Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing Program Information (EBN)

Last updated: 06/12/2007

Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing Program Information

 

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, in conjunction with other bankruptcy courts and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, is now offering a new way for your organization to receive bankruptcy notices from the court. Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN) electronically transmits bankruptcy notice information to participating creditors.

EBN Delivery Options

The Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) electronically transmits a variety of bankruptcy notices. Creditors may receive bankruptcy noticing information via the following methods:

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software;
  • Fax; and
  • E-mail.
EBN replaces the paper notices with a computer-to-computer process and will provide notices days faster than the United States Mail!

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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Method

The EDI method is recommended for high-volume recipients (200 or more notices per week) who want to automatically process data using computer database to computer database transfers. EDI transmitted notices provide variable information such as, form identification codes, debtor names, and 341 meeting locations.

EDI software is available from various vendors.

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Fax Method

The fax method is recommend for recipients who do not have an Internet E-Mail account, but want to eliminate mail pieces. Only notices that do not exceed 30 pages will be transmitted via fax. Any notices exceeding this amount will be mailed to the recipient. A group of notices that exceeds 30 pages will be faxed in 30-page segments.

Recipients who choose the fax delivery method will be placed on a 30-day redundancy delivery mode. During this period, notices will be faxed as well as, sent via US Mail. The redundancy mode will automatically lapse after the 30-day period.

Read more about the fax method.

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E-mail Method

The e-mail method is recommended for recipients who want the speed and convenience of receiving notices on line. Notices received via e-mail may be displayed on the recipient's desktop for easy reading or printing.

In order to access bankruptcy notices transmitted via e-mail, EBN Phase II participants must have an e-mail provider that is DSN-compliant — i.e., capable of returning to the BNC a Delivery Status Notification (DSN).

Participants must also have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in their computers. Please click here to obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Recipients who choose the e-mail delivery method will be placed on a 30-day redundancy delivery mode. During this period, notices will be sent via e-mail as well as, via US Mail. The redundancy mode will automatically lapse after the 30-day period.

Read more about the e-mail method.

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What Types of Notices May I Obtain through EBN?

The court offers the following notices through EBN:

Form Name
    Chapter 7 or 11 Discharge
    Chapter 7 First Meeting Notice (Individual/Joint, No Asset)
    Chapter 7 First Meeting Notice (Corporation/Partnership No Asset)
    Chapter 7 First Meeting Notice (Individual/Joint Asset)
    Chapter 7 First Meeting Notice (Corporation/Partnership Asset)
    Chapter 11 First Meeting Notice (Individual/Joint)
    Chapter 11 First Meeting Notice (Corporation/Partnership)
    Chapter 12 First Meeting Notice (Individual/Joint)
    Chapter 12 First Meeting Notice (Corporation/Partnership)
    Chapter 13 First Meeting Notice
    Discharge Chapter 13 Before Plan Completion
    Discharge Chapter 13 After Plan Completion
    Discharge of Chapter 7 joint (both debtors)
    Discharge of Chapter 7 joint (one debtor)
    Discharge of Chapter 13 filed before 11/05/1990, after plan completion
    Generic Dismissal of Bankruptcy Case
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates (Individual or Joint Debtor)
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates (Corporation/Partnership, Asset Case)
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates (Corporation/Partnership, Asset Case)
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates (Individual or Joint Debtor, Asset Case)
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates (Corporation/Partnership Family Farmer)
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates (Corporation/Partnership, No Asset Case)
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates (Individual or Joint Debtor, No Asset Case)
    Notice of Commencement of Case under Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Fixing of Dates (Individual or Joint Debtor Family Farmer)
    Notice of Assets
    Order Discharging Debtor after Completion of Chapter 12 Plan
    Order Discharging Debtor before Completion of Chapter 12 Plan
    Order and Notice of Dismissal for Failure to Timely File Schedules
    Order Discharging Debtor after Completion of Chapter 13 Plan
    Order Discharging Debtor before Completion of Chapter 13 Plan
    Order of Bifurcation and Dismissal of Joint Bankruptcy
    Order Dismissing Chapter 13 Case
    Order & Notice of Dismissal for Failure to Appear at § 341 First Meeting of Creditors
    Order Dismissing Case
Notice of Dismissal

 

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EBN Participation

If you are interested in participating in the EBN program, you may sign-up online at http://www.ebnuscourts.com/register/. You may also download and complete the applicable forms. Please send all executed forms to:

BAE Systems - Attention BNC Dept.
11487 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA 20190-5234
Fax: (703) 668-4451

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