Rulemaking Initiatives 2010–2017





  1. Revised Rulemaking Protocol (2015)

  2. Annual Rulemaking Agenda and Rulemaking Timeline

  3. Revised Regulations

    1. Parts 1609/1610 (repealing regulatory prohibition on the claiming of, and the collection and retention of, attorneys' fees pursuant to Federal and State laws permitting or requiring the awarding of such fees) (2010)
    2. Part 1609 (amending regulation on fee-generating cases to clarify that it applies only to LSC and private non-LSC funds) (2011)
    3. Parts 1606/1614/1618/1623 (amending regulations on enforcement procedures through the addition of options for limited reductions of funding, expansion of non-audit based suspensions for up to ninety days, and immediate special grant conditions for compliance issues) (2013)
    4. Part 1614 (amending regulation on private attorney involvement (PAI) in the delivery of legal services to eligible clients) (2014)
    5. Part 1626 (updating regulation on legal assistance to aliens) (2014)
    6. Part 1613 (updating regulation on legal assistance with respect to criminal proceedings) (2014)
    7. Part 1628 (revising regulation on recipient fund balances to give the Corporation more discretion to grant a recipient's request for a waiver to retain a fund balance in excess of 25% of its annual LSC support) (2015)
    8. Part 1640 (updating regulation on the application of Federal law to LSC recipients) (2015)
    9. Part 1602 (amending regulation to implement the statutory changes in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Act of 2016) (2016)
    10. Parts 1610/1627 (revising the regulations governing awards of LSC funds from primary grantees to other entities as subgrants to perform grant activities) (in progress)
    11. Parts 1600/1630/1631 (amending the regulations regarding the allowability of costs and resolution of questioned costs and the rules regarding property acquisition, use and disposal, currently contained in the Property Acquisition and Management Manual (PAMM) (in progress)
    12. Part 1609 (revising regulation on fee-generating cases) (in progress)
    13. Part 1629 (revising regulation on bonding of recipients) (draft proposed rule under consideration at the April 2017 board meeting)