[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Pages 52712-52713]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24607]



[Docket No. CFPB-2017-0038]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing a new 
information collection, titled, ``Debt Collection Quantitative 
Disclosure Testing''.

DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or 
before December 14, 2017 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: 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.

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 the Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 
20552, (202) 435-9575, or email: [email protected]. Please do not 
submit comments to this email box.

    Title of Collection: Debt Collection Quantitative Disclosure 
    OMB Control Number: 3170-XXXX.
    Type of Review: New Collection (Request for a New OMB Control 
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,500
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,555.
    Abstract: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection 
Act (Pub. L. 111-203) and other Federal consumer financial laws 
authorize the Bureau to engage in consumer protection rule writing. The 
Bureau relies on empirical evidence and rigorous research to improve 
its understanding of consumer financial markets for regulatory 
purposes. This PRA clearance request seeks approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct a web survey of 8,000 
individuals as part of the Bureau's research on debt collection 
    The survey will explore consumer comprehension and decision making 
in response to debt collection disclosure forms. The survey will 
oversample respondents who have had experience with debt collection in 
the past.
    Request for Comments: The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register 

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on June 5, 2017, 82 FR 25779, Docket Number: CFPB-2017-0013. 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.

    Dated: November 7, 2017.
Darrin A. King,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial 
[FR Doc. 2017-24607 Filed 11-13-17; 8:45 am]