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Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / Notices m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Motions to Intervene, or Protests: Anyone may submit comments, a motion to intervene, or a protest in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, motions to intervene, or protests must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. 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[FR Doc. 2019–19528 Filed 9–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (Bureau) Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfers) (FR E; OMB No. 7100–0200). The revisions are applicable immediately. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47505 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 452–3829. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed— Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. A copy of the PRA OMB submission, including the reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB’s public docket files. These documents also are available on the Federal Reserve Board’s public website at https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/ reportforms/review.aspx or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve and assign OMB control numbers to collections of information conducted or sponsored by the Board. Boardapproved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the PRA Submission, supporting statements, and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB’s public docket files. Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three Years, With Revision, of the Following Information Collection: Report title: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (Bureau) Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfers). Agency form number: FR E. OMB control number: 7100–0200. Effective Date: Immediately. Frequency: Event generated. Respondents: State member banks (SMBs) and their subsidiaries, subsidiaries of bank holding companies, U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks (other than federal branches, federal agencies, and insured state branches of foreign banks), commercial lending companies owned or controlled by foreign banks, and organizations operating under section 25 or 25A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 601– 604a; 611–631). Estimated number of respondents: Gift card exclusion policies and E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 47506 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / Notices procedures, Gift card policy and procedures, Transmitter error resolution standards and recordkeeping requirements, Acts of agents, Initial disclosures, Change-in-terms, Error resolution, Remittance transfer disclosures, and Time limits and extent of investigations, 970 respondents; Periodic statements, 71 respondents; Pre-acquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)—one time, Pre-acquisition disclosures (long form disclosure)—one time, Periodic statement alternative— one time, and Pre-acquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)— ongoing, 5 respondents; and internet posting and submission of prepaid account agreements—one time and internet posting and submission of prepaid account agreements—ongoing, 6 respondents. Estimated average hours per response: Gift card exclusion policies and procedures, Gift card policy and procedures, Transmitter error resolution standards and recordkeeping requirements, Acts of agents, Remittance transfer disclosures, and Pre-acquisition disclosures (long form disclosure)—one time, 8 hours; Initial disclosures, 0.03 hours; Change-interms, 0.02 hours; Periodic statements, 7 hours; Error resolution, 0.5 hours; Time limits and extent of investigation, 4.5 hours; Pre-acquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)—one time, 40 hours; Periodic statement alternative—one time, 24 hours; internet posting and submission of prepaid account agreements—one time, 1 hour; Preacquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)—ongoing, 4 hours; and internet posting and submission of prepaid account agreements—ongoing, 0.08 hours. Estimated annual burden hours: Gift card exclusion policies and procedures, Gift card policy and procedures, Transmitter error resolution standards and recordkeeping requirements, and Acts of agents, 7,760 hours; Initial disclosures, 7,275 hours; Change-interms, 6,596 hours; Periodic statements, 5,964 hours; Error resolution, 14,550 hours; Remittance transfer disclosures, 93,120 hours; Time limits and extent of investigations, 52,380 hours; Preacquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)—one time, 1,914 hours, Preacquisition disclosures (long form disclosure)—one time, 383 hours; internet posting and submission of prepaid account agreements—one time, 6 hours, Pre-acquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)—ongoing, 191 hours; Periodic statement alternative— one time, 1,148 hours, and internet posting and submission of prepaid account agreements—ongoing, 2 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Sep 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 General description of report: The Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) requires consumers be provided meaningful disclosures about the basic terms, costs, and rights relating to electronic fund transfer (EFT) services involving a consumer’s account. The disclosures required by the EFTA are triggered by specific events. The disclosures inform consumers, for example, about the terms of the EFT service, activity on the account, potential liability for unauthorized transfers, and the process for resolving errors. Legal authorization and confidentiality: Section 904 of the EFTA (12 U.S.C. 1693b) authorizes the Bureau to issue regulations to carry out the purposes of the EFTA, which establishes the basic rights, liabilities, and responsibilities of consumers who use EFT and remittance transfer services and of financial institutions or other persons that offer these services. The Bureau’s Regulation E, 12 CFR part 1005, implements the EFTA. An institution’s recordkeeping and disclosure obligations under Regulation E are