In this rule the Commission revises its regulations pertaining to its Continuity of Operations Plan to allow the Commission the discretion to better address not only long-term and catastrophic events but also short-term events including loss of power or water. The rule allows for greater discretion regarding: the activation and deactivation of the Continuity of Operations Plan and any suspension of Commission operations; the length of time that the Continuity of Operations Plan is in effect and the length of time that Commission operations are suspended; the deactivation schedule and the resumption of full Commission operations; and the rescheduling of hearings, conferences and meetings. The rule also adds items to the list of requirements which are suspended when Commission operations are suspended.
Agency Contact: Elizabeth Molloy, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Room 102-67, 888 First St. NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8771. Lawrence R. Greenfield, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Room 102-15, 888 First St. NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-6415.
This rule is final.