[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 46 (Monday, March 10, 2014)]
[Pages 13298-13299]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05125]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RM13-5-000]

Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability 
Standards; Notice of Technical Conference

    Take notice that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission) will hold a staff-led technical conference on Critical 
Infrastructure Protection Issues Identified in Order No. 791 on April 
29, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 5:00 p.m. 
(Eastern Time). The conference will be held at the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    The technical conference shall facilitate a structured dialogue on 
operational and technical issues identified by the Commission in the 
Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) version 5 Standards Final 
Rule. Technical Conference panelists may be asked to address: (1) 
Whether additional definitions and/or security controls are needed to 
protect Bulk-Power System communications networks, including remote 
systems access; (2) the adequacy of the approved CIP version 5 
Standards' protections for Bulk-Power System data being transmitted 
over data networks; and (3) functional differences between the 
respective methods utilized for identification, categorization, and 
specification of appropriate levels of protection for cyber assets 
using CIP

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version 5 Standards as compared with those employed within the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology Security Risk Management 
Framework. The technical conference will be led by Commission staff, 
with prepared remarks to be presented by invited panelists, which must 
be submitted to the Commission shortly in advance of the conference. A 
subsequent notice detailing the topics to be discussed and agenda will 
be issued in advance of the conference.
    There is no fee for attendance. However, members of the public are 
encouraged to preregister online at: https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/04-29-14-form.asp.
    Those wishing to participate in panel discussions should submit 
nominations no later than close of business on March 14 online at: 
    There will be no webcast of this event. However, it will be 
transcribed. Transcripts of the meeting/conference will be immediately 
available for a fee from Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. (202-347-3700 or 
    FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please 
send an email to [email protected] or call toll free (866) 208-
3372 (voice) or (202) 502-8659 (TTY), or send a fax to (202) 208-2106 
with the requested accommodations.
    For more information about the technical conference, please 
contact: Sarah McKinley, Office of External Affairs, 202-502-8368, 
[email protected].

    Dated: February 27, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-05125 Filed 3-7-14; 8:45 am]