, Scheduled Quantity and Scheduled Quantity for Operator, Allocation, Shipper Imbalance, Measurement Information, Measured Volume Audit Statement, and Transportation / Sales Invoice documents. - Ratified March 30, 2012.
R10004 Final Action (Minor Correction applied, effective March 29, 2013)

R11007 Final Action - Modify the Discount Indicator Code Value Description for Code Value 1 and 2. - Ratified March 30, 2012.

R05027 Final Action - Add two new data elements to the Nomination and Scheduled Quantity data sets that 1) permit the service requestor to identify a specified path for the nominated transaction, and 2) provide shippers the ability to identify the specific month of an imbalance they may want to clear. - Ratified March 30, 2012 (See Minor Correction MC12038, effective December 03, 2012)

2011 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8.a Final Action - Changes to the NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 10.2.8 and 10.2.30 to support consistency with Retail and WEQ Activities. - Ratified December 28, 2011.

R97064 Final Action - Correct the NAESB implementation guides to use approved ASC X12 code values through requests to X12 to adopt the NAESB codes, or through changes to the code values to use the X12 specified codes. - Ratified December 2, 2011.
R97064 - Attachment 1 Final Action - Pre-determined Allocation (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.1). - Ratified December 2, 2011.
R97064 - Attachment 2 Final Action - Pre-determined Allocation Quick Response (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.2). - Ratified December 2, 2011.
R97064 - Attachment 3 Final Action - Allocation (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.3). - Ratified December 2, 2011.
R97064 - Attachment 4 Final Action - Measurement Information (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.5). - Ratified December 2, 2011.
R97064 - Attachment 5 Final Action - Measured Volume Audit Statement (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.6). - Ratified December 2, 2011.

C11003 Final Action - Clarification or interpretation request: Clarify the effects of Disclosure Indicator, Minimum Rate Disclosure Indicator, Releasing Shipper Lesser Quantity Indicator, and Shorter Term Indicator on the disclosure of minimum condition elements for EBB / EDI Download portion of NAESB Standard Number 5.4.24. - Ratified November 28, 2011.

C11002 Final Action - Clarification or interpretation request: Clarify the effects of Bidder Lesser Quantity Indicator on the disclosure of minimum condition elements for EBB / EDI Download portion of NAESB Standard Number 5.4.25. Does the Offer’s Disclose Indicator or Releasing Shipper Lesser Quantity Indicator have any effect on the disclosure of the minimum condition elements for Bids. - Ratified November 28, 2011.

R10005 Final Action - Modify 5.3.26 to eliminate possible disputes over consequences associated with Bid Basis’ not selected by Releasing Shipper. - Ratified September 19, 2011.

R09008 Final Action - Add two business conditional data elements to the Offer Upload, NAESB WGQ Standard 5.4.7 for (1) Responsibility for Out of Path Overrun and (2) Out of Path Location Changes. These data elements should be conditional in standards 5.4.1 and 5.4.3. - Ratified September 19, 2011.

R09009 Final Action - Add four business conditional data elements to the imbalance trading NAESB WGQ data sets 2.4.11—2.4.16. - Ratified September 19, 2011.

R11004 (MC11001-04) Final Action - For NAESB WGQ Version 2.1, add the code values ‘Non-Renewal Charge’ and ‘AOS’ for the data element “Rate Identification Code” in data sets: Transactional Reporting – Capacity Release (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.20), Transactional Reporting – Firm Transportation (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.21), Offer (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.24), Bid (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.25) and Award Download (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.26). - Ratified September 19, 2011.

C10001 Final Action - Clarification of the Tariff under Informational Posting (NAESB WGQ Standard No. 4.3.23). - Ratified August 1, 2011.

R10009 Final Action - Add sender's option data element "Open Season ID" to data set 'Transactional Reporting - Firm - Transportation, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.21. - Ratified July 1, 2011.

R09016 Final Action - Add Rate Schedule data element to the Bid Upload and Bid Download datasets and change conditionality of Location data for Offer Upload/Download datasets or add code values to allow a dummy agenda. - Ratified April 18, 2011.

