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
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
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.
Submitted by NERC in an October 30, 2007 Compliance Filing and the November 2, 2007 WECC proposed revisions to the WECC bylaws
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Commission issues revised policy statement to the regulated community as to the Commission's enforcement policies concerning the governing statutes, regulations and orders
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.
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.
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.
The Commission denies an appeal by New Harquahala Generating Company, LLC.
The Commission issues Final Rule approving eight Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards.
The Commission grants rehearing on the Commission's order issued on March 21, 2008.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The Commission grants Harquahala's request for clarification regarding one aspect of the Commission-directed negotiations
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Commission issued a Letter Order approving the August 14, 2008 filing regarding the proposed modifications to the NERC Bylaws
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
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
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.
The Commission issues a NOPR proposing to approve three revised FAC Standards NERC submitted on June 30, 2008.
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
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
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
The Commission issues a NOPR proposing to approve a regional Reliability Standard, BAL-004-WECC-01. Docket No. RM08-12-000
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
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
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
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