Bankruptcy Local Rule 5009-1
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The clerk may close any open case which is otherwise eligible for closing despite a motion pending therein if a hearing date on such motion has not been obtained from the clerk within twenty-one (21) days of the filing of the motion, or where an order has not been submitted by the moving party within twenty-one (21) days of the date when such an order could properly be executed.


11 U.S.C. § 350
Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5009

Advisory Committee Notes:

Many cases otherwise eligible to be closed have pending motions never brought on for hearing and/or stipulations upon which orders have never been presented.  This rule is designed to encourage the prompt noticing of matters and submission of orders.  See LBR 5010-1.