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Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

SUMMARY:

On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), to approve of and assign OMB numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the PRA Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB number.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before October 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by Reg V, by any of the following methods:

All public comments are available from the Board's Web site at http://www.federalreserve.gov/​apps/​foia/​proposedregs.aspx as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room 3515, 1801 K Street (between 18th and 19th Streets NW.) Washington, DC 20006 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

A copy of the PRA OMB submission, including the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB's public docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made available on the Federal Reserve Board's public Web site at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/​apps/​reportforms/​review.aspx or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.

Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202) 452-3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263-4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal

The following information collection, which is being handled under this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collection, along with an analysis of comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the following:

a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal Reserve's functions; including whether the information has practical utility;

b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;

d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and

e. Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report:

1. Report title: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with the Regulations Implementing the Fair Credit Act (Regulation V).

Agency form number: Reg V.

OMB control number: 7100-0308.

Frequency: On occasion.

Reporters: Financial institutions.

Estimated annual reporting hours: Negative information notice: 375 hours; Affiliate marketing: Notices to consumers, 25,236 hours and Consumer response, 106,833 hours; Red flags: 74,888 hours; Address discrepancies: 6,000 hours; Risk-based pricing: Notice to consumers, 90,000 hours; Furnisher duties: Policies and procedures, 60,000 hours and Notice of frivolous disputes to consumers, 142,792 hours.

Estimated average hours per response: Negative information notice: 15 minutes; Affiliate marketing: Notices to consumers, 18 hours and Consumer response, 5 minutes; Red flags: 37 Start Printed Page 48105hours; Address discrepancies: 4 hours; Risk-based pricing: Notice to consumers, 5 hours; Furnisher duties: Policies and procedures, 40 hours and Notice of frivolous disputes to consumers, 14 minutes.

Number of respondents: Negative information notice: 1,500 financial institutions; Affiliate marketing: Notices to consumers, 1,402 financial institutions and 1,282,000 Consumer response; Red flags: 2,024 financial institutions; Address discrepancies: 1,500 financial institutions; Risk-based pricing: Notice to consumers, 1,500 financial institutions; Furnisher duties: Policies and procedures, 1,500 financial institutions and 611,966, Notice of frivolous disputes to consumers.

General description of report: This information collection is mandatory pursuant to Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (12 U.S.C. 5519) and the FCRA (15 U.S.C. 1681m, 1681w, and 1681s). Because the notices and disclosures required are not provided to the Federal Reserve, and all records thereof are maintained at state member banks, no issue of confidentiality arises under the Freedom of Information Act.

Abstract: The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was enacted in 1970 based on a Congressional finding that the banking system is dependent on fair and accurate credit reporting.[1] The FCRA was enacted to ensure consumer reporting agencies exercise their responsibilities with fairness, impartiality, and a respect for the consumer's right to privacy. The FCRA requires consumer reporting agencies to adopt reasonable procedures that are fair and equitable to the consumer with regard to the confidentiality, accuracy, relevancy, and proper utilization of consumer information.

Congress substantially amended the FCRA upon the passage of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act).[2] The FACT Act created many new responsibilities for consumer reporting agencies and users of consumer reports. It contained many new consumer disclosure requirements, as well as provisions to address identity theft. In addition, the FACT Act provided consumers with the right to obtain a copy of their consumer report annually without cost. Improving consumers' access to their credit report is intended to help increase the accuracy of data in the consumer reporting system.

Since 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been responsible for issuing most FCRA regulations. The Federal Reserve retained rule-writing authority for certain provisions of the FCRA applicable to motor vehicle dealers and provisions of the FCRA that require identity theft prevention programs, regulate the disposal of consumer information, and require card issuers to validate consumers' notifications of changes of address.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 6, 2015.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Secretary of the Board.

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Footnotes

1.  The FCRA is one part of the Consumer Credit Protection Act which also includes the Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.

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2.  Public Law 108-159, 117 Stat. 1952.

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