On August 29, 2019, FERC issued a final rule revising 18 C.F.R. § 385.2001(a) and requiring that all physical filings and submissions to be delivered to FERC, other than those sent via the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) are to be sent to FERC’s off-site security screening facility in Rockville, Maryland (see September 17 edition of the WER).  The rule was scheduled to go into effect on November 4, 2019, 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register.

On October 11, 2019, FERC issued a notice that the effective date of the regulation will be indefinitely postponed to ensure that the public and the Commission make an effective transition to using the off-site facility.  As a result, all physical filings and submissions should continue to be delivered to FERC’s headquarters.  Neither the August 29 rule nor the October 11 postponement notice affect electronic filings with FERC.

FERC’s notice is available here.