NOTICE DATE:  June 3, 2008

NOTICE TYPE:  M-B060308-01  General


SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Requirements for Accessing ERCOT Systems

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  All Market Participants

DAY AFFECTED:  June 3, 2008

LONG DESCRIPTION:  After conferring with other Independent System
Operator (ISO) staff and North American Electric Reliability Corporation
(NERC) staff, ERCOT has determined that Market Participants (MPs)
accessing ERCOT Systems via Digital Certificates do not need to fulfill
the requirements of Training and Personnel Risk Assessment identified in
NERC Standard CIP-004-1, Cyber Security - Personnel & Training, by July
1, 2008 as originally contemplated.  MPs will need to complete the
NERC-required Training and Personnel Risk Assessment pursuant to the
timeline applying to each of their companies. 

ERCOT Protocol Section 16.11, User Security Administrator and Digital
Certificates, specifies the requirements for issuing Digital
Certificates to users by the User Security Administrator. Compliance
with these Protocol requirements is necessary and sufficient for MP
users who access ERCOT Systems. 

CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account
Manager. You may also call the general ERCOT Client Services phone
number at (512) 248-3900 or contact ERCOT Client Services via e-mail at
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