The complexity of today’s compliance environment for regulated utilities continues to increase on a daily basis, says Ted Enos, CEO of Certrec.
Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) April 20, 2011
For licensing and compliance professionals seeking to manage the NRC, NERC, and FERC regulatory process to their advantage, Certrec, a leading regulatory licensing and compliance solutions provider, announced today a suite of technology-based solutions that help clients:
- Manage the impact of the regulatory process
- Manage communication with regulators
- Maintain NRC operating license and NERC / FERC compliance
The suite includes The Office of NERC Compliance, The Office of Licensing and Compliance, Performance Improvement, and Tech Services.
“Not only are regulated entities coping with a loss of tribal knowledge, decreasing budgets, and inefficient work processes; at the same time regulatory agencies are increasing scrutiny in light of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, power reliability risk, and the need for results-based performance,” notes Enos.
“Our 25 years of experience with regulators and more than 100 generation owners and generation operators (GO/GOP) was the foundation for this exciting suite of regulatory solutions," continued Mr. Enos. "These comprehensive, 'all in one place' compliance solutions ensure that everyone – onsite, across the plant, or in multiple locations – is equipped with the right tools, skills, and knowledge to cut through regulatory risk, complexity, and too much information (TMI).”
“We invite licensing and compliance professionals to visit our newly-designed website, http://www.certrec.com for more information,” says Mr. Enos.
The Office of NERC Compliance (ONC) is the utility industry’s first, comprehensive NERC compliance, audit, and monitoring solution for Registered Entities. Focusing on FERC, NERC and Regional Entities, the Office of NERC Compliance provides clarity, focus and direction – from news, issues, and alerts to compliance appraisal, through the regulatory audit cycle. With daily notification of What’s New in FERC and NERC, a searchable standards library, and NERC project management tools, NERC compliance managers can better manage the regulatory process to their advantage. (http://www.certrec.com/Pages/OfficeOfNERCCompliance.aspx)
The Office of Licensing and Compliance (OLC) is the nuclear industry’s most comprehensive NRC licensing and compliance solution available today. Staffed by NRC compliance experts with more than 250 cumulative years of nuclear licensing and compliance experience, the Office of Licensing and Compliance navigates compliance managers through the intricacies of ROPs, FSARs, and 10 CFR 50.59 issues – from daily NRC updates through a complete Licensing Basis Management system. (http://www.certrec.com/Pages/OfficeOfLicensingAndCompliance.aspx)
Certrec’s Performance Improvement solution provides the tools needed to build a Culture of Compliance. Focusing on root cause analysis, compliance behavior, organizational factors and the reporting culture, Performance Improvement helps compliance managers evolve their workforce from a “minimum requirements, just-tell-us-what-to-do” orientation to an effective human performance powerhouse. (http://www.certrec.com/Pages/PerformanceImprovement.aspx)
Certrec’s suite of Tech Services offers problem-solving support from experts with years of direct engineering and plant operations experience. From engineering and program design, to capability and operability assessments, through protective maintenance, Certrec’s Tech Services fills in the resource gap many utilities struggle with today. (http://www.certrec.com/Pages/TechServices.aspx)
Founded in 1988, CERTREC is a regulatory compliance solution provider that helps utilities manage the NRC, FERC, and NERC regulatory process to their advantage. Certrec offers more than 250 cumulative years of engineering and audit experience with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and other Regional Entities. Certrec’s licensing and compliance, performance improvement, and technical solutions ensure that compliance managers better-manage the risks of the regulatory communication, documentation, audit, and mitigation process.