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Docket Number
Title/Summary
  
RR06-1-013
Compliance Filing of the NERC in Response to the October 18, 2007 Order

Letter Order accepting NERC’s October 18, 2007 compliance filing, NERC submitted a compliance filing modifying Appendix 4B (Sanctions Guidelines) of the NERC Rules of Procedure. Docket Nos. RR06-1-013​

1/15/2008
RM06-22-000
Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection (Issued 1/18/08)

Order approving the eight Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards submitted by NERC on August 28, 2006. Docket Nos. RM06-22-000; Order No. 706​

1/18/2008
RR08-3-000
2/5/2008
RR07-9-004, RR07-10-004
Letter Order Approving 12/17/07 Violation Risk Factor Compliance Filing

Re: Compliance Filing of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation in Response to Paragraph 66 of the November 16, 2007 Order – Revised Violation Risk Factors for Approved Reliability Standards.​

2/6/2008
RR06-1-011
2/6/2008
RM05-30-000
2/7/2008
RC08-1-000
2/21/2008
RC07-3-001, RC07-5-001
2/21/2008
RM06-16-000, RR08-1-000
2/21/2008
RM08-3-000
3/20/2008
AD07-12-000
3/20/2008
RR06-1-012, et al
Order Addressing Revised Delegation Agreements

Submitted by NERC in an October 30, 2007 Compliance Filing and the November 2, 2007 WECC proposed revisions to the WECC bylaws​

3/21/2008
​RR07-16-001
Order on Compliance Filing (Issued March 21, 2008)

NERC submitted a filing on December 14, 2007 in compliance with the order approving its 2008 business plan and budget filing Docket No. RR07-16-001

3/21/2008
RC07-4-002, RC07-06-002, RC07-7-002
Order on Compliance Filing (Issued April 4, 2008)

NERC submitted a filing on March 4, 2008 in compliance with the December 20 order where NERC was ordered to address the possible "reliability gap" involving the three Load-Serving Entities Docket No. RC07-4-002, RC07-06-002 and RC07-7-002​

4/4/2008
RM08-3-000
Notice of Extension of Time (April 16, 2008)

EEI and NEI requested an extension of time for filing comments on the Commission’s NOPR issued March 20, 2008 regarding the Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination. The Commission granted the extension to May 13, 2008. Docket No. RM08-3-000​

4/16/2008
AD08-6-000, RM05-30-002
The Commission adopts this statement of administrative policy on Commission review of these penalties. In addition, the Commission revises its statement on settlements.​
4/17/2008
RR07-16-002
Order Approving Amendment to WECC Business Plan and Budget.

NERC filed a request on February 15, 2008 and March 17, 2008 for approval of an amendment to the 2008 Business Plan and Budget of WECC and for approval for WECC to include loan repayment and interest costs in its 2009 and 2010 assessments.​

4/17/2008
RC08-1-000
Notice of Extension of Time (April 17, 2008)

NERC filed a motion for an extension of time to issue a revised registry demonstration for the SEPA as required by the February 21, 2008 Order. FERC granted an extension of time to June 20, 2008. Docket No. RC08-1-000.​

4/17/2008
RM08-7-000
Modification of INT and TLR Standards; and ERO Interpretation of Specific Requirements of Four Standards.

Commission proposes to approve six modified Reliability Standards submitted to the Commission for approval by NERC.Five modified Reliability Standards pertain to interchange scheduling and coordination and one pertains to transmission loading relief procedures. In addition, the Commission proposes to approve NERC’s proposed interpretations of five specific requirements of Commission-approved Reliability Standards.

4/21/2008
RM05-5-005
 
Commission proposes to amend its regulations under the FPA to incorporate by reference the latest version of certain business practices concerning the OASIS and four business practice standards relating to reliability issues adopted by the WEQ of NAESB.​
4/21/2008
PL08-3-000
Revised Policy Statement on Enforcement.

