Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation, and Maintenance Wage Rate Survey; and Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate, 58856-58857 [2012-23500]

Download as PDF 58856 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2012 / Notices National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, 6100 Executive Blvd., Room 5B01, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–496–1487, anandr@mail.nih.gov (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.864, Population Research; 93.865, Research for Mothers and Children; 93.929, Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research; 93.209, Contraception and Infertility Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: September 18, 2012. Michelle Trout, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–23376 Filed 9–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5611–N–02] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation, and Maintenance Wage Rate Survey; and Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination, Office of Labor Relations, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: November 23, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Jacqueline W. Roundtree, Acting Director, Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 2102, Washington, DC 20410 or Jackie.Roundtree@hud.gov. SUMMARY: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline W. Roundtree, Acting Director, Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 2102, Washington, DC 20410 or Jackie.Roundtree@hud.gov, telephone (202) 402–6297 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Sep 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation; Maintenance Wage Rate Survey; Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501–0011. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Public housing agencies (PHAs), Triballydesignated housing entities (TDHEs), and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) are required to ensure that maintenance laborers and mechanics employed in the operation of HUD-assisted low-income or affordable housing are paid no less than prevailing wages that are determined or adopted by HUD (section 12(a), U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended; sections 104(b) and 805(b) of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended). Except that, TDHEs may, at their discretion, implement tribally determined prevailing maintenance wage rates which would apply in place of HUDdetermined or -adopted wage rates. HUD determines or adopts a schedule of prevailing maintenance wage rates for each PHA, TDHE (except for those TDHEs that implement triballydetermined prevailing wage rates), and the DHHL, annually, coinciding with the agency’s fiscal year. In order to ensure that the wage rates are reflective of current economic conditions, HUD requests that each PHA, TDHE and the DHHL submit a recommendation of prevailing wage rates for HUD consideration. PHA, TDHE, and DHHL recommendations may be based on a SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 wide variety of economic indicators including, at the discretion of the PHA, TDHE, or DHHL, the results of a wage survey that the PHA, TDHE or DHHL may conduct of maintenance employers in their operating jurisdiction. In addition, HUD may conduct a maintenance wage rate survey in the absence of a PHA/TDHE/DHHL recommendation or to evaluate a recommendation that has been provided by a PHA, TDHE or DHHL. In order to assist PHAs, TDHEs and the DHHL to submit prevailing wage rate recommendations and, if they choose, to conduct and evaluate the results of a maintenance wage survey, and to assist HUD personnel in the conduct and evaluation of a maintenance wage survey, HUD instituted three forms: Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation; Maintenance Wage Rate Survey Summary; and a Maintenance Wage Rate Survey. PHA, TDHE or DHHL submission of a recommendation is highly encouraged by HUD. In the absence of an agency recommendation, HUD will issue a prevailing wage rate schedule based upon its own actions, which may include a maintenance wage survey conducted by HUD. Participation in any maintenance wage survey conducted by a PHA, TDHE, DHHL, or HUD is voluntary on the part of maintenance employers. Maintenance wage rate recommendations, survey summaries and survey responses must be retained by PHAs, TDHEs, the DHHL and HUD to document compliance with the statutory labor standards provisions. Agencies, contractors and subcontractors engaged on HUD-assisted construction and maintenance projects subject to Federal labor standards must pay no less than the wages determined to be prevailing by the Secretary of Labor (for construction work) or determined to be prevailing by the Secretary of HUD (for maintenance work) to all laborers and mechanics engaged on such work. Occasionally, the applicable wage decision schedule does not contain a prevailing wage rate for all classifications of work needed to complete the project. In such cases, the employer that will utilize the classification(s) missing from the wage decision must propose a wage rate for each such classification for the consideration of the Department of Labor (DOL) and/or HUD, as appropriate. The employer must submit its request in writing; there is no form specified or required for employer submissions. HUD and local agencies that administer HUD-assisted projects use the form HUD–4230A to record and E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 58857 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2012 / Notices submit employer additional classification and wage rate requests to DOL, when DOL approval is required. Agency form numbers, if applicable: Forms HUD–4750 for Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation, HUD– 4751 for Maintenance Wage Rate Survey, HUD–4752 Maintenance Wage Rate Survey Summary Sheet, and HUD– 4230A for Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Number of respondents Item Amount of time required (hours) Total time required/ annum (hours) Agencies/Employers: Maintenance Wage Recommendation ................................................................................. Survey Form Employer Response ....................................................................................... Survey Form Agency Evaluation/Summary ......................................................................... Record keeping .................................................................................................................... Additional Classifications and Wage Rates ......................................................................... Record keeping .................................................................................................................... 3,400 1,800 1,800 3,400 500 500 4 4 8 1 1 .5 13,600 7,200 2,400 3,400 500 250 Total Annual Burden (Agencies/Employers) ................................................................. HUD Staff: Maintenance Wage Rates .................................................................................................... Record keeping .................................................................................................................... Additional Classifications and Wage Rates ......................................................................... Record keeping .................................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ 3,400 3,400 500 500 ........................ ........................ 2 1 1 .5 27,350 ........................ 6,800 3,400 500 250 Total Annual Burden (HUD Staff) ................................................................................. ........................ ........................ 10,950 Total Annual Burden (All) ....................................................................................... ........................ ........................ 38,300 Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., chapter 35, as amended. Dated: September 17, 2012. Jacqueline W. Roundtree, Acting Director, Office of Labor Relations. [FR Doc. 2012–23500 Filed 9–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5603–N–66] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Opinion of Counsel to the Mortgagor Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. The opinion is required to provide comfort to HUD and the mortgagee in TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Sep 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 multifamily rental and health care facility mortgage insurance transactions DATES: Comments Due Date: October 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2510–0010) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Opinion of Counsel to the Mortgagor. OMB Approval Number: 2510–0010. Form Numbers: HUD–91725, 91725– instr, 91725–CERT. Description of the need for the information and its proposed use: The opinion is required to provide comfort to HUD and the mortgagee in multifamily rental and health care facility mortgage insurance transactions E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5611-N-02]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; 
Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation, and Maintenance Wage Rate Survey; 
and Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate

