Interpretation of 2012-INT-03 CIP-007 for TECO
This interpretation is on hold pending finalization of Project 2012-INT-04 (Interpretation of CIP-007 for ITC).

Purpose/Industry Need:
Asks if procedural controls are an acceptable method of complying with R5.3 when enforcement cannot be achieved through technical means, or if BOTH technical and procedural controls must be implemented in every instance.

Interpretation Process:
In accordance with the Reliability Standards Development Procedure, the interpretation must be posted for a 30-day pre-ballot review, and then balloted.  There is no public comment period for an interpretation.  Balloting will be conducted following the same method used for balloting standards.  If the interpretation is approved by its ballot pool, then the interpretation will be appended to the standard and will become effective when adopted by the NERC Board of Trustees and approved by the applicable regulatory authorities.  The interpretation will remain appended to the standard until the standard is revised through the normal standards development process.  When the standard is revised, the clarifications provided by the interpretation will be incorporated into the revised standard. 

Draft Action Dates Results Consideration of Comments

TECO Interpretation of CIP-007

Request for Interpretation

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