The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. The 33 page document identifies the regulatory issues that the CFPB reasonably anticipates considering from June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. The agenda primarily focuses on the rules required by the Dodd-Frank Act, including several mortgage-related rulemakings. Check out Andrea’s blog post from Tuesday for more information about the CFPB’s most recent proposed mortgage rule.
For anyone trying to keep track of where the CFPB rules are in the pipeline or frankly just trying to keep a list of upcoming CFPB rules, the agenda provides a helpful list of CFPB actions in the prerule stage, proposed rule stage, final rule stage, long-term actions, and completed actions.
Keep in mind, this list is not set in stone and only provides a list of rules that the CFPB “reasonably expects” to issue. The next agenda will be published in the fall of 2012 and will update the agenda through October 1, 2013. As we have seen in the past, deadlines appear to be flexible for this new agency but a murky crystal ball is better than no crystal ball at all!