R10003 Final Action - This request proposes the addition of two new data elements “Discount Begin Date” and “Discount End Date” in the following Transaction Datasets: Transactional Reporting – Capacity Release, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.20 and Transactional Reporting – Firm Transportation, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.21. - Ratified April 18, 2011.

R09018 Final Action - Add a new MA data element to the Nominations dataset for Model “T” called “Path Rank." - Ratified March 17, 2011.



WGQ Final Actions Incorporated in Version 2.0 (Published November 30, 2010)

R09014 / WGQ Annual Plan 2010 Item 6 Final Action - Create a section/heading under Informational Postings called Regulatory to include all filings made to the FERC - Ratified November 5, 2010.

WGQ Annual Plan 2008 Item 5 / Annual Plan 2009 Item 4 / Annual Plan 2010 Item 3 / R08028 Final Action - Eliminate Standards 5.4.4. (Replacement Capacity) with attachments - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 1 - Offer - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 2 - Bid - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 3 - Award Download - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 4 - Withdrawal Download - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 5 - Business Documentation - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 6 - Principles/Standards/Interpretations as modified in redline - Ratified September 27, 2010.

R99033 / R96018 / R04038 Final Action - Add the name and definition for design capacity and scheduled quantity to the data set 5.4.13 Operationally Available and Unsubscribed Capacity - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 1 - Data Dictionary - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 2 - EDI Technical - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 3 - EDISM G873OACY - Ratified September 27, 2010.
Attachment 4 - EDISM G873UNSC - Ratified September 27, 2010.

R08008 Final Action - Develop customer security administration standards - Ratified September 27, 2010.

R09006 Final Action - Add a new data element “Contract” in the following Transaction Datasets for the NAESB WGQ Version 1.8 release: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.2, Payment Remittance and NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.4, Service Requester / Charge Allowance Invoice - Ratified September 27, 2010.

R09021 / R09022 Final Action - Add a S/O data element to NAESB WGQ Standard no. 3.4.1 – Transportation/Sales Invoice, Change Charge Type conditionality in NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.14.1 Transportation/Sales Invoice - Ratified September 27, 2010.

R09025 Final Action - Create a new WGQ EDM standard - Ratified September 27, 2010.

WGQ 2010 Annual Plan Item 5 Final Action - Ratified September 27, 2010.

R10001 Final Action - Update the NAESB Wholesale Gas Quadrant (WGQ) Quadrant Electronic Delivery Mechanism (QEDM) Manual to add the ability to provide Informational Postings reports downloads in a CSV file format - Ratified September 27, 2010.

R09011 Final Action - Change the term Power Plant Operator to Power Plant Gas Coordinator in WEQ-011. - Ratified July 15, 2010.

R08020 Final Action - Modify NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 4.3.28, 4.3.29, and 5.3.38; Add NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 5.3.z1 and 5.3.z2; Modify NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.16 – System-Wide Notices. - Ratified June 23, 2010.

R09001 Final Action Modify NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.22 – Transactional Reporting – Interruptible Transportation. - Ratified June 23, 2010.



WGQ Final Actions Incorporated in Version 1.9 (Published September 30, 2009)

R08010 Final Action / MC09003B - Add the data element “Cycle Indicator” in the Transaction Datasets for NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.1, Offer Download (C), NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.2, Bid Download (C), NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.3, Award Download (C), and NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.7, Offer Upload (BC) and add corresponding error/warning codes in the Transaction Data Set for NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.8, Offer Upload Quick Response. - Ratified September 16, 2009.

R09005 Final Action - Revise Appendix D of the NAESB WGQ Quadrant Electronic Delivery Mechanism Standards Manual to remove references to UDP 1604 for Secure ICA. The recommended protocol and port configuration for internet ICA based applications is TCP/IP+HTTP using TCP port 80 - Ratified August 5, 2009.

R09004 Final Action - Modify NAESB WGQ Standards Nos. 4.3.23, 4.3.26, 4.3.32 and 4.3.33 and Add NAESB WGQ Standard No. 4.3.xx - Ratified August 5, 2009.

R08006 Final Action - Add one new Sender’s Option data element ‘Physical Meter Effective Time’ to Measurement Volume Audit Statement - NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.6 - Ratified August 5, 2009.

