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These excerpts taken from the NS 10-K filed Feb 27, 2009.

Table of Contents

 

SECTION

   PAGE

SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS

   4

SECTION 2. PARTICIPATION - §415(c) BENEFIT PLAN

   6

SECTION 3. PARTICIPATION - §401(a)(17) BENEFIT PLAN

   6

SECTION 4. BENEFITS - §415(c) BENEFIT PLAN COMPONENT.

   7

SECTION 5. BENEFITS - §401(a)(17) BENEFIT PLAN COMPONENT

   8

SECTION 6. COMMON PROVISIONS

   9

SECTION 7. EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS

   11

SECTION 8. ADMINISTRATION

   11

SECTION 9. AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION

   12

SECTION 10. CHANGE IN CONTROL

   12

SECTION 11. MISCELLANEOUS

   13

 

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Table of Contents

 

     Page

SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS.

   5

SECTION 2. PARTICIPATION - §415(b) BENEFIT PLAN COMPONENT.

   7

SECTION 3. PARTICIPATION - §401(a)(17) BENEFIT PLAN COMPONENT.

   8

SECTION 4. VESTING; AMOUNT OF BENEFIT.

   9

SECTION 5. PROVISIONS REGARDING PAYMENT OF BENEFITS.

   10

SECTION 6. DEATH BENEFIT.

   11

SECTION 7. CHANGE IN CONTROL.

   11

SECTION 8. ADMINISTRATION.

   12

SECTION 9. AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION.

   12

SECTION 10. MISCELLANEOUS.

   13

 

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Table of Contents

 

     Page

SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS.

   5

SECTION 2. PARTICIPATION - §415(b) BENEFIT PLAN COMPONENT.

   7

SECTION 3. PARTICIPATION - §401(a)(17) BENEFIT PLAN COMPONENT.

   8

SECTION 4. VESTING; AMOUNT OF BENEFIT.

   9

SECTION 5. PROVISIONS REGARDING PAYMENT OF BENEFITS.

   10

SECTION 6. DEATH BENEFIT.

   11

SECTION 7. CHANGE IN CONTROL.

   11

SECTION 8. ADMINISTRATION.

   12

SECTION 9. AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION.

   12

SECTION 10. MISCELLANEOUS.

   13

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

Items 1., 1A. & 2.

  

Business, Risk Factors and Properties

   3
  

Recent Developments

   4
  

Organizational Structure

   4
  

Segments

   6
  

Employees

   19
  

Rate Regulation

   20
  

Environmental and Safety Regulation

   20
  

Risk Factors

   24
  

Properties

   33

Item 1B.

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

   34

Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

   34

Item 4.

  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   35
PART II

Item 5.

  

Market for Registrant’s Common Units, Related Unitholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Common Units

   36

Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

   37

Item 7.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   38

Item 7A.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   58

Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

   61

Item 9.

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

   111

Item 9A.

  

Controls and Procedures

   111

Item 9B.

  

Other Information

   111
PART III

Item 10.

  

Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant

   112

Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

   115

Item 12.

  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Unitholder Matters

   150

Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence

   152

Item 14.

  

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

   155
PART IV

Item 15.

  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

   157

Signatures

   166

 

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

Items 1., 1A. & 2.

  

Business, Risk Factors and Properties

   3
  

Recent Developments

   4
  

Organizational Structure

   4
  

Segments

   6
  

Employees

   19
  

Rate Regulation

   20
  

Environmental and Safety Regulation

   20
  

Risk Factors

   24
  

Properties

   33

Item 1B.

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

   34

Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

   34

Item 4.

  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   35
PART II

Item 5.

  

Market for Registrant’s Common Units, Related Unitholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Common Units

   36

Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

   37

Item 7.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   38

Item 7A.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   58

Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

   61

Item 9.

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

   111

Item 9A.

  

Controls and Procedures

   111

Item 9B.

  

Other Information

   111
PART III

Item 10.

  

Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant

   112

Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

   115

Item 12.

  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Unitholder Matters

   150

Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence

   152

Item 14.

  

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

   155
PART IV

Item 15.

  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

   157

Signatures

   166

 

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

Items 1., 1A. & 2.

  

Business, Risk Factors and Properties

   3
  

Recent Developments

   4
  

Organizational Structure

   4
  

Segments

   6
  

Employees

   19
  

Rate Regulation

   20
  

Environmental and Safety Regulation

   20
  

Risk Factors

   24
  

Properties

   33

Item 1B.

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

   34

Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

   34

Item 4.

  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   35
PART II

Item 5.

  

Market for Registrant’s Common Units, Related Unitholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Common Units

   36

Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

   37

Item 7.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   38

Item 7A.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   58

Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

   61

Item 9.

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

   111

Item 9A.

  

Controls and Procedures

   111

Item 9B.

  

Other Information

   111
PART III

Item 10.

  

Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant

   112

Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

   115

Item 12.

  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Unitholder Matters

   150

Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence

   152

Item 14.

  

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

   155
PART IV

Item 15.

  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

   157

Signatures

   166

 

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

Items 1., 1A. & 2.

  

Business, Risk Factors and Properties

   3
  

Recent Developments

   4
  

Organizational Structure

   4
  

Segments

   6
  

Employees

   19
  

Rate Regulation

   20
  

Environmental and Safety Regulation

   20
  

Risk Factors

   24
  

Properties

   33

Item 1B.

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

   34

Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

   34

Item 4.

  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   35
PART II

Item 5.

  

Market for Registrant’s Common Units, Related Unitholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Common Units

   36

Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

   37

Item 7.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   38

Item 7A.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   58

Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

   61

Item 9.

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

   111

Item 9A.

  

Controls and Procedures

   111

Item 9B.

  

Other Information

   111
PART III

Item 10.

  

Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant

   112

Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

   115

Item 12.

  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Unitholder Matters

   150

Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence

   152

Item 14.

  

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

   155
PART IV

Item 15.

  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

   157

Signatures

   166

 

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PART I

Items 1., 1A. & 2.

  

Business, Risk Factors and Properties

  3
  

Recent Developments

  4
  

Organizational Structure

  4
  

Segments

  6
  

Employees

  19
  

Rate Regulation

  20
  

Environmental and Safety Regulation

  20
  

Risk Factors

  24
  

Properties

  33

Item 1B.

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

  34

Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

  34

Item 4.

  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

  35
PART II

Item 5.

  

Market for Registrant’s Common Units, Related Unitholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Common Units

  36

Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

  37

Item 7.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

  38

Item 7A.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

  58

Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

  61

Item 9.

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

  111

Item 9A.

  

Controls and Procedures

  111

Item 9B.

  

Other Information

  111
PART III

Item 10.

  

Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant

  112

Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

  115

Item 12.

  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Unitholder
Matters

  150

Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence

  152

Item 14.

  

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

  155
PART IV

Item 15.

  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

  157

Signatures

  166

 


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