NERC Submits Two NOPs Regarding U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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On June 24, 2009, NERC submitted two Notices of Penalty (NOPs) regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The first NOP addresses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District’s (COE-OD) self-certified non-compliance with Reliability Standards FAC-009-1, Requirement R1 and R2; and, PRC-005-1, R1, and R2 for six of its generators. COE-OD does not dispute the violations or the proposed zero dollar penalty recommended by NERC. To view the NOP for COE-OD, click here.
The second NOP addresses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Tulsa District’s (COE – Tulsa District) self-certified non-compliance with Reliability Standard PRC-005-1, R1.1 and R2 for its Denison Project Generator. NERC notes that COE-Tulsa District identified other reliability standards in its self-certification, which NERC explains will be addressed in a separate NOP filing to FERC. In addition, because of certain questions raised by COE-Tulsa District with respect to whether, as a governmental entity, it is subject to certain of NERC’s registration requirements, NERC requests that the Commission issue a decision in the case clearly deciding the jurisdictional issue, even if COE-Tulsa District chooses not to seek review of the NERC decision. To view the NOP for COE-Tulsa District, click here.