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E5–6424 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] 1 CenterPoint Energy—Mississippi River Transmission Corporation, 113 FERC ¶ 61,107 (2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM05–30–000] Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization; and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards; Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference November 15, 2005. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY As announced in a Notice of Technical Conference issued on November 3, 2005, in the above referenced proceeding, two technical conferences will be held in the offices of the Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC. All interested persons may attend, and registration is not required. These will be staff conferences, but Commissioners may attend. The first technical conference is on November 18, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. Eastern Time. This conference will be held in the Commission Meeting Room on the second floor of the Commission’s office building. Attached is the agenda for this conference. A second technical conference is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2005. The agenda for that conference will be provided at a later time. Transcripts of the conference will be immediately available from Ace Reporting Company (202–347–3700 or 1–800–336–6646) for a fee. They will be available for the public on the Commission’s eLibrary system seven calendar days after the Commission receives the transcript. A free webcast of this event is available through http://www.ferc.gov. Anyone with Internet access who desires to view this event can do so by navigating to http://www.ferc.gov’s Calendar of Events and locating this event in the Calendar. The event will contain a link to its webcast. 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Appendix A Current and Possible Future Procedures for Establishment and Approval of Electric Reliability Standards Technical Conference Agenda, November 18, 2005, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 9:30 a.m.—Opening Remarks Joseph T. Kelliher, FERC Chairman 9:45 a.m.—Introductions Joseph McClelland, Director, Division of Reliability, Office of Markets, Tariffs, and Rates, FERC 9:50 a.m.—Panel I: Standard Setting: The Current NERC and Regional Council Roles and Future ERO and Regional Entity Roles—Views from NERC, Utilities, a Regional Council, and Canada Representatives of NERC, utilities, a regional council, and Canada will provide their views on: • How you respond currently to NERC and Regional Council actions and how you plan to respond to the ERO’s actions as it establishes, implements, and enforces reliability standards. • The challenges you might face regarding any new process. Panelists: Rick Sergel, President-CEO, North American Electric Reliability Council Michael G. Morris, Chairman-PresidentCEO, American Electric Power, Inc. David Mohre, Executive Director, Energy and Power Division, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Allen Mosher, Director of Policy Analysis, American Public Power Association Sam R. Jones, Vice President-Chief Operating Officer, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. Terry Boston, Executive Vice President, Power System Operations, Tennessee Valley Authority Kim Warren, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Ontario IMO 11:15 a.m.—Break 11:30 a.m.—Panel II: Standard Setting: The Views of Regional Councils on the Role of Regional Entities Under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Under the EPAct of 2005, Regional Entities may propose regional standards or variances to the ERO, which after its review can then propose regional standards to the Commission for its approval. In addition, the ERO may delegate its enforcement authority to Regional Entities. Representatives from regional reliability councils will give their perspectives on the following: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 • What preparations are you making regarding the implementation of EPAct 2005? • Are there any unique circumstances in the region that may impact the implementation of ERO standards? If so, what are they? • What are your views on regional standards/variances? • What are your views on regional compliance/enforcement? • What are your views on the terms that are necessary to incorporate into the delegation agreements with the ERO? • What challenges can you identify regarding delegation agreements with the ERO? Panelists: Paul Johnson, Director, Transmission System Engineering and Maintenance Management, American Electric Power (Representing Reliability First) Edward Schwerdt, Executive Director, Northeast Power Coordinating Council William F. Reinke, President-CEO, Southeastern Electric Reliability Council, Inc. Ken Wiley, President-CEO, Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. Charles Yeung, Executive Director, Interregional Affairs, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Daniel Skaar, President, Midwest Reliability Organization 12:45 p.m.—1:30 p.m. LUNCH 1:30 p.m.—Panel III: Review of Industry Standards Standards are developed by many industries throughout the United States to provide a common approach to promote best practices throughout that industry. This panel will elicit views from several different industry representatives and a regional council on their standards development process within the electric industry and what process the ERO might follow. Panelists will provide their views on the following questions: • What are the processes you use to develop standards? • What do you believe are your successes? What are your challenges? • How do you improve upon standards that are found to be deficient? • What are the lessons learned from your process that would be useful for the Commission to utilize to assure high reliability in the electric power system? Panelists: Rick Sergel, President-CEO, North American Electric Reliability Council Richard Wakefield, Past Chairman, Energy Policy Committee, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA Richard Barrett, Office of Research, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Bruce Ellsworth, Chair, New York State Reliability Council Louise McCarren, CEO, Western Electricity Coordinating Council 2:45 p.m.—Concluding Remarks [FR Doc. E5–6429 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70611 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM98–1–000] Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications Public Notice November 14, 2005. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RM05-30-000]


Rules Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability 
Organization; and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and 
Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards; Supplemental Notice of 
Technical Conference

