[Federal Register: October 2, 1997 (Vol. 62, No. 191)]
[Rules and Regulations] [Page 51739-51751]
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Department of Justice
Procedures for Suspension and Removal of Panel Trustees and Standing Trustees;
28 CFR Part 58
Procedures for Suspension and Removal of Panel Trustees and Standing Trustees
AGENCY: Department of Justice.
ACTION: Final rule.
- SUMMARY: The United States Trustee Program ("Program''), a component
of the Department of Justice, is formalizing procedures to govern the suspension
and termination of future case assignments to panel and standing trustees.
The final rule enables a trustee to obtain a determination by the Director
of the Executive Office for United States Trustees whether a decision by a
United States Trustee to suspend or terminate future case assignments is supported
by the record and is an appropriate exercise of the United States Trustee's
discretion. This rule specifies the method by which United States Trustees
shall announce suspension and termination decisions. It also formalizes the
procedure by which a trustee obtains review by the Director, the manner in
which that review will be conducted, and the standard the Director will employ
in reaching a determination.
The Director's decision will constitute final agency action by the
Department of Justice. If the agency's final action is adverse, this rule
enables a trustee to obtain judicial review of it pursuant to the Administrative
Procedure Act. 5 U.S.C. 552, et seq.