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 1602—Procedures for Disclosure of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published for public comment a proposed final rule to implement the statutorily required amendments in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Act of 2016. LSC is also making technical changes to Part 1602 to improve the structure and clarity of its FOIA regulations.

Public Comments

The final rule is effective on December 15, 2016, unless LSC receives substantive adverse comments during the comment period. Written comments were accepted through November 30, 2016.  Questions can be submitted by email to, please use the subject "Part 1602 Proposed Final Rule." 

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.

45 CFR Parts 1610, 1627, and 1630 - Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfer of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Subgrants and Membership Fees or Dues; Cost Standards and Procedures

LSC is considering updating the rules governing awards of LSC funds from primary grantees to other entities as subgrants to perform grant activities.  If you have questions about the rulemaking or need additional information, please contact Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel, at or 202-295-1563.

Final Rule Consideration

Board Briefing on Revisions to Final Rule—Nov. 22, 2016
Operations & Regulations Committee Consideration of Final Rule—October 16, 2016 

Further Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM)—April 2016

FNPRM Comments

Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)—April 2015

NPRM Comments