Equal Access to Justice Act Implementation Rule


On June 29, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule implementing the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA or the Act). EAJA requires agencies that conduct adversary adjudications to award attorney fees and other litigation expenses to certain parties other than the United States in certain circumstances. EAJA also requires agencies that conduct adversary adjudications to establish procedures for the submission and consideration of applications for the award of fees and other expenses. After reviewing and considering the single public comment offered on its interim final rule, the Bureau adopts the interim final rule without change.


Final rule

Equal Access to Justice Act implementation rule - Feb. 10, 2014

Interim final rule with request for public comment

Equal Access to Justice Act implementation rule - June 29, 2012

  • The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA or the Act) requires agenciesthat conduct adversary adjudications to award attorney fees and other litigation expenses to certain parties other than the United States in certain circumstances. EAJA also requires agencies that conduct adversary adjudications to establish procedures for the submission and consideration of applications for the award of fees and other expenses. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) now issues an interim final rule establishing such procedures and seeks public comments.