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NERC Registration process, which is completely separate from, and should not be confused with, the FM guideline. Similar to conflicts with Reliability Standards, if the FM and NERC Registration do not align, NERC Registration takes precedence. NERC | Reliability Functional Model | June 2016 1
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Section II: Overview of the NERC Registration Process The NERC Registration process consists of several elements, including the NERC Registry Criteria and the NERC Compliance Registry, and involves both the Regional Entities and NERC. The process for registration is described in the NERC Rules of Procedure, Section 500 (Appendix 5A: Organization Registration and Certification Manual and Appendix 5B: Statement of Compliance Registry Criteria). The starting point for the NERC program for monitoring and enforcing compliance with FERC-approved Reliability Standards is the process for comprehensively identifying and registering owners, operators, and users of the BPS that are responsible for performing reliability-related functions in accordance with the approved Reliability Standards. 1 The NERC Registry Criteria provides for BPS users, owners and operators that perform a function identified in Section II of the Registry Criteria, and have a material impact on BPS reliability (which is generally determined by whether they meet the threshold criteria in Section III of the Registry Criteria) to register as one or more of fifteen functions. NERC and the Regional Entities identify such entities, which are then obligated to comply with Commission-approved Reliability Standards. 2 Identified entities are registered and included on the NERC Compliance Registry. 3 The NERC Compliance Registry identifies the reliability functions that each registered entity is responsible for meeting pursuant to the requirements of Reliability Standards. Organizations listed in the NERC Compliance Registry are responsible for knowing the contents of, and complying with, Reliability Standards applicable to the reliability function(s). 4 The registration criteria for the reliability functions are specified in the NERC Statement of Compliance Registry Criteria. 5 The potential costs and effort of registering every organization potentially within the scope of “owner, operator, and user of the BPS,” while ignoring their impact upon reliability, would be disproportionate to the improvement in reliability that would reasonably be anticipated from doing so. Therefore, the two stated goals for registration are: (1) consistency between and among Regional Entities and across the continent in the application of the criteria for registering entities; and (2) registration of any entity whose facilities or operations are deemed material to the reliability of the BPS, irrespective of other considerations. 6 1 See , Order on Electric Reliability Organization Risk Based Registration Initiative and Requiring Compliance Filing, Docket No. RR15-4-000, 150 ¶ 61,213 (March 15, 2015).
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