When there is a change to the facts or circumstances upon which the Commission relied in granting a Seller market-based rate authorization, the Seller is required to report the change by filing a Notice of Change in Status consistent with Order No. 652, Order No. 816, Order No. 697, and Order No. 860, and 18 C.F.R. § 35.42.  These changes could include the acquisition of transmission or of generation over 100 megawatts or a new affiliation with any entity owning or controlling such assets.  If the Notice of Change in Status also requires a revision to the Seller’s market-based rate tariff, then the filing must be submitted though the eTariff system. 

Order No. 860 modified the compliance schedule for reporting changes in status to the Commission.  Prior to the effective date of Order No. 860, Sellers were required to file a Notice of Change in Status within 30 days of the change.  Now, Notices of Change in Status are due on a quarterly basis (aligning with the reporting schedule for Electric Quarterly Reports (EQR)) and should include any changes that occurred during the previous quarter (18 C.F.R. § 35.42).  If there are no changes meeting the threshold, Sellers are not required to file a quarterly Notice of Change in Status. 

In addition to the quarterly requirement to file Notices of Change in Status, Sellers are also required to update the MBR Database by the 15th day of the month following a change if the change relates to previously submitted information. 

Filing a Change in Status (When, What, & Why)

Step by Step Guide to Filing your Application in the eTariff System

This page was last updated on February 17, 2022