mandatory. Because the Board does not collect any information pursuant to the Bureau’s Regulation E, no issue of confidentiality normally arises. In the event the Board were to obtain information regarding consumer EFT transactions during the course of an examination, such information may be kept confidential under section (b)(8) of the Freedom of Information Act, which protects information contained in or related to an examination of a financial institution (5 U.S.C. 522 (b)(8)). Current actions: On April 30, 2019, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 18286) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with revision, of the Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (Bureau) Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfers). Beginning April 1, 2019, entities subject to the Bureau’s Regulation E were required to comply with the following recordkeeping and disclosure requirements related to prepaid accounts in accordance with the Bureau’s new final rule. Pre-Acquisition Disclosures (Section 1005.18(b)) Before a consumer acquires a prepaid account, a financial institution is required to provide a consumer with a short form disclosure and a long form disclosure. The short form disclosure is required to include: Certain fee information—including any periodic PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 fee, per purchase fee, ATM withdrawal fee, cash reload fee, ATM balance inquiry fee, customer service fee, and inactivity fee (collectively, ‘‘static fees’’); the number of fee types in addition to the static fees; two additional fee types that generated the highest revenue from consumers during the previous 24 months; statements regarding linked overdraft credit features, registration, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)/ National Credit Union Association (NCUA) insurance; a reference to the Bureau’s website containing information on prepaid accounts; and information on where the consumer can find the long form disclosure. For payroll card accounts, the short form disclosure is required to include a statement regarding options to receive wages or salary from the employer. For government benefit accounts, the short form disclosure is required to include a statement regarding options to receive government benefits. Furthermore, the Bureau requires a financial institution to disclose, in conjunction with the short form disclosure, its name, the name of the prepaid account program, any purchase price for the prepaid account, and any fee for activating the prepaid account. The long form disclosure is required to include: A title, including the name of the prepaid account program; information about all fees and the conditions under which they may be imposed; a statement regarding registration and FDIC/NCUA insurance; a statement regarding linked overdraft credit features; a statement containing the financial institution’s contact information; a reference to the Bureau’s website containing information on prepaid accounts; and a reference to the Bureau’s website and telephone number to submit complaints. Generally, these disclosures are required to be provided before a consumer acquires a prepaid account, though there are certain exceptions. For prepaid accounts sold at retail locations, however, a financial institution may provide the long form disclosure after acquisition if the short form disclosure contains information enabling the consumer to access the long form disclosure by telephone or on a website and other requirements are met. A similar accommodation is made for prepaid accounts acquired orally by telephone. The pre-acquisition disclosures are required to follow specific formatting rules, and, for the short form disclosures, be substantially similar to model forms. If the financial institution uses a foreign language in connection E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / Notices with a consumer’s acquisition of a prepaid account, a financial institution is generally required to provide the preacquisition disclosures in that foreign language. Periodic Statement Alternative (Section 1005.18(c)) Financial institutions are required to provide periodic statements for prepaid accounts either by providing a periodic statement that complies with section 1005.9(b) or, as an alternative, by making transaction information available to the consumer by telephone, electronically, and in writing upon the consumer’s request pursuant to section 1005.18(c). khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Initial Disclosures (Sections 1005.18(d)(1)(i) and 1005.18(f)(1)) Financial institutions are required to include in the initial disclosure required by section 1005.7 all the information required to be disclosed in the preacquisition long form disclosure. If a financial institution chooses to provide the alternative disclosures instead of a regular periodic statement, it must modify some of the disclosures included in the initial disclosures. The Bureau determined and the Board agrees that financial institutions already engage in these activities as usual and customary activities, as defined under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2). Therefore, under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2), there is no additional burden for these provisions. Error Resolution Notice and Procedures for Resolving Errors (Sections 1005.18(d)(1)(ii), 1005.18(d)(2), and 1005.18(e)) Prepaid accounts are required to comply with the limited liability error resolution requirements applicable to other accounts subject to Regulation E. For prepaid accounts where the financial institution provides alternative disclosures to regular periodic statements, the timing requirements for the error resolution procedures are modified. For prepaid accounts that are not payroll card accounts or government benefit accounts, a financial institution is generally not required to comply with the liability limits and error resolution requirements in sections 1005.6 and 1005.11 for any prepaid account for which it has not successfully completed its consumer identification and verification process. A notice concerning error resolution, provided with the initial disclosures and