Title: Revisions to Digital Certificate Holder Qualification Requirements
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Status: Approved on 03/19/2013
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
03/19/2013 BOARD Approved
01/03/2013 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board for consideration.
12/13/2012 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC for consideration.
11/15/2012 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS for Impact Analysis review.

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
03/19/2013 BOARD To approve NPRR499 as recommended by TAC in the 1/3/13 TAC Report. Passed
01/03/2013 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR499 as recommended by PRS in the 12/13/12 PRS Report. Passed
12/13/2012 PRS To endorse and forward the 11/15/12 PRS Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR499 to TAC Passed
11/15/2012 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR499 as submitted. Passed

Vote tallies here reflect individual votes, not the weight of the votes by market segment. Affirmative votes are not recorded in these vote tallies. For additional details on the voting record, please consult the Recommendation or Action Report, or the official vote tally if available, as posted in the key documents.


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2012
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Sections: 16.12, 16.12.1, 16.12.2, 16.2.3
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) removes references to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; removes language giving new Market Participants a six-month exemption from certain Digital Certificate issuance requirements; and adds a prohibition against the trade or sale of Digital Certificates.
Reason: As currently worded, Section 16.12.1 requires each Market Participant to ensure that its Digital Certificate holders comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. ERCOT Legal has concluded that this reference is ultimately unnecessary, and that the intent underlying this requirement could more properly be served by a broad prohibition against trading or selling the Digital Certificate. ERCOT also proposes removal of language exempting new Market Participants from certain background review and export control verification requirements for the first six months of their participation in the ERCOT market. Since these requirements have been in place for several years now, there is no longer any compelling reason to exempt Market Participants from these obligations for any period, especially in light of the security risk that such an exemption creates.

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