Rulemaking

This page contains LSC's open rulemakings considered pursuant to LSC's rulemaking protocol.

Instructions for submitting comments are provided in the published notices below.

45 CFR Part 1629—Bonding Requirements for Recipients

Comments due by June 2, 2017

On May 3, LSC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Part 1629 in the Federal Register. LSC is proposing several changes to the bonding requirements applicable to recipients of LSC grants, including (1) defining the term “annualized funding level” to encompass Basic Field Grants and any special grant funds (for example, Technology Initiative Grants, Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants, or emergency relief grants); (2) expanding the list of individuals required to be covered by a recipient’s bond; and (3) revising the rule to permit recipients to purchase fidelity bonds or employee dishonesty policies that include deductibles. 

Proposed Rule

Instructions for Submitting Comments

You may submit comments by any of the following methods.   LSC prefers electronic submissions via email with attachments in Acrobat PDF format. LSC will not consider written comments sent to any other address or received after the end of the comment period.  For further information, please contact Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295-1563 (phone), (202) 337-6519 (fax), or sdavis@lsc.gov.

  •  Federal Rulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  •  Email: lscrulemaking@lsc.gov. Include “Part 1629 Rulemaking” in the subject line of the message.
  •  Fax: (202) 337-6519.
  •  Mail: Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007, ATTN: Part 1629 Rulemaking.
  •  Hand Delivery/Courier: Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007, ATTN: Part 1629 Rulemaking.

45 CFR Part 1609—Fee-Generating Cases

Part 1609 contains LSC’s guidelines describing when recipients may use LSC funds to take fee-generating cases. This final rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation regarding fee-generating cases. This rule clarifies the definition of “fee-generating case,” clarifies that brief advice is permitted by the regulation, and revises how a recipient accounts for attorneys' fees awards.

Final Rule

Proposed Rule

Comments

Cost Standards and Property Management, Acquisition, and Disposal—45 CFR Part 1630 and the Property Acquisition and Management Manual

Information about this rulemaking and the related workshops appears at the Rulemaking—Cost Standards and Property Management, Acquisition, and Disposal webpage.