substantially similar to the Bureau’s model form for prepaid accounts, is required to be provided in place of the notice required by section 1005.7(b)(10). Alternatively, for prepaid account VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Sep 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 programs for which the financial institution does not have a consumer identification and verification process, the financial institution is required to describe its error resolution process and limitations on consumers’ liability for unauthorized transfers or, if none, state that there are no such protections. An annual error resolution notice substantially similar to the model form for prepaid accounts is required to be provided in place of the notice required by section 1005.8(b). Alternatively, a financial institution may include on or with each electronic and written account transaction history, a notice substantially similar to the abbreviated notice for periodic statements contained in the model forms, modified as necessary to reflect the error resolution procedures the financial institution is required to follow. The Bureau determined and the Board agrees that financial institutions already engage in these activities as usual and customary activities, as defined under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2). Therefore, under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2), there is no additional burden for these provisions. Change-In-Terms Notice (Section 1005.18(f)(2)) The change-in-terms notice provisions in section 1005.8(a) apply to any change in a term or condition that is required to be disclosed under 1005.7 or 1005.18(f)(1) for a prepaid account. The Bureau determined and the Board agrees that financial institutions already engage in these activities as usual and customary activities, as defined under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2). Therefore, under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2), there is no additional burden for these provisions. Disclosures on Device or Entry Point (Section 1005.18(f)(3)) Financial institutions are required to disclose on the prepaid account access device the name of the financial institution and the website and telephone number a consumer can use to contact the financial institution about the prepaid account. If a financial institution does not provide a physical access device in connection with a prepaid account, the disclosure is required to appear on the website, mobile application, or other entry point a consumer must visit to access the prepaid account electronically. The Bureau determined and the Board agrees that financial institutions already engage in these activities as usual and customary activities, as defined under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2). Therefore, under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2), there is no additional burden for these provisions. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47507 Internet Posting and Submission of Prepaid Account Agreements (Section 1005.19) Prepaid account issuers are generally required to submit to the Bureau new and amended prepaid account agreements and notification of withdrawn agreements no later than 30 days after the issuer offers, amends, or ceases to offer the agreement. The rule provides a de minimis exception and a limited product testing exception to this requirement. If an issuer is required to submit a prepaid account agreement to the Bureau and the prepaid account agreement is offered to the general public, the issuer is also required to post the account agreement in a prominent and readily accessible location on its website. If a prepaid account agreement is not posted on the issuer’s website, the issuer must provide a consumer with a copy of the consumer’s prepaid account agreement no later than five business days after the issuer receives the consumer’s request for the agreement. The consumer must be able to request the agreement by phone. The comment period for this notice expired on July 1, 2019. The Board did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 5, 2019. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2019–19520 Filed 9–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice, request for comment. AGENCY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaire, the Federal Reserve Consumer Help— Consumer Survey, the Consumer Online Complaint Form, and the Appraisal Complaint Form (FR 1379a, b, c, and d; OMB No. 7100–0135). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 1379a, b, c, d, by any of the following methods: • Agency Website: https:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board 
Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the 
Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with the Bureau of 
Consumer Financial Protection's (Bureau) Regulation E (Electronic Fund 
Transfers) (FR E; OMB No. 7100-0200). The revisions are applicable 
immediately.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance 
Officer--Nuha Elmaghrabi--Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 
452-3829.
    Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Desk Officer--Shagufta 
Ahmed--Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 
17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-6974.
    A copy of the PRA OMB submission, including the reporting form and 
instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be 
placed into OMB's public docket files. These documents also are 
available on the Federal Reserve Board's public website at https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/reportforms/review.aspx or may be requested 
from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board 
authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve and assign 
OMB control numbers to collections of information conducted or 
sponsored by the Board. Board-approved collections of information are 
incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved 
collections of information. Copies of the PRA Submission, supporting 
statements, and approved collection of information instrument(s) are 
placed into OMB's public docket files.

Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three 
Years, With Revision, of the Following Information Collection:

    Report title: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated 
with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's (Bureau) Regulation 
E (Electronic Fund Transfers).
    Agency form number: FR E.
    OMB control number: 7100-0200.
    Effective Date: Immediately.
    Frequency: Event generated.
    Respondents: State member banks (SMBs) and their subsidiaries, 
subsidiaries of bank holding companies, U.S. branches and agencies of 
foreign banks (other than federal branches, federal agencies, and 
insured state branches of foreign banks), commercial lending companies 
owned or controlled by foreign banks, and organizations operating under 
section 25 or 25A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 601-604a; 611-
631).
    Estimated number of respondents: Gift card exclusion policies and

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procedures, Gift card policy and procedures, Transmitter error 
resolution standards and recordkeeping requirements, Acts of agents, 
Initial disclosures, Change-in-terms, Error resolution, Remittance 
transfer disclosures, and Time limits and extent of investigations, 970 
respondents; Periodic statements, 71 respondents; Pre-acquisition 
disclosures (short form disclosure)--one time, Pre-acquisition 
disclosures (long form disclosure)--one time, Periodic statement 
alternative--one time, and Pre-acquisition disclosures (short form 
disclosure)--ongoing, 5 respondents; and internet posting and 
submission of prepaid account agreements--one time and internet posting 
and submission of prepaid account agreements--ongoing, 6 respondents.
    Estimated average hours per response: Gift card exclusion policies 
and procedures, Gift card policy and procedures, Transmitter error 
resolution standards and recordkeeping requirements, Acts of agents, 
Remittance transfer disclosures, and Pre-acquisition disclosures (long 
form disclosure)--one time, 8 hours; Initial disclosures, 0.03 hours; 
Change-in-terms, 0.02 hours; Periodic statements, 7 hours; Error 
resolution, 0.5 hours; Time limits and extent of investigation, 4.5 
hours; Pre-acquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)--one time, 
40 hours; Periodic statement alternative--one time, 24 hours; internet 
posting and submission of prepaid account agreements--one time, 1 hour; 
Pre-acquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)--ongoing, 4 hours; 
and internet posting and submission of prepaid account agreements--
ongoing, 0.08 hours.
    Estimated annual burden hours: Gift card exclusion policies and 
procedures, Gift card policy and procedures, Transmitter error 
resolution standards and recordkeeping requirements, and Acts of 
agents, 7,760 hours; Initial disclosures, 7,275 hours; Change-in-terms, 
6,596 hours; Periodic statements, 5,964 hours; Error resolution, 14,550 
hours; Remittance transfer disclosures, 93,120 hours; Time limits and 
extent of investigations, 52,380 hours; Pre-acquisition disclosures 
(short form disclosure)--one time, 1,914 hours, Pre-acquisition 
disclosures (long form disclosure)--one time, 383 hours; internet 
posting and submission of prepaid account agreements--one time, 6 
hours, Pre-acquisition disclosures (short form disclosure)--ongoing, 
191 hours; Periodic statement alternative--one time, 1,148 hours, and 
internet posting and submission of prepaid account agreements--ongoing, 
2 hours.
    General description of report: The Electronic Funds Transfer Act 
(EFTA) requires consumers be provided meaningful disclosures about the 
basic terms, costs, and rights relating to electronic fund transfer 
(EFT) services involving a consumer's account. The disclosures required 
by the EFTA are triggered by specific events. The disclosures inform 
consumers, for example, about the terms of the EFT service, activity on 
the account, potential liability for unauthorized transfers, and the 
process for resolving errors.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: Section 904 of the EFTA 
(12 U.S.C. 1693b) authorizes the Bureau to issue regulations to carry 
out the purposes of the EFTA, which establishes the basic rights, 
liabilities, and responsibilities of consumers who use EFT and 
remittance transfer services and of financial institutions or other 
persons that offer these services. The Bureau's Regulation E, 12 CFR 
part 1005, implements the EFTA. An institution's recordkeeping and 
disclosure obligations under Regulation E are mandatory. Because the 
Board does not collect any information pursuant to the Bureau's 
Regulation E, no issue of confidentiality normally arises. In the event 
the Board were to obtain information regarding consumer EFT 
transactions during the course of an examination, such information may 
be kept confidential under section (b)(8) of the Freedom of Information 
Act, which protects information contained in or related to an 
examination of a financial institution (5 U.S.C. 522 (b)(8)).
    Current actions: On April 30, 2019, the Board published a notice in 
the Federal Register (84 FR 18286) requesting public comment for 60 
days on the extension, with revision, of the Recordkeeping and 
Disclosure Requirements Associated with the Bureau of Consumer 
Financial Protection's (Bureau) Regulation E (Electronic Fund 
Transfers). Beginning April 1, 2019, entities subject to the Bureau's 
Regulation E were required to comply with the following recordkeeping 
and disclosure requirements related to prepaid accounts in accordance 
with the Bureau's new final rule.

