Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended, 35359-35361 [2012-14383]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2012 / Notices has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Dated: June 8, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–14408 Filed 6–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 8, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting 35359 golden king crab under the arbitration system. Additional information is posted on the Council Web site: http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ npfmc/ Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Dated: June 8, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2012–14349 Filed 6–12–12; 8:45 am] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. [FR Doc. 2012–14348 Filed 6–12–12; 8:45 am] The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) VMS/ Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, One Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 734–9600; fax: (401) 734–9700. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: The VMS/Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel will make recommendations for NOAA enforcement priorities for 2013. They will provide an open session for public comments concerning Compliance and Effectiveness of Regulations for New England Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). The Federal Register for the proposed rule on Confidentiality of Information will be discussed. Other Business may also be discussed. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3510–22–P erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jun 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Golden King Crab Price Formula Committee is holding a meeting at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council office, Room 205. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 28, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and June 29, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Fina, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee is meeting concerning the arbitration system that is part of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab rationalization program. The Committee will give specific attention to the development of the price formula for SUMMARY: AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of proposed Privacy Act System of Records. AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘‘CFPB’’ or the ‘‘Bureau’’), gives notice of the establishment of a Privacy Act System of Records. DATES: Comments must be received no later than July 13, 2012. The new system of records will be effective July 23, 2012 unless the comments received result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Electronic: privacy@cfpb.gov. • Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Claire Stapleton, Chief Privacy Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. Comments will be available for public inspection and copying at 1700 G Street E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 35360 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2012 / Notices NW., Washington, DC 20552, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to inspect comments by telephoning (202) 435– 7220. All comments, including attachments and other supporting materials, will become part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Stapleton, Chief Privacy Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435–7220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Act’’), Public Law 111– 203, Title X, established the CFPB. The CFPB administers, enforces, and implements federal consumer financial law, and, among other powers, has authority to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices when obtaining consumer financial products or services. Pursuant to Section 1100 of Title X of the Act, authority for the creation and maintenance of a national registration system for residential mortgage loan originators (‘‘MLOs’’), as required by Section 1507 of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, 12 U.S.C 5106 (the ‘‘S.A.F.E. Act’’), was transferred to the Bureau by an amendment to the S.A.F.E. Act. This national registration system, known as the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (‘‘NMLSR’’ or the ‘‘Federal Registry’’), allows MLOs employed by federal agency regulated institutions to register and submit required information about themselves and their backgrounds as required under Section 1507 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 5106, or its implementing regulation, 12 CFR 1007. More information about this system is available at http://mortgage.nationwide licensingsystem.org/. Information in the NMLSR is available to the Bureau, the Federal banking agencies (as defined in Section 1503 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 5102(2)), and the Farm Credit Administration (‘‘FCA’’). An agency may retrieve non-public registration information only with respect to employees of the institutions subject to that agency’s respective authority. While the NMLSR also contains information required by individual states relating to the licensing of individuals who are MLOs practicing in their states, the CFPB does not claim VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jun 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 ownership for those records, nor does this notice cover such records. To ensure full compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as amended, the CFPB is providing notice of the transfer of authority for S.A.F.E. Act activities, including the regulations that require MLOs to register through the NMLSR, the existence and character of records maintained by the system, and the procedures by which such records may be accessed and amended by individuals as allowed under the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act. The CFPB will maintain the records covered by this notice. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended the S.A.F.E. Act and transferred responsibility for this system of records from the Federal banking agencies and the FCA to the Bureau. Those agencies that previously published notices establishing this system of records will revoke them upon this notice becoming effective, and this notice will serve as the sole notice for this system of records. The report of a new system of records has been submitted to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the Office of Management and Budget, pursuant to Appendix I to OMB Circular A–130, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ dated November 30, 2000, and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(r). The system of records entitled, ‘‘CFPB.019—Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry’’ is published in its entirety below. Dated: June 8, 2012. Claire Stapleton, Chief Privacy Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. CFPB.019 SYSTEM NAME: Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry. SYSTEM LOCATION: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. State Regulatory Registry LLC, 1129 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20036. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Individuals covered by this system include MLOs that are required to be registered under Section 1507 of the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 5106, or its implementing regulation, 12 CFR 1007. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Records in this system contain identifying information about MLOs including: Names and former or other names used; Social Security numbers; genders; dates and places of birth; home and business contact information; employment dates; criminal histories, including the results of criminal background checks; financial servicesrelated employment histories; civil, criminal, regulatory, and enforcement actions taken against MLOs in connection with their employment in the financial services industry; state license(s) held, status and license numbers, including license revocations and suspensions; fingerprint data; and unique identifiers assigned to NMLSR registrants. