BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

 

 

In the Matter of a Working Docket to Address                 )

Effective Cybersecurity Practices for Protecting              )     File No. EW-2013-0011

Essential Electric Utility Infrastructure                             )

 

 

ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR A WAIVER OR VARIANCE

 

Issue Date:  March 26, 2013                                   Effective Date:  March 26, 2013

          On March 14, 2013, ITC Midwest L.L.C. filed a motion requesting a variance or waiver from the restrictions on sharing Staff’s highly confidential Report with its employees.  Those restrictions are articulated in Commission Rule 4 CSR 240-2.135(5).  That rule only allows highly confidential information, such as Staff’s Report, to be disclosed to attorneys of record or outside, retained experts.  The Commission had granted a similar request for The Empire District Electric Company on March 13, 2013. 

          For the reasons stated in ITC Midwest L.L.C.’s motion, the Commission finds the request to be reasonable and will grant it.        

THE COMMISSION ORDERS THAT:

1.               ITC Midwest L.L.C.’s request for a waiver or variance of Commission Rule 4 CSR 240-2.135(5) is granted.  This grant is individual to ITC Midwest, the requesting entity, and ITC Midwest shall be solely responsible for requiring its employees, with whom any information from Staff’s Report is shared, to adhere to non-disclosure agreements with regard to this information.  Those non-disclosure agreements need not be filed with the Commission, but shall be maintained by ITC Midwest unless the Commission orders otherwise.

2.               This order shall become effective immediately upon issuance.

 

                                                                      BY THE COMMISSION

 

 

 

 

Shelley Brueggemann

Acting Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harold Stearley, Deputy Chief Regulatory

Law Judge, by delegation of authority

pursuant to Section 386.240, RSMo 2000.

 

Dated at Jefferson City, Missouri,

on this 26th day of March, 2013.