Proposed Extension of the Labor Standards for Federal Service Contracts Information Collection, 26657-26659 [2013-10800]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Notices providing services to ATF meet DOJ and ATF basic qualification requirements to be considered for access to ATF information, information technology systems, and/or facilities. These agency specific requirements include, but are not limited to, residency, citizenship, drug use, financial history, firearms/ explosives licensing, criminal history, and conduct qualifications. The revision to this collection is adding a new form ATF Form 8620.62 for individuals that require unescorted access to ATF information and facilities, and minor clarifying information on ATF Form 8620.42. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 1000 respondents will take 5 minutes to complete ATF F 8620.42 and 1500 respondents will take 7 minutes to complete ATF F 8620.62. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 258 annual total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W– 1407B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 2, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–10768 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives [OMB Number 1140–0055] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Identification of Explosive Materials tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 30-Day notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 May 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 published in the Federal Register Volume 78, Number 42, page 14120 on March 4, 2013, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until June 6, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments concerning this information collection should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure your comments are received is to email them to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or fax them to 202–395–7285. All comments should reference the eight digit OMB number or the title of the collection. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —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 submission of responses. Summary of Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Identification of Explosive Materials. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: None. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other forprofit. Other: None. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26657 Need for Collection The regulations at 27 CFR 555.109 require that manufacturers of explosive materials place marks of identification on the materials manufactured. Marking of explosives enables law enforcement entities to more effectively trace explosives from the manufacturer through the distribution chain to the end purchaser. This process is used as a tool in criminal enforcement activities. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 2,184 respondents will respond to this information collection. Estimated time for a respondent to respond is none. Manufacturers are required to place markings on explosives, therefore, the burden hours are considered usual and customary. 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2) states, there is no burden when the collection of information is usual and customary. (6) An estimate of the total burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual total burden hours associated with this collection is 1 hour. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W– 1407B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 2, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–10767 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division RIN 1235–0007 Proposed Extension of the Labor Standards for Federal Service Contracts Information Collection Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 26658 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Notices 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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Labor Standards for Federal Service Contracts— Regulations 29 CFR, Part 4. 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 July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0007, by either one of the following methods: Email: 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 receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email 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: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 May 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 I. Background The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor administers the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), 41 U.S.C. 351 et seq. The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) applies to every contract entered into by the United States or the District of Columbia, the principal purpose of which is to furnish services to the United States through the use of service employees. The SCA requires contractors and subcontractors performing services on covered federal or District of Columbia contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service employees in various classes no less than the monetary wage rates and to furnish fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality, or the rates (including prospective increases) contained in a predecessor contractor’s collective bargaining agreement. Safety and health standards also apply to such contracts. The compensation requirements of the SCA are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division. A. Vacation Benefit Seniority List Service Contract Act section 2(a), provides that every contract subject to the Act must contain a provision specifying the minimum monetary wages and fringe benefits to be paid to the various classes of service employees performing work on the contract. Many wage determinations (WDs) issued for recurring services performed at the same Federal facility provide for certain vested fringe benefits (e.g., vacations), which are based on the employee’s total length of service with a contractor or any predecessor contractor. See 29 CFR 4.162. When found to prevail, such fringe benefits are incorporated in WDs and are usually stated as ‘‘one week paid vacation after one year’s service with a contractor or successor, two weeks after two years’’, etc. These provisions ensure that employees receive the vacation benefit payments that they have earned and accrued by requiring that such payments be made by successor contractors who hire the same employees who have worked over the years at the same facility in the same locality for predecessor contractors B. Conformance Record Section 2(a) of the SCA provides that every contract subject to the Act must contain a provision specifying the minimum monetary wage and fringe benefits to be paid the various classes of service employees employed on the contract work. See 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. Problems sometimes arise (1) when employees are working on service PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contracts in job classifications that DOL was not previously informed about and (2) when there are job classifications for which no wage data are available. Section 4.6(b)(2) of 29 CFR part 4 provides a process for ‘‘conforming’’ (i.e., adding) classifications and wage rates to the WD for classes of service employees not previously listed on a WD but where employees are actually working on an SCA covered contract. This process ensures that the