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AGENCY:

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), this notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Academic Research Council (ARC or Council) of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). The notice also describes the functions of the Council.

DATES:

The meeting date is Friday, October 25, 2019, from approximately 10:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern standard time.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting location is the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kim George, Outreach and Engagement Associate, at 202-435-7884, or CFPB_CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

Section 2 of the of the ARC Charter provides that pursuant to the executive and administrative powers conferred on the Bureau by section 1012 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), the Director established the Academic Research Council under agency authority. Section 3 of the ARC Charter states: The committee will (1) provide the Bureau with advice about its strategic research planning process and research agenda, including views on the research that the Bureau should conduct relating to consumer financial products or services, consumer behavior, cost-benefit analysis, or other topics to enable the agency to further its statutory purposes and objectives; and (2) provide the Office of Research with technical advice and feedback on research methodologies, data collection strategies, and methods of analysis, including methodologies and strategies for quantifying the costs and benefits of regulatory actions.

II. Agenda

The ARC will discuss methodology, direction for consumer finance research, and broad policy matters related to the Bureau's Unified Regulatory Agenda and general scope of authority.

Persons who need a reasonable accommodation to participate should contact CFPB_504Request@cfpb.gov, 202-435-9EEO, 1-855-233-0362, or 202-435-9742 (TTY) at least ten business days prior to the meeting or event to request assistance. The request must identify the date, time, location, and title of the meeting or event, the nature of the assistance requested, and contact information for the requester. The Bureau will strive to provide, but cannot guarantee that accommodation will be provided for late requests.

Written comments will be accepted from interested members of the public and should be sent to CFPB_CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov, a minimum of seven (7) days in advance Start Printed Page 53702of the meeting. The comments will be provided to the ARC members for consideration. Individuals who wish to join the ARC must RSVP via this link https://consumer-financial-protection-bureau.forms.fm/​fall-2019-academic-research-committee-meetings by noon, October 24, 2019. Members of the public must RSVP by the due date.

III. Availability

The Council's agenda will be made available to the public on Thursday, October 24, 2019, via consumerfinance.gov. Individuals should express in their RSVP if they require a paper copy of the agenda.

A recording and transcript of this meeting will be available after the meeting on the Bureau's website consumerfinance.gov.

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Dated: September 25, 2019.

Kirsten Sutton,

Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2019-21374 Filed 10-7-19; 8:45 am]

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