Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Notice and request for comment.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is proposing a new information collection titled, “Debt Collection Survey from the Consumer Credit Panel.”
Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before May 6, 2014 to be assured of consideration.
You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket number (see above), by any of the following methods:
- Electronic: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
- Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552.
Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will be posted without change to regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or social security numbers, should not be included.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435-9575, or email: PRA@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to this mailbox.
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Title of Collection: Debt Collection Survey from the Consumer Credit Panel.
OMB Control Number: 3170-XXXX.Start Printed Page 13044
Type of Review: New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number).
Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,400.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,133.
Abstract: The CFPB plans to conduct a mail survey of consumers to learn about their experiences interacting with the debt collection industry. The survey will ask consumers about their experiences with debt collectors, such as whether they have been contacted by debt collectors in the past, whether they recognized the debt that was being collected, and about their interactions with the debt collectors. The survey will also ask consumers about their preferences for how they would like to be contacted by debt collectors, opinions about potential regulatory interventions in debt collection markets, and about their knowledge of their legal rights regarding debt collections. The information collected through this survey will be used to inform a CFPB rulemaking concerning debt collection and research purposes.
Request for Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau's estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methods and the assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.
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Dated: February 26, 2014.
Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2014-05010 Filed 3-6-14; 8:45 am]
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