Order No. 860


October 22, 2021

On October 22, 2021, a Notice of Extension was issued in Docket No. RM16-17-000 delaying the compliance dates of Order No. 860 by three months. The deadline for baseline submissions into the MBR Database is extended to February 1, 2022. Other Order No. 860 implementation dates are extended as follows.

Activity Order No. 860 Schedule Revised Compliance Schedule

Testing period for the MBR Database

Through Sept. 30, 2020

Through Jun. 30, 2021

Compliance date of Order No. 860

Oct. 1, 2020

Jul. 1, 2021

“Go-live” date of MBR Database

Oct. 1, 2020

Jul. 1, 2021

Sellers should create needed identifiers (FERC Generated IDs and Asset IDs) in the MBR Portal and prepare their baseline submissions

Oct. 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2020

Jul. 1, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022

Baseline submissions are due

By Feb. 1, 2021

By Feb. 1, 2022

First change in status filings under new timelines are due

By Feb. 28, 2021

By Mar. 3, 2022

Second change in status filings are due

By Jul. 31, 2021

By Apr. 29, 2022


July 1, 2021

MBR Database Portal

The MBR Database is now available to users that are eRegistered with the Commission. eRegistered users are now able to submit XML submissions into the database, as well as create FERC generated IDs (GID) and Asset IDs. Previously submitted data were cleared from the database June 30, 2021, excluding previously submitted and accepted GIDs and Asset IDs, which remain available for use within the database.  Note that this is no longer a test environment and that all submissions accepted into the database will be part of the official record.  Baseline filings are due November 2, 2021.

All users are encouraged to review the resources available in the Documents and Links section of the Portal.  Interested parties should monitor the this section of the site for updates on new features included in the Release Notes document, as well as any updates to the Quick Start GuideData DictionaryValidation Rules, or the API.

March 18, 2021

On March 18, 2021, the Commission issued a final rule delaying the compliance dates of Order No. 860 by three months. The compliance date of Order No. 860 is now July 1, 2021 and the deadline for baseline submissions into the MBR Database is extended to November 2, 2021. 

July 18, 2019

Docket No. RM16-17-000
The Commission issued Order No. 860 on July 18, 2019, which amended the Commission's market-based rate regulations at 18 C.F.R. section 35, subpart H, effective October 1, 2020. Order No. 860 provides that the Commission will begin collecting certain market-based rate information through a relational database, including: certain upstream ownership information, asset appendix information (including a new requirement to report long-term firm purchases) for the seller and its affiliates that do not have market-based rate authority, indicative screen information, and certain other market-based rate information. In addition, sellers will be required to update the database on a monthly basis to reflect any changes, and the change in status filing requirement is changed to a quarterly obligation. After January 31, 2021, no asset appendices or indicative screens may be submitted as attachments to filings through the eFiling system.

The Order addresses requests for rehearing and clarification and affirms its determinations in Order No. 860, which amends its regulations governing market-based rates for public utilities.

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