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FERC and NRC Sign MOU Regarding Reliability at Nuclear Plants

On September 2, 2009, FERC and Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the primary purpose of which, is to facilitate interactions between the NRC and FERC on matters of mutual interest pertaining to the nation's electric power grid reliability and nuclear power plants, including, but not limited to, coordination of activities related to cybersecurity.  The MOU sets forth five “Principles of Cooperation” under which the Commissions and their staffs will work together to accomplish their tasks in this area.  Those principles are: (1)  Responsibility; (2) Guidelines for Cooperative Work; (3) Information Sharing during Emergency Response; (4) Cybersecurity; and (5) Active Involvement in Existing, Planned and Future Grid-related Activities.  To read the FERC/NRC MOU, click here.