(a)  Petitioner Must Possess Interest.  The petitioner must possess such an interest in the question to be ruled on that the petitioner's need to have such a ruling in order to comply with statutory requirements, departmental rules, or departmental policy shall be apparent from the petition and shall be fully explained therein.

(b)  Form and Content of Petition.  The petition shall be typewritten and shall contain the name and address of the petitioner, the specific factual situation involved, the question or questions sought to be answered, and the identification of the rules, statutes, or orders applicable to the question presented.

(c)  Written Brief May Be Submitted.  The petitioner may submit a written brief, but oral argument shall not be allowed unless deemed necessary by the commissioner.

(d)  Mailing Address.  All requests for declaratory rulings shall be mailed to:  Commissioner of Insurance, P.O. Box 26387, Raleigh, North Carolina 27611.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 58-2-40(1); 150B-4;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 12, 1978;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1988.