The Commission issues revised policy statement to the regulated community as to the Commission's enforcement policies concerning the governing statutes, regulations and orders​

5/15/2008
PL08-2-000
Interpretative Order Modifying No-Action Letter Process and Reviewing Other Mechanisms for Obtaining Guidance.

The Commission expands the scope of the "no-action" letter process through which entities subject to the Commission's authority may seeks a determination on whether staff would recommend enforcement action against the requestor if particular transactions, practices or situations were pursued.​

5/15/2008
RM08-10-000
Submissions to the Commission Upon Staff Intention to Seek and Order to Show Cause - Order No. 711.

The Commission amends its regulations to expand and clarify the right of an entity to submit a written request to the Commission in the event staff intends to recommend that the Commission initiate a proceeding governed by 18 CFR Part 385, or make the entity a defendant in a civil action to be brought by the Commission.​

5/15/2008
RM08-8-000
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Ex Parte Contacts and Separation of Functions.

The Commission proposed to revise its regulations to clarify its rules governing ex parte contacts and separation of functions as they apply to proceedings arising out of investigations initiated under Part 1b of the Commission's regulations.​

5/15/2008
RM08-7-000
Commission proposes to approve NERC’s proposed modified interpretation of Reliability Standard BAL-005-0.
5/16/2008
RC08-4-000
Order Denying Appeal of ERO Compliance Registry Determination.

The Commission denies an appeal by New Harquahala Generating Company, LLC.​

5/16/2008
RM06-22-001
Order 706-A- Order Denying Rehearing and Granting Clarification.

The Commission issues Final Rule approving eight Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards.​

5/16/2008
RR06-1-014, et al.
Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration.

The Commission grants rehearing on the Commission's order issued on March 21, 2008.​

5/21/2008
RM07-3-002
Letter Order approving revised VRFs for the FAC standards

The Commission approves the 10 revised VRF assignments for the Facilities Design, Connections and Maintenance (FAC) Reliability Standards approved in Order No. 705.  NERC submitted the filing on April 1, 2008 in response to Paragraph 135 of Order No. 705.  Docket No. RM07-3-002

5/29/2008
RM07-3-001
Order on Rehearing and Clarification.

The Commission grants ISO/RTO Council's request for clarification and denies the alternative request for rehearing of Order No. 705  and issues Final Rule approving eight Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards.​

6/2/2008
RR06-1-014, et al. 
Order on Rehearing.

The Commission grants NERC's request for rehearing of the March 21, 2008 Order and also requires that the Delegation Agreement entered into between NERC and ReliabilityFirst Corporation be revised in a compliance filing

6/17/2008
RR08-4-000
The Commission approves the VSL assignments filed by NERC for the 83 Commission-approved Reliability Standards. The Commission also directs NERC to file modifications to VSLs relevant to five Reliability Standards.​
6/19/2008
RR07-16-003
Order Conditionally Accepting Compliance Filing.

The Commission conditionally accepts NERC's compliance filings on April 1, 2008. The filing included a true-up of actual 2007 costs incurred by NERC and the Regional Entities, and responses to other compliance directives in the 2008 Budget Order.​

6/19/2008
RM05-17-003, RM05-25-003
Order on Rehearing and Clarification.

The Commission affirms its basic determinations in Order Nos. 890 and 890-A, granting rehearing and clarification regarding certain revisions to its regulations and the pro forma open-access transmission tariff, or OATT, adopted in Order Nos. 888 and 889 to ensure that transmission services are provided on a basis that is just, reasonable, and not unduly discriminatory. The reforms affirmed in this order are designed to: (1) strengthen the pro forma OATT to ensure that it achieves its original purpose of remedying undue discrimination; (2) provide greater specificity to reduce opportunities for undue discrimination and facilitate the Commission’s enforcement; and (3) increase transparency in the rules applicable to planning and use of the transmission system. Effective September 8, 2008.​

6/23/2008
RC08-4-001
Order Granting Request for Clarification

The Commission grants Harquahala's request for clarification regarding one aspect of the Commission-directed negotiations​

6/27/2008
RR06-1-014, RR07-4-003
Notice of Extension of Time.

