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 reinstate with change a previously approved collection, titled “Generic Information Collection Plan for the Development and Testing of Disclosures and Related Materials.”
Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before October 21, 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.reginfo.gov (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 http://www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to Darrin King, PRA Officer, at (202) 435-9575, or email: CFPB_PRA@cfpb.gov. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to these email boxes.
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Title of Collection: Generic Information Collection Plan for the Development and Testing of Disclosures and Related Materials.
OMB Control Number: 3170-0022.
Type of Review: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection.
Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 16,400.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,488.
Abstract: This is a request for a generic clearance for the Bureau for the development and testing of consumer financial disclosures and related materials. The research will result in recommendations for the development of and revisions to such disclosures and related materials. The research activities may be conducted by the Bureau or its contractors, and will include cognitive psychological testing methods or rigorous quantitative evaluations. This approach has been demonstrated to be feasible and valuable by the Bureau and other agencies in developing disclosures and related materials. The planned research activities will be conducted with the goal of creating effective disclosures and related materials that will help consumers understand the features of consumer financial products and services. The Bureau is modifying this generic information collection plan to provide for enhanced public notice and opportunity to comment to OMB for each request submitted under this generic.
Request for Comments: The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register notice on June 14, 2019, 84 FR 27771, Docket Number: CFPB-2019-0034. 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: September 11, 2019.
Darrin A. King,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2019-20367 Filed 9-19-19; 8:45 am]
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