requirements of section 2(a) of the Act are fulfilled and that a formal record exists as part of the contract which documents the wage rate and fringe benefits to be paid for a conformed classification while a service employee(s) is employed on the contract. The contracting officer is required to review each contractor-proposed conformance to determine if the unlisted classes have been properly classified by the contractor so as to provide a reasonable relationship (i.e., appropriate level of skill comparison) between such unlisted classifications and the classifications (and wages) listed in the WD. See 29 CFR 4.6(b)(2). Moreover, the contracting agency is required to forward the conformance action to the Wage and Hour Division for review and approval. Id. However, in any case where a contract succeeds a contract under which a class was previously conformed, the contractor may use an optional procedure known as the indexing (i.e., adjusting) procedure to determine a new wage rate for a previously conformed class. See 29 CFR 4.6(b)(2)(iv)(B). This procedure does not require DOL approval but does require the contractor to notify the contracting agency in writing that a previously conformed class has been indexed and include information describing how the new rate was computed. Id. C. Submission of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Sections 2(a) and 4(c) of the SCA provide that any contractor which succeeds to a contract subject to the Act and under which substantially the same services are furnished, shall pay any service workers employed on the contract no less than the wages and fringe benefits to which such workers would have been entitled if employed under the predecessor contract. See 29 CFR 4.163(a). Section 4.6(l)(1) of Regulations, 29 CFR part 4, requires an incumbent (predecessor) contractor to provide to the contracting officer a copy of any CBA governing the wages and fringe benefits paid service employees E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Notices performing work on the contract during the contract period. These CBAs are submitted by the contracting agency to the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor where they are used in issuing WDs for successor contracts subject to section 2(a) and 4(c) of SCA. See 29 CFR 4.4(c). The Wage and Hour Division uses this information to determine whether covered employers have complied with various legal requirements of the laws administered by the Wage and Hour Division. The Wage and Hour Division seeks approval to renew this information collection related to the Labor Standards for Federal Service Contracts. 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks an approval for the extension of this information collection that requires employers to make, maintain, and preserve records in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Labor Standards for Federal Service Contracts-Regulations 29 CFR, Part 4. OMB Number: 1235–0007. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms. Total Respondents: 49,344. Total Annual Responses: 49,344. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 49,060. Estimated Time per Response: Vacation Benefit Seniority List—1 hour, Conformance Record—30 minutes, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 May 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Collective Bargaining Agreement—5 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Costs (operation/ maintenance): $0. Dated: April 30, 2013. Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2013–10800 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD Agency Information Collection Activity: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). ACTION: Request to Reinstate a Previously Approved Information Collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the NTSB is submitting an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal of a previously approved information collection, NTSB Form 6120.1. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. DATES: Submit written comments regarding this proposed collection of information by July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit written comments on the collection of information to the National Transportation Safety Board, Office of Research and Engineering, 490 L’Enfant Plaza East SW., Washington, DC 20594. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Loren Groff, NTSB Office of Research and Engineering, at (202) 314–6517. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTSB is announcing the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the collection in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The NTSB’s collection of information on Form 6120.1 is necessary to fulfill the NTSB’s statutory mandate to investigate transportation accidents, because the form requests information concerning aviation accidents. This Notice informs the public that it may submit comments concerning the proposed use of this form to the NTSB. This renewal request is not associated with a rulemaking activity. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26659 Paperwork Reduction Act Requirement In accordance with OMB regulations that require this Notice for proposed Information Collection Requests, the NTSB herein notifies the public that it may submit comments on this proposed information collection. Title 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1) requires an agency, prior to submitting a collection of information to OMB for approval, to ‘‘provide 60-day notice in the Federal Register, and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning . . . [the] proposed collection of information.’’ Section 1320.8(d)(1) also requires the NTSB to solicit comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the NTSB to perform its mission; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the NTSB to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The NTSB will summarize and/or include the public’s comments in its subsequent request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection pursuant to section 1320.10(a) of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations. Description of NTSB Form 6120.1 The NTSB notes it has been using NTSB Form 6120.1 for several years to collect information concerning certain aviation accidents and incidents. The Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report Form is used in determining the facts, conditions, and circumstances for aircraft accident prevention activities and for statistical purposes. The form is divided into 17 categories, which are titled as follows: Basic information; aircraft information; owner/operator information; other aircraft—collision information (if air or ground collision occurred); mechanical malfunction/failure; damage to aircraft and other property; airport information (to be completed if accident or incident occurred on approach, takeoff, or within 3 miles of an airport); flight itinerary information; fuel and services information; evacuation of aircraft; weather information at the accident/ incident site; pilot ‘‘A’’ information; pilot ‘‘B’’ information; additional flight crew members; passengers/other personnel; narrative history of flight; and recommendation (concerning how the accident or incident may have been prevented). The basic information category requests information concerning the location and date and time of the accident or incident, the phase of operation during which the E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division