Pre-Acquisition Disclosures (Section 1005.18(b))

    Before a consumer acquires a prepaid account, a financial 
institution is required to provide a consumer with a short form 
disclosure and a long form disclosure. The short form disclosure is 
required to include: Certain fee information--including any periodic 
fee, per purchase fee, ATM withdrawal fee, cash reload fee, ATM balance 
inquiry fee, customer service fee, and inactivity fee (collectively, 
``static fees''); the number of fee types in addition to the static 
fees; two additional fee types that generated the highest revenue from 
consumers during the previous 24 months; statements regarding linked 
overdraft credit features, registration, and Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation (FDIC)/National Credit Union Association (NCUA) insurance; 
a reference to the Bureau's website containing information on prepaid 
accounts; and information on where the consumer can find the long form 
disclosure. For payroll card accounts, the short form disclosure is 
required to include a statement regarding options to receive wages or 
salary from the employer. For government benefit accounts, the short 
form disclosure is required to include a statement regarding options to 
receive government benefits. Furthermore, the Bureau requires a 
financial institution to disclose, in conjunction with the short form 
disclosure, its name, the name of the prepaid account program, any 
purchase price for the prepaid account, and any fee for activating the 
prepaid account.
    The long form disclosure is required to include: A title, including 
the name of the prepaid account program; information about all fees and 
the conditions under which they may be imposed; a statement regarding 
registration and FDIC/NCUA insurance; a statement regarding linked 
overdraft credit features; a statement containing the financial 
institution's contact information; a reference to the Bureau's website 
containing information on prepaid accounts; and a reference to the 
Bureau's website and telephone number to submit complaints.
    Generally, these disclosures are required to be provided before a 
consumer acquires a prepaid account, though there are certain 
exceptions. For prepaid accounts sold at retail locations, however, a 
financial institution may provide the long form disclosure after 
acquisition if the short form disclosure contains information enabling 
the consumer to access the long form disclosure by telephone or on a 
website and other requirements are met. A similar accommodation is made 
for prepaid accounts acquired orally by telephone.
    The pre-acquisition disclosures are required to follow specific 
formatting rules, and, for the short form disclosures, be substantially 
similar to model forms. If the financial institution uses a foreign 
language in connection

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with a consumer's acquisition of a prepaid account, a financial 
institution is generally required to provide the pre-acquisition 
disclosures in that foreign language.

Periodic Statement Alternative (Section 1005.18(c))

    Financial institutions are required to provide periodic statements 
for prepaid accounts either by providing a periodic statement that 
complies with section 1005.9(b) or, as an alternative, by making 
transaction information available to the consumer by telephone, 
electronically, and in writing upon the consumer's request pursuant to 
section 1005.18(c).

Initial Disclosures (Sections 1005.18(d)(1)(i) and 1005.18(f)(1))

    Financial institutions are required to include in the initial 
disclosure required by section 1005.7 all the information required to 
be disclosed in the pre-acquisition long form disclosure. If a 
financial institution chooses to provide the alternative disclosures 
instead of a regular periodic statement, it must modify some of the 
disclosures included in the initial disclosures.
    The Bureau determined and the Board agrees that financial 
institutions already engage in these activities as usual and customary 
activities, as defined under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2). Therefore, under 5 CFR 
1320.3(b)(2), there is no additional burden for these provisions.

