Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Federal Labor Standards Payee Verification and Payment Processing, 66667-66668 [E9-29956]

Download as PDF 66667 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of Arkansas have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Cross, Dallas, Franklin, Fulton, Grant, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Poinsett, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saint Francis, Scott, Sharp, Stone, Union, Van Buren, White, and Woodruff Counties for Public Assistance. Direct Federal Assistance is authorized. All counties within the State of Arkansas are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–29953 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5281–N–100] Survey of New Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This survey is used to collect data on the placement of new manufactured (mobile) homes. The data are collected from manufactured home dealers. The principal user, HUD, uses the statistics to monitor trends in this type of lowcost housing; to formulate policy, draft legislation, and evaluate programs. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2528–0029) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Lillian Deitzer at Lillian_L._Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 402–8048. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Deitzer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) 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; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Survey of New Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0029. Form Numbers: C–MH–9A. Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: This survey is used to collect data on the placement of new manufactured (mobile) homes. The data are collected from manufactured home dealers. The principal user, HUD, uses the statistics to monitor trends in this type of lowcost housing; to formulate policy, draft legislation, and evaluate programs. Frequency of Submission: Monthly. Number of respondents Annual responses 2,400 2 Reporting burden srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Total Estimated Burden Hours: 2,400. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: December 10, 2009. Lillian Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–29955 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5284–N–02] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Federal Labor Standards Payee Verification and Payment Processing Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination, Office of Labor Relations, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response 0.5 = Burden hours 2,400 SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 16, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 66668 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices the proposal by name and/or OMB control number and should be sent to: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410 or Lillian.L.Deitzer@hud.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jade Banks, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 2102, Washington, DC 20410 or Jade.M.Banks@hud.gov, telephone (202) 402–5475 (this is not a toll-free number) for additional information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Federal Labor Standards Payee Verification and Payment Processing. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501–0021. Description of the need for this information and proposed use: HUD, and State, local, and Tribal agencies administering HUD-assisted programs must enforce Federal labor standards requirements, including the payment of prevailing wage rates to laborers and mechanics employed on HUD-assisted construction and maintenance work that is covered by these requirements. Enforcement activities include securing funds to ensure the payment of wage restitution that has been or may be found due to laborers and mechanics who were employed on HUD-assisted projects, and the payment of liquidated damages that may be assessed for violations of Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) overtime violations. Ultimately, these VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 funds are deposited to an account in the U.S. Treasury. If the labor standards discrepancies are resolved, HUD refunds associated amounts to the depositor. As underpaid laborers and mechanics are located, HUD sends wage restitution payments to the affected workers. Liquidated damages assessed for CWHSSA overtime violations are retained by HUD. In order to make refunds and wage restitution payments, HUD must verify the identity of the payee to ensure that the refund is made to the correct depositor or wage restitution to the correct worker before payment is made. In order to complete these verifications, HUD will request information such as the depositor’s or payee’s tax identification number (i.e., employer identification number or Social Security Number); the project name or number; and/or the worker’s employer’s name. All refunds from labor standards deposit accounts are made, electronically. Depositors entitled to a refund must provide to HUD the name, address, and the account information for the banking institution to which the depositor wants the refund sent. Wage restitution payments may be made by check or electronically, at the payee’s choice. HUD must collect either the payee’s mailing address, so that a check may be sent to them, or banking information for an electronic payment. Agency form numbers: HUD–4734, Labor Standards Deposit Voucher. This form is completed by HUD staff after depositor or payee verification and the collection of payment processing information, i.e., banking details or mailing address. Members of affected public: Developers and prime contractors engaged on HUD-assisted construction or maintenance work subject to Federal labor standards requirements; construction and maintenance laborers and mechanics employed on HUDassisted projects subject to Federal labor standards requirements that are entitled to wage restitution. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of response: The estimated number of respondents is 50 per year. The estimated number of hours needed per respondent is .1 hours. The total public burden is estimated to be 5 hours per year. Payees do not need to complete a form; the information may be collected by HUD in person, by telephone, or in writing, at the payee’s option. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 8, 2009. Waite H. Madison, Director, Office of Labor Relations. [FR Doc. E9–29956 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2009–N267; 80221–1113– 0000–F5] Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comment. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or before January 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program Manager, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825 (telephone: 916– 414–6464; fax: 916–414–6486). Please refer to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Marquez, Fish and Wildlife Biologist; see ADDRESSES (telephone: 760–431–9440; fax: 760–431–9624). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We seek review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on the following permit requests. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5284-N-02]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; 
Federal Labor Standards Payee Verification and Payment Processing

AGENCY: Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination, Office of 
Labor Relations, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 16, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to

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the proposal by name and/or OMB control number and should be sent to: 
Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410 
or Lillian.L.Deitzer@hud.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jade Banks, Senior Policy Advisor, 
Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street, SW., Room 2102, Washington, DC 20410 or 
Jade.M.Banks@hud.gov, telephone (202) 402-5475 (this is not a toll-free 
number) for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed 
information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).
    This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: 
(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond; including the 
use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of 
responses.
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Federal Labor Standards Payee Verification and 
Payment Processing.
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501-0021.
    Description of the need for this information and proposed use: HUD, 
and State, local, and Tribal agencies administering HUD-assisted 
programs must enforce Federal labor standards requirements, including 
the payment of prevailing wage rates to laborers and mechanics employed 
on HUD-assisted construction and maintenance work that is covered by 
these requirements. Enforcement activities include securing funds to 
ensure the payment of wage restitution that has been or may be found 
due to laborers and mechanics who were employed on HUD-assisted 
projects, and the payment of liquidated damages that may be assessed 
for violations of Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) 
overtime violations. Ultimately, these funds are deposited to an 
account in the U.S. Treasury. If the labor standards discrepancies are 
resolved, HUD refunds associated amounts to the depositor. As underpaid 
laborers and mechanics are located, HUD sends wage restitution payments 
to the affected workers. Liquidated damages assessed for CWHSSA 
overtime violations are retained by HUD.
    In order to make refunds and wage restitution payments, HUD must 
verify the identity of the payee to ensure that the refund is made to 
the correct depositor or wage restitution to the correct worker before 
payment is made. In order to complete these verifications, HUD will 
request information such as the depositor's or payee's tax 
identification number (i.e., employer identification number or Social 
Security Number); the project name or number; and/or the worker's 
employer's name.
    All refunds from labor standards deposit accounts are made, 
electronically. Depositors entitled to a refund must provide to HUD the 
name, address, and the account information for the banking institution 
to which the depositor wants the refund sent. Wage restitution payments 
may be made by check or electronically, at the payee's choice. HUD must 
collect either the payee's mailing address, so that a check may be sent 
to them, or banking information for an electronic payment.
    Agency form numbers: HUD-4734, Labor Standards Deposit Voucher. 
This form is completed by HUD staff after depositor or payee 
verification and the collection of payment processing information, 
i.e., banking details or mailing address.
    Members of affected public: Developers and prime contractors 
engaged on HUD-assisted construction or maintenance work subject to 
Federal labor standards requirements; construction and maintenance 
laborers and mechanics employed on HUD-assisted projects subject to 
Federal labor standards requirements that are entitled to wage 
restitution.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
responses, and hours of response: The estimated number of respondents 
is 50 per year. The estimated number of hours needed per respondent is 
.1 hours. The total public burden is estimated to be 5 hours per year. 
Payees do not need to complete a form; the information may be collected 
by HUD in person, by telephone, or in writing, at the payee's option.
    Status: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: December 8, 2009.
Waite H. Madison,
Director, Office of Labor Relations.
[FR Doc. E9-29956 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P