The "FERC Response" Field

A Filed Tariff Record Version (FTRV) can be thought of as a proposal to FERC to affect a change in one’s tariff.  The status of such a change is called the “FERC Response”.  FERC Response, therefore, is a very important FTRV field.  TariffShark supports several FERC Response values.  Presented alphabetically below, this blog article defines all of TariffShark’s FERC Response values.


An FTRV that has been approved by FERC but cannot yet be considered Effective.

Approved Subject to Conditions

An FTRV that has been approved by FERC as long as certain changes are made and the TRV is refiled.


A Draft FTRV is one that is being worked on and has, therefore, not yet been filed with FERC. All details associated with a Draft FTRV and its underlying TRV, including its content, may be updated. A Draft FTRV and its underlying TRV may also be deleted.


An FTRV that has been filed with and approved by FERC is designated Effective when it is to be considered part of an effective Tariff. For example, when two related FTRVs have been filed with FERC and only one was approved, it might not make sense to mark either of them Effective until both have been approved.

Overtaken by Events

An FTRV that has been filed with FERC but has been subsequently replaced by a more recently filed FTRV. For example, if you filed Rate Schedules v3.0.0 and realized a week later that textual changes were missed and needed to be filed as a correction, upon filing and FERC accepting Rate Schedules v4.0.0 in an amendment filing, Rate Schedules v3.0.0 is considered to be “Overtaken by Events”.


An FTRV that has been filed with FERC and on which FERC has not yet acted (either through the issuance of an order or by the tolling of the statutory clock).

Pro Forma Ordered

When a Pro Forma FTRV is submitted to FERC it does not represent a true proposal before the commission. Therefore, many of the FTRV FERC Response values presented here do not apply. So that a Pro Forma FTRV doesn’t remain “Pending” forever, assign a FERC Response of “Pro Forma Ordered” after FERC has issued an order in response to a Pro Forma submission.


An FTRV that has been rejected by FERC order.


At your discretion, you may change an FTRV’s status to Retired when it is no longer in effect. This is not necessary, however, since TariffShark knows which TRV is in effect when several versions of the same Tariff Record are all Effective. For example, given the following Effective FTRVs:
  • “Rate Schedules” v0.0.0, effective 4/1/2010
  • “Rate Schedules” v1.0.0, effective 5/1/2010
  • “Rate Schedules” v2.0.0, effective 6/1/2010
TariffShark knows that “Rate Schedules” v1.0.0 is the one that is in effect on 5/15/2010 and that “Rate Schedules” v2.0.0 is in effect on 9/1/2010.


An FTRV that has been suspended by FERC order.


An FTRV that was filed with FERC but was subsequently withdrawn prior to FERC action.

When assigning a FERC Response value to an FTRV, the valid values for a given situation depend upon the FTRV’s Record Change Type.  For example, it is not possible to assign a FERC Response of “Effective” to an FTRV that was submitted to FERC with a Record Change Type of “Pro Forma” (because Pro Forma requests are not official proposals before the commission).  You needn’t worry about which FERC Response values are valid and which ones are not: TariffShark will only provide you with valid choices.

If you have questions about FERC Response, we’d love to hear from you.  Please comment below or contact TariffShark Support.