November 15, 2005.
    As announced in a Notice of Technical Conference issued on November 
3, 2005, in the above referenced proceeding, two technical conferences 
will be held in the offices of the Commission, 888 First Street, NE., 
Washington, DC. All interested persons may attend, and registration is 
not required. These will be staff conferences, but Commissioners may 
attend.
    The first technical conference is on November 18, 2005, from 9:30 
a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. Eastern Time. This conference will be 
held in the Commission Meeting Room on the second floor of the 
Commission's office building. Attached is the agenda for this 
conference.
    A second technical conference is tentatively scheduled for Friday, 
December 9, 2005. The agenda for that conference will be provided at a 
later time.
    Transcripts of the conference will be immediately available from 
Ace Reporting Company (202-347-3700 or 1-800-336-6646) for a fee. They 
will be available for the public on the Commission's eLibrary system 
seven calendar days after the Commission receives the transcript.
    A free webcast of this event is available through http://
www.ferc.gov. Anyone with Internet access who desires to view this 
event can do so by navigating to http://www.ferc.gov's Calendar of 
Events and locating this event in the Calendar. The event will contain 
a link to its webcast. The Capitol Connection provides technical 
support for the webcasts. It also offers access to this event via 
television in the DC area and via phone bridge for a fee. If you have 
any questions, visit http://www.CapitolConnection.org or contact 
Danelle Perkowski or David Reininger at 703-993-3100.
    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please 
send an e-mail to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 866-208-3372 
(voice) or 202-208-1659 (TTY), or send a FAX to

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202-208-2106 with the required accommodations.
    For more information about the conference, please contact Yvonne 
Bartoli at (202) 502-6054 (yvonne.bartoli@ferc.gov) or Sarah McKinley 
at (202) 502-8004 (sarah.mckinley@ferc.gov).

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.

Appendix A

Current and Possible Future Procedures for Establishment and 
Approval of Electric Reliability Standards

Technical Conference Agenda, November 18, 2005, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

9:30 a.m.--Opening Remarks
    Joseph T. Kelliher, FERC Chairman
9:45 a.m.--Introductions
    Joseph McClelland, Director, Division of Reliability, Office of 
Markets, Tariffs, and Rates, FERC
9:50 a.m.--Panel I: Standard Setting: The Current NERC and Regional 
Council Roles and Future ERO and Regional Entity Roles--Views from 
NERC, Utilities, a Regional Council, and Canada
    Representatives of NERC, utilities, a regional council, and 
Canada will provide their views on:
     How you respond currently to NERC and Regional Council 
actions and how you plan to respond to the ERO's actions as it 
establishes, implements, and enforces reliability standards.
     The challenges you might face regarding any new 
process.
    Panelists:
    Rick Sergel, President-CEO, North American Electric Reliability 
Council
    Michael G. Morris, Chairman-President-CEO, American Electric 
Power, Inc.
    David Mohre, Executive Director, Energy and Power Division, 
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
    Allen Mosher, Director of Policy Analysis, American Public Power 
Association
    Sam R. Jones, Vice President-Chief Operating Officer, Electric 
Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.
    Terry Boston, Executive Vice President, Power System Operations, 
Tennessee Valley Authority
    Kim Warren, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Ontario IMO
11:15 a.m.--Break
11:30 a.m.--Panel II: Standard Setting: The Views of Regional 
Councils on the Role of Regional Entities Under the Energy Policy 
Act of 2005
    Under the EPAct of 2005, Regional Entities may propose regional 
standards or variances to the ERO, which after its review can then 
propose regional standards to the Commission for its approval. In 
addition, the ERO may delegate its enforcement authority to Regional 
Entities.
    Representatives from regional reliability councils will give 
their perspectives on the following:
     What preparations are you making regarding the 
implementation of EPAct 2005?
     Are there any unique circumstances in the region that 
may impact the implementation of ERO standards? If so, what are 
they?
     What are your views on regional standards/variances?
     What are your views on regional compliance/enforcement?
     What are your views on the terms that are necessary to 
incorporate into the delegation agreements with the ERO?
     What challenges can you identify regarding delegation 
agreements with the ERO?
    Panelists:
    Paul Johnson, Director, Transmission System Engineering and 
Maintenance Management, American Electric Power (Representing 
Reliability First)
    Edward Schwerdt, Executive Director, Northeast Power 
Coordinating Council William F. Reinke, President-CEO, Southeastern 
Electric Reliability Council, Inc.
    Ken Wiley, President-CEO, Florida Reliability Coordinating 
Council, Inc.
    Charles Yeung, Executive Director, Interregional Affairs, 
Southwest Power Pool, Inc.
    Daniel Skaar, President, Midwest Reliability Organization
12:45 p.m.--1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 p.m.--Panel III: Review of Industry Standards
    Standards are developed by many industries throughout the United 
States to provide a common approach to promote best practices 
throughout that industry. This panel will elicit views from several 
different industry representatives and a regional council on their 
standards development process within the electric industry and what 
process the ERO might follow.
    Panelists will provide their views on the following questions:
     What are the processes you use to develop standards?
     What do you believe are your successes? What are your 
challenges?
     How do you improve upon standards that are found to be 
deficient?
     What are the lessons learned from your process that 
would be useful for the Commission to utilize to assure high 
reliability in the electric power system?
    Panelists:
    Rick Sergel, President-CEO, North American Electric Reliability 
Council
    Richard Wakefield, Past Chairman, Energy Policy Committee, 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA
    Richard Barrett, Office of Research, Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission
    Bruce Ellsworth, Chair, New York State Reliability Council
    Louise McCarren, CEO, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
2:45 p.m.--Concluding Remarks

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