If the parties do not
submit the draft contract (or a copy of a signed contract) to the Arbitrator
within the 14 day period referred to in section 6.26 , then the Arbitrator
may make a decision on the form of any terms and conditions in the draft
contract that have not been resolved within that time.
7. GENERAL REGULATORY AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
This section of the Code contains a number of miscellaneous provisions,
including provisions dealing with the following.
Associate Contracts - A Service Provider is required to obtain the Relevant
Regulator’s consent before entering into certain contracts (principally
any contract with an Associate for the provision of a Service). The Relevant
Regulator’s decision to not approve an Associate Contract may be subject
to review by the Relevant Appeals Body under the Gas Pipelines Access Law.
Decisions of the NCC, Relevant Minister, Relevant Regulator and Arbitrator -
Each decision to be made by the NCC, Relevant Minister, Relevant Regulator or
Arbitrator under the Code must include reasons. A copy of the decision and the
reasons for it should be placed on a Public Register.
Extensions to Time Limits - Provision is made for the extension of certain
time limits in the Code.
[Overview to section 7 amended: Gazette
2 May 2003 p. 1526.]