Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at a white paper jointly authored by NERC and FERC staff proposing modifications to the public disclosure rules related to Notices of Penalty for violations of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. It suggests that the violator’s identity, penalty amount, and the standard violated can be made universally available without threat to the Bulk Power System. However, currently-provided details on the underlying violations, mitigation measures, and other key facts would be removed from the public domain
The NERC/FERC joint white paper on the CIP Notices of Penalty has been posted for a 30-day industry stakeholder review. Clients have until September 26, 2019 to return their comments using the “eFiling” link athttp://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.