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1 Document Categorization Steve Ashbaker Director of Operations Joint Guidance Committee WECC Leadership Annual Training Session Salt Lake City, UT May 6-7, 2009

2 2 RPIC Document Categories RPIC Recommended Categories RPIC Assignment in July 2007 Policy Regional Reliability Standard Regional Criteria Guideline Reports/Papers

3 3 RPIC Document Categories RPIC Categories Policies High level document Policy outlines the general path, direction and objectives agreed to by the Board Provide guidance for subsequent Regional Reliability Standards, Regional Criteria, and Guidelines Subject to review and modification by the Board at any time No compliance measurement or enforcement

4 4 RPIC Document Categories RPIC Categories Regional Reliability Standard Mandatory rules which must be followed Violations subject to monetary sanctions WECC Standards Development process NERC BOT and FERC approval Applicable to all Registered Entities upon appropriate regulatory authority

5 5 RPIC Document Categories RPIC Categories Regional Criteria Processes where consistency is considered critical to achieving the goals of WECC business practices technical procedures Applicable to all WECC members Expected to comply as an obligation of membership Developed using the same procedure as a Regional Reliability Standard Become effective upon Board approval No monetary penalties for non-compliance

6 6 RPIC Document Categories RPIC Categories Regional Criteria Must include specific procedures and/or requirements Any variances to Regional Criteria reported to a Compliance Committee Compliance Committee determines if variances are permitted Failure to comply may result in WECC Dispute Resolution Procedures Failure to comply may result in development of a Regional Reliability Standard

7 7 RPIC Document Categories RPIC Categories Guidelines A document whose purpose is to disseminate findings or educate members and other stakeholders.. Procedure for adopting or modifying: Any procedure that meets the minimum due process criteria prescribed in WECC Bylaws section 8.5.6, if applicable, may be used. Could include white papers, information summaries or lists, reference documents, data bases, and procedural descriptions. Approval by the BOD, WECC committee, or subcommittee; WECC BOD is optional. Compliance: no compliance is required.

8 Document Categorization Document review and initial categorization by Standing Committees (Phase 1) Validate Committee Responsibility of the document Identification of document category Identify additional documents that need to be added to master list Determination if document should be for WECC member only 8

9 Document Categorization Document review and initial categorization by Standing Committees (Phase 2) Standing Committees completed document review and categorization (July 08) Post Master Document List and documents for Member review and comment (August 08) Reviewed comments at OC meeting October 08 Limited number of comments received Document templates completed 9

10 Document Categorization Document review and initial categorization by Standing Committees (Phase 2) Subcommittee and WG initial screening Document obsolete and can be removed Determine process for rescinding Ready for use without modification Incorporate Document tag and template Requires modification Modify & incorporate document tag and template WECC Technical Writer Review Post for review day review 10

11 Document Categorization Document review and initial categorization by Standing Committees (Phase 2) Project timeline Monthly conference calls with Subcommittee Chairs Quarterly updates to the OC and BOD March 31, 2010 – Committees complete 11

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