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, “Generic Information Collection Plan for Surveys Using the Consumer Credit Panel.”
Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before January 2, 2020 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. 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 Surveys Using the Consumer Credit Panel.
OMB Control Number: 3170-0066.
Type of Review: Reinstatement without change of an existing information collection.
Affected Public: Individuals and households.
Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 6,000.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000.
Abstract: Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), the 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 Bureau has 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 mission to conduct research in areas related to consumer finance including research 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. The Bureau requests approval from OMB for a generic information collection plan which will allow the Bureau to collect data by administering surveys which use the CCP as a survey frame.
Request for Comments: The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register notice on September 3, 2019, 84 FR 45998, Docket Number: CFPB-2019-0049. 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: November 26, 2019.
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2019-26021 Filed 11-29-19; 8:45 am]
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