Project 2015-02 Periodic Review of Emergency Operations

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The EOP Periodic Review Team provided its final recommendation to the Standards Committee on July 15, 2015.

The Project 2015-02 Periodic Review will review a subset of Emergency Operations (EOP) Standards to comprehensively review EOP-004, EOP-005, EOP-006 and EOP-008 to evaluate, for example, whether the requirements are clear and unambiguous. The Periodic Review will include background information, along with any associated worksheets or reference documents, to guide a comprehensive review that results in a recommendation that the Reliability Standard should be: (1) reaffirmed as is (i.e., no changes needed); (2) revised (which may include revising or retiring one or more requirements); or (3) withdrawn. The four NERC Reliability Standards in this Periodic Review project concern methodologies for planning for, reporting, and communicating Emergencies.
Standards affected - EOP-004-2 - Event Reporting | EOP-005-2 - System Restoration from Blackstart Resources | EOP-006-2 - System Restoration Coordination | EOP-008-1 - Loss of Control Center Functionality
Purpose/Industry Need
NERC Standard Processes Manual (see Section 13) obligates NERC to conduct Periodic Reviews on standards that have not been reviewed within the past ten years, and in some cases within the past five years. NERC has responded to regulatory and industry guidance by incorporating into its Periodic Review process principles of Results-based standards drafting and a review of each standard in relation to other standards to eliminate duplicative requirements. Additionally, Periodic Reviews will evaluate whether each standard is clear, concise, and technically sound given current technologies and system conditions, whether any regulatory directives require specific changes to the standard, and whether the requirements that do little to ensure the reliability of the Bulk-Power System should be eliminated. Periodic Reviews also will consider previously-captured stakeholder-identified issues pertaining to the affected standards.
​Draft ​Actions ​Dates Results ​Consideration of Comments
Final Recommendation
to Standards Committee
Proposed Standard Modifications
Supporting Documents
For Information Only
Periodic Review Team
Preliminary Recommendations – Templates
Supporting Materials
Comment Period
(Updated 03/31/15)
03/27/15 - 05/11/15

​Comments Received





Consideration of Comments
Nominations for Periodic Review Team
Supporting Materials
Nomination Period
01/06/15 - 01/20/15