NERC filed a motion for an extension of time to submit revisions to the ReliabilityFirst Corporation Delegation Agreement as required by the June 17, 2008 Order on Rehearing. FERC granted an extension of time to July 21, 2008​

6/30/2008
NP08-1-000, et al, AD08-10-000
Guidance Order on Reliability Notices of Penalty.

NERC filed 37 Notices of Penalty on June 4, 5, and 6, 2008. The Commission approved the Notices of Penalty and provided additional guidance that will clarify Commission's expectations regarding the content of future notices of penalty.​

7/3/2008
RR06-1-012, RR07-3-002, RR07-8-002
Letter Order Accepting FRCC's and NPCC's May 19 Compliance Filing.

The Commission accepted FRCC's and NPCC's May 19, 2008 compliance filing that was in response to paragraph 174 of the Commission's March 21, 2008 Order. The Commission required NERC and NPCC to submit a schedule for ending the technical committee review process described by NPCC in section 3.0 of Exhibit D to its delegation agreement, or a justification for its continuation.  The Commission required NERC and FRCC to submit a schedule for ending the stakeholder compliance committee review process or justification for its continuation.

Errata​

7/15/2008
RM05-5-005
Order 676-C - Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities.

The Commission is revising its regulations to incorporate by reference the latest version of certain standards by the Wholesale Electric Quadrant to the North American Energy Standards Board.​

7/21/2008
RM08-7-000
Order No. 713 - Modification of INT and TLR Standards; and ERO Interpretation of Requirements of Four Standards.

The Commission approves five of six modified Reliability Standards submitted by NERC that pertain to interchange scheduling and coordination. The Commisson directs NERC to submit a filing that provides and explanation regarding one aspect of the TLR procedure.

7/21/2008
RC08-5-000
Order on Appeal of ERO Compliance Registry Determination.

The Commission denies the appeal of the U.S. Department of Energy, Portsmouth/Paducah Project. The order remands to NERC for further consideration on the issue whether DOE Portsmouth was properly registered as an LSE and directs NERC to submit a compliance filing within 75 days.​

7/21/2008
RM06-16-000, RR08-1-002
Letter Order Accepting Status Report of Section 1600 Revisions.

The Commission accepts NERC's May 16, 2008 Status Report regarding proposed changes to Section 1600 of the NERC Rules of Procedure in response to Paragraphs 16-19 of the Commission's February 21, 2008 Order.

Errata​

8/13/2008
RM06-16-004, RR08-1-001
Order Dismissing Request for Clarification.

The Commission issued an order dismissing EEI's request for clarification regarding the Commission's February 21, 2008 Order conditionally approving section 1600 of the NERC Rules of Procedure.

9/18/2008
RM06-22-000
Order on Proposed Clarification.

The Commission issued an order clarifying the scope of the eight Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards approved in Order No. 706 to assure that no "gap" occurs in the applicability of these Standards.​

9/18/2008
RR08-5-000
Letter Order Approving NERC Bylaws.

The Commission issued a Letter Order approving the August 14, 2008 filing regarding the proposed modifications to the NERC Bylaws

Errata

10/7/2008
PL09-1-000
Policy Statement on Compliance

The Commission issued a Policy Statement to provide additional guidance to the public on compliance with its governing statutes, regulations and orders.  Docket No. PL09-1-000

10/16/2008
RC07-4-003, RC07-6-003, RC07-7-003
Order Approving Revisions to Statement of Compliance Registry Criteria V5.0

On July 31, 2008, NERC submitted a response to the Commission's December 20, 2007 Order that directed NERC to address the possible reliability gap that would result if retail power marketers were not registered as LSEs.  As part of the short-term solution, NERC submitted revisions to the Statement of Compliance Registry Criteria.  Commission approves the NERC’s compliance filing and revisions to the Compliance Registry.  Docket Nos. RC07-4-003, RC07-6-003 and RC07-7-003

10/16/2008
RM08-8-000
Order No. 718 - Ex Parte Contacts and Separation of Functions.

