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Notice and request for comments.


The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D)). The Bureau is soliciting comments regarding the information collection requirements relating to the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services that have been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. A copy of the submission may be obtained by contacting the agency contact listed below.


Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before May 30, 2012 to be assured of consideration.


You may submit comments, identified by OMB number 3170-0008, by any of the following methods:

  • Agency Contact: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552: (202) 435-7741:
  • OMB Reviewer: Shagufta Ahmed, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-7873.


Requests for additional information should be directed to Joseph Durbala, (202) 435-7893, at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: Joseph Durbala, PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, or through the internet at


Title: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (Regulation C) 12 CFR Part 1003.

OMB Number: 3170-0008.

Abstract: The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires most mortgage lenders lending in metropolitan areas to collect data about their housing-related lending activity. Annually, lenders must report those data to the appropriate Federal agencies and make the data available to the public. The CFPB's regulation requires covered financial institutions that meet certain thresholds to maintain data about home loan applications (e.g., the type of loan requested, the purpose of the loan, whether the loan was approved, and the type of purchaser if the loan was later sold), to update the information quarterly, and to report the information annually. The purpose of the information collection is: (i) To help determine whether financial institutions are serving the housing needs of their communities; (ii) to assist public officials in distributing public-sector investment so as to attract private investment to areas where it is needed; and (iii) to assist in identifying possible discriminatory lending patterns and enforcing antidiscrimination statutes.

The information collection will assist the CFPB's examiners, and examiners of other Federal supervisory agencies, in determining that the financial institutions they supervise comply with applicable provisions of HMDA.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for profits.

Estimated Number of Responses: 23,453.

Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours 34 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 154,000.

Dated: April 6, 2012.

Chris Willey,

Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

[FR Doc. 2012-10287 Filed 4-27-12; 8:45 am]