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[ DOE DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR NO. DC 2010-07-0008, June 30, 2010 ]


WHEREAS, Rule 8.6.10 of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) Rules provides for the approval by the Department of Energy (DOE) of proposals of any WESM rules changes upon the endorsement by the PEM Board;

WHEREAS, on 7 April 2010, the Rules Change Committee (RCC) has approved a resolution endorsing for approval before the PEM Board proposed changes in the WESM Rules pertaining to the Designation of a Compliance Officer for WESM Members, Market Operator and System Operator;

WHEREAS, after discussion, the PEM Board has resolved on 24 June 2010 to approve for endorsement to the Department of Energy (DOE) the abovestated changes to the WESM Rules;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to its authority under the WESM Rules, the DOE hereby issues, adopts, and promulgates the following amendments to the WESM Rules:

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to its authority under the WESM Rules, the DOE hereby issues, adopts, and promulgates the following amendments to the WESM Rules:

A. Amendments to the WESM Rules.

Clause 7.2.9 is added to read as:

7.2.9 Designation of a Compliance Officer for WESM Member, Market Operator and System Operator. Each WESM Member, the Market Operator, the System Operator, Metering Service Provider and any other WESM Service Providers shall designate a Compliance Officer in their respective organizations. The Compliance Officer shall:

a ) Monitor and undertake necessary activities to ensure the full compliance of their respective organization to the EPIRA, the EPIRA Implementing Rules and Regulations, WESM Rules, and the WESM Market Manuals; and develop necessary procedures and guidelines for this purpose.

b) From time to time, if the Compliance Officer deems it necessary or appropriate, propose policies or amendments to the WESM Rules and/ or WESM Market Manuals to enhance or develop the WESM enforcement and compliance with the objective of promoting good commercial and technical practices.

c) Be responsible in facilitating and coordinating wit h t he WESM Enforcement Compliance Office (ECO), all matters relating to the enforcement and compliance of their respective organization, including the provision of the necessary information and data, as may be required by any of the WESM Governance Committees and by the ECO.

d.) Submit a report to the ECO concerning their respective organization’s compliance with WESM Rules and WESM Market Manuals on an annual basis or as may be determined by the ECO or any of the WESM Governance Committees.

B. Separability Clause

If for any reason, any section or provision of this Department Circular is declared unconstitutional or invalid, such parts not affected shall remain in full force and effect.

C. Effectivity

This Department Circular shall take effect fifteen (15) days following its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation,

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