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Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) 12 CFR 1005
Type of Information Collection:
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)
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Approval Requested By:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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6 Months From Approved
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Federal agencies and private litigants use the records to ascertain whether accurate and complete disclosures of EFT services and other required actions (for example, error resolution and limitation of consumer liability for unauthorized transfers) have been provided. This information will provide the primary evidence of law violations in EFTA enforcement actions brought by the CFPB. Without the Regulation E recordkeeping requirement, the CFPB's ability to enforce the EFTA would be significantly impaired. Consumers rely on the disclosures required by the EFTA and Regulation E to facilitate informed EFT decision making. Without this information, consumers would be severely hindered in their ability to assess the true costs and terms of the transactions offered. Also, without the special error resolution and limitation of consumer liability provisions, consumers would be unable to detect and correct errors in their EFT transactions and fraudulent transfers. These disclosures and provisions are necessary for the CFPB and private litigants to enforce the EFTA and Regulation E.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) respectfully requests emergency processing and approval of the collection of information discussed below because the use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to prevent and disrupt an existing collection of information. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), Pub. L. 111–203,124 Stat. 1376 (2010), rulemaking authority for the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), 15 U.S.C. 1693 et seq., transferred from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) to the CFPB on July 21, 2011, except with respect to Section 920 of the EFTA, dealing with debit card interchange fees, network arrangements, and routing restrictions. In addition to the transfer of rulemaking authority under the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB received certain enforcement authorities with respect to the EFTA. The CFPB is in the process of publishing for public comment an interim final rule establishing a new regulation in 12 CFR Part 1005 (Regulation E). This interim final rule substantially replicates the Board’s EFTA rule, and will not impose any new substantive obligations on regulated entities or any new information collection requirements. As the CFPB now has enforcement authority over certain populations that have been under the jurisdiction of other agencies, the CFPB is requesting approval of a new OMB control number for its collection activities under Regulation E. To prevent disruption of an approved information collection, the CFPB is requesting emergency processing and approval of the following information collection request. Upon receipt of emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget, the CFPB will begin a standard approval process for this collection and will seek public input at that time.
US Code: 15 USC 1693 Name of Law: Electronic Funds Transfer Act
Citations for New Statutory Requirements:
PL: Pub.L. 111 - 203 X Name of Law: Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Associated Rulemaking Information
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Federal Register Citation:
Not associated with rulemaking
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Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [PPACA, P.L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Act [Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
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Common Form ICR:
On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.