NC Rural Electrification Authority (NCREA) Rules Review

04NCAC Chapter 08 Department Rules

Comment Period: November 15, 2021 to January 14, 2022

► Notice of Texts

The following are proposed rules changes:

If there are any questions, please call Frances Liles, Administrator at 919-814-0299

To all interested parties:

The NCREA has reviewed the proposed changes to 04 NCAC 08 .0107 and .0109 in accordance with N.C.G.S. 150B-21.2 (c). The fiscal note is not required.

The NCREA has also posted rules submitted for amendment and approval on our website at rea.nc.gov and on the website of the Office of Administrative Hearings at www.ncoah.com. The text for these rules will be published upon submission for permanent rules. The tentative effective date is March 1, 2022. If you have any questions, you may contact Frances Liles, Administrator at 919-814-0299 or e-mail at frances.liles@nccommerce.com.

Rules & Regulations

N.C.G.S. 150-B-21.3A adopted in 2013 requires state agencies to review existing rules every ten years. An initial review was completed during the next five years. Thereafter, rules are to be reviewed on a ten-year review cycle.

The NCREA is governed under Title 06 – Commerce, Chapter 08 – NC Rural Electrification Authority of the NC Administrative Code.

Pursuant to the N.C.G.S. 150-B-21.3A(c), the Department is required to evaluate each of the existing rules and make an initial determination from one of these three classifications:

  • Necessary with substantive public interest – the agency has received public comment on the rule within the past two years or hoe the rule affects the property interest of the regulated public, and the agency knows or suspects that any person may object to the rule.
  • Necessary without substantive public interest – the agency determines that the rule is needed and the rule has not had public comment in the last two years. This category includes rules that identify information that is readily available to the public, such as an address or telephone number.
  • Unnecessary – the agency determines that the rule is obsolete, redundant or otherwise not needed.

Comments will be accepted by e-mail at rea.nc.gov or US mail at:

NCREA
Attention: Frances Liles, Administrator
4321 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4321

"Public comment" is defined by N.C.G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 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 the Commission review, as set forth in in N.C.G.S. 150B-2(a).

Rules Review

The rules for the NCREA will be reviewed by the Rules Review Commission.