Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 48181-48182 [2011-19999]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2011 / Notices 48181 Hall, Lewis D.W., House, 3160 E. Via Celeste, Tucson, 11000572 McFadden, Phillip G. House, 5130 Camino Real, Tucson, 11000573 Tout, Edwin I. and Gladys M., House, (Architecture and Planning of Josias Joesler and John Murphey in Tucson, AZ MPS), 5000 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, 11000574 Van Schaick, Nellie Mae Kellogg, House, (Architecture and Planning of Josias Joesler and John Murphey in Tucson, AZ MPS), 4141 N. Pontatoc Rd., Tucson, 11000575 MONTANA Mecklenburg County Stillwater County Tanner, O.H.P., House, 3199 Old St. Tammany Rd., LaCrosse, 11000606 CALIFORNIA Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 979 Ave. C, Bayonne, 11000590 Kern County Nuestra, Senora Reina de la Paz, 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd., Keene, 11000576 FLORIDA Lee County Downtown Boca Grande Historic District, Bounded by Gilchrist Ave., W., 5th St., N., Palm Ave., E., & 3rd St., S., Boca Grande, 11000577 GEORGIA Candler County Metter Downtown Historic District, Centered on Broad & Roundtree Sts., Metter, 11000578 Rabun County Hodgson, Asbury and Sallie, House, 278 White St., Dillard, 11000579 Burlington County Main Street Friends Meeting House, 19 South St., (Medford Township), Medford, 11000589 Hudson County Oxford County Record, E.C. and M.I., Homestead, 8 Bean Rd., Buckfield, 11000582 Waterford Historic District (Boundary Increase), 30 Valley Rd., Waterford, 11000583 Warren County SUMMARY: Rutherford Hall, Jct. of Cty. 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Main, Elm, Fremont, & Main Sts., Quobaug Ave., Sigourney St., Sutton Ave., West St. Oxford, 11000586 MISSOURI St. Louis Independent City, Apartments at 5561–71 Chamberlain, 5561–5571 Chamberlain, St. Louis (Independent City), 11000587 18:57 Aug 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 Harding, Stephen, House, 182 14th Ave., Sea Cliff, 11000597 House at 52 Frost Mill Road, 52 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck, 11000598 Leavenworth Apartments, 615 James St., Syracuse, 11000599 New Kasson Apartments, 622 James St., Syracuse, 11000600 MASSACHUSETTS Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements First Presbyterian Church of Pennington, 13 S. Main St., Pennington, 11000591 Onondaga County York County Kennebunk High School, 14 Park St., Kennebunk, 11000584 Wage and Hour Division Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. Nassau County Franklin County Barn on Lot 8, Range G, 816 Foster Hill Rd., (Freeman Township), Kingfield, 11000581 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AGENCY: Mercer County Bonfoy—Barstow House, 485 E. Main St., West Winfield, 11000595 Little Falls City Hall, 659 E. Main St., Little Falls, 11000596 MAINE [FR Doc. 2011–19967 Filed 8–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–51–P Herkimer County Neosho County Murray Hill School, (Public Schools of Kansas MPS), 400 W. 3rd St., Chanute, 11000580 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NEW JERSEY Coles, Robert T., House and Studio, 321 Humboldt Pkwy., Buffalo, 11000594 KANSAS VerDate Mar<15>2010 Atlas Block, 523 & 528 E. Pike Ave., Columbus, 11000588 Woodhull, Josiah, House, 170 North Country Rd., Shoreham, 11000602 NORTH DAKOTA Grand Forks County Kegs Drive-In, The, 901 N. 5th St., Grand Forks, 11000603 VIRGINIA Botetourt County McDonald, Bryan Jr., House, 4084 Catawba Rd., Troutville, 11000604 Louisa County Louisa High School, 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa, 11000605 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 3056(c)(2)(A). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in a 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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before October 7, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0008, by either one of the following methods: E-mail: WHDPRAComments@dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 48182 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2011 / Notices receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via e-mail or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial tollfree (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Davis-Bacon and related Acts (DBRA) require the application of Davis-Bacon labor standards to Federal and Federally assisted construction. The Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 3145) requires the Secretary of Labor to prescribe reasonable regulations for contractors and subcontractors engaged in construction work subject to Davis-Bacon labor standards. While the Federal contracting or assistance-administering agencies have a primary responsibility for enforcement of Davis-Bacon labor standards, Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 assigns to the Secretary of Labor responsibility for developing government-wide policies, interpretations and procedures to be observed by the contracting and assisting agencies, in order to assure coordination of administration and consistency of DBRA enforcement. The Copeland Act provision cited above specifically requires the regulations to ‘‘include a provision that each contractor and subcontractor each week must furnish a statement on the wages paid each employee during the prior week.’’ This requirement is implemented by 29 CFR 3.3 and 3.4 and the standard Davis-Bacon contract clauses set forth at 29 CFR 5.5. Regulations 29 CFR 5.5 (a)(3)(ii)(A) requires contractors to submit weekly a copy of all payrolls to the Federal agency contracting for or financing the construction project. If the agency is not a party to the contract, the contractor will submit the payrolls to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Aug 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 applicant, sponsor, or owner, as the case may be, for transmission to the contracting agency. This same section requires that the payrolls submitted shall set out accurately and completely the information required to be maintained under 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i), except that full social security numbers and home addresses shall not be included on weekly transmittals, and instead, the payrolls shall only need to include an individually identifying number for each employee (e.g., the last four digits of the employee’s social security number). The required weekly payroll information may be submitted in any form desired. Optional Form WH– 347 is available for this purpose from the Wage and Hour Division Web site at http://www.dol.gov/whd/forms/ wh347.pdf. Regulations 29 CFR 3.3(b) requires each contractor to furnish weekly a signed ‘‘Statement of Compliance’’ accompanying the payroll indicating the payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer or mechanic has been paid not less than the proper DavisBacon Act (DBA) prevailing wage rate for the work performed. The weekly submission of a properly executed certification, with the prescribed language set forth on page 2 of Optional Form WH–347, satisfies the requirement for submission of the required ‘‘Statement of Compliance. Id. at §§ 3.3(b), 3.4(b), and 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(B). Regulations 29 CFR 3.4(b) and 5.5(a)(3)(i) require contractors to maintain these records for three years after completion of the work. 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; • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; • 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; • 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 DOL seeks an approval for the extension of this PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection requirement that contractors and subcontractors on Federal and Federally assisted construction subject to DBRA labor standards submit weekly certified payrolls in accordance with the statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements discussed herein. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll. OMB Number: 1235–0008. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Federal Government; and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 96,096. Total Annual Responses: 2,210,208. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,062,861. Estimated Time per Response: 56 minutes. Frequency: Weekly. Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $48,580,377. Total Burden Costs (Operation/ Maintenance): $280,697. Dated: August 1, 2011. Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19999]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

