Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Docket RD22-3-000, which approves the removal of a statement in CIP-014-2 requiring evidence of compliance to be retained at the Transmission Owner’s/Operator’s facility.  The Commission agrees with NERC that the unique handling of confidential materials demonstrating adherence to the reliability requirements is no longer necessary, now that the Secure Evidence Locker (SEL) has been deployed.

CIP-014-3: Physical Security took effect in the U.S. on 6/16/22.  Moving forward, applicable TO/TOPs will be required to submit sensitive information to an audit team through the SEL, their own secure communications system, or an alternative method acceptable to their Compliance Enforcement Authority.