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 generic information collection plan titled, “Generic Information Collection Plan for Surveys Using the Consumer Credit Panel.”
Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or Start Printed Page 61672before October 7, 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: http://www.regulations.gov. 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.reginfo.gov (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 http://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 email box.
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Title of Collection: Generic Information Collection Plan for Surveys Using the Consumer Credit Panel.
OMB Control Number: 3170-XXXX.
Type of Review: Request for a new OMB Control Number.
Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,500.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,250.
Abstract: Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is charged with researching, analyzing, and reporting on topics relating to the Bureau's mission, including consumer behavior, consumer awareness, and developments in markets for consumer financial products and services. In order to improve its understanding of how consumers engage with financial markets, the CFPB has successfully used the Consumer Credit Panel (CCP), a proprietary sample dataset from one of the national credit reporting agencies, as a frame to survey people about their experiences in consumer credit markets. The Bureau seeks to obtain approval for a generic information collection plan for these types of surveys. Surveys conducted under this generic information collection plan will support the Bureau's research agenda to monitor developments in consumers' financial situations, related changes in their use of financial products, and the impacts that these decisions have on their balance sheets. All research under this plan will be for general, formative, and informational research on consumer financial markets and consumers' use of financial products and will not directly provide the basis for specific policymaking at the Bureau.
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register notice on March 3, 2015 (80 FR 15194). 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. Upon submission of this request to OMB the Bureau issued a 30-day Federal Register notice on June 25, 2015 (80 FR 36521). After further consultation with OMB, the Bureau revised this request to include additional 30 day public notices for each study submitted to OMB for review under this information collection plan. Therefore, upon submission of each study submitted to OMB under this information collection plan, the Bureau will publish a notice in the Federal Register proving the public 30 days to comment on each study. Comments will be directed to OMB to inform its review of each request made under this information collection plan. All comments will become a matter of public record.
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Dated: August 31, 2016.
Darrin A. King,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2016-21389 Filed 9-6-16; 8:45 am]
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