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DOL issues direct final rule on e-filing and e-service for ARB proceedings

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 11, 2021

    DOL issues both a direct final rule and an identical notice of proposed rulemaking that requires e-filing and makes e-service automatic for attorneys or representatives in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board (ARB). The rule is effective on February 25, 2021 unless significant adverse comment is received by February 10, 2021.

    [ID #1286]

    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on E-Filing and E-Service for ARB Proceedings DOL Direct Final Rule on E-Filing and E-Service for ARB Proceedings
  2. Effective Date

    February 25, 2021
  4. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    March 17, 2021

    2021.03.17 Withdrawal of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on E-Filing

    This Biden administration policy in essence retains the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On March 17, 2021, DOL withdrew the NPRM that was issued concurrently with the direct final rule. It left in place the direct final rule, explaining that no comments, much less significant adverse comments, had been received on the rule and thus the NPRM is unnecessary.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
March 17, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: DOL

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