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FERC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on CIP Version 4

On September 15, 2011, in Docket No. RM11-11, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) which proposes to approve eight modified Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, CIP-002-4 through CIP-009-4.  FERC also proposed to approve the related Violation Risk Factors (VRFs) and Violation Severity Levels (VSLs) with modifications, the implementation plan, and proposed effective date. To view the NOPR, click here.