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The SPP RE Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) is administered by SPP RE direct staff. Only SPP RE Trustees and certain SPP RE direct staff members have the authority to make compliance and enforcement decisions.
The SPP RE CMEP is organized into three distinct groups: Compliance Monitoring- Traditional (693); Compliance Monitoring- Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP); and Enforcement. The SPP RE Executive Director of Compliance oversees the Compliance Monitoring and CIP groups (collectively referred to as Compliance groups), and the SPP RE Manager of Enforcement oversees the Enforcement group.
The SPP RE Compliance groups are responsible for registering Bulk Power System owners, operators, and users and monitoring and assessing registered entities' compliance with NERC-approved reliability standards. Compliance staff:
1) Conduct compliance audits, spot checks, and self certifications of entities registered in the SPP RE footprint
2) Review periodic data submittals and self-reports made by entities registered in the SPP RE footprint
3) Participate in SPP and NERC working groups and SPP RE workshops
The Compliance groups make the initial determination of a registered entity's compliance or non-compliance.
Please send compliance questions to email@example.com.
The SPP RE Enforcement group reviews the Compliance groups' findings of non-compliance, notifies registered entities and NERC of possible violations, reviews and verifies registered entities' mitigation plans, determines proposed monetary penalties and non-monetary sanctions, and participates in settlement negotiations. Enforcement staff:
1) Conduct discovery
2) Prepare and issue notices of Possible Violations, Alleged Violations and Penalties and Sanctions, and Confirmed Violation
3) Review, accept, and verify completion of mitigation plans
4) Participate in settlement negotiations
5) Participate in SPP and NERC working groups and SPP RE workshops
Please send enforcement questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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