FERC issues a letter order approving the Joint Petition filed by NERC, SERC and FRCC on February 27, 2019 requesting certain Commission approvals in connection with the Dissolution of FRCC as a Regional Entity.
FERC issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to approve Reliability Standard CIP-012-1. The Commission also proposes to direct NERC to develop and submit modifications to the proposed Reliability Standard to: (1) require protections regarding the availability of communication links and data communicated between bulk electric system Control Centers; and (2) clearly identify the types of data that must be protected. The Commission is seeking comment on the above mentioned proposals to modify the Reliability Standard. Comments are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC and WECC's joint petition (filed March 9, 2018) and the supplemental petition (filed February 11, 2019) for the approval of the retirement of regional Reliability Standard PRC-004-WECC-2 (Protection System and Remedial action Scheme Misoperation). The retirement will be effective January 1, 2021.
FERC issues a delegated letter order approving NERC's November 19, 2018 filing of proposed amendments to Appendix 3A of the NERC Rules of Procedure, Standards Processes Manual. The amendments will: (1) enhance processes for field test to support standards development for posting supporting technical documents; (2) improve the processes for appeals and interpretations; (3) provide language to clarify existing standard processes; and (4) streamline language, address formatting items and make other necessary changes.
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's October 16, 2018 filing of revisions to the Rules of Procedure, Appendix 4E, the Compliance and Certification Committee ("CCC") Hearing Procedures and Mediation Procedures. The purpose of the revisions is to align the rules and procedural steps of the Hearing Proceedures used in the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program as per the CCC Charter.
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's November 30, 2018 filing of an amended Compliance and Certification Committee Charter. The amendments were made to reflect the dissolution of the Southwest Power Pool Regional Entity.
FERC issues a delegated letter order approving the joint petition submitted by NERC and Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. on Dec. 14, 2018 for approval of the retirement of regional Reliability Standard IRO-006-TRE-1.
FERC issues a letter order accepting NERC's November 16, 2018 compliance filing on amendments to the NERC Rules of procedure to restore sections 603, 604 and 605, as well as correct typographical errors in sections 600 and 900, in accordance with FERC's July 19, 2018 order.
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