Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 60855-60856 [05-20926]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Notices may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or emailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $18.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Ellen M. Mahan, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 05–20933 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Equal Opportunity Survey. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before December 19, 2005. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:50 Oct 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Government contractors provide information on their personnel activities and the results of their affirmative action efforts to employ and promote minorities and women. This information is used to select specifically identified contractors for compliance evaluations and compliance assistance. These requirements have been established under Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212. Implementing regulations are at 41 CFR Chapter 60. The regulations at 41 CFR part 60–2.18 authorize the collection of data by OFCCP through the use of the EO Survey. In addition, the regulations at 41 CFR part 60–1.12 require contractors to collect and retain employment and other related records. The EO Survey is a request for some of those data. With these data, the Survey is intended to improve the selection of contractors for compliance evaluations which are used to determine compliance with the nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity (EEO) regulations. This information collection is currently approved for use through December 31, 2005. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; * Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; * Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and * Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60855 III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks a three year extension of approval to collect this information in order to permit OFCCP the time to continue its assessment and evaluation of the EO Survey. During this period, OFCCP will conduct a cost benefit analysis to examine the effectiveness of the EO Survey; as a useful tool in the selection of contractors that are not in compliance with their Equal Employment Opportunity and non-discrimination obligations. The OFCCP seeks a three year extension to the approval of the Equal Opportunity Survey. There is no change in the substance or method of collection since the last OMB approval. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Titles: Equal Opportunity Survey. OMB Number: 1215–0196. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 10,000. Total Annual Responses: 10,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 210,000. Estimated Time per Response: 21 hours. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $30,000. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: October 14, 2005. Bruce Bohanon, Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. 05–20925 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 60856 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Notices and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Optional Use Payroll Form Under The Davis-Bacon Act (WH–347). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before December 19, 2005. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, Email bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 3145) requires contractors and subcontractors performing work on Federally financed or assisted construction contracts to ‘‘furnish weekly a statement with respect to the wages paid each employee during the preceding week.’’ Regulations 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(ii) requires contractors weekly to submit a copy of all payrolls to the Federal agency contracting for or financing the construction project. A signed ‘‘Statement of Compliance’’ indicating the payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer or mechanic has been paid not less than the proper Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) prevailing wage rate for the work performed must accompany the payroll. Regulations 29 CFR 3.3(b) requires each contractor to furnish such weekly ‘‘Statements of Compliance’’. Regulations 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i) requires the Social Security Number of each employee on such payrolls. Regulations 29 CFR 3.4 and 5.5(a)(3)(i) require contractors to maintain these records for three years after completion of the work. Contractors and subcontractors must certify their payrolls by attesting that persons performing work on DavisBacon and Related Acts (DBRA) covered VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:50 Oct 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 contracts have received the proper payment of wages and fringe benefits. Contracting officials and Wage and Hour Division staff use these certified payrolls to verify that contractors pay the required rates and as an aid in determining whether the contractors have properly classified the workers for the work they perform. The DOL has developed the optional use Form WH– 347, Payroll Form, which contractors may use to meet the payroll reporting requirements. The form contains the basic payroll information that contractors must furnish each week they perform any work subject to the DBRA. This information collection is currently approved for use through March 31, 2006. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this information collection to carry out its responsibility to determine a contractor’s compliance with provisions of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Copeland Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Titles: Optional Use Payroll Form under the Davis-Bacon Act. OMB Number: 1215–0149. Agency Numbers: WH–347. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 54,620. Total Annual Responses: 5,025,040. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,700,000. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Time Per Response: 56 minutes. Frequency: Weekly. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $201,000. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: October 13, 2005. Bruce Bohanon, Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, , Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. 05–20926 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. ICR–1218–0085 (2005)] 13 Carcinogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s Approval of Information Collection Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection (paperwork) requirements contained in the 13 Carcinogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1003). DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates: Hard Copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received ) by December 19, 2005. Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be received by December 19, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. [ICR–1218–0085 (2005)], by any of the following methods: Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N–2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 889– 5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., ET. E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed

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and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This 
program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the 
desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is 
minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the 
impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly 
assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Optional Use 
Payroll Form Under The Davis-Bacon Act (WH-347). A copy of the proposed 
information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office 
listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before December 19, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0418, fax (202) 693-1451, Email bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please 
use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 3145) requires contractors and 
subcontractors performing work on Federally financed or assisted 
construction contracts to ``furnish weekly a statement with respect to 
the wages paid each employee during the preceding week.'' Regulations 
29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(ii) requires contractors weekly to submit a copy of 
all payrolls to the Federal agency contracting for or financing the 
construction project. A signed ``Statement of Compliance'' indicating 
the payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer or mechanic 
has been paid not less than the proper Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) prevailing 
wage rate for the work performed must accompany the payroll. 
Regulations 29 CFR 3.3(b) requires each contractor to furnish such 
weekly ``Statements of Compliance''. Regulations 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i) 
requires the Social Security Number of each employee on such payrolls. 
Regulations 29 CFR 3.4 and 5.5(a)(3)(i) require contractors to maintain 
these records for three years after completion of the work. Contractors 
and subcontractors must certify their payrolls by attesting that 
persons performing work on Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) covered 
contracts have received the proper payment of wages and fringe 
benefits. Contracting officials and Wage and Hour Division staff use 
these certified payrolls to verify that contractors pay the required 
rates and as an aid in determining whether the contractors have 
properly classified the workers for the work they perform. The DOL has 
developed the optional use Form WH-347, Payroll Form, which contractors 
may use to meet the payroll reporting requirements. The form contains 
the basic payroll information that contractors must furnish each week 
they perform any work subject to the DBRA. This information collection 
is currently approved for use through March 31, 2006.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this 
information collection to carry out its responsibility to determine a 
contractor's compliance with provisions of the Davis-Bacon and Related 
Acts and the Copeland Act.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Titles: Optional Use Payroll Form under the Davis-Bacon Act.
    OMB Number: 1215-0149.
    Agency Numbers: WH-347.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 54,620.
    Total Annual Responses: 5,025,040.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,700,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 56 minutes.
    Frequency: Weekly.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $201,000.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: October 13, 2005.
Bruce Bohanon,
Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, , Division of 
Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and 
Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
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