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Schaumburg, IL
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On October 31, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice under docket RM01-5 entitled "NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ETARIFF TYPE OF FILING CODES". The full text of the notice may be downloaded from eLibrary. Below is a summary of the changes to eTariff filing types. Filing Code:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
Several months ago we posted a blog article that described how to change the Filing Type of a Filing, which is helpful for Filings that have not yet been submitted to the Commission. But, what do you do if you submitted a Filing and FERC has instructed you to submit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
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What Is Effective Priority? Originally, FERC created the tariff record Effective Priority field to be a tie breaker for when two versions of the same tariff record were submitted proposing the same effective date (presumably in separate filings, but more on this later). Should FERC approve both versions, the one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
FERC has a database of electronic tariffs plus software that staff members use to fulfill the Commission's eTariff obligations. It is important that the FERC database and your TariffShark database contain the same tariff information. Some changes to eTariff data are initiated within TariffShark (for example, proposed changes to tariff... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
The need to move the TariffShark client application from one PC to another usually occurs when a TariffShark user has been issued a new computer. The process to be followed is similar to the upgrade process and is outlined here. On the new PC, follow the TariffShark Desktop Client Installer... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
Companies who are subject to FERC Order 714 sometimes change their names. In our experience, this is usually the result of an acquisition or restructuring. In any event, when this happens, the name of the licensed Company in TariffShark must be changed and TariffShark's automated features must be considered when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
Links Technology Solutions, Inc. is excited to announce the official release of TariffShark Hammerhead add-on product into the marketplace! Building on the success of the original TariffShark released in 2010, LINKS built Hammerhead with new features, improved usability, and performance enhancements in mind. Although the original TariffShark product will continue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
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After validating your Filing in TariffShark and downloading the zipped XML file, have you ever wanted to submit the XML to FERC's eTariff Sandbox for further validation? This blog article describes one method for doing so. 1. Open "My Computer" or "Windows Explorer". 2. Type "ftp://etariff-ftp.ferc.gov" into the address bar... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
When submitting a Tariff Record Version (TRV) to FERC in an eTariff Filing, the Description and Version fields are required (must have a non-blank value) and the Title field is optional (may have a blank value). The combination of these three fields is commonly used by FERC in official correspondence... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
After validating your Filing in TariffShark and downloading the zipped XML file, have you ever wanted to look at the XML before you ship it off to FERC? This blog article describes one method for doing so. An eTariff filing's data is coded in XML format. XML is a plain... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
This is the tenth in a series of TariffShark Hammerhead sneak peeks. In this screencast, we demonstrate how TariffShark Hammerhead notifies users of available software updates. Helpful Links This screencast: Software Update Notifications All screencasts Do you have ideas for additional improvements and enhancements in TariffShark? We'd love to hear... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
This is the ninth in a series of TariffShark Hammerhead sneak peeks. In this screencast, we demonstrate how Publishing Groups simplify the process by which portions of a sheet-based Tariff are published. Helpful Links This screencast: Publishing Groups All screencasts Do you have ideas for additional improvements and enhancements in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
This is the eighth in a series of TariffShark Hammerhead sneak peeks. In this screencast, we demonstrate how to include Pending and Suspended TRVs when publishing a Tariff. This feature provides a prospective "what if" look at your Tariffs. Helpful Links This screencast: Prospective Tariff Publishing All screencasts Do you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
This is the seventh in a series of TariffShark Hammerhead sneak peeks. In this screencast, we demonstrate how to publish and download selected TRVs. Flag and Unflag TRVs Publish Flagged TRVs Download Flagged TRVs Helpful Links This screencast: Working with Selected TRVs All screencasts Do you have ideas for additional... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at TariffShark Blog
Here's another sneak peek at TariffShark Hammerhead. In this screencast, we demonstrate new commands that are able to update multiple FTRVs. Update the Proposed Effective Date for all or some of the FTRVs in a Filing. Update the FERC Response for all or some of the FTRVs in a Filing.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
Here's another sneak peek at TariffShark Hammerhead. In a recent screencast, we demonstrate how a Filing can be submitted to FERC's eTariff Sandbox with just a couple of clicks. Helpful Links This screencast: Hammerhead Integrated FERC Sandbox Submission All screencasts Do you have ideas for additional improvements and enhancements in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
Here's another sneak peek at TariffShark Hammerhead. In a recent screencast, we demonstrate enhancements that will greatly benefit oil industry users. TariffShark Hammerhead doesn't require headers and footers. Users who manage their content within TariffShark have total control over headers and footers within the underlying Microsoft Word documents. Whole document... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
In our third screencast offering a sneak peek at TariffShark Hammerhead, we demonstrate improvements to the Tariff Records screen. It's faster -- in many cases, loading data in half the time. Optionally lists only the Tariff Records that belong to a specific Tariff Provides simple search of the Tariff Records... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
On November 17, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice under docket RM01-5 entitled "NOTICE OF CHANGES TO ETARIFF REFUND REPORT TYPE OF FILING CODES". The full text of the notice may be downloaded from eLibrary. Below is a summary of the changes to eTariff filing types.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
In the second in a series of Screencasts offering sneak peeks at TariffShark Hammerhead, we demonstrate a few enhancements in the area of Tariff Record Versions. Easy control over TRV content processing New "Doc" column shows status of TRVs' content Helpful Links This screencast: Hammerhead Tariff Record Version Enhancements All... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
In the first in a series of Screencasts offering sneak peeks at TariffShark Hammerhead, we demonstrate a few enhancements in the area of Filings. A built-in reference of FERC Filing Types Improvements to the Filings screen New "Doc" column shows which TRVs have content and which don't Better publishing of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
As of November 1, 2011, TariffShark offers support for the following Microsoft Office 2007/2010 file formats as FERC Attachments: DOCX: Word document XLSX: Excel workbook PPTX: PowerPoint presentation This TariffShark update is provided as a database hotfix that works against any TariffShark database version. By running the database script provided,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
TariffShark consists of a client application, called TariffShark Premier, that runs on a Windows desktop computer plus server-side components that run on a Windows server. eTariff filers use TariffShark Premier to prepare and make eTariff filings. The data they see and update on their screens and all of the documents... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
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If you've been working with TariffShark for a while, you are probably familiar with the shark that swims from time to time in the status bar. The swimming shark is an indication that the TariffShark software is using your computer to process a Tariff Record Version's (TRV's) content in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at TariffShark Blog
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What Is Pro Forma in eTariff? According to FERC's eTariff implementation guide, Pro Forma proposals submit a tariff record without invoking statutory processing timelines. Pro Forma tariff records cannot be converted to effective tariff records by FERC, and should be resubmitted as actual tariff records. In other words, a Pro... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at TariffShark Blog