R07008 Final Action - Add two new Sender’s Option data elements ‘Bidder Contact E-mail Address’ and ‘Bidder Contact Phone Number’ to the Award Download NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.3 - Ratified August 5, 2009.

R04014 Final Action - Add new data element “Preparer Data” (SO) to the Measurement Volume Audit Statement - NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.6 - Ratified August 5, 2009.

R04003 Final Action - Add one new Sender’s Option data element - “Discount Identifier” to the sub-detail level of Transportation / Sales Invoice - NAESB WGQ Std. 3.4.1 - Ratified August 5, 2009.

R09002/R09007 Final Action - Modify the following two Appendices in the NAESB WGQ Quadrant Electronic Delivery Mechanism Standards Manual as indicated below: APPENDIX B - Minimum Technical Characteristics and Guidelines for the Developer and User of the Customer Activities Web Site and APPENDIX C - Minimum and Suggested Technical Characteristics and Guidelines for the Developer and User of the Informational Postings Web Site, Add two new ActiveX control browser plug-ins, Microsoft Reporting Services Client Print Control and Microsoft Silverlight to the list of internet browser plugins, Delete Netscape as a supported browser, Add Mozilla Firefox as another browser option - Ratified August 5, 2009.

2008 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 and 2009 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7 Final Action - Add Proposed NAESB WGQ Standard Nos. 4.3.x1, 4.3.x2 and 4.3.x3 - Ratified August 5, 2009.

2009 WGQ Annual Plan Item 1 Final Action - Add proposed NAESB WGQ Standard 7.3.x1 as an interpretation of NAESB WGQ Standard 4.3.23 and 5.2.1 - Ratified August 5, 2009.

WGQ 2007 Annual Plan Item 7a / NAESB WGQ 2008 Annual Plan Item 4a / NAESB WGQ 2009 Annual Plan Item 4 (Order Nos. 698/698A) Recommendation Part 2 - Technical Implementation And NAESB WGQ 2008 Annual Plan Item 9 / 2009 Annual Plan Item 3a (Order Nos. 712/712A) And R07018 (Spectra Energy) R08019 and R08024 (Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP) Part 3 - Interpretations Final Action - Modify NAESB WGQ Interpretation No. 7.3.2, Modify NAESB WGQ Interpretation No. 7.3.3, Modify NAESB WGQ Interpretation No. 7.3.15, Delete NAESB WGQ Intepretation No. 7.3.44 and Modify NAESB WGQ Interpretation No. 7.3.46 - Ratified August 5, 2009.

R07014 Final Action - Modify the Confirmation Response Quick Response (NAESB WGQ Std. 1.4.7) to be the newly re-named Confirmation Quick Response such that it can be used as a quick response for both the Request for Confirmation (NAESB WGQ Std. 1.4.3) and the Confirmation Response (NAESB WGQ Std. 1.4.4). - Ratified June 15, 2009.

2009 WGQ Annual Plan Item 9 Final Action - Recommendation: 2009 WGQ Annual Plan Item 9 - Review minimum technical characteristics in Appendices B, C, and D of the WGQ QEDM Manual, and make changes as appropriate. - Ratified June 15, 2009.

NAESB WGQ 2007 Annual Plan Item 7a / NAESB WGQ 2008 Annual Plan Item 4a / NAESB WGQ 2009 Annual Plan Item 4 (Order Nos. 698/698A) Recommendation Part 2 - Technical Implementation And NAESB WGQ 2008 Annual Plan Item 9 / 2009 Annual Plan Item 3a (Order Nos. 712/712A) And R07018 (Spectra Energy) R08019 and R08024 (Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP) Final Action - Ratified June 15, 2009.
Attachment 1: Overview
Attachment 2: Offer Upload
Attachment 3: Technical Change Log

