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Regulatory Updates


Michigan Amends Law Governing Clean Up of Contaminated Sites

Michigan Amends Law Governing Clean Up of Contaminated Sites

Outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill (SB 1244) in December that updated the state’s contaminated site clean-up standards under Part 201 of Michigan’s Natural Resources & Environmental Protection Act.

Regulatory Update

Jan 24th, 2019

by Mark Theobald

topic Remediation

NERC Issues Lessons Learned to Manage Reliability Risk

NERC Issues Lessons Learned to Manage Reliability Risk

In its latest guidance, NERC addresses recently identified risk situations related to protection system misoperations, interconnection reliability operating limits and cascading outages.

Regulatory Update

Jan 22nd, 2019

by ​James Whitaker, PE Tim Farrar, PE Brian Moores, PE

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

NERC Issues 2018 Resilience Report

NERC Issues 2018 Resilience Report

NERC's 2018 Resilience Report analyzes the meaning and importance of resilience in the changing power system business environment, examines how resilience fits within NERC’s standard development activities, and proposes a resilience framework to guide its ongoing work.

Regulatory Update

Dec 17th, 2018

by Steve Persutti

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

NERC CIP-031-1 Supply Chain Standard Approved

NERC CIP-031-1 Supply Chain Standard Approved

The new standards will require electric utilities to develop, document, and implement supply chain cyber security risk management plans to ensure software integrity and authenticity, strengthen vendor remote access protections and address vendor risk management procedures and controls.

Regulatory Update

Nov 26th, 2018

by Alan Yankowski Bill Hawk

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

NERC Addresses Single Points of Failure in Protection Systems Among Other FERC Concerns

NERC Addresses Single Points of Failure in Protection Systems Among Other FERC Concerns

Under the proposed NERC TPL-001-5 standard, utilities will be required to identify reliability risks related to protection system failures and take mandatory corrective action.

Regulatory Update

Oct 25th, 2018

by Tim Farrar, PE Jim Whitaker, PE

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

Regulatory Update

Sep 26th, 2018

by Steve Persutti

industry Utilities

Regulatory Update

Aug 30th, 2018

by Tim Farrar, PE Dylan Achey

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

New EPA Method Improves Measurement of Condensable Particulate Matter

New EPA Method Improves Measurement of Condensable Particulate Matter

The EPA has unveiled an improved method for measuring condensable particulate matter using dilution sampling.

Regulatory Update

Jun 7th, 2018

by David Elam

topic Air

EPA Releases New Guidance Defining Significant Impact Levels for PSD Projects for Ozone and Secondary Fine Particulates

EPA Releases New Guidance Defining Significant Impact Levels for PSD Projects for Ozone and Secondary Fine Particulates

The EPA has released new guidance on significant impact levels for ozone and fine particles in the PSD Program.

Regulatory Update

Apr 24th, 2018

by David Fox

EPA Revises Regulations for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment

EPA Revises Regulations for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment

The EPA's has revised its regulations regarding ozone-depleting refrigerant. Learn more about the new rules, which go into effect in 2019.

Regulatory Update

Mar 1st, 2018

by Ruthanne Calabrese

topic Environmental