Rules of Procedure

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​NERC and NERC members shall comply with these Rules of Procedure. Each Regional Entity shall comply with these Rules of Procedure as applica​ble to functions delegated to the Regional Entity by NERC or as required by an appropriate governmental authority or as otherwise provided.

Each bulk power system owner, ​operator, and user shall comply with all NERC Rules of Procedure that are applicable to such entities by approval pursuant to applicable legislation or regulation or pursuant to agreement.
Any entity that is unable to comply or that is not in compliance with a NERC Rule of Procedure shall immediately notify NERC in writing, stating the rule of concern and the reason for not being able to comply with the rule.
NERC shall evaluate each case and inform the entity of the results of the evaluation. If NERC determines that a rule has been violated, or cannot practically be complied with, NERC shall notify the applicable governmental authorities and take such other actions as NERC deems appropriate to address the situation. 
NERC shall comply with each approved Reliability Standard that identifies NERC or the electric reliability organization as a responsible entity. Regional Entities shall comply with each approved Reliability Standard that identifies Regional Entities as responsible entities. A violation by NERC or a Regional Entity of such a Reliability Standard shall constitute a violation of these Rules of Procedure.  ​​​

NERC ROP effective 20220825_no appendicies.pdfRules of Procedure (Without Appendices)8/25/2022
NERC ROP effective 20220825_with appendicies.pdfRules of Procedure (With Appendices)8/25/2022
ROP_Appendix 2_20220519.pdfAppendix 2Definitions Used in the Rules of Procedure5/19/2022
Appendix_3A_SPM_Clean_Mar2019.pdfAppendix 3AStandard Processes Manual3/1/2019
ROP App 3B eff 20220825 clean.pdfAppendix 3BElection Procedure for Members of NERC Standards Committee8/25/2022
ROP App 3D eff 20220825 clean.pdfAppendix 3DRegistered Ballot Body Criteria8/25/2022
Appendix_4A_AuditRegionalEntityCompliancePrograms_20131004.pdfAppendix 4AAudit of Regional Entity Compliance Programs10/4/2013
Appendix_4B_effective 20210119.pdfAppendix 4BSanction Guidelines1/19/2021
ROP_Appendix 4C_20220519.pdfAppendix 4CCompliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program5/19/2022
Appendix_4D_20160701.pdfAppendix 4DProcedure for Requesting and Receiving Technical Feasibility Exceptions to NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards7/1/2016
Compliance Certification Committee Hearing Procedures, Hearing Procedures for Use in Appeals, and Mediation Procedures.pdfAppendix 4E​Compliance Certification Committee Hearing Procedures, Hearing Procedures for Use in Appeals, and Mediation Procedures3/1/2019
Appendix 5A effective 20210119.pdfAppendix 5AOrganization Registration and Certification Manual​1/19/2021
Appendix 5B.pdfAppendix 5BStatement of Compliance Registry Criteria​1/19/2021
Appendix 5C.pdfAppendix 5CProcedure for Requesting and Receiving an Exception from the Application of the NERC Definition of Bulk Electric System1/19/2021
Appendix_8_BlackoutAndDisturbanceRespProcedures_20140701.pdfAppendix 8NERC Blackout and Disturbance Response Procedures7/1/2014
expand Heading : Proposed Revisions to NERC Rules of Procedure - Section 300 ‎(5)