Comments of NERC in Response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on CIP-012-1
NERC provides comments on the FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to approve Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 (Cyber Security – Communications between Control Centers). NERC supports the Commission’s proposal to approve the proposed Reliability Standard. However, NERC does not support the Commission’s proposal to direct modifications to the CIP Reliability Standards to: (1) require protections regarding the availability of communication links and data between BES Control Centers; and (2) provide additional specificity on the types of data that must be protected. NERC proposes to conduct a study of the risks to availability of data and communication links between Control Centers to determine an appropriate course of action.
Notice of Withdrawal of NERC for Proposed Reliability Standard MOD-001-2
NERC submits a notice of withdrawal for its petition proposing Reliability Standard MOD-001-2 in Docket No. RM14-7-000. This proposed Reliability Standard was suggested for retirement by the Standards Efficiency Review initiative.
Petition for Approval of SER Retirements (INT, FAC, PRC, and MOD)
NERC submits a petition for the approval of Reliability Standards requirement retirements in the INT, FAC, PRC, and MOD Reliability Standards families, developed under the NERC Standards Efficiency Review initiative.
Petition for Approval of Reliability Standards IRO-002-7, TOP-001-5, and VAR-001-6
NERC submits a petition for the approval of Reliability Standards IRO-002-7, TOP-001-5, and VAR-001-6 developed under the NERC Standards Efficiency Review initiative.
NERC and WECC submit a joint petition for the approval of proposed Reliability Standard IRO-002-6. Proposed Reliability Standard IRO-002-6 reflects the addition of a regional Variance containing additional requirements applicable to Reliability Coordinators providing service to entities in the Western Interconnection.
Supply Chain Report FilingNERC submits the report titled, Cyber Security Supply Chain Risks: Staff Report and Recommended Actions. NERC submits this report to FERC in accordance with the Commission’s directive in paragraph 31 of Order No. 850.
NERC submits a petition for the approval of proposed Reliability Standard CIP-003-8 (Cyber Security - Security Management Controls). The proposed Reliability Standard addresses the Commission's directive from Order No. 843 to develop modifications to mitigate the risk of malicious code that could result from third-party transient electronic devices for low impact BES Cyber Systems.
NERC submits a request advance funds From its Operating Contingency Reserves to support the dissolution of FRCC Inc.'s Regional Entity Division.
NERC submits an unaudited report of NERC's budget-to-actual variance information for the first quarter 2019. This compliance filing is in accordance with FERC's January 16, 2013 Order, which approved a Settlement Agreement between the FERC Office of Enforcement and NERC, related to findings and recommendations arising out of its 2012 performance audit.
NERC submits its 2019 NERC Standards Report, Status and Timetable for Addressing Regulatory Directives. The annual report is in accordance with Section 321.6 of the NERC Rules of Procedure.
NERC and Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. submit a joint petition for approval of amendments to the Texas RE Bylaws.
NERC submits a petition for approval of Proposed Reliability Standard CIP-008-6 (Cyber Security - Incident Reporting and Response Planning). The proposed Reliability Standard addresses FERC's directives from Order No. 848.
NERC submits an errata to the February 27, 2019 joint petition regarding the request for approvals in connection with the dissolution of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. Regional Entity ("FRCC RE"). The errata provides an updated list of Registered Entities that NERC proposes to transfer from FRCC RE's footprint to SERC Reliability Corporation's footprint.
NERC and WECC jointly submit proposed Regional Reliability Standard IRO-006-WECC-3 (Qualified Path Unscheduled Flow (USF) Relief) for FERC approval. Regional Reliability Standard IRO-006-WECC-3 addresses the requests for transmission relief due to unscheduled flow on Qualified Paths in the Western Interconnection.
NERC, Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc., and SERC Reliability Corporation submits a joint petition for approvals in connection with the dissolution of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. Regional Entity.
NERC submits an informational filing regarding Reliability Standard TPL-007-3 (Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbance Events).
NERC and WECC jointly submit an amendment to the joint petition for the approval of the retirement of Regional Reliability Standard PRC-004-WECC-2.
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