R08015/2009 WGQ Annual Plan Item 2.b/2009 Retail Annual Plan Item 5 Final Action - Revise the Trading Partner Agreement (“TPA”) - Ratified June 15 2009.
Attachment 1: Exhibit A - Revised Trading Partner Agreement (WGQ Standard 6.3.3 / RXQ.6.1)
Attachment 2: Exhibit B - Trading Partner Worksheet WGQ Standards 6.3.3.TPW / RXQ6.1 TPW)
Attachment 3: Exhibit C - Frequently Asked Questions (2009 TPA & TPW)
Attachment 4: Exhibit D - Revisions to Internet ET
Attachment 5: Exhibit E - Revisions to WGQ QEDM
Attachment 6: Exhibit F - Revisions to Retail QEDM

R08007 Final Action - Modify NAESB WGQ Standard No: 4.3.16 to refer to Appendix C for valid display and download formats. - Ratified March 13, 2009.

R06016 Final Action - Modify NAESB WGQ Standard No: 4.3.69 to expand the ‘Submit’ function to include sending records to the TSP for processing from the Matrix to now include the Form as well. - Ratified March 13, 2009.

2008 WGQ Annual Plan Item 10/R08026 Final Action – Standards of Conduct. - Ratified February 6, 2009.

R04001 Final Action – Add new data element “Contact Person (E-mail Address)” to data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.4 Shipper Imbalance. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R04002 Final Action – Add new data elements “Billable Party (Payer) Contact” at the same level as the Billable Party (Payer Data) and add new data element “Invoice Status Code” to the header level and two corresponding code values in data sets: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 Transportation Sales/Invoice and NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.4 Service Requester Level Charge/Allowance Invoice. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R04004 Final Action – Add new data element “Voluntary GRI Paid” at the detail level (billable party level) in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 4.3.2 Payment Remittance. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R04012 Final Action – Add new data element “Location Data” (SO) and delete data element “PI Data Ref. Number” (SO) in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.6 Measured Volume Audit Statement. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R04033/R05011/R05023/R05025/R05029 Final Action – Add three code values for data element “Adjustment Type” in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.3 Allocation and add six code values for data element “Adjustment Type” in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.4 Shipper Imbalance. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R04041 Final Action – Add three code values for data element “Allocation Method” in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.1 Pre-determined Allocation. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R06019 Final Action – Add three warning validation code values in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.2 Pre-determined Allocation Quick Response. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R07012 Final Action – Add four code values for data element “Meter Type” to data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.6 Measured Volume Audit Statement. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R96121-a23/R07011 Final Action – Add code value definitions for various code values associated with 49 different data elements in one or more of the following 22 data sets: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.4 Shipper Imbalance, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.6 Measured Volume Audit Statement, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.8 Response to Request for Information, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 Transportation / Sales Invoice, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.1 Offer Download, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.2 Bid Download, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.3 Award Download, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.4 Replacement Capacity, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.5 Withdrawal Capacity, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.6 Withdrawal Upload, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.7 Offer Upload, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.8 Offer Upload Quick Response, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.9 Offer Upload Notification, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.10 Offer Upload Bidder Confirmation, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.11 Offer Upload Bidder Confirmation Quick Response, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.12 Offer Upload Final Disposition, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.13 Operationally Available and Unsubscribed Capacity, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.14 Upload of Request for Download of Posted Datasets, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.15 Response to Upload of Request for Download of Posted Datasets, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.16 System Wide Notices, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.17 Note/Special Instruction and NAESB WGQ Standard No. 5.4.18 Bid Upload. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R05028 Final Action – Add three new codes in the “Allocation Transaction Type Matrix” Code Values Dictionary for data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.3 Allocation and add three new code values for data element “Allocation Transaction Type” in dataset: NAESB WGQ Standard 2.4.7 Request for Information. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R04024/R04039/R05024 Final Action – Add eight and modify three code values, modify one code value description, and one code value definition for data element “Charge Type” in data element: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 Transportation / Sales Invoice. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R05003 Final Action – Add code value “Special Fuel Surcharge” to data element “Charge Type” in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 Transportation / Sales Invoice. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R06013 Final Action – Add 13 code values for the data element “Charge Type” in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 Transportation / Sales Invoice. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R06017 Final Action – Add three warning and two error validation code values in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.2 Nomination Quick Response. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R06018 Final Action – Add two error validation code values in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.7 Confirmation Response Quick Response. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R06020 Final Action – Add one warning validation code value to data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.2 Pre-determined Allocation Quick Response. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R06021 Final Action – Add new code values for the data element “Transaction Type” in data sets: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.1 Nominations, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.5 Scheduled Quantity, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.4 Shipper Imbalance, and NAESB WGQ Standard No. 2.4.4 Transportation / Sales Invoice. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R07006 Final Action – Add two code values for the data element “Reduction Reason” in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.6 Scheduled Quantity for Operator. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R07016 Final Action – Add two code values for the data element “Reduction Reason” in data sets: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.4 Confirmation Response, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.5 Scheduled Quantity, and NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.6 Scheduled Quantity for Operator. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R07017 Final Action – Add two warning validation code values in data set: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.2 Nomination Quick Response. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

