NERC and NERC members shall comply with these Rules of Procedure. Each Regional Entity shall comply with these Rules of Procedure as applicable 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.