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NERC and FRCC Submit Compliance Filing in Response to FERC Order Regarding Compliance Committee Review Process

On June 30, 2010, NERC and FRCC submitted a compliance filing in Docket Nos. RR06-1-016, RR06-1-017, RR07-8-004 and RR07-8-005, to respond to the December 19, 2008 Order directing NERC and FRCC to submit a filing regarding FRCC’s use of the compliance committee review process. 

In its Order, FERC directed NERC and FRCC to amend its process to state that the “review process may be initiated only by compliance staff and that the process may not be used to determine proposals for penalties or sanctions for violations.” FERC also required, in lieu of FRCC’s currently provided quarterly reports on compliance committee reviews, that NERC and FRCC submit non-public reports 30 days after the end of each quarter, listing: the topic of each review, the start/end dates of each review, the reason for review, the participants, and the results of each review.  Finally, FERC directed FRCC to clarify certain ambiguities in its bylaws and proposed modifications concerning the voting requirements applicable to the FRCC hearing body.   To read the compliance filing, click here.