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NERC Submits Comments on NOPR Related to SER Retirement

On April 6, 2020, in Docket No. RR09-6-003, NERC submitted comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) related to NERC’s proposal to retire requirements in Reliability Standards under the Standards Efficiency Review (SER). This NOPR was published on January 23, 2020 and proposes to approve 74 of the 77 total requirement retirement proposals proposed by NERC on June 7, 2019, including: (i) the retirement of ten currently effective Reliability Standards in their entirety and (ii) proposed Reliability Standards INT-006-5, INT-009-3, IRO-002-7, PRC-004-6, and TOP001-5, in which individual requirements of the currently effective standards are proposed to be retired. NERC supports the Commission’s proposal, but submits these comments offering additional information in support of proposed Reliability Standard FAC-008-4 and requesting that the commission defer action on the NOPR proposal to remand proposed Reliability Standard VAR-001-6 until after the NERC Board has had the opportunity to consider concerns raised by the Commission at a May 14, 2020 meeting.

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