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CFPB RIN: 3170-AA41 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Debt Collection Rule 
Abstract:

The Bureau has been engaged in research and pre-rulemaking activities regarding debt-collection practices. Debt collection continues to be a top source of complaints to the Bureau. The Bureau has also received encouragement from industry and consumer groups to engage in rulemaking to address how to apply the 40-year old Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to modern collection practices. The Bureau released an outline of proposals under consideration in July 2016, concerning practices by companies that are debt collectors under the FDCPA, in advance of convening a panel in August 2016, under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act in conjunction with the Office of Management and Budget and the Small Business Administration’s Chief Counsel for Advocacy to consult with representatives of small businesses that might be affected by the rulemaking. The Bureau expects to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing such issues as communication practices and consumer disclosures by spring 2019.

 
Agency: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Independent agency 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1692l(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  11/12/2013  78 FR 67847   
ANPRM Comment Period Extended  01/14/2014  79 FR 2384   
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/10/2014 
ANPRM Comment Period Extended End  02/28/2014 
NPRM  03/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kristin McPartland
Office of Regulations
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Phone:202 435-7700