Error Resolution Notice and Procedures for Resolving Errors (Sections 
1005.18(d)(1)(ii), 1005.18(d)(2), and 1005.18(e))

    Prepaid accounts are required to comply with the limited liability 
error resolution requirements applicable to other accounts subject to 
Regulation E. For prepaid accounts where the financial institution 
provides alternative disclosures to regular periodic statements, the 
timing requirements for the error resolution procedures are modified. 
For prepaid accounts that are not payroll card accounts or government 
benefit accounts, a financial institution is generally not required to 
comply with the liability limits and error resolution requirements in 
sections 1005.6 and 1005.11 for any prepaid account for which it has 
not successfully completed its consumer identification and verification 
process.
    A notice concerning error resolution, provided with the initial 
disclosures and substantially similar to the Bureau's model form for 
prepaid accounts, is required to be provided in place of the notice 
required by section 1005.7(b)(10). Alternatively, for prepaid account 
programs for which the financial institution does not have a consumer 
identification and verification process, the financial institution is 
required to describe its error resolution process and limitations on 
consumers' liability for unauthorized transfers or, if none, state that 
there are no such protections.
    An annual error resolution notice substantially similar to the 
model form for prepaid accounts is required to be provided in place of 
the notice required by section 1005.8(b). Alternatively, a financial 
institution may include on or with each electronic and written account 
transaction history, a notice substantially similar to the abbreviated 
notice for periodic statements contained in the model forms, modified 
as necessary to reflect the error resolution procedures the financial 
institution is required to follow.
    The Bureau determined and the Board agrees that financial 
institutions already engage in these activities as usual and customary 
activities, as defined under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2). Therefore, under 5 CFR 
1320.3(b)(2), there is no additional burden for these provisions.

Change-In-Terms Notice (Section 1005.18(f)(2))

    The change-in-terms notice provisions in section 1005.8(a) apply to 
any change in a term or condition that is required to be disclosed 
under 1005.7 or 1005.18(f)(1) for a prepaid account.
    The Bureau determined and the Board agrees that financial 
institutions already engage in these activities as usual and customary 
activities, as defined under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2). Therefore, under 5 CFR 
1320.3(b)(2), there is no additional burden for these provisions.

Disclosures on Device or Entry Point (Section 1005.18(f)(3))

    Financial institutions are required to disclose on the prepaid 
account access device the name of the financial institution and the 
website and telephone number a consumer can use to contact the 
financial institution about the prepaid account. If a financial 
institution does not provide a physical access device in connection 
with a prepaid account, the disclosure is required to appear on the 
website, mobile application, or other entry point a consumer must visit 
to access the prepaid account electronically.
    The Bureau determined and the Board agrees that financial 
institutions already engage in these activities as usual and customary 
activities, as defined under 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2). Therefore, under 5 CFR 
1320.3(b)(2), there is no additional burden for these provisions.

Internet Posting and Submission of Prepaid Account Agreements (Section 
1005.19)

    Prepaid account issuers are generally required to submit to the 
Bureau new and amended prepaid account agreements and notification of 
withdrawn agreements no later than 30 days after the issuer offers, 
amends, or ceases to offer the agreement. The rule provides a de 
minimis exception and a limited product testing exception to this 
requirement. If an issuer is required to submit a prepaid account 
agreement to the Bureau and the prepaid account agreement is offered to 
the general public, the issuer is also required to post the account 
agreement in a prominent and readily accessible location on its 
website. If a prepaid account agreement is not posted on the issuer's 
website, the issuer must provide a consumer with a copy of the 
consumer's prepaid account agreement no later than five business days 
after the issuer receives the consumer's request for the agreement. The 
consumer must be able to request the agreement by phone.
    The comment period for this notice expired on July 1, 2019. The 
Board did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented 
as proposed.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 5, 
2019.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2019-19520 Filed 9-9-19; 8:45 am]
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