Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Docket RM14-15-000, which announces the intention of the Commission to approve CIP-014-1. This is the NERC standard addressing physical attacks on key transmission facilities – directing Transmission Owners and Operators to identify and eliminate potential vulnerabilities to military-style assaults.

FERC’s proposal to accept CIP-014-1 is posted for public review. Clients have until 9/22/14 to submit comments on the NOPR and the potential for rulings which could drive further modifications to the physical security standards.