Application for Non-Profit Budget and Credit Counseling Agencies

ICR 202205-1105-002

OMB: 1105-0084

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Form and Instruction
New
Form
Unchanged
Supplementary Document
2022-05-04
Supplementary Document
2019-10-16
Supplementary Document
2019-10-16
Supplementary Document
2016-08-31
Supplementary Document
2016-08-31
Supplementary Document
2013-08-07
Supporting Statement A
2022-05-04
ICR Details
1105-0084 202205-1105-002
Received in OIRA 201910-1105-002
DOJ/LA 1105-0084
Application for Non-Profit Budget and Credit Counseling Agencies
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 05/04/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 12/31/2022
172 86
735 362
8,600 4,300

Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Act), Pub.L. 109-8, the United States Trustee (UST) is charged with creating an approved list of credit counseling agencies. Each agency must meet minimum qualifications established by Congress in the new law. The UST needs the information in the application in order to evaluate whether the applicants meet these qualifications established by Congress. The respondents to the application will be credit counseling agencies who seek to counsel individuals before they file for bankruptcy.

PL: Pub.L. 109 - 8 106 Name of Law: Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (Act)
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 9384 02/18/2022
87 FR 24344 04/25/2022
No

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 172 86 0 86 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 735 362 0 373 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 8,600 4,300 0 4,300 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
The total annual hour burden increased from 362 hours to 373 hours because the Program made two changes to the application and related instructions and removed two questions from the application. First, the Program added the requirement for returning applicants to complete an application in full every five years (the refreshed renewal application). By requiring periodic restatements of information previously provided, applicants will be more likely to closely review that information to ensure that it is up to date and correct, thus enhancing the Program’s ability to review and approve the applications. In addition, permitting applicants to use the “no change” option indefinitely in their responses creates an unreasonable burden on the Program to retain unnecessary applications as opposed to disposing of them in accordance with a document retention policy. The Program estimates that this modification will increase a returning applicant’s hourly burden by approximately one hour every five years. Second, the instructions now include a broad definition of the term website where before there was none, to ensure that applicants fully disclose their entire presence on the internet. This in turn will enable the Program to better monitor applicants who may have previously undisclosed websites offering credit counseling. The Program estimates that this modification will increase an applicant’s annual hourly burden by only a few minutes.

$561,661
No
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
No
Juliet Drake 202 567-1564

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
05/04/2022


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