November 13, 2009
On November 13, 2009, FERC issued an order accepting the Omnibus NOP Filing that NERC submitted on October 14, 2009 in Docket No. NP10-2-000 concerning 564 NOPs. FERC explains that the violations included in the Omnibus NOP Filing and addressed by the Order had "minimal to moderate impact on Bulk-Power System reliability but did not pose a serious or substantial risk to the Bulk-Power system." Of the 564 NOPs includded in the Omnibus NOP Filing, 541 included no monetary penalty and the remaining 23 had penalties ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 each. 458 of the 564 NOPs concerned WECC registered entities, though other Regional Entities had NOPs in the filing (FRCC: 63, MRO: 6, RFC: 23, SERC: 3, SPP: 11). The largest number of NOPs involved violations of Requirements R1 through R4 of Standard CIP-001-1, requiring procedures for sabotage reporting. FERC states that the Omnibus NOP Filing should "greatly reduce" the violations backlog at NERC and the Regional Entities and expresses its support for a second batch NOP filings (as anticipated by NERC) because it will “permit NERC to concentrate ... on more important violations.”
To view FERC’s Order on Omnibus NOP Filing, click here.
To view FERC’s press release concerning the Order on Omnibus NOP Filing, click here.
To view FERC's November 16 errata to the November 13 Order on Omnibus NOP Filing, click here.