Notice Re: Consequential Amendments to MSA Investigation Procedures per new MSA Compliance Process

August 11, 2010

NOTICE TO MARKET PARTICIPANTS

Re: Consequential Amendments to MSA Investigation Procedures Per New MSA Compliance Process

The MSA process dealing with ISO rules compliance matters was previously described by Appendix A to the MSA Investigation Procedures.  With the conclusion of a stakeholder consultation regarding a revised MSA compliance process dealing with both ISO rules matters and reliability standards matters, certain consequential amendments to the MSA investigation procedures were required.

In this regard, attention is directed to removal of Appendix A of the MSA Investigation Procedures and related references.  This content has now been superseded by the MSA compliance process.

The new MSA Investigation Procedures are effective August 11, 2010, replacing the previous version published July 9, 2008, and can be found on the MSA website under Processes.

The attached document is provided to market participants for information and for future reference.  Given that the need for revision of the MSA Investigation Procedures arose from a separate MSA stakeholder consultation, the MSA will not invoke any further stakeholder engagement around these matters.

We trust that this will be of assistance, and encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments.

Yours truly,

“Original signed”

W.W. (Wayne) Silk
Deputy Administrator
Market Surveillance Administrator