Standard Processes Manual Revisions to Address SPSEG Recommendations

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The final ballot period for the proposed changes to Appendix 3A, Standard Processes Manual concluded 8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, June 15, 2023The ballot results can be accessed via the link below and the SPM will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval and then filed with the appropriate regulatory authorities

NERC initiated this project in January 2023 to implement the recommendations of the Standards Process Stakeholder Engagement Group (SPSEG). The SPSEG was appointed by NERC Board of Trustees Chair Ken DeFontes to make recommendations that would 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.​




Consideration of Comments
Final Draft
Standard Processes Manual

Final Ballot



06/06/23 - 06/15/23

​​​Draft 2
Standard Processes Manual

Additional Materials

Additional Ballot

Ballot Open Reminder​



​05/19/23 - 05/30/23

Comment Period


Submit Comments​

​​04/13/23 - 05/30/23

Comments Received​​

Consideration of Comments​​

Draft 1
​Standard Processes Manual

Additional Materials

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

Comments Received

Consideration of Comments​
​​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