The Commission issued Order No. 718 where it revised its regulations to clarify its rules governing ex parte contacts and separation of functions as they apply to proceedings arising out of investigations initiated under Part 1b of the Commission’s regulations. The revisions specify when Commission litigation staff and persons outside the Commission may contact decisional employees once the Commission has established proceedings on matters that had been investigated under Part 1b.​

10/16/2008
RR08-6-000, RR07-14-001
Order Conditionally Accepting 2009 Business Plan and Budget.

NERC and the Regional Entities filed the 2009 Business Plan and Budgets on August 22, 2008 and August 31, 2008. Commission conditionally accepts the business plans and budgets of NERC, the Regional Entities and WIRAB​

10/16/2008
RM08-11-000
NOPR on Version Two FAC Standards.

The Commission issues a NOPR proposing to approve three revised FAC Standards NERC submitted on June 30, 2008.

10/16/2008
RM08-16-000
NOPR - Interpretations of Reliability Standards, BAL-003-0 and VAR-001-1

The Commission issues a NOPR proposing to approve the Interpretation of BAL-003-0, but proposes to remand the Interpretation of VAR-001-1 for additional clarification.  Docket No. RM08-16-000​

11/20/2008
RR08-4-001, RR08-4-002
Order on Rehearing and Clarification and Accepting Compliance Filing in response to VSL Order

The Commission grants in part and denies in part rehearing and clarification of the VSL Order. The Commission accepts NERC’s July 21, 2008 Compliance Filing revising certain VSLs submitted pursuant to the VSL Order. The Commission directs NERC to submit a further compliance filing that makes specific revisions. Docket Nos. RR08-4-001 and RR08-4-002​

11/20/2008
RM08-12-000
NOPR- WECC Regional Reliability Standard, BAL-004-WECC-01

The Commission issues a NOPR proposing to approve a regional Reliability Standard, BAL-004-WECC-01.  Docket No. RM08-12-000

11/20/2008
RC08-7-000
Order Remanding Compliance Registry Determination - Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.

The Commission remands to NERC a decision in which NERC found Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc. was properly included on the NERC Compliance Registry as a Generator Operator. The Commission remands the matter to NERC for further consideration and directs NERC to supplement the record with additional information within 60 days. Docket No. RC08-7-000​

11/20/2008
RC08-1-001
Order Upholding ERO Compliance Registry Determination and Conditionally Directing Additional Registration

The Commission denies Southeastern Power Administration's appeal of a June 2008 compliance registry decision, which affirmed the registration of SEPA as a transmission operator in the SERC Region. The Commission also concludes that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should be co-registered as a transmission operator to address a potential reliability gap.  Docket No. RC08-1-001​

12/18/2008
RC09-3-000
The Commission directs NERC and the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. to submit to the Commission a comprehensive list of bulk electric system facilities within the United States portion of the NPCC region. Docket No. RC09-3-000
12/18/2008
RR06-016, RR06-1-017, et al
The Commission accepts NERC's Compliance Filings (July 21, 2008, as supplemented on August 28, 2008 and September 30, 2008) in response to the Commission’s March 21, 2008 order issued in this proceeding. NERC’s compliance filings include revisions to NERC’s pro forma delegation agreement and the individual delegation agreements between NERC and each of the eight Regional Entities. Docket Nos. RR06-016 and RR06-1-017, et al.
12/19/2008
RR06-1-012, RR07-7-002
Letter Order Accepting the Status Report in Response to Paragraph 226 of March 21 Order

The Commission issued a letter order accepting the status report of NERC and WECC in response to Paragraph 226 of the March 21, 2008 Order. Docket Nos. RR06-1-012 and RR07-7-002​

12/22/2008
 

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