Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market; Extension, 32177-32178 [2017-14599]

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[FR Doc. 2017–14603 Filed 7–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; For Hire Telephone Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 11, 2017. 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These data are required to carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding conservation and management of fishery resources. NOAA Fisheries designed and implemented the FHTS to collect fishing effort information from for-hire vessel representatives through log sheet submission, the internet, or by telephone interview. For-hire vessels are randomly selected for the FHTS from a comprehensive sample frame developed and maintained by NMFS. A sample of 10% of the vessels on the FHTS frame are selected for reporting each week. Each interview collects information about the vessel, the number and type of trips the vessel made during the reporting week, the number of anglers on each trip, and other trip-level information. The FHTS estimates are combined with estimates derived from independent but complementary surveys of fishing trips, the AccessPoint Angler Intercept Survey, to estimate total, state-level fishing catch, by species. These estimates are used in the development, implementation, and monitoring of fishery management programs by the NMFS, regional fishery management councils, interstate marine fisheries commissions, and state fishery agencies. Information will be collected through telephone interviews using a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) System. In lieu of telephone interviews, respondents may also provide information by submitting a log sheet or participating in the survey online. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0709. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,000. Estimated Time per Response: 31⁄2 minutes each for a telephone interview; to complete a response online; and to fax the log sheet. Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,283. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: July 7, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–14575 Filed 7–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2017–0011] Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market; Extension Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: II. Method of Collection PO 00000 32177 On May 15, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) published a Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market (RFI), which provides that comments must be received on or before July 14, 2017. On May 23, 2017, the Bureau received a letter from thirteen industry trade associations requesting a 60-day comment period extension for this RFI. The additional time is requested in order to develop meaningful responses to the RFI. The Bureau believes the extension will allow all stakeholders the opportunity to provide more robust responses that will further develop the Bureau’s understanding of the small SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 32178 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 12, 2017 / Notices business lending market and support its rulemaking process to implement section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). In response to this request, the Bureau has determined that a 60-day extension of the comment period is appropriate. DATES: The comment period for the Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market, published May 15, 2017, at 82 FR 22318, is extended. Responses must now be received on or before September 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit responsive information and other comments, identified by Docket No. CFPB–2017– 0011, by any of the following methods: • Electronic: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: FederalRegisterComments@ cfpb.gov. Include Docket No. CFPB– 2017–0011 in the subject line of the email. • Mail: Monica Jackson, Office of the Executive Secretary, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Monica Jackson, Office of the Executive Secretary, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. Instructions: Please note the number associated with any question to which you are responding at the top of each response (you are not required to answer all questions to receive consideration of your comments). The Bureau encourages the early submission of comments. All submissions must include the document title and docket number. Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the Bureau is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments electronically. In general, all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. In addition, comments will be available for public inspection and copying at 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to inspect the documents by telephoning 202–435–7275. All submissions, including attachments and other supporting materials, will become part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or Social Security numbers, or names of other individuals, should not be included. Submissions will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Jul 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 For general inquiries, submission process questions or any additional information, please contact Monica Jackson, Office of the Executive Secretary, at 202–435– 7275. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On May 15, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a RFI 1 to learn more about the small business lending market. Section 1071 DoddFrank Act amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to require financial institutions to compile, maintain, and report information concerning credit applications made by women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses. In an effort to inform the Bureau’s work on the business lending data collection rulemaking to implement section 1071, the Bureau seeks to learn more about the small business financing market, including understanding more about the products that are offered to small businesses, including women-owned and minorityowned small businesses, as well as the financial institutions that offer such credit. The Bureau also seeks to learn more about the business lending data that currently is used and may be maintained by financial institutions in connection with credit applications made by small businesses, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses, and the potential complexity and cost of small business data collection and reporting. The Bureau is also seeking comment from the public on privacy concerns related to the disclosure purposes of section 1071. On May 23, 2017, the Bureau received a letter from thirteen industry trade associations requesting a 60-day comment period extension for this RFI. The additional time is requested in order to develop meaningful responses to the RFI. The Bureau believes the extension will allow all stakeholders the opportunity to provide more robust responses that will further develop the Bureau’s understanding of the small business lending market and support its rulemaking process to implement section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act. In response to this request, the Bureau has determined that a 60-day extension of the comment period is appropriate. Dated: July 4, 2017. Richard Cordray, Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2017–14599 Filed 7–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 12 U.S.C. 5511(c) 1 Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market, 82 FR 22318 (May 15, 2017). 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 132 (Wednesday, July 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32177-32178]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14599]


