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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 proposing to renew and reinstate the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection titled, “Generic Information Collection Plan for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on the Service Delivery of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.”


Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before April 25, 2019 to be assured of consideration.


Comments in response to this notice are to be directed towards OMB and to the attention of the OMB Desk Officer for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. 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:

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 Darrin King at (202) 435-9575, or email: If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact Please do not submit comments to these email boxes.

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Title of Collection: Generic Information Collection Plan for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on the Service Delivery of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

OMB Control Number: 3170-0024.Start Printed Page 11289

Type of Review: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection of information.

Affected Public: Individuals; Private sector; and State, Local, or Tribal governments.

Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 27,000.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000.

Abstract: This generic information collection plan provides for the collection of qualitative feedback from consumers, financial institutions, and stakeholders on a wide range of services the Bureau provides in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Bureau's commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback, the Bureau means information that provides useful insights on, for example, comprehension, usability, perceptions, and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. The Bureau expects this feedback to include insights into consumer, financial institution, or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the Bureau and consumers, financial institutions, and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The Bureau is proposing new collections of information pursuant to this request.

Request for Comments: The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register notice on October 1, 2018, 83 FR 49368, Docket Number: CFPB-2018-0032. 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 reviewed by OMB as part of its review of this request. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated: March 20, 2019.

Darrin A. King,

Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2019-05694 Filed 3-25-19; 8:45 am]