Section 4.0 of the Standard Processes Manual (SPM) (Appendix 3A of the NERC Rules of Procedure) provides the Process for Developing, Modifying, Withdrawing or Retiring a Reliability Standard. One of the first steps of this process is the development of a Standard Authorization Request (SAR).
A SAR is the form used to document the scope and
reliability benefit of a proposed project for one or more new or modified
Reliability Standards or definitions, as well as document the benefit of
retiring one or more approved Reliability Standards. Any entity or individual,
including NERC committees or subgroups and NERC Staff, can propose the
development of a new or modified Reliability Standard, or propose the
retirement of a Reliability Standard (in whole or in part). Submit completed
SARs via the NERC Helpdesk by selecting “Standards” from the
“Service drop-down menu then “Standards Authorization Request” under “Category”.
NERC Reliability Standards
Staff will review each SAR and work with the submitter to verify that all
required information is provided and that the submitter wishes to continue the process.
All properly completed SARs are submitted to the Standards Committee (SC) for
action. The SC has the authority to approve the posting of all SARs for
projects that propose (i) developing a new or modified Reliability Standard or
definition or (ii) propose retirement of an existing Reliability Standard (or
elements thereof). The SC will determine if the SAR is sufficiently complete to
guide Reliability Standard development and whether the SAR is consistent with
the SPM. The Standards Committee shall take one of the following actions:
If the SC accepts a SAR,
the project will be added to the list of approved projects and assigned a
priority relative to all other projects under development identified in the
Reliability Standards Development Plan.
Below are the SARs not
accepted by the SC. They include the corresponding responses to the entity that
submitted the request.
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