Instructions for FERC Form 73 "Oil Pipeline Service Life Data"

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Form Approved
OMB No. 1902-0019
(Expires 08/31/2020)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING
FERC FORM NO. 73
OIL PIPELINE SERVICE LIFE DATA
Title 18, U.S.C. 1001 makes it a crime for any person knowingly and willingly to make to any
Agency or Department of the United States any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements as to any
matter within its jurisdiction.
The term ‘Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)” refers to the FERC
or its predecessor the Federal Power Commission (FPC)
Form Approved
OMB No. 1902-0019
(Expires 08/31/2020)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING
FERC FORM NO. 73
OIL PIPELINE SERVICE LIFE DATA
Title 18, U.S.C. 1001 makes it a crime for any person knowingly and willingly to make to any
Agency or Department of the United States any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements as to any
matter within its jurisdiction.
The term ‘Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)” refers to the FERC
or its predecessor the Federal Power Commission (FPC)
FERC FORM NO. 73
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20426
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING
FERC Form No. 73
(Form approved: OMB No. 1902-0019, expires 08/31/2020)
OIL PIPELINE SERVICE LIFE DATA
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FERC Form No. 73
Table of Contents
General Information………………………..……………………………..…..…..4
General Instructions…………………………..……………….………….………6
Schedule A1 ─ Specific Instructions………………..…………..………..………7
─ Sample Schedule A1...………………….……..…………..….…8
─ Definitions.………………………………………………………9
Schedule S1 ─ Specific Instructions....…….……….………………………..…10
─ Sample Schedule S1………………………………….……..….11
─ Definitions.……………………………………..….…………...12
─ Transaction Codes.………………...…………………..….……13
Appendix
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING
SERVICE LIFE DATA
GENERAL INFORMATION
I.
PURPOSE
During an investigation of an oil pipeline company’s book depreciation rates, the
Commission requests service life data as a part of its data request. This service
life data, which may be initial data or an update to previously existing data, is
collected on FERC Form No. 73. The information collected on FERC Form No.
73 is used as an input to assist the Commission in the selection of appropriate oil
pipeline company service lives and book depreciation rates.
II.
WHO MUST FILE
Any oil pipeline company who is directed by the Commission to file service life
data during an investigation of the appropriateness of its book depreciation rates.
III.
WHEN TO SUBMIT
Service life data is reported to the Commission by an oil pipeline company only
during a depreciation rate investigation.
IV.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
The Form No. 73 requires that actuarial or simulation service life data be set forth
in a standardized format.
1. If you are not submitting this report in an electronic media format, submit an
original and three (3) copies of this report. An Excel spreadsheet is an
acceptable format.
2. Upon request of the Commission, the company must submit such additional
supporting and clarifying data and information as may be specified.
V.
WHERE TO SUBMIT
1. Submit this report to:
Office of the Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20426
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2. Hand deliveries can be made to:
Office of the Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Room 1A
888 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20426
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