The self-logging program permits registered entities that possess sufficient internal controls to maintain a self-logging spreadsheet for eligible minimal risk noncompliance issues. The registered entity typically submits its noncompliance logs to Texas RE at least once every three months. There is a presumption that these self-logged, minimal risk noncompliance issues will be resolved as Compliance Exceptions.
To determine a registered entity’s eligibility to self-log, Texas RE conducts a formal review of the registered entity’s
internal controls. To participate in the self-logging program, the registered entity must demonstrate that it has
sufficiently institutionalized processes in place to identify, assess, and correct operational risks to reliability.
The details regarding the evaluation process for these internal controls are described in
ERO Enterprise Self-Logging Program Document.
To be evaluated for self-logging, a registered entity should complete the
Self-Logging Program Participation Request, attach any relevant documents regarding the entity’s internal controls that Texas RE should consider in its formal evaluation, and send an email to Texas RE Enforcement with the subject line “Request for Evaluation – [Registered Entity Name].” Upon receiving the request, Texas RE will contact the registered entity regarding any additional information that may be needed in order to complete the review process. Texas RE will then begin the process of evaluating whether the registered entity is eligible to self-log after all the necessary information has been received. Following completion of Texas RE’s evaluation, Texas RE will provide a written notice regarding whether the registered entity qualifies for self-logging and an explanation of the factors affecting Texas RE’s determination. Note that Texas RE may limit a registered entity’s self-logging activities to certain categories of Reliability Standards or identified Reliability Standard requirements.