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FERC Issues Final Rule Approving Reliability Standard FAC-003-2

On March 21, 2013 in Docket No. RM12-4, FERC issued Order No. 777. This final rule approves Reliability Standard FAC-003-2 – Transmission Vegetation Management, and three new definitions in the NERC Glossary of Terms – “Right of Way,” “Vegetation Inspection,” and “Minimum Vegetation Clearance Distance.” FAC-003-2 also incorporates a new minimum annual inspection requirement, and incorporates new minimum vegetation clearance distances into the text of the standard.

To view FERC’s Order 777, click here.