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (S.A.F.E. Act), Public Law 110–289, Division A, Title V, Sections 1501–1517, 122 Stat. 2654, 2810–2824 (July 30, 2008), codified at 12 U.S.C. 5106; The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–203, Title X, Section 1100 (5), codified at 12 U.S.C. 5106. PURPOSE(S): The system allows for the registration of MLOs employed by federal agency regulated institutions in a national registry, as required by the S.A.F.E. Act. The information is maintained to support federal regulatory oversight while providing the public with access to certain information concerning MLOs employed by institutions regulated by the Federal banking agencies or the FCA, including names and employment histories of those MLOs. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: These records may be disclosed, consistent with the CFPB Disclosure of Records and Information Rules, promulgated at 12 CFR part 1070 et seq., to: (1) Appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when: (a) the CFPB suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; (b) the CFPB has determined that, as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise, there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2012 / Notices or programs (whether maintained by the CFPB or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (c) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the CFPB’s efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm; (2) Another federal or state agency to: (a) Permit a decision as to access, amendment or correction of records to be made in consultation with or by that agency; or (b) verify the identity of an individual or the accuracy of information submitted by an individual who has requested access to or amendment or correction of records; (3) The Office of the President in response to an inquiry from that office made at the request of the subject of a record or a third party on that person’s behalf; (4) Congressional offices in response to an inquiry made at the request of the individual to whom the record pertains; (5) Contractors, agents, or other authorized individuals performing work on a contract, service, cooperative agreement, job, or other activity on behalf of the CFPB or Federal Government and who have a need to access the information in the performance of their duties or activities; (6) The U.S. Department of Justice (‘‘DOJ’’) for its use in providing legal advice to the CFPB or in representing the CFPB in a proceeding before a court, adjudicative body, or other administrative body, where the use of such information by the DOJ is deemed by the CFPB to be relevant and necessary to the advice or proceeding, and in the case of a proceeding, such proceeding names as a party in interest: (a) The CFPB; (b) Any employee of the CFPB in his or her official capacity; (c) Any employee of the CFPB in his or her individual capacity where DOJ or the CFPB has agreed to represent the employee; or (d) The United States, where the CFPB determines that litigation is likely to affect the CFPB or any of its components; (7) A grand jury pursuant either to a federal or state grand jury subpoena, or to a prosecution request that such record be released for the purpose of its introduction to a grand jury, where the subpoena or request has been specifically approved by a court. In those cases where the Federal Government is not a party to the proceeding, records may be disclosed if a subpoena has been signed by a judge; VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jun 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 (8) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course of an administrative proceeding or judicial proceeding, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses (including expert witnesses) in the course of discovery or other pre-hearing exchanges of information, litigation, or settlement negotiations, where relevant or potentially relevant to a proceeding, or in connection with criminal law proceedings; (9) Appropriate agencies, entities, and persons, including but not limited to potential expert witnesses or witnesses in the course of investigations, to the extent necessary to secure information relevant to the investigation; (10) Appropriate federal, state, local, foreign, tribal, or self-regulatory organizations or agencies responsible for investigating, prosecuting, enforcing, implementing, issuing, or carrying out a statute, rule, regulation, order, policy, or license if the information may be relevant to a potential violation of civil or criminal law, rule, regulation, order, policy or license; (11) To institutions employing MLOs that are required to be federally registered under Section 1507 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 5106, for use in registering employees as mortgage loan originators or renewing employee registrations; (12) To the public when the information relates to the employment history of, and publicly adjudicated disciplinary and enforcement actions against, MLOs that is included in the NMLSR for access by the public in accordance with Section 1507 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 5106; and (13) To the Federal Banking Agencies, as defined in section 1503 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 5102(2), and the FCA, to carry out their oversight responsibilities for MLOs employed by entities subject to their respective authorities. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPENSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: 35361 SAFEGUARDS: Access to electronic records is restricted to authorized personnel who have been issued non-transferrable access codes and passwords. Other records are maintained in locked file cabinets or rooms with access limited to those personnel whose official duties require access. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: The CFPB will maintain computer and paper records indefinitely until the National Archives and Records Administration approves the CFPB’s records disposition schedule. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Assistant Director, Supervision, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. State Regulatory Registry LLC 1129 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20036. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Records created by a MLO or by a MLO’s bank or bank subsidiary employer, or FCA institution or institution subsidiary employer, in the NMLSR may be accessed or amended directly by the MLO about whom the record pertains. If assistance is required to access, contest or amend such a record, individuals may contact the NMLS Call Center at (240) 386–4444, or may inquire in writing in accordance with instructions appearing in Title 12, Chapter 10 of the CFR, ‘‘Disclosure of Records and Information.’’ Address such requests to: Chief Privacy Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: See ‘‘Notification Procedures’’ above. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: See ‘‘Notification Procedures’’ above. STORAGE: Records maintained in this system are stored electronically and in file folders. Paper copies of individual records are made by authorized CFPB staff. RETRIEVABILITY: Records are retrievable by a variety of fields including, but not limited to: an individual MLO’s name or unique identification number; by the financial institution’s name or unique NMLS identification number; or by some combination thereof. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information maintained in this system is obtained from MLOs who submit information to the registry and the results of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. 2012–14383 Filed 6–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Notice of proposed Privacy Act System of Records.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the 
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'' or the ``Bureau''), 
gives notice of the establishment of a Privacy Act System of Records.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than July 13, 2012. The new 
system of records will be effective July 23, 2012 unless the comments 
received result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Electronic: privacy@cfpb.gov.
     Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Claire Stapleton, Chief 
Privacy Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20552.
    Comments will be available for public inspection and copying at 
1700 G Street

