UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules and Official Form 122B
Effective December 1, 2021
Effective December 1, 2021, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts has designated any entity that receives 100 or more paper bankruptcy notices in a single calendar month as a high-volume paper notice recipient pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9036(b)(2)(B) (as amended effective December 1, 2021) (the “Rule”). The threshold number of paper notices that will cause a notice recipient to be designated as a high-volume paper notice recipient pursuant to the Rule will be reviewed annually and may be adjusted once a year, effective on December 1st of each year.
Once the threshold paper notice amount is reached, the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) will notify the notice recipient that it must register for Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN) or that, if the recipient does not register within 45 days of the date of the notification, the BNC will establish an electronic address where the Director designates the recipient to receive its notices pursuant to the Rule.
Amendments to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2005, 3007 and 7007.1 and Official Form 122B are also scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2021. Information about the rule amendments can be found here, and information about the amendment to the form can be found here.