North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Staff Review of Enforcement Programs, 59299-59300 [2020-20684]

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[FR Doc. 2020–20743 Filed 9–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RC11–6–010] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Staff Review of Enforcement Programs Commission staff coordinated with the staff of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to conduct the annual oversight of the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) program, as outlined in the March 15, 2012 Order,1 and the Compliance Exception (CE) Program, as proposed by 1 North American Electric Reliability Corp., 138 FERC ¶ 61,193, at P 73 (2012) (discussing Commission plans to survey a random sample of FFTs submitted each year to gather information on how the FFT program is working). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Sep 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 NERC’s September 18, 2015 annual Compliance Filing.2 The Commission supported NERC’s plan to coordinate with Commission staff to review the same sample of possible violations, thereby reducing the burden on the Regional Entities of providing evidence for two different samples. Furthermore, NERC and Commission staff agreed to exclude the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council Regional Entity (FRCC) from the survey, reducing the burden on FRCC as it continued toward a planned and approved termination of its responsibilities as a Regional Entity by June 30, 2019. Commission staff reviewed a sample of 24 FFT possible violations out of 102 FFT possible violations posted by NERC between October 2018 and September 2 North American Electric Reliability Corp., Docket No. RC11–6–004, at 1 (Nov. 13, 2015) (delegated letter order) (stating ‘‘NERC’s intention to combine the evaluation of Compliance Exceptions with the annual sampling of FFTs to further streamline oversight of the FFT and compliance exception programs’’). PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Order 4543 granting blanket authority to import/ export natural gas from/to Canada. Order 4544 granting blanket authority to export natural gas to Mexico. Order 4545 granting blanket authority to import natural gas from Canada/Mexico. Final Opinion and Order 3643–A granting longterm authority to export LNG to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations. Order 4571 granting blanket authority to export natural gas to Mexico. 2019 and a sample of 38 CE instances of noncompliance out of 957 CE instances of noncompliance posted by NERC between October 2018 and September 2019. Commission staff believes that the FFT and CE programs are meeting expectations, with one minor observation. Specifically, Commission staff identified one CE with an incomplete description of the noncompliance. Sampling for the 2019 program year indicated that the Regional Entities appropriately included all 62 of the sampled possible violations in the FFT and CE programs, and that all 62 of the sampled FFTs and CEs have been adequately remediated. Commission staff’s sample analysis indicated a decreasing number of documentation concerns, particularly with regard to the clear identification of root cause in the FFT and/or CE postings. Specifically, the identification of root cause in FFTs and CEs has improved significantly over the past five years, moving from 5 percent missing an E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 59300 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 183 / Monday, September 21, 2020 / Notices identification of root cause to all now being included in this year’s sampling. Commission staff subsequently reviewed the supporting information for these FFTs or CEs and agreed with the final risk determinations for all 62 samples. Commission staff also noted a significant improvement in the clear identification of factors affecting the risk prior to mitigation (such as potential and actual risk), and actual harm, which was identified in all samples. In addition, Commission staff noted that the FFTs and CEs sampled did not contain any material misrepresentations by the registered entities. Dated: September 14, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–20684 Filed 9–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. NJ20–14–000] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC; Notice of Filing Take notice that on September 15, 2020, the Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC submitted its tariff filing: Oncor TFO Tariff Rate Changes to be effective 9/8/2020. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. 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The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 6, 2020. Dated: September 15, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–20753 Filed 9–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL20–68–000] Basin Electric Power Cooperative; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On September 14, 2020, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL20–68–000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e, instituting an investigation concerning the justness and reasonableness of Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s (Basin) Rate Schedule A intended to be effective from January 1, 2020 forward (2020 Rate Schedule A) and Rate Schedules No. 1 through No. 19, representing long-term, wholesale power supply contracts (Wholesale Power Contracts) between Basin and 19 of its electric cooperative, municipality, PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 and public power district members (Members). Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 172 FERC ¶ 61,221 (2020). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL20–68–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Any interested person desiring to be heard in Docket No. EL20–68–000 must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.214 (2020), within 21 days of the date of issuance of the order. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// www.ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFile’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Dated: September 15, 2020. Nathaniel J. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RC11-6-010]


North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Staff 
Review of Enforcement Programs

    Commission staff coordinated with the staff of the North American 
Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to conduct the annual oversight 
of the Find, Fix, Track and Report (FFT) program, as outlined in the 
March 15, 2012 Order,\1\ and the Compliance Exception (CE) Program, as 
proposed by NERC's September 18, 2015 annual Compliance Filing.\2\ The 
Commission supported NERC's plan to coordinate with Commission staff to 
review the same sample of possible violations, thereby reducing the 
burden on the Regional Entities of providing evidence for two different 
samples. Furthermore, NERC and Commission staff agreed to exclude the 
Florida Reliability Coordinating Council Regional Entity (FRCC) from 
the survey, reducing the burden on FRCC as it continued toward a 
planned and approved termination of its responsibilities as a Regional 
Entity by June 30, 2019.
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    \1\ North American Electric Reliability Corp., 138 FERC ] 
61,193, at P 73 (2012) (discussing Commission plans to survey a 
random sample of FFTs submitted each year to gather information on 
how the FFT program is working).
    \2\ North American Electric Reliability Corp., Docket No. RC11-
6-004, at 1 (Nov. 13, 2015) (delegated letter order) (stating 
``NERC's intention to combine the evaluation of Compliance 
Exceptions with the annual sampling of FFTs to further streamline 
oversight of the FFT and compliance exception programs'').
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    Commission staff reviewed a sample of 24 FFT possible violations 
out of 102 FFT possible violations posted by NERC between October 2018 
and September 2019 and a sample of 38 CE instances of noncompliance out 
of 957 CE instances of noncompliance posted by NERC between October 
2018 and September 2019.
    Commission staff believes that the FFT and CE programs are meeting 
expectations, with one minor observation. Specifically, Commission 
staff identified one CE with an incomplete description of the 
noncompliance. Sampling for the 2019 program year indicated that the 
Regional Entities appropriately included all 62 of the sampled possible 
violations in the FFT and CE programs, and that all 62 of the sampled 
FFTs and CEs have been adequately remediated. Commission staff's sample 
analysis indicated a decreasing number of documentation concerns, 
particularly with regard to the clear identification of root cause in 
the FFT and/or CE postings. Specifically, the identification of root 
cause in FFTs and CEs has improved significantly over the past five 
years, moving from 5 percent missing an

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identification of root cause to all now being included in this year's 
sampling. Commission staff subsequently reviewed the supporting 
information for these FFTs or CEs and agreed with the final risk 
determinations for all 62 samples. Commission staff also noted a 
significant improvement in the clear identification of factors 
affecting the risk prior to mitigation (such as potential and actual 
risk), and actual harm, which was identified in all samples. In 
addition, Commission staff noted that the FFTs and CEs sampled did not 
contain any material misrepresentations by the registered entities.

    Dated: September 14, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-20684 Filed 9-18-20; 8:45 am]
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