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NW., Washington, DC 20552, on official business days between the hours 
of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to 
inspect comments by telephoning (202) 435-7220. All comments, including 
attachments and other supporting materials, will become part of the 
public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only 
information that you wish to make available publicly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Stapleton, Chief Privacy 
Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435-7220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (``Act''), Public Law 111-203, Title X, 
established the CFPB. The CFPB administers, enforces, and implements 
federal consumer financial law, and, among other powers, has authority 
to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices when 
obtaining consumer financial products or services.
    Pursuant to Section 1100 of Title X of the Act, authority for the 
creation and maintenance of a national registration system for 
residential mortgage loan originators (``MLOs''), as required by 
Section 1507 of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing 
Act, 12 U.S.C 5106 (the ``S.A.F.E. Act''), was transferred to the 
Bureau by an amendment to the S.A.F.E. Act.
    This national registration system, known as the Nationwide Mortgage 
Licensing System and Registry (``NMLSR'' or the ``Federal Registry''), 
allows MLOs employed by federal agency regulated institutions to 
register and submit required information about themselves and their 
backgrounds as required under Section 1507 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 
U.S.C. 5106, or its implementing regulation, 12 CFR 1007. More 
information about this system is available at http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/.
    Information in the NMLSR is available to the Bureau, the Federal 
banking agencies (as defined in Section 1503 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 
U.S.C. 5102(2)), and the Farm Credit Administration (``FCA''). An 
agency may retrieve non-public registration information only with 
respect to employees of the institutions subject to that agency's 
respective authority.
    While the NMLSR also contains information required by individual 
states relating to the licensing of individuals who are MLOs practicing 
in their states, the CFPB does not claim ownership for those records, 
nor does this notice cover such records.
    To ensure full compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 
552a, as amended, the CFPB is providing notice of the transfer of 
authority for S.A.F.E. Act activities, including the regulations that 
require MLOs to register through the NMLSR, the existence and character 
of records maintained by the system, and the procedures by which such 
records may be accessed and amended by individuals as allowed under the 
Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act. The CFPB will maintain 
the records covered by this notice.
    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 
amended the S.A.F.E. Act and transferred responsibility for this system 
of records from the Federal banking agencies and the FCA to the Bureau. 
Those agencies that previously published notices establishing this 
system of records will revoke them upon this notice becoming effective, 
and this notice will serve as the sole notice for this system of 
records.
    The report of a new system of records has been submitted to the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs of the Senate, and the Office of Management and Budget, 
pursuant to Appendix I to OMB Circular A-130, ``Federal Agency 
Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,'' dated 
November 30, 2000, and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(r).
    The system of records entitled, ``CFPB.019--Nationwide Mortgage 
Licensing System and Registry'' is published in its entirety below.

