SECMP 0043: Modification to Services Force Majeure Provisions

Date raised 18/11/2017 Modifications Path Path 2 – Authority Determination
Current stage Change Board Vote Overall status Pending Vote
Refinement? Yes Urgent modification? No
Proposer name Bushra Ali Proposer's organisation Data Communications Company (DCC)


This modification aims to introduce a new application process under SEC Section H, which the DCC and the Panel would follow if the DCC wishes to claim relief for exceptional events for its Operational Performance Regime (OPR) reporting. This new process is distinct from the existing Services Force Majeure application process. It introduces a broader concept of exceptional event under a new definition of OPR Exceptional Event and sets out the relief application process. This solution would apply only to the DCC’s reporting under the OPR, and not to the DCC service provider reporting under SEC Section H13.

Proposed implementation timetable

Modification Proposal raised: 30 November 2017

Initial Modification Report presented to Panel: 08 December 2017

Working Group Consultation: 07 November 2018 - 28 November 2018

Draft Modification Report presented to Panel: 14 December 2018

Modification Report Consultation: 17 December 2018 - 10 January 2019

Change Board vote: 23 January 2019

Implementation date



  • Modification Proposal Raised
  • Initial Modification Report
  • Refinement Process
  • Modification Report
  • Change Board Vote
  • Modification Decision
SECMP0043 - Modification Proposal Form
SECMP0043 - Initial Modification Report
SECMP0043 - Proposed Legal Text
Industry Consultation
Collated Industry Consultation Responses
SECMP0043 Modification Report Consultation
SECMP0043 Modification Report Consultation responses
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