Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at a NERC project team’s second attempt to include Electronic Access Control and Monitoring Systems (EACMS) and Physicals Access Control Systems (PACS) into the three supply chain standards; CIP-005-7, CIP-010-4, and CIP-013-2.  Despite strong concerns from the stakeholder community, the drafting team for Project 2019-03 has made only minor changes in the hope of improving upon the 50.51% stakeholder approval level garnered by the initial posting last March.

The second drafts of CIP-005-7, CIP-010-4, and CIP-013-2 have been posted for a 45-day review and concurrent ballot.  Industry stakeholder comments are due back to the project team by June 22, 2020 and votes must be cast on or before the same day.