CUSC “Alternate” Proposal process Ritchard Hewitt
UNC Alternative Modification Proposals (ASIS) • Alternatives covered in Modification Rules section 6.4 and 7.2.3 • Alternatives can be raised to Modification Proposals, Urgent Modifications and Development Modifications • Alternative Modifications shall be raised within 5 Business Days – generally raised in the 5 days following a Modification being issued to consultation • The alternative Modification and original Modification shall proceed through the Modification process together
Code Governance Review - Final Proposals • SSC A11. Network Code and Uniform Network Code • 10.b (i) the alternative is made during the workgroup stage of the consultation as described in the Code of Practice and as further specified in the uniform network code • 10.b (ii) unless an extension of time has been approved by the Authority such workgroup stage will last for a maximum period (to be specified in the UNC*) from the date on which the original modification was proposed • CoP • Principle 7 – Code Administrators will facilitate alternative solutions to issues being developed to the same degree as an original solution • Any User (other than the proposer) can raise an alternative • Alternative proposals should be raised during the workgroup stage • Each alternative will be assessed with the same rigour as the proposed solution * Maximum period specified in the UNC is 6 months
CUSC alternative process steps • New proposal to the Panel • If sent “Direct to Company Consultation” then no alternate proposals are allowed. • If sent to “Development” in a Working Group then TOR are raised and development meetings arranged
Working Group steps • Original Mod is “owned” by the proposer • During development any one can raise a Working Group Alternative Amendment (WGAA) proposal which is then “owned” by the Working Group who develop the detail of all the proposals. • Following development all the various mods are sent out to industry in a Working Group Consultation.
Working Group Consultation • As part of this consultation process reps are received • Reps can also request that the WG consider other issues / options. • Note – no obligation on the WG to take on board the issues / options raised but…… • WG may decide to raise a Working Group Consultation Alternative Request (WGCAR) proposal in response to the reps • All mods are then subject to any further development by the WG
Working Group Report • At end of development stage WG votes on what mods should be included in the report to the Panel – simple majority vote • WG chair may overrule a “no vote” • Report then sent to Panel with details of original proposal and any agreed alternates (WGAAs and WGARs)
Final consultation • On receipt of WG report the Panel may either: • Send back for further development • Send out to Company Consultation • If sent out to consultation then no further alternate mods can be raised • If during consultation “new issues” are raised then Panel can send mod inc any alternates back to development.