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: November 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: Jacqueline W. Roundtree, Acting 
Director, Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 2102, Washington, DC 20410 or 
Jackie.Roundtree@hud.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline W. Roundtree, Acting 
Director, Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 2102, Washington, DC 20410 or 
Jackie.Roundtree@hud.gov, telephone (202) 402-6297 (this is not a toll-
free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available 
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: Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation; 
Maintenance Wage Rate Survey; Report of Additional Classification and 
Wage Rate.
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501-0011.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Public housing agencies (PHAs), Tribally-designated housing entities 
(TDHEs), and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) are required 
to ensure that maintenance laborers and mechanics employed in the 
operation of HUD-assisted low-income or affordable housing are paid no 
less than prevailing wages that are determined or adopted by HUD 
(section 12(a), U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended; sections 104(b) 
and 805(b) of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-
Determination Act of 1996, as amended). Except that, TDHEs may, at 
their discretion, implement tribally determined prevailing maintenance 
wage rates which would apply in place of HUD-determined or -adopted 
wage rates.
    HUD determines or adopts a schedule of prevailing maintenance wage 
rates for each PHA, TDHE (except for those TDHEs that implement 
tribally-determined prevailing wage rates), and the DHHL, annually, 
coinciding with the agency's fiscal year. In order to ensure that the 
wage rates are reflective of current economic conditions, HUD requests 
that each PHA, TDHE and the DHHL submit a recommendation of prevailing 
wage rates for HUD consideration. PHA, TDHE, and DHHL recommendations 
may be based on a wide variety of economic indicators including, at the 
discretion of the PHA, TDHE, or DHHL, the results of a wage survey that 
the PHA, TDHE or DHHL may conduct of maintenance employers in their 
operating jurisdiction. In addition, HUD may conduct a maintenance wage 
rate survey in the absence of a PHA/TDHE/DHHL recommendation or to 
evaluate a recommendation that has been provided by a PHA, TDHE or 
DHHL. In order to assist PHAs, TDHEs and the DHHL to submit prevailing 
wage rate recommendations and, if they choose, to conduct and evaluate 
the results of a maintenance wage survey, and to assist HUD personnel 
in the conduct and evaluation of a maintenance wage survey, HUD 
instituted three forms: Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation; 
Maintenance Wage Rate Survey Summary; and a Maintenance Wage Rate 
Survey. PHA, TDHE or DHHL submission of a recommendation is highly 
encouraged by HUD. In the absence of an agency recommendation, HUD will 
issue a prevailing wage rate schedule based upon its own actions, which 
may include a maintenance wage survey conducted by HUD. Participation 
in any maintenance wage survey conducted by a PHA, TDHE, DHHL, or HUD 
is voluntary on the part of maintenance employers. Maintenance wage 
rate recommendations, survey summaries and survey responses must be 
retained by PHAs, TDHEs, the DHHL and HUD to document compliance with 
the statutory labor standards provisions.
    Agencies, contractors and subcontractors engaged on HUD-assisted 
construction and maintenance projects subject to Federal labor 
standards must pay no less than the wages determined to be prevailing 
by the Secretary of Labor (for construction work) or determined to be 
prevailing by the Secretary of HUD (for maintenance work) to all 
laborers and mechanics engaged on such work. Occasionally, the 
applicable wage decision schedule does not contain a prevailing wage 
rate for all classifications of work needed to complete the project. In 
such cases, the employer that will utilize the classification(s) 
missing from the wage decision must propose a wage rate for each such 
classification for the consideration of the Department of Labor (DOL) 
and/or HUD, as appropriate. The employer must submit its request in 
writing; there is no form specified or required for employer 
submissions. HUD and local agencies that administer HUD-assisted 
projects use the form HUD-4230A to record and

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submit employer additional classification and wage rate requests to 
DOL, when DOL approval is required.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: Forms HUD-4750 for Maintenance 
Wage Rate Recommendation, HUD-4751 for Maintenance Wage Rate Survey, 
HUD-4752 Maintenance Wage Rate Survey Summary Sheet, and HUD-4230A for 
Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response:

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                                                                                     Amount of      Total  time
                              Item                                   Number of     time required     required/
                                                                    respondents       (hours)     annum  (hours)
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Agencies/Employers:
    Maintenance Wage Recommendation.............................           3,400               4          13,600
    Survey Form Employer Response...............................           1,800               4           7,200
    Survey Form Agency Evaluation/Summary.......................           1,800               8           2,400
    Record keeping..............................................           3,400               1           3,400
    Additional Classifications and Wage Rates...................             500               1             500
    Record keeping..............................................             500              .5             250
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Total Annual Burden (Agencies/Employers)................  ..............  ..............          27,350
HUD Staff:                                                        ..............  ..............  ..............
    Maintenance Wage Rates......................................           3,400               2           6,800
    Record keeping..............................................           3,400               1           3,400
    Additional Classifications and Wage Rates...................             500               1             500
    Record keeping..............................................             500              .5             250
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Total Annual Burden (HUD Staff).........................  ..............  ..............          10,950
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
            Total Annual Burden (All)...........................  ..............  ..............          38,300
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    Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a 
currently approved collection.

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

    Dated: September 17, 2012.
Jacqueline W. Roundtree,
Acting Director, Office of Labor Relations.
[FR Doc. 2012-23500 Filed 9-21-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P