RIN 1235-0007


Proposed Extension of the Labor Standards for Federal Service 
Contracts Information Collection

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

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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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments 
concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of the Information Collection: Labor Standards for Federal 
Service Contracts--Regulations 29 CFR, Part 4. 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 July 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0007, by either one of the following methods: Email: 
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 receiving mail 
in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to 
transmit their comments electronically via email 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 Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor 
administers the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), 41 U.S.C. 
351 et seq. The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) applies to 
every contract entered into by the United States or the District of 
Columbia, the principal purpose of which is to furnish services to the 
United States through the use of service employees. The SCA requires 
contractors and subcontractors performing services on covered federal 
or District of Columbia contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service 
employees in various classes no less than the monetary wage rates and 
to furnish fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality, or the 
rates (including prospective increases) contained in a predecessor 
contractor's collective bargaining agreement. Safety and health 
standards also apply to such contracts. The compensation requirements 
of the SCA are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division.

A. Vacation Benefit Seniority List

    Service Contract Act section 2(a), provides that every contract 
subject to the Act must contain a provision specifying the minimum 
monetary wages and fringe benefits to be paid to the various classes of 
service employees performing work on the contract. Many wage 
determinations (WDs) issued for recurring services performed at the 
same Federal facility provide for certain vested fringe benefits (e.g., 
vacations), which are based on the employee's total length of service 
with a contractor or any predecessor contractor. See 29 CFR 4.162. When 
found to prevail, such fringe benefits are incorporated in WDs and are 
usually stated as ``one week paid vacation after one year's service 
with a contractor or successor, two weeks after two years'', etc. These 
provisions ensure that employees receive the vacation benefit payments 
that they have earned and accrued by requiring that such payments be 
made by successor contractors who hire the same employees who have 
worked over the years at the same facility in the same locality for 
predecessor contractors

B. Conformance Record

    Section 2(a) of the SCA provides that every contract subject to the 
Act must contain a provision specifying the minimum monetary wage and 
fringe benefits to be paid the various classes of service employees 
employed on the contract work. See 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. Problems 
sometimes arise (1) when employees are working on service contracts in 
job classifications that DOL was not previously informed about and (2) 
when there are job classifications for which no wage data are 
available.
    Section 4.6(b)(2) of 29 CFR part 4 provides a process for 
``conforming'' (i.e., adding) classifications and wage rates to the WD 
for classes of service employees not previously listed on a WD but 
where employees are actually working on an SCA covered contract. This 
process ensures that the requirements of section 2(a) of the Act are 
fulfilled and that a formal record exists as part of the contract which 
documents the wage rate and fringe benefits to be paid for a conformed 
classification while a service employee(s) is employed on the contract.
    The contracting officer is required to review each contractor-
proposed conformance to determine if the unlisted classes have been 
properly classified by the contractor so as to provide a reasonable 
relationship (i.e., appropriate level of skill comparison) between such 
unlisted classifications and the classifications (and wages) listed in 
the WD. See 29 CFR 4.6(b)(2). Moreover, the contracting agency is 
required to forward the conformance action to the Wage and Hour 
Division for review and approval. Id. However, in any case where a 
contract succeeds a contract under which a class was previously 
conformed, the contractor may use an optional procedure known as the 
indexing (i.e., adjusting) procedure to determine a new wage rate for a 
previously conformed class. See 29 CFR 4.6(b)(2)(iv)(B). This procedure 
does not require DOL approval but does require the contractor to notify 
the contracting agency in writing that a previously conformed class has 
been indexed and include information describing how the new rate was 
computed. Id.

C. Submission of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

    Sections 2(a) and 4(c) of the SCA provide that any contractor which 
succeeds to a contract subject to the Act and under which substantially 
the same services are furnished, shall pay any service workers employed 
on the contract no less than the wages and fringe benefits to which 
such workers would have been entitled if employed under the predecessor 
contract. See 29 CFR 4.163(a).
    Section 4.6(l)(1) of Regulations, 29 CFR part 4, requires an 
incumbent (predecessor) contractor to provide to the contracting 
officer a copy of any CBA governing the wages and fringe benefits paid 
service employees

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performing work on the contract during the contract period. These CBAs 
are submitted by the contracting agency to the Wage and Hour Division 
of the Department of Labor where they are used in issuing WDs for 
successor contracts subject to section 2(a) and 4(c) of SCA. See 29 CFR 
4.4(c).
    The Wage and Hour Division uses this information to determine 
whether covered employers have complied with various legal requirements 
of the laws administered by the Wage and Hour Division. The Wage and 
Hour Division seeks approval to renew this information collection 
related to the Labor Standards for Federal Service Contracts.

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 Department of Labor seeks an approval for the extension of this 
information collection that requires employers to make, maintain, and 
preserve records in accordance with statutory and regulatory 
requirements.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Labor Standards for Federal Service Contracts-Regulations 29 
CFR, Part 4.
    OMB Number: 1235-0007.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms.
    Total Respondents: 49,344.
    Total Annual Responses: 49,344.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 49,060.
    Estimated Time per Response: Vacation Benefit Seniority List--1 
hour, Conformance Record--30 minutes, Collective Bargaining Agreement--
5 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Costs (operation/maintenance): $0.

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
Mary Ziegler,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation.
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