Standard Processes Manual Revisions to Address SPSEG Recommendations

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A formal comment period for the proposed changes to Appendix 3A, Standard Processes Manual is open through 8 p.m. Eastern, Monday, March 6, 2023. 

The ballot pool is being formed through 8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, February 16, 2023, and the ​initial ballot will be conducted February 24 - March 6, 2023.

NERC is proposing a series of revisions to Section 300 (Reliability Standards Development) and Appendix 3A (Standard Processes Manual) to its Rules of Procedure. The proposed revisions were developed by the Standards Process Stakeholder Engagement Group (“SPSEG”) to improve the agility of NERC’s standard development processes to address urgent reliability needs, while also maintaining reasonable notice and opportunity for public comment, due process, openness, and balance of interests. 

​Due to the different procedural requirements for approval, commenters must submit comments on the proposed changes to Section 300 separately to by Monday, March 6, 2023.

See the ROP page for more information: Rules of Procedure (​​




Consideration of Comments

​Standard Processes Manual

Initial Ballot

02/24​/23 - 03/06/23

​​Join Ballot Pool
01/18/23 - 02/16/23​
​Comment Period

​01/18/23 - 03/06/23
​​Proposed Revisions to the NERC Standard Processes Manual, Appendix 3A to the NERC Rules of Procedure
The Standards Committee authorized the initial posting on January 12, 2023​​
​​Draft Recommendations