    Dated: June 8, 2012.
Claire Stapleton,
Chief Privacy Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
CFPB.019

SYSTEM NAME:
    Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.

SYSTEM LOCATION:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20552.
    State Regulatory Registry LLC, 1129 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20036.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    Individuals covered by this system include MLOs that are required 
to be registered under Section 1507 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 
5106, or its implementing regulation, 12 CFR 1007.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    Records in this system contain identifying information about MLOs 
including: Names and former or other names used; Social Security 
numbers; genders; dates and places of birth; home and business contact 
information; employment dates; criminal histories, including the 
results of criminal background checks; financial services-related 
employment histories; civil, criminal, regulatory, and enforcement 
actions taken against MLOs in connection with their employment in the 
financial services industry; state license(s) held, status and license 
numbers, including license revocations and suspensions; fingerprint 
data; and unique identifiers assigned to NMLSR registrants.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (S.A.F.E. 
Act), Public Law 110-289, Division A, Title V, Sections 1501-1517, 122 
Stat. 2654, 2810-2824 (July 30, 2008), codified at 12 U.S.C. 5106; The 
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 
111-203, Title X, Section 1100 (5), codified at 12 U.S.C. 5106.

PURPOSE(S):
    The system allows for the registration of MLOs employed by federal 
agency regulated institutions in a national registry, as required by 
the S.A.F.E. Act. The information is maintained to support federal 
regulatory oversight while providing the public with access to certain 
information concerning MLOs employed by institutions regulated by the 
Federal banking agencies or the FCA, including names and employment 
histories of those MLOs.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    These records may be disclosed, consistent with the CFPB Disclosure 
of Records and Information Rules, promulgated at 12 CFR part 1070 et 
seq., to:
    (1) Appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when: (a) the CFPB 
suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of 
information in the system of records has been compromised; (b) the CFPB 
has determined that, as a result of the suspected or confirmed 
compromise, there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, 
identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this 
system or other systems

