12 U.S. Code § 5561 - Definitions

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For purposes of this part, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) Bureau investigation
The term “Bureau investigation” means any inquiry conducted by a Bureau investigator for the purpose of ascertaining whether any person is or has been engaged in any conduct that is a violation, as defined in this section.
(2) Bureau investigator
The term “Bureau investigator” means any attorney or investigator employed by the Bureau who is charged with the duty of enforcing or carrying into effect any Federal consumer financial law.
(3) Custodian
The term “custodian” means the custodian or any deputy custodian designated by the Bureau.
(4) Documentary material
The term “documentary material” includes the original or any copy of any book, document, record, report, memorandum, paper, communication, tabulation, chart, logs, electronic files, or other data or data compilations stored in any medium.
(5) Violation
The term “violation” means any act or omission that, if proved, would constitute a violation of any provision of Federal consumer financial law.


(Pub. L. 111–203, title X, § 1051,July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2018.)
Effective Date

Pub. L. 111–203, title X, § 1058,July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2035, provided that: “This subtitle [subtitle E (§§ 1051–1058), enacting this part] shall become effective on the designated transfer date.”
[The term “designated transfer date” is defined in section 5481 (9) of this title as the date established under section 5582 of this title.]

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