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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.

“Today’s action is the next step in the Bureau’s efforts to implement the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act as expeditiously as possible,” said CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger. “I look forward to reviewing the comments in response to the questions we are asking to facilitate the required rulemaking.”

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law in May 2018, directed the Bureau to prescribe certain regulations for PACE financing. 

The Bureau will consider the information it receives in response to today’s ANPR to develop a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The information solicited will enable the Bureau to better understand the market and unique nature of PACE financing. This will help the Bureau formulate proposed regulations that not only would achieve statutory objectives but also would reflect a careful consideration of costs and benefits.   

The public will have 60 days to comment after publication of the ANPR in the Federal Register.

The ANPR is available at:  https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/cfpb_anpr_residential-property-assessed-clean-energy-financing.pdf

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