R06023 Final Action – Add 19 code values for data element “Reduction Reason” in data sets: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.5 Scheduled Quantity and NAESB WGQ Standard 1.4.6 Scheduled Quantity for Operator. - Ratified December 17, 2008.

2007 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7a/2008 WGQ Annual Plan Item 4a Final Action - Develop standards to provide for index-based pricing for capacity release. (FERC Order No. 698 issued 6-25-07, Docket Nos. RM05-5-001 and RM96-1-027). - Ratified August 25, 2008.

2007 WGQ Annual Plan Item 7b/2008 WGQ Annual Plan item 4b Final Action - Develop standards for providing increased receipt and delivery point flexibility through the use of redirects of scheduled quantities. (FERC Order No. 698 issued 6-25-07, Docket Nos. RM05-5-001 and RM96-1-027). - Ratified August 25, 2008.

2007 WGQ Annual Plan Item 3/2007 Retail Annual Plan Item 9 Final Action - Develop or amend WGQ technical standards, as appropriate, to address the DOE Sandia National Laboratories 2006 surety assessment findings and recommendations (WGQ)/Address issues raised in the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories on NAESB technical standards and respond to the surety assessment finding and recommendations (REQ/RGQ) - Ratified July 11, 2008.

C07003 Final Action - Interpretation of NAESB WGQ Standard 6.3.1 – Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas – Dated April 19, 2002. - Ratified June 21, 2008.

C07002 Final Action - Interpretation of NAESB WGQ Standard 4.3.16. - Ratified June 21, 2008.

R05005 Final Action - Add six code values for the data element Transaction Type in data sets: NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.1 - Nomination, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 1.4.5 - Scheduled Quantity, NAESB WGQ Standard No. 3.4.1 - Transportation/ Sales Invoice. - Ratified June 21, 2008.

R07015 Final Action - Adds a new internet browser plug-in, Adobe Flash Player, to the NAESB Wholesale Gas Quadrant Electronic Delivery Mechanism - Ratified May 2, 2008.

2007 WEQ Annual Plan Item 5 and 2007 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 Final Action: Develop business practices as needed to support the e-Tariff program including submittal of tariffs and metadata. - Ratified April 4, 2008.
2007 WEQ Annual Plan Item 5 and 2007 WGQ Annual Plan Item 8 Final Action - Attachment

