General Procedure Order Number 2002-5.United States Bankruptcy Court, D. Colorado.
September 20, 2002
THIS MATTER arises sua sponte in the interests of administration and in accordance with Item (4) of the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule prescribed by the Judicial Conference of the United States pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1930(b). The Court recognizes that Local Bankruptcy Rule 109(a)(2) imposes additional service requirements upon the debtor as follows:
Upon the filing of such amendments adding creditors whose names and addresses were not listed in time for the mailing of the Notice of Meeting of Creditors, the debtor shall forthwith mail to such additional creditors a copy of the Notice of Meeting of Creditors, and any subsequent notice in a Chapter 7 case regarding the bar date, if any, for the filing of proofs of claim, and set forth the date of filing of such amendment, and file a certificate of service showing compliance with this Rule. In a Chapter 12 or 13 case, and in the event a Notice of Possible Dividend was previously mailed to all creditors of record in a Chapter 7 case, the debtor shall also mail a proof of claim form to any creditor added by amendment pursuant to this Rule. Copies of any such amendments shall be served by the debtor upon the United States Trustee and upon any trustee appointed in the case, and such service shall be deemed to be in compliance with Fed.R.B.P. 1009(c).
The Court concludes that good cause exists to lessen unnecessary and unreasonable expenses to the debtor related to the filing and service of amendments. Therefore, pursuant to the Court’s authority in Item 4 of the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, it is
ORDERED that in the event debtor’s counsel electronically files, pursuant to General Procedure Order 2001-8 and the Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Files attached thereto, an amendment to a debtor’s schedules, lists of creditors, matrix, or mailing lists, the filing fee prescribed by the Judicial Conference of the United States in Item 4 of the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule is hereby waived.