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Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) 12 CFR 1005
Type of Information Collection:
Revision of a currently approved collection
Common Form ICR:
Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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Date Received in OIRA:
Terms of Clearance:
Once the rulemaking for other portions of Regulation E is complete, the burden numbers in the next renewal for this collection should be based on CFPB analysis, not on those inherited from other agencies.
Inventory as of this Action
36 Months From Approved
Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
The Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), 15 U.S.C. 1693 et seq., requires accurate disclosure of the costs, terms, and rights relating to electronic fund transfer (EFT) services and remittance transfer services to consumers. Entities offering EFT services must provide consumers with full and accurate information regarding consumers' rights and responsibilities in connection with EFT services. These disclosures are intended to protect the rights of consumers using EFT services, such as automated teller machine (ATM) transfers, telephone bill-payment services, point-of-sale transfers at retail establishments, electronic check conversion, payroll cards, and preauthorized transfers from or to a consumer's account. The EFTA also establishes error resolution procedures and limits consumer liability for unauthorized transfers in connection with EFT services. The EFTA and Regulation E impose disclosure and other requirements on issuers and sellers of gift cards, gift certificates, and general-use prepaid cards. Further, the EFTA and Regulation E were recently amended to provide protections for consumers in the United States who send remittance transfers to persons in a foreign country. Federal agencies and private litigants use the records to ascertain whether accurate and complete disclosures of EFT services and other services covered under Regulation E have been provided and other required actions (for example, error resolution and limitation of consumer liability for unauthorized transfers) have been taken. This information will provide the primary evidence of law violations in EFTA enforcement actions brought by the CFPB and other Federal agencies. Without recordkeeping requirements of Regulation E, the Federal agencies' abilities to enforce the EFTA would be significantly impaired. Consumers rely on the disclosures required by the EFTA and Regulation E to facilitate informed EFT, gift card, and remittance transfer 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 unauthorized transfers and errors in their EFT and remittance transfer transactions. These disclosures and provisions are also necessary for the enforcement agencies to enforce the EFTA and Regulation E.
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
Stage of Rulemaking:
Federal Register Citation:
Final or interim final rulemaking
78 FR 30661
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Federal Register Citation:
77 FR 6310
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
null, null, null
null, null, null, null, null, null, null, null
Change in Terms
System and Policy Updates, Depository Institutions (one-time)
System and Policy Updates, Non-Depository Institutions (one-time)
Maintenance and Error Resolution, Depository Institutions (ongoing)
Maintenance and Error Resolution, Non-Depository Institutions (ongoing)
System and Policy Updates, Non-Depository Institutions, August Final Rule (one-time)
System and Policy Updates, Depository Institutions, 2013 Final Rule (one-time)
System and Policy Updates, Non-Depository Institutions, 2013 Final Rule (one-time)
ICR Summary of Burden
Change Due to New Statute
Change Due to Agency Discretion
Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate
Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses
Annual Time Burden (Hours)
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars)
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Increase Due to:
Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Reduction Due to:
The Bureau is requesting a program change resulting from the Final Rule amending 12 CFR Part 1005 ("Regulation E). The increase in burden results primarily from a one-time burden associated with the new requirements; however, the Final Rule is projected to reduce ongoing burden.
Annual Cost to Federal Government:
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)?
Darrin King 202-693-4129 King.Darrin@dol.gov
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.