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BWMQ's Fall 2012 Compliance Manual incorporates significant orders and rulings on compliance and investigation activity updated through the Fall of 2012.

This single volume, easy to use product provides a roadmap for subscribers on how to meet their statutory and regulatory obligations with respect to corporate standards of conduct and a myriad of mandated filing requirements.  It contains a wealth of information about regulatory compliance and spans a wide range of topics including:

  • Background on significant FERC enforcement orders and policy statements;
  • FERC's Standards of Conduct Regulations;
  • Transactional reporting requirements;
  • Tariff compliance;
  • Compliance with posting requirements (including NAESB requirements);
  • FERC forms and reports
  • Certificate requirements;
  • The FERC audit process;
  • Corporate risk assessment; and
  • General Terms and Conditions of service.

Section XV provides FERC guidance on what constitutes an effective compliance program. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the expectation that all jurisdictional companies will develop internal compliance programs and self report violations of statutory and regulatory requirements.  FERC expects that 70% of its regulated natural gas and electric entities will have adequate compliance programs in place by 2014.

Section XVI sets forth key FERC findings which include cites to FERC policies and precedent on over forty-five issues typically found in the General Terms and Conditions of FERC Gas Tariffs.  This section provides subscribers links to the Commission precedent and policies on all key terms and conditions of service issues.  While comprehensive in scope, this section is a dynamic work in progress that will continue to be augmented and updated to ensure it remains a useful research tool.

BWMQ has also developed full FERC Compliance Plans for several clients.  These plans provide a comprehensive set of documents tailored to the client's compliance responsibilities.

If you would like to obtain a subscription to this manual or would like further information, contact:

Barry E. Sullivan, President or Chris John, Vice President of BWMQ at 202-775-8994