Establishment of Academic Research Council, 11438 [2017-03494]

Download as PDF 11438 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices (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 summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 15, 2017. Darrin A. King, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2017–03479 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Establishment of Academic Research Council Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘‘Bureau’’), after consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General Services Administration, will establish the Academic Research Council (‘‘the Council’’) no less than 15 days from the effective date of this notice. The Advisory Council was established to provide the Bureau’s Office of Research advice and feedback on research methodologies, framing research questions, data collection, and analytic strategies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Delicia Hand, Staff Director, Advisory Board and Councils Office, External Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002; Telephone: (202) 435–9348; email: Delicia.hand@ cfpb.gov. SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (‘‘FACA’’) (5 U.S.C. App.), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘‘Bureau’’) hereby gives notice of reestablishment of the Academic Research Council. In December of 2015, language included in the 2016 Omnibus spending bill amended the Consumer Financial Protection Act to clarify the rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 applicability of the FACA to the Bureau. The Advisory Council is a continuing committee being re-established for the purposes of compliance with FACA and applicable statutes as it now applies to the Bureau. This committee is being established no less than 15 days after the publication of this notice by filing a charter with the Director of the Bureau and with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General Services Administration, and furnishing the charter to the Library of Congress and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the United States Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the United States House of Representatives. The charter will also be posted on the Bureau’s Web site at www.consumerfinance.gov. This charter will expire two years after the filing date unless renewed by appropriate action. The Council will provide the Bureau’s Office of Research advice and feedback on research methodologies, framing research questions, data collection, and analytic strategies. Additionally, the Council will provide both backwardand forward-looking feedback on the Office of Research’s research work and will offer input into its research strategic planning process and research agenda. The duties of the Council are solely advisory and shall extend only to the submission of advice and recommendations to the Bureau. No determination of fact or policy will be made by the Council, and the Council will have no formal decision-making role. In appointing members to the Council, the Director shall seek to assemble academic experts in fields such as economics, statistics, psychology or behavioral science. In particular, academics with strong methodological and technical expertise in structural or reduced form econometrics, modeling of consumer decision-making, behavioral economics, experimental economics, program evaluation, psychology, or financial choice will be considered. The Council will be composed of approximately nine members. Council members will be designated as Special Government Employees (SGEs) and will serve fouryear terms. Equal opportunity practices in accordance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) policies shall be followed in all appointments to the Council. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 20, 2017. Leandra English, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2017–03494 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Establishment of Consumer Advisory Board Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘‘Bureau’’), after consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General Services Administration, has established the Consumer Advisory Board (‘‘the Board’’) as required by statute. The Board will ‘‘advise and consult with the Bureau in the exercise of its functions under the Federal consumer financial laws’’ and ‘‘provide information on emerging practices in the consumer financial products or services industry, including regional trends, concerns, and other relevant information,’’ as outlined in section 1014(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Delicia Hand, Staff Director, Advisory Board and Councils Office, External Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002; Telephone: (202) 435–9348; email: Delicia.hand@ cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (‘‘FACA’’) (5 U.S.C. App.), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hereby gives notice of re-establishment of the Consumer Advisory Board, effective immediately. In December of 2015, language included in the 2016 Omnibus spending bill amended the Consumer Financial Protection Act to clarify the applicability of FACA to the Bureau. The Board is a continuing committee being re-established for the purposes of compliance with FACA and applicable statutes. The Board is being established concurrently with the publication of this notice by filing a charter with the Director of the Bureau and with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General Services Administration, and furnishing the charter to the Library of Congress and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 35 (Thursday, February 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 11438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03494]


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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION


Establishment of Academic Research Council

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``Bureau''), after 
consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General 
Services Administration, will establish the Academic Research Council 
(``the Council'') no less than 15 days from the effective date of this 
notice. The Advisory Council was established to provide the Bureau's 
Office of Research advice and feedback on research methodologies, 
framing research questions, data collection, and analytic strategies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Delicia Hand, Staff Director, Advisory 
Board and Councils Office, External Affairs, Consumer Financial 
Protection Bureau, 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002; 
Telephone: (202) 435-9348; email: Delicia.hand@cfpb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (``FACA'') (5 U.S.C. App.), the Consumer 
Financial Protection Bureau (``Bureau'') hereby gives notice of re-
establishment of the Academic Research Council. In December of 2015, 
language included in the 2016 Omnibus spending bill amended the 
Consumer Financial Protection Act to clarify the applicability of the 
FACA to the Bureau. The Advisory Council is a continuing committee 
being re-established for the purposes of compliance with FACA and 
applicable statutes as it now applies to the Bureau.
    This committee is being established no less than 15 days after the 
publication of this notice by filing a charter with the Director of the 
Bureau and with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General 
Services Administration, and furnishing the charter to the Library of 
Congress and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of 
the United States Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the 
United States House of Representatives. The charter will also be posted 
on the Bureau's Web site at www.consumerfinance.gov. This charter will 
expire two years after the filing date unless renewed by appropriate 
action.
    The Council will provide the Bureau's Office of Research advice and 
feedback on research methodologies, framing research questions, data 
collection, and analytic strategies. Additionally, the Council will 
provide both backward- and forward-looking feedback on the Office of 
Research's research work and will offer input into its research 
strategic planning process and research agenda.
    The duties of the Council are solely advisory and shall extend only 
to the submission of advice and recommendations to the Bureau. No 
determination of fact or policy will be made by the Council, and the 
Council will have no formal decision-making role.
    In appointing members to the Council, the Director shall seek to 
assemble academic experts in fields such as economics, statistics, 
psychology or behavioral science. In particular, academics with strong 
methodological and technical expertise in structural or reduced form 
econometrics, modeling of consumer decision-making, behavioral 
economics, experimental economics, program evaluation, psychology, or 
financial choice will be considered. The Council will be composed of 
approximately nine members. Council members will be designated as 
Special Government Employees (SGEs) and will serve four-year terms. 
Equal opportunity practices in accordance with the Consumer Financial 
Protection Bureau (CFPB) policies shall be followed in all appointments 
to the Council.

    Dated: January 20, 2017.
Leandra English,
Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2017-03494 Filed 2-22-17; 8:45 am]
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