Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s recent announcement to phase out the Compliance Application Notice (CAN) process in 2013. NERC expects to transition most CAN content to RSAWs, although the process has not been defined and the effectiveness of the vetting procedure will be of vital concern.

Effective immediately, CAN-0006, CAN-0013, and CAN-0024 can no longer be used by CEAs to assess compliance with EOP-005-1, PRC-023-2, and CIP-002-3 respectively. The disposition of all other open CANs will be announced throughout 2013.