2007 WGQ Annual Plan Item 4 and Retail 2007 Annual Plan Item 6 Final Action - Prepare a joint analysis for AS2 and AS3 protocols as compared to the NAESB IET. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R01003 Final Action - Add a System Management Service Quantity data element to various capacity release datasets. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R02007 Final Action - Add new data element 'Notes Codes' and two related codes for the Invoicing data sets (3.4.1). - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R02011 Final Action - Add code values for NAESB WGQ Standard 2.4.3 - Allocation, NAESB WGQ Standard 2.4.4 - Shipper Imbalance. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03001 Final Action - Request two new data elements be added to the Request for Confirmation, Confirmation Response and Scheduled Quantity for Operator. The new data elements would be used at the same level as the Location Data and would be used to define a limit on the total amount of capacity that could be confirmed as delivery or receipt. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03010 Final Action - Modifications to the NAESB WGQ Transactional Reporting - Capacity Release Standard 5.4.20 to enhance the display of capacity release data sets at the Sender's Option, including modifications to existing data elements and new data elements. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03011 Final Action - Modifications to NAESB WGQ Transactional Reporting - Firm Transportation Standard 5.4.21 to enhance the display of firm data at the Sender's Option, including the addition of new data elements, changes to existing data elements, and the addition of new code values. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03012 Final Action - Modifications to NAESB WGQ Transactional Reporting - Interruptible Transportation Standard 5.4.22 to enhance the display of interruptible data at the Sender's Option, including the additional of new data elements, changes to existing data elements, and the addition of new code values. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03016 Final Action - Add a new code value - Corrected / Updated - for Contract Status to provide the ability to identify when the contract data as reported on the transactional reports has been corrected or updated. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03020 Final Action - Develop a new defined term/definition for Applicable Regulatory Authority and review NAESB WGQ Standards to make corresponding changes. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03021 Final Action - Create a new Standard that indicates that unless otherwise denoted, all times contained with the NAESB WGQ Standards are Central Clock Time. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03025 Final Action - Add a new notice type - Rates and Charges - to NAESB WGQ Standard 4.3.2. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03028 Final Action - Add a reduction reason code to Scheduled Quantity, Operator Scheduled Quantity and Confirmation Response. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03029 Final Action - Add a new Notice Type to System-Wide Notices Standard 5.4.16 to support firm capacity including subscribed ROFR Capacity. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R03032 Final Action - Change existing data elements of NAESB WGQ Transactional Reporting - Firm Transportation Standard 5.4.21. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R04022 Final Action - Amend WGQ Standards 1.4.5 and 1.4.6 to allow new reduction reason codes. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R04023 Final Action - Amend WGQ Standards to add new reduction reason code data element. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R04026 Final Action - Amend WGQ Standard 1.4.1 to add new storage limitation code value. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R05006 Final Action - Add code value to Validation Code and Message elements in Nomination Quick Response dataset. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R05010 Final Action - Add code values to Validation Code and Message elements in Nomination Quick Response dataset. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R05012 - Add Reduction Reason code to Scheduled Quantity, Operator Scheduled Quantity and Confirmation Response. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R05017 - Delete or change the usage of the data element Rate Form/Type Code from datasets 5.4.20, 5.4.21 and 5.4.22. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R06001 - Add two Nomination Transaction Type codes to support the nomination and tracking of the shipping entity or producing entity on the interconnecting facility where title tracking is employed by the TSP. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R06007 - Add Reduction Reason code to Scheduled Quantity, Operator Scheduled Quantity and Confirmation Response. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

RR06011 - Add 3 detail (contract) level and 1 sub detail (nomination) level code values to Validation Code and Message elements in Nomination Quick Response dataset. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R06012 - Add two (2) new code values for the data element “Transaction Type” into Scheduled Quantity and Invoice Datasets. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

R06014 - Add code values for the Rate Identification Code data element in the Transactional Reporting datasets. - Ratified February 17, 2008.

2007 WGQ Annual Plan Item 5 Final Action - Develop Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the UPDATE of the NAESB WGQ Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas (NAESB WGQ Standard 6.3.1) dated September 5, 2006. - Ratified August 18, 2007.

WGQ 2007 Annual Plan Item 6 Final Action - Update the NAESB WGQ Canadian Addendum related to the UPDATE of the NAESB WGQ Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas (NAESB WGQ Standard 6.3.1) dated September 5, 2006 and other industry comments proposed during the discussions - Ratified August 2, 2007

R06008 Final Action - Modify WGQ Business Practice Standard 4.3.90 to clarify that all available data at representative points should be made available by Transmission Service Providers - Ratified August 2, 2007.

R02008 Final Action - Add new transaction types in the Nomination (1.4.1) and Scheduled Quantity (1.4.5) data sets. - Ratified December 28, 2006.

R03005 Final Action - Add code values for the Service Code data element in the Transportation/Sales Invoice (3.4.1). - Ratified December 28, 2006.

R03009 Final Action - Add a Transactional category to the Informational Posting under NAESB WGQ Standard 4.3.21 and the following subcategories to NAESB WGQ Standard 4.3.23: Transactional Firm, Interruptible, Capacity Release. - Ratified December 28, 2006.


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