NCREA Administrative Rules

North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority (NCREA) Administrative Rules

The North Carolina Administrative Code is the official publication of the rules that govern the State's agencies, boards and commissions. NCREA’S rules are in Title 4, Chapter 08 of the North Carolina Administrative Code.

NCREA Periodic Review of Existing Rules

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A, adopted in 2013, requires all agencies to conduct a review of that agency’s rules every ten years, determining whether each rule is necessary or unnecessary. Necessary is defined as any rule other than an unnecessary rule. Unnecessary is defined as a rule that the agency determines to be obsolete, redundant, or otherwise not needed. Agencies must post a report issued by the Rules Review Commission on the agency’s website to invite public comments for at least 60 days on the rules and the agency’s initial determinations of whether the rule is necessary or unnecessary. The agency is then required to review the public comments and prepare a brief response addressing the merits of each comment. After the comment period is over and the agency has had an opportunity to make its final determination of whether the rule is necessary or unnecessary, the agency will send the Rules Review Commission a report of its initial determinations as well as any public comments received and the agency’s responses to any public comments.

“Public comment” is defined by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A(c)(2), in order for the Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.9(a).


You may view the Initial Determination Report which contains NCREA’s initial determination for each of its existing rules and all rules for the NCREA are located in the North Carolina Administrative Code under Title 4, Chapter 08 and can be accessed at


The comment period begins March 22, 2024 and ends May 26, 2024.


Please submit electronic comments to Frances Liles, Rulemaking Coordinator at and specify the rule citation (ex. 04 NCAC 08 .0101) to which your comment corresponds.

In the alternative, comments may be mailed to the following:

North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority
Department of Commerce
Attention: Frances Liles
4321 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27603