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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 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is requesting to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection titled, “Consumer Advisory Boards, Groups and Committees.”


Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before August 11, 2016 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 becomes 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: Consumer Advisory Boards, Groups and Committees.

OMB Control Number: 3170-0037.

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

Affected Public: Individuals.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 425.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 503.

Abstract: The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) and other Advisory Groups may invite individuals with special expertise to advise the groups on an ad hoc basis (Special Advisors). The selection-related information will allow the Bureau to obtain information on the qualifications of individuals nominated to the CAB and will aid the Bureau in selecting members for other Advisory Groups. The selection-related information from potential Special Advisors will aid the Bureau in selecting Special Advisors to the CAB and other Advisory Groups. The selection-related information will also aid the Bureau in determining the appropriateness of participation in particular matters. The information collected/advice from members and Special Advisors will aid the Bureau in the exercise of its functions. The feedback collected will allow the Bureau to evaluate and improve its advisory group program. Information collected will be used to issue travel orders or provide reimbursement for travel expenses, as applicable.


The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register notice on April 26, 2016 (81 FR 24567). 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 OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated: July 6, 2016.

Darrin A. King,

Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2016-16446 Filed 7-11-16; 8:45 am]