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DOJ/LA RIN: 1105-AB41 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Amendments to Application Procedures and Criteria for Approval; Credit Counseling Agencies and Debtor Education Providers 

This rule would amend the current regulations regarding procedures and criteria United States Trustees use when determining whether applicants seeking to become and remain approved nonprofit budget and credit counseling agencies ("credit counseling agencies") or providers of a financial management course ("debtor education providers") satisfy all the prerequisites of the United States Code and applicable Executive Office for United States Trustees regulations. Under current law, an individual may not be a debtor under title 11 of the United States Code, unless during the 180-day period preceding the date of filing a bankruptcy petition, the individual receives adequate counseling from a credit counseling agency that is approved by the United States Trustee. Additionally, individual debtors must participate in debtor education before receiving a discharge of debts. The amendments would clarify procedures relative to agency and provider obligations toward individuals with limited English proficiency and clarify notice requirements when agencies and providers are involved in certain consumer protection actions.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 28 CFR 58   
Legal Authority: 11 U.S.C. 111   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2017 
NPRM Comment Period End  07/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1105-AB17, Related to 1105-AB31 
Agency Contact:
Ramona D. Elliott
Deputy Director/General Counsel
Department of Justice
Legal Activities
Executive Office for United States Trustees, Suite 6150, 441 G Street NW,
Washington, DC 20530
Phone:202 307-1399
Fax:202 307-2397