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Project 2007-02 Operating Personnel Communications Protocols
 
Status
Board Adopted: May 7, 2014

Filed with FERC: May 14, 2014

Order Effective

Enforcement Date


Purpose/Industry Need:

This SAR calls for the development of communications protocols for use by Real-time System Operators to improve situational awareness and shorten response time.

Background:
The purpose of the proposed COM-002-4 Reliability Standard is to improve communications for the issuance of Operating Instructions with predefined communications protocols to reduce the possibility of miscommunication that could lead to action or inaction harmful to the reliability of the Bulk Electric System (BES). The proposed Reliability Standard, similar to posting 7, combines COM-002-3 and former draft COM-003-1 into one standard that addresses communications protocols for operating personnel in Emergency, and non-emergency conditions. The Operating Personnel Communications Protocols Standard Drafting Draft (OPCP SDT) continues to believe that one communications protocols standard that addresses emergency and non-emergency situations will improve communications because operating personnel will not need to refer to a different set of protocols during the different operating conditions.
In preparing Posting 8, the OPCP SDT revised the first draft of COM-002-4 in Posting 7 to develop a single communications standard that addresses protocols for operating personnel in Emergency and non-emergency conditions. The OPCP SDT considered the comments provided on Posting 7 and also drew from a variety of other resources including:
·         The NERC Board of Trustees’ November 7th, 2013 Resolution for Operating Personnel Communication Protocols, discussed below.
·         A survey distributed to a sample of industry experts by the Director of Standards Development and the Standards Committee Chair requesting feedback on the draft standard in Posting 8; and
·         Consultation on the use of the term “Reliability Directive” in the COM-002-4 standard with the Project 2007-03 Real-time Transmission Operations Standard Drafting Team and the Project 2006-06 Reliability Coordination Standard Drafting Team.
On December 11, 2013, the NERC Standards Committee authorized a waiver of the standard process, in accordance with Section 16 of the Standard Processes Manual, to shorten this comment period from 45 days to 30 days with a ballot during the last 10 days of the comment period to meet the NERC Board of Trustees requested deadline. The standard drafting team is posting this standard for a shortened 30 day formal Comment and 10 day Ballot period per the Standards Committee wavier.
Draft Action Dates Results Consideration of Comments

COM-002-4
Clean | Redline to last Posting​


Implementation Plan
Clean | Redline to last Posting


​Final Ballot
Info>>


Vote>>

​03/28/14 - 04/07/14

Summary>>

 

Ballot Results>>​

COM-002-4
Clean | Redline to last Posting

Implementation Plan
Clean | Redline to last Posting

RSAW

Supporting Materials:

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

Rationale and Technical Justification

Mapping Document

VRF/VSL Justification

Table of Issues and Directives

Request to Waive the Standard Process (Authorized on December 11, 2013)

 

Posting 8
FAQ Document

Additional Ballot and Non-Binding Poll

Updated Info>>

Info>>

Vote>>

01/22/14 – 02/04/14​


Extended an additional day to achieve quorum

Summary>>

 

Ballot Results>>

 

Non-Binding Poll Results>>​

RSAW Industry Comment Period

RSAW Feedback Form>>

Please send RSAW Feedback forms to:

 

 

01/02/14 – 01/31/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Consideration of Comments>>​

Standard Comment Period

Info>>

Submit Comments>>​

01/02/14 – 02/04/14


Extended an additional day to achieve quorum
 

Comments Received>>​
 
Supporting Materials:
 
Additional Ballot and Non-binding Poll
 

 

Vote>>

10/25/13 – 11/07/13

Extended an additional day to achieve quorum

(closed)

​Summary>>

 

Ballot Results>>

 

Non-Binding Poll Results>>

Consideration of Comments>>​
Comment Period
 

 

Submit Comments>>

10/21/13 – 11/07/13

(closed)

Comments Received>>

Responses to NERC Board of Trustees' Questions

 

Independent Experts Review Panel

 

Reliability Issues Steering Committee

 

NERC Management​

Submit Comments>>​

 

 
Implementation Plan
Clean |
Redline to last posting
 
Supporting Materials:

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

 Technical White Paper

 
Mapping Document
Clean |
Redline to last posting
 

 VRF/VSL Justification
Clean | Redline to last posting

Successive Ballot and Non-binding Poll

 

