The UST asked that the Court post and distribute the following. The Executive Office of the United States Trustee recently published two proposed rules for public comment in the Federal Register. These proposed rules concern: (1) the procedures and criteria for the approval of credit counseling agencies, and (2) final reports filed by trustees in cases under chapters 7, 12, and 13. The procedures for submitting comments are described in the rules, and the deadline for comments is April 1, 2008, for credit counseling and April 4, 2008, for the trustee final reports. The proposed rules, along with the final report forms, may be viewed on the new "Proposed Rulemaking" page of the United States Trustee Program’s internet site, http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/eo/bapcpa/proposed_rulemaking/index.htm, or on the Federal Register’s Web site, http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. The citation for the credit counseling rule is 73 Fed. Reg. 6062 – 6073 (Feb. 1, 2008). The trustee final reports rule may be located at 73 Fed. Reg. 6447 – 6451 (Feb. 4, 2008).
Monday, February 25, 2008