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 and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95). 44 U.S.C. 3056(c)(2)(A). This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in a 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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning 
its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval 
of the Information Collection: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll. A copy of 
the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the 
office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before October 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0008, by either one of the following methods: E-mail: 
WHDPRAComments@dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your 
comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the 
agency name and Control Number identified above for this information 
collection. Because we continue to experience delays in

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receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly 
encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via e-mail or to 
submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information 
provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the 
information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-0406 (this is not a toll-
free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative 
formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by 
calling (202) 693-0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may 
dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or request 
materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Davis-Bacon and related Acts (DBRA) require the 
application of Davis-Bacon labor standards to Federal and Federally 
assisted construction. The Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 3145) requires the 
Secretary of Labor to prescribe reasonable regulations for contractors 
and subcontractors engaged in construction work subject to Davis-Bacon 
labor standards. While the Federal contracting or assistance-
administering agencies have a primary responsibility for enforcement of 
Davis-Bacon labor standards, Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 
assigns to the Secretary of Labor responsibility for developing 
government-wide policies, interpretations and procedures to be observed 
by the contracting and assisting agencies, in order to assure 
coordination of administration and consistency of DBRA enforcement.
    The Copeland Act provision cited above specifically requires the 
regulations to ``include a provision that each contractor and 
subcontractor each week must furnish a statement on the wages paid each 
employee during the prior week.'' This requirement is implemented by 29 
CFR 3.3 and 3.4 and the standard Davis-Bacon contract clauses set forth 
at 29 CFR 5.5. Regulations 29 CFR 5.5 (a)(3)(ii)(A) requires 
contractors to submit weekly a copy of all payrolls to the Federal 
agency contracting for or financing the construction project. If the 
agency is not a party to the contract, the contractor will submit the 
payrolls to the applicant, sponsor, or owner, as the case may be, for 
transmission to the contracting agency. This same section requires that 
the payrolls submitted shall set out accurately and completely the 
information required to be maintained under 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i), except 
that full social security numbers and home addresses shall not be 
included on weekly transmittals, and instead, the payrolls shall only 
need to include an individually identifying number for each employee 
(e.g., the last four digits of the employee's social security number). 
The required weekly payroll information may be submitted in any form 
desired. Optional Form WH-347 is available for this purpose from the 
Wage and Hour Division Web site at http://www.dol.gov/whd/forms/wh347.pdf.
    Regulations 29 CFR 3.3(b) requires each contractor to furnish 
weekly a signed ``Statement of Compliance'' accompanying the payroll 
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. The weekly 
submission of a properly executed certification, with the prescribed 
language set forth on page 2 of Optional Form WH-347, satisfies the 
requirement for submission of the required ``Statement of Compliance. 
Id. at Sec. Sec.  3.3(b), 3.4(b), and 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(B). Regulations 29 
CFR 3.4(b) and 5.5(a)(3)(i) require contractors to maintain these 
records for three years after completion of the work.
    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;
     Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
     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;
     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 DOL seeks an approval for the extension 
of this information collection requirement that contractors and 
subcontractors on Federal and Federally assisted construction subject 
to DBRA labor standards submit weekly certified payrolls in accordance 
with the statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements discussed 
herein.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll.
    OMB Number: 1235-0008.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; 
and State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 96,096.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,210,208.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,062,861.
    Estimated Time per Response: 56 minutes.
    Frequency: Weekly.
    Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $48,580,377.
    Total Burden Costs (Operation/Maintenance): $280,697.

    Dated: August 1, 2011.
Mary Ziegler,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation.
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