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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

[Docket No. CFPB-2017-0011]


Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending 
Market; Extension

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On May 15, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
(CFPB or Bureau) published a Request for Information Regarding the 
Small Business Lending Market (RFI), which provides that comments must 
be received on or before July 14, 2017. On May 23, 2017, the Bureau 
received a letter from thirteen industry trade associations requesting 
a 60-day comment period extension for this RFI. The additional time is 
requested in order to develop meaningful responses to the RFI. The 
Bureau believes the extension will allow all stakeholders the 
opportunity to provide more robust responses that will further develop 
the Bureau's understanding of the small

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business lending market and support its rulemaking process to implement 
section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). In response to this request, the 
Bureau has determined that a 60-day extension of the comment period is 
appropriate.

DATES: The comment period for the Request for Information Regarding the 
Small Business Lending Market, published May 15, 2017, at 82 FR 22318, 
is extended. Responses must now be received on or before September 14, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit responsive information and other comments, 
identified by Docket No. CFPB-2017-0011, by any of the following 
methods:
     Electronic: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: FederalRegisterComments@cfpb.gov. Include Docket 
No. CFPB-2017-0011 in the subject line of the email.
     Mail: Monica Jackson, Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 
20552.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Monica Jackson, Office of the 
Executive Secretary, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1275 First 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20002.
    Instructions: Please note the number associated with any question 
to which you are responding at the top of each response (you are not 
required to answer all questions to receive consideration of your 
comments). The Bureau encourages the early submission of comments. All 
submissions must include the document title and docket number. Because 
paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the Bureau is subject to 
delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments electronically. In 
general, all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov. In addition, comments will be available for public 
inspection and copying at 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002, 
on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to inspect the documents by 
telephoning 202-435-7275.
    All submissions, including attachments and other supporting 
materials, will become part of the public record and subject to public 
disclosure. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or 
Social Security numbers, or names of other individuals, should not be 
included. Submissions will not be edited to remove any identifying or 
contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries, submission 
process questions or any additional information, please contact Monica 
Jackson, Office of the Executive Secretary, at 202-435-7275.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 15, 2017, the Consumer Financial 
Protection Bureau published a RFI \1\ to learn more about the small 
business lending market. Section 1071 Dodd-Frank Act amends the Equal 
Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to require financial institutions to 
compile, maintain, and report information concerning credit 
applications made by women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses. 
In an effort to inform the Bureau's work on the business lending data 
collection rulemaking to implement section 1071, the Bureau seeks to 
learn more about the small business financing market, including 
understanding more about the products that are offered to small 
businesses, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses, 
as well as the financial institutions that offer such credit. The 
Bureau also seeks to learn more about the business lending data that 
currently is used and may be maintained by financial institutions in 
connection with credit applications made by small businesses, including 
women-owned and minority-owned small businesses, and the potential 
complexity and cost of small business data collection and reporting. 
The Bureau is also seeking comment from the public on privacy concerns 
related to the disclosure purposes of section 1071.
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    \1\ Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending 
Market, 82 FR 22318 (May 15, 2017).
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    On May 23, 2017, the Bureau received a letter from thirteen 
industry trade associations requesting a 60-day comment period 
extension for this RFI. The additional time is requested in order to 
develop meaningful responses to the RFI. The Bureau believes the 
extension will allow all stakeholders the opportunity to provide more 
robust responses that will further develop the Bureau's understanding 
of the small business lending market and support its rulemaking process 
to implement section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act. In response to this 
request, the Bureau has determined that a 60-day extension of the 
comment period is appropriate.

    Authority:  12 U.S.C. 5511(c)

    Dated: July 4, 2017.
Richard Cordray,
Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2017-14599 Filed 7-11-17; 8:45 am]
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