[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 203 (Monday, October 20, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 62229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24630]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Part 40

[Docket No. RM06-22-000]

Mandatory Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure 
Protection; Notice of Extension of Time

Issued October 10, 2008.
AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Order on Proposed Clarification: Extension of comment date.


SUMMARY: On September 18, 2008, the Commission issued an order 
proposing to clarify that the facilities within a nuclear generation 
plant in the United States that are not regulated by the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission are subject to compliance with the eight 
mandatory ``CIP'' Reliability Standards approved in Commission Order 
No. 706. The date for filing comments on the Commission's proposal is 
being extended at the request of the Edison Electric Institute and the 
Nuclear Energy Institute.

DATES: Comments are due November 3, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number by any 
of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://ferc.gov. Documents created 
electronically using word processing software should be filed in native 
applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format.
     Mail/Hand Delivery: Commenters unable to file comments 
electronically must mail or hand-deliver an original and 14 copies of 
their comments to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of 
the Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan First (Legal Information), 
Office of General Counsel, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, 
(202) 502-8529; Regis Binder (Technical Information), Office of 
Electric Reliability, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, 
(202) 502-6460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 10, 2008, the Edison Electric 
Institute (EEI) and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) filed a joint 
motion for an extension of time to file comments in response to the 
Commission's Order on Proposed Clarification issued September 18, 2008, 
in the above-referenced proceeding. (Mandatory Reliability Standards 
for Critical Infrastructure Protection, 124 FERC ] 61,247 (2008) 
(Proposed Clarification)). EEI and NEI state that because a majority of 
their members will be required to implement CIP Reliability Standards 
and NRC cybersecurity requirements in accordance with the clarification 
to be issued in this docket and because of the complex of the issues 
addressed in the Proposed Clarification, additional time is needed to 
submit well-developed comments.
    Upon consideration, notice is hereby given that an extension of 
time for filing comments is granted to and including November 3, 2008.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-24630 Filed 10-17-08; 8:45 am]