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1 Standards Development and Approval Process Steve Rueckert Director of Standards Joint Guidance Committee WECC Leadership Annual Training Session Salt Lake City, UT May 6-7, 2009

2 2 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Included as part of WECCs Delegation Agreement Approved by FERC Any changes to this process need to be approved by the WECC Board and would require a subsequent filing with FERC Available on the WECC website on the home page

3 3 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Important to Remember Must follow this process to the letter Failure to do so is basis for appeal Failure to do so is basis for NERC to reject Failure to do so is basis for FERC to reject Standards developed and submitted to NERC and FERC become a part of the body of NERC Standards They are a NERC Standard They are mandatory

4 4 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Steps Request Validation and Routing Notify NERC Drafting Notify NERC of DT meetings Post for Comment Notify NERC Address Comments Post for Standing Committee Vote Notify NERC Standing Committee/Interested Stakeholder Vote Appeals Process Board Approval Submit to NERC and FERC

5 5 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Request (1) Submit request Using WECC Standards Request Form Form is available on the WECC website on the home page Submit request to Individual or Group may request WECC membership is not required

6 6 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Validation and Routing (2) WECC Staff will review for completeness Assign a Tracking Number WECC Staff may assist in completion of the form or seek guidance from the Standards Request Routing Committee (SRRC) Seek stakeholder input Forward completed request to SRRC SRRC assigns drafting to a lead Standing Committee

7 7 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Begin Drafting Phase (3) Begin Drafting work at next meeting Minimum notice required Drafting team meetings are open Applicability identified to NERC Functional Model entities

8 8 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Post Draft Standard (4) First Draft must be posted for 45 days Comments accepted from members and non- members alike Comments accepted from individuals or organizations Notify NERC of posting May receive comments from outside of WECC

9 9 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Address Comments (5) All comments must be considered and responses developed Within 30 days of close of comment period Responses must be posted Implementation of significant comments requires another posting for comments Majority vote of DT is required to move to Standing Committee

10 10 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Submit for Vote at Standing Committee (6) Official Notification to Standing Committee and Interested Stakeholders 30-day notice Post to WECC web site Report of Drafting Team final vote Participation via webcast for those that cant attend Notification to NERC simultaneously

11 11 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Standing Committee Vote (7) Standing Committee votes during the meeting Standing Committee may modify or remand Requires 10-day posting for comments Comments posted Standing Committee members and Interested Stakeholders may change their original vote or vote for the first time Majority vote (per WECC Bylaws) Required to approve

12 12 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Appeals (8) Appeal Process is available Rejection of request by SRRC Due Process Technical Made to Standing Committee or Appeals Committee Must be made within 15 days of Standing Committee decision

13 13 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Board Approval (9) Must be posted for 30 days prior to Board consideration Send to NERC at this time for mandatory NERC 45- day posting for comment BOD will consider Standing Committee recommendation and minority opinions BOD may only make nonmaterial changes BOD may remand back to Standing Committee or terminate BOD majority required (per WECC Bylaws) for approval

14 14 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Submit to ERO (10) For a Regional Standard to become mandatorily enforced per Section 215 of the Federal Power Act, it must be submitted to NERC and FERC for approval Becomes part of the body of NERC Standards Upon FERC approval, and reaching the effective date, the Regional Reliability Standard becomes mandatory in the U.S.

15 15 Process for Developing and Approving WECC Standards Questions Steve Rueckert Director of Standards Western Electricity Coordinating Council 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 210 Salt Lake City, Utah


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