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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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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 requesting to renew the approval for an existing information collection, titled, “CFPB State Official Notification Rule.”


Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before March 30, 2015 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: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • OMB: Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 or fax to (202) 395-5806. Mailed or faxed comments to OMB should be to the attention of the OMB Desk Officer for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will become public records, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or social security numbers, should not be included.

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Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at (this link active on the day following publication of this notice). Select “information Collection Review,” under “Currently under review, use the dropdown menu “Select Agency” and select “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” (recent submissions to OMB will be at the top of the list). The same documentation is also available at 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: Please do not submit comments to this email box.

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Title of Collection: CFPB State Official Notification Rule.

OMB Control Number: 3170-0019.

Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: State governments, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 56.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2.

Abstract: Section 1042 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 12 U.S.C. 5552 (Act), gave authority to certain State and US territorial officials to enforce the Act and regulations prescribed thereunder. Section 1042 also requires that the Bureau issue a rule establishing how states are to provide notice to the Bureau before taking action to enforce the Act (or, in emergency situations, immediately after taking such an action). In accordance with the requirements of the Act, the Bureau issued a final rule (12 CFR 1082.1) establishing that notice should be provided at least 10 days before the filing of an action, with certain exceptions, and setting forth a limited set of information which is to be provided with the notice.

OMB's approval for this collection of information is scheduled to expire on 04/30/2015. Pursuant to the requirements set forth in the PRA implementing regulations at 5 CFR 1320.12, Clearance of collections of information in current rules, this request is for OMB to extend (renew) its approval for this collection of information for an additional three years.

Request for Comments: The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register notice on November 14, 2014 (79 FR 67426). Comments were solicited and continue to be 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 19, 2015.

Nellisha Ramdass,

Acting Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2015-04153 Filed 2-26-15; 8:45 am]