NUC Five-Year Review Team

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The NUC-001-2.1 Five-Year Review Team (NUC FYRT) completed its final recommendation to revise NUC-001-2.1 on October 7, 2013.  The following documents have been forwarded to the Standards Committee for consideration, which are posted on this project page:

1.  Five-Year Review Recommendation to Revise NUC-001-2.1 Background Document
2.  Standard Authorization Request Form to Propose Revisions to Nuclear Plant Interface Coordination (NUC-001-2.1)
3.  Five-Year Review Recommendation to Revise NUC-001-2.1

On October 17, 2013, the NERC Standards Committee took the follwing action on the NUC-001-2.1 Five-Year Review Team (NUC FYRT) recommendation to revise NUC-001-2.1:

1. Accepted the work of the NUC FYRT;

2. Accepted the proposed Standard Authorization Request for standard development and authorized posting for informal comment; and
3. Appointed the existing NUC FYRT members as the standard drafting team to implement the recommendation in a formal standard development project. 


The NUC FYRT was appointed by the Standards Committee Executive Committee on April 22, 2013. The NUC FYRT reviewed the NUC standard to identify opportunities for consolidation and additional improvements.  The NUC FYRT posted for industry comment its recommendation to revise NUC-001 on July 27, 2013.  The NUC FYRT considered comments and submitted to the Standards Committee its final recommendation to revise NUC-001-2.1 on October 17, 2013.

Purpose/Industry Need:

The Standard Processes Manual obligates NERC to conduct periodic reviews of all reliability standards.  Within the next year, all standards that have not been significantly revised or retired will undergo a comprehensive review to determine whether the standard should be reaffirmed, revised, or withdrawn.

NERC has responded to regulatory and industry guidance by incorporating into its periodic review process principles of results-based standards drafting and a review of each standard in relation to other standards to eliminate duplicative requirements.  Additionally, periodic reviews will evaluate whether each standard is clear, concise, and technically sound given current technologies and system conditions, whether any regulatory directives require specific changes to the standard, and whether the requirements that do little to ensure the reliability of the bulk power system should be eliminated.  Periodic reviews also will consider previously captured stakeholder-identified issues pertaining to the affected standards. 

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Draft Action Dates Results Consideration of Comments
Final Recommendation to Standards Committee
Completed Review of NUC-001 (recommending revision)
SAR to revise NUC-001
Attachments to SAR:
Proposed redline of NUC-001 (to be attached to SAR)
Position Paper on NUC-001 Requirements R7 and R8
For Information​


Five-Year Review Recommendation


Supporting Documents

NUC-001-2 (Proposed Changes)



Unofficial Comment Form

Position Paper on NUC-001-2 R7 and R8


07/26/13 - 09/09/13
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