Updated Info>>

Vote>>

07/10/13 - 07/19/13

(closed)​

Summary>> 

Ballot Results>>

  

Non-binding Poll Results>>

Comment Period

 

Info>>

Submit Comments>>

06/20/13 - 07/19/13

(closed)​

Comments Received>> ​Consideration of Comments>>
COM-003-1
Clean | Redline to last posting

Implementation Plan
Clean | Redline to last posting

Supporting Materials:

Unofficial Comment Form (Word)

Rationale and Technical Justification
Clean | Redline to last posting

Mapping Document
Clean | Redline to last posting

VRF/VSL Justification
Clean | Redline to last posting

COM-003, Draft 5
FAQ Document

Successive Ballot and Non-binding Poll

Info>>

Vote>>

03/27/13 - 04/05/13

(closed)​

 

Summary>>

 

Ballot Results>>

Non-binding Poll Results>>

RSAW Industry Comment Period
(Now Available)

RSAW Feedback Form>>

Please send RSAW Feedback Forms to:

RSAWfeedback@nerc.net

03/07/13 - 04/05/13

(closed)​

Standard Comment Period

Info>>

Submit Comments>>

03/07/13 - 04/05/13

(closed)​

Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
 
Draft 4
 
 
 Implementation Plan
Clean | Redline
 
Supporting Materials:
 
 
 
Mapping Document
Clean | Redline
 
VRF/VSL Justification
Clean | Redline
 
 
Successive Ballot and Non-binding Poll
 
 
 
Vote>>
12/4/2012 – 12/13/2012
(closed)
Summary>>

Ballot Results>>

Non-binding Poll Results>>
 
 
Please send RSAW Feedback Forms to:
 
RSAWfeedback@nerc.net
11/14/2012 - 12/13/2012
(closed)
   
Standard Comment Period
 
  Info>>
 
Submit Comments>>
11/14/2012 - 12/13/2012
(closed)
Comments Received>>  

Draft 3
COM-003-1
Clean

Implementation Plan
Clean | Redline

Supporting Materials:
Comment Form (Word)

Rationale and Technical Justification

Mapping Document
Clean | Redline

VRF/VSL Justification
Clean

COM-001-2
Clean | Redline to Last Approved

Successive Ballot and Non-binding Poll

Updated Info>>

Info>>

Vote>>
9/11/2012 - 09/20/2012
(closed)
Summary>>

Ballot Results>>

Non-binding Poll Results>>
 

RSAW Industry Comment Period

RSAW Feedback Form>>

Please send RSAW Feedback Forms to:


RSAWfeedback@nerc.net

8/22/12 - 9/20/2012
(closed)
   
Standard Comment Period

Info>>

Submit Comments>>
8/22/12 - 09/20/2012
(closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>




Draft2

COM-003-1
Clean

Supporting Materials:
Comment Form (Word)

Implementation Plan
Clean | Redline

Mapping Document

VRF/VSL Justification

White Paper

COM-001-2
Clean | Redline to Last Approved

Initial Ballot and Non-binding Poll

Updated Info (061112)>>

 
White Paper Info>>


Info>>

Vote>>

6/11/12 - 6/20/2012
(closed)
Summary>>

Ballot Results>>

Non-binding Poll Results>>
 
Comment Period

Info>>

Submit Comments>>
5/7/2012 - 6/20/2012
(closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
Join Ballot Pool>> 5/7/2012 - 6/5/2012
(closed)
   
Draft 1 Standard

COM-003-1

Implementation Plan

Disposition of Requirements Identified in SAR

Supporting Materials:
Comment Form (Word)
Comment Period

Info>>

Submit Comments>>
11/30/2009 - 1/15/2010
(closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
 

Standard Drafting Team Nominations

Draft SAR Version 2
Clean | Redline
Nomination Period

Info>>

Submit Nomination>>
4/18/2007 - 5/02/2007 (closed)
   
 
SAR for Communications Protocols
Draft SAR Version 1
Comment Period

Info>>

Submit Comments>>
3/19/2007 - 4/17/2007 (closed)
Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
 
SAR Drafting Team Nominations
Nomination Period

Info>>

Submit Nomination>>
3/15/2007 - 3/29/2007
(closed)
   
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