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Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

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The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

The following proposed amendments were approved for publication by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in June 2013.

  • Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy and Civil Procedure (pdf)

    On August 15, 2013, the public comment period opens for proposed amendments to:

    • Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 3002, 3007, 3012, 3015, 4003, 5005, 5009, 7001, 9006, and 9009, and Official Forms 17A, 17B, 17C, 22A-1, 22A-1Supp, 22A-2, 22B, 22C-1, 22C-2, 101, 101A, 101B, 104, 105, 106Sum, 106A/B, 106C, 106D, 106E/F, 106G, 106H, 106Dec, 107, 112, 113, 119, 121, 318, 423, and 427; and
    • Civil Rules 1, 4, 6, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 55, 84, and Appendix of Forms.

    The public comment period closes on February 15, 2014. Please note extension below of public comment period until February 18, 2014.

  • How to Submit and Review Comments on the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules

    Your comments are welcome on all aspects of each proposal. The advisory committees will review all timely comments, which are made part of the official record and are available to the public.

    • Submit and Review Comments Electronically:

      Comments and supporting files can be submitted and reviewed electronically using the Regulations.gov portal. After choosing the appropriate link below, click the "Submit a Comment" link. This will display the comment web form. You can then enter your submitter information and attach your comment as a file (up to 10MB), or type your comment directly on the web form. When you have finished attaching or typing your comment, click the "Preview Comment" link to review. Once you are satisfied with your comment, click the "Submit" button to send your comment to the advisory committees. Upon completion, you will receive a tracking number for your submission. NOTE: To accommodate scheduled website maintenance, the deadline for submitting public comments has been extended. Comments must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on February 18, 2014.

      Detailed instructions on how to submit a comment are given in the Regulations.gov FAQs.

    • Submit Comments by Mail:

      Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
      Administrative Office of the United States Courts
      One Columbus Circle, NE
      Washington, D.C. 20544