Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on the process updates to CANs proposed by NERC’s Compliance Operations team. Their intent is to re-establish the purpose of Compliance Application Notices to serve as guidance for the Regional Entities – as distinguished from interpretations; which are meant to clarify the reliability actions expected of BES facility owners, operators, and service providers. Concurrently, NERC has proposed format and language modifications to six in-effect Compliance Application Notices consistent with the modified process.

Comments on the modified CAN process and CAN-0016 are due back to the Compliance Operations Team on 9/6/11. Feedback on the remaining five CANs may be submitted through 9/21/11.

LiveWire Spotlight on Compliance Application Notices – Process Updates and Re-Review sample

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