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or programs (whether maintained by the CFPB or another agency or 
entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (c) the 
disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably 
necessary to assist in connection with the CFPB's efforts to respond to 
the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy 
such harm;
    (2) Another federal or state agency to: (a) Permit a decision as to 
access, amendment or correction of records to be made in consultation 
with or by that agency; or (b) verify the identity of an individual or 
the accuracy of information submitted by an individual who has 
requested access to or amendment or correction of records;
    (3) The Office of the President in response to an inquiry from that 
office made at the request of the subject of a record or a third party 
on that person's behalf;
    (4) Congressional offices in response to an inquiry made at the 
request of the individual to whom the record pertains;
    (5) Contractors, agents, or other authorized individuals performing 
work on a contract, service, cooperative agreement, job, or other 
activity on behalf of the CFPB or Federal Government and who have a 
need to access the information in the performance of their duties or 
activities;
    (6) The U.S. Department of Justice (``DOJ'') for its use in 
providing legal advice to the CFPB or in representing the CFPB in a 
proceeding before a court, adjudicative body, or other administrative 
body, where the use of such information by the DOJ is deemed by the 
CFPB to be relevant and necessary to the advice or proceeding, and in 
the case of a proceeding, such proceeding names as a party in interest:
    (a) The CFPB;
    (b) Any employee of the CFPB in his or her official capacity;
    (c) Any employee of the CFPB in his or her individual capacity 
where DOJ or the CFPB has agreed to represent the employee; or
    (d) The United States, where the CFPB determines that litigation is 
likely to affect the CFPB or any of its components;
    (7) A grand jury pursuant either to a federal or state grand jury 
subpoena, or to a prosecution request that such record be released for 
the purpose of its introduction to a grand jury, where the subpoena or 
request has been specifically approved by a court. In those cases where 
the Federal Government is not a party to the proceeding, records may be 
disclosed if a subpoena has been signed by a judge;
    (8) A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal in the course 
of an administrative proceeding or judicial proceeding, including 
disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses (including expert 
witnesses) in the course of discovery or other pre-hearing exchanges of 
information, litigation, or settlement negotiations, where relevant or 
potentially relevant to a proceeding, or in connection with criminal 
law proceedings;
    (9) Appropriate agencies, entities, and persons, including but not 
limited to potential expert witnesses or witnesses in the course of 
investigations, to the extent necessary to secure information relevant 
to the investigation;
    (10) Appropriate federal, state, local, foreign, tribal, or self-
regulatory organizations or agencies responsible for investigating, 
prosecuting, enforcing, implementing, issuing, or carrying out a 
statute, rule, regulation, order, policy, or license if the information 
may be relevant to a potential violation of civil or criminal law, 
rule, regulation, order, policy or license;
    (11) To institutions employing MLOs that are required to be 
federally registered under Section 1507 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 
5106, for use in registering employees as mortgage loan originators or 
renewing employee registrations;
    (12) To the public when the information relates to the employment 
history of, and publicly adjudicated disciplinary and enforcement 
actions against, MLOs that is included in the NMLSR for access by the 
public in accordance with Section 1507 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 
5106; and
    (13) To the Federal Banking Agencies, as defined in section 1503 of 
the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 5102(2), and the FCA, to carry out their 
oversight responsibilities for MLOs employed by entities subject to 
their respective authorities.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, 
AND DISPENSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
STORAGE:
    Records maintained in this system are stored electronically and in 
file folders. Paper copies of individual records are made by authorized 
CFPB staff.

RETRIEVABILITY:
    Records are retrievable by a variety of fields including, but not 
limited to: an individual MLO's name or unique identification number; 
by the financial institution's name or unique NMLS identification 
number; or by some combination thereof.

SAFEGUARDS:
    Access to electronic records is restricted to authorized personnel 
who have been issued non-transferrable access codes and passwords. 
Other records are maintained in locked file cabinets or rooms with 
access limited to those personnel whose official duties require access.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
    The CFPB will maintain computer and paper records indefinitely 
until the National Archives and Records Administration approves the 
CFPB's records disposition schedule.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Assistant Director, 
Supervision, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552.
    State Regulatory Registry LLC 1129 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20036.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:
    Records created by a MLO or by a MLO's bank or bank subsidiary 
employer, or FCA institution or institution subsidiary employer, in the 
NMLSR may be accessed or amended directly by the MLO about whom the 
record pertains. If assistance is required to access, contest or amend 
such a record, individuals may contact the NMLS Call Center at (240) 
386-4444, or may inquire in writing in accordance with instructions 
appearing in Title 12, Chapter 10 of the CFR, ``Disclosure of Records 
and Information.'' Address such requests to: Chief Privacy Officer, 
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20552.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    See ``Notification Procedures'' above.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
    See ``Notification Procedures'' above.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    Information maintained in this system is obtained from MLOs who 
submit information to the registry and the results of Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI) background checks.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
    None.

[FR Doc. 2012-14383 Filed 6-12-12; 8:45 am]
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