On November 24, 2009, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its Final Rule in Order 729
, approving and directing modifications to the NERC ATC Standards (MOD-001, MOD-004, MOD-008, MOD-029, MOD-030). Order 729-A
was subsequently issued on May 5, 2010 to grant several requests for clarification, including moving the implementation timeline of the NERC ATC Standards to January 1, 2011. Then on July 15, 2010, FERC issued Order 729-B
granting several requests for rehearing including moving the implementation timeline to April 1, 2011.