Proposed Revision and Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 72715-72716 [2013-28882]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices Child Labor with respect to countries eligible for the aforementioned programs. The 2012 report and additional background information are available on the Internet at http:// www.dol.gov/ILAB/programs/ocft/ tda.htm. Information Requested and Invitation to Comment: Interested parties are invited to comment and provide information regarding DOL’s 2012 TDA Report; the 2013 TVPRA List; and the current E.O. 13126 List, all of which may be found on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/ research.htm or obtained from OCFT. DOL requests comments or information to update the findings and suggestions for government action for countries reviewed in the TDA Report, as well as to assess each country’s individual advancement toward eliminating the worst forms of child labor during the current reporting period compared to previous years. For more information on the types of issues covered in the TDA Report, please see Appendix II of the report. In addition, DOL especially appreciates information on the nature and extent of child labor, forced labor, and forced or indentured child labor in the production of goods in foreign countries as well as information on government, industry, or third-party actions to address these issues for countries reviewed for the E.O. and TVPRA lists. Materials submitted should be confined to the specific topics of these reports. DOL will generally consider sources with dates up to five years old (i.e., data not older than January 1, 2008). DOL appreciates the extent to which submissions clearly indicate the time period to which they apply. In the interest of transparency, classified information will not be accepted. Where applicable, information submitted should indicate its source or sources, and copies of the source material should be provided. If primary sources are utilized, such as research studies, interviews, direct observations, or other sources of quantitative or qualitative data, details on the research or data-gathering methodology should be provided. Please see the 2012 TDA Report, 2013 TVPRA List, and E.O. List for a complete explanation of relevant terms, definitions, and reporting guidelines employed by DOL. This notice is a general solicitation of comments from the public. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of November 2013. Carol Pier, Acting Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–28839 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division [OMB Control No.: 1235–0015] Proposed Revision and Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Labor. ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to revise and extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before February 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0015, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Regulatory Analysis Branch, Wage and Hour Division, 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72715 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 Interpretations, Wage and Hour Division, 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 must 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/TDD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141, et seq.) provides, in part, that every contract in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for construction, alteration, and/or repair, which requires or involves the employment of mechanics and/or laborers, shall contain a provision stating the minimum wages to be paid various classes of laborers and mechanics that were determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for the corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on projects of a character similar to the contract work in the city, town, village or other civil subdivision of the State where the work is to be performed. The Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, through a delegation of authority, is responsible for issuing these wage determinations (WDs). Section 1.3 of Regulations 29 CFR Part 1, Procedures for Predetermination of Wage Rates, provides, in part, that for the purpose of making WDs, the Administrator will conduct a continuing program for obtaining and compiling wage rate information. Form WD–10 is used to determine locally prevailing wages under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. The wage data collection is a primary source of information and is essential to the determination of prevailing wages. This information E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 72716 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices collection is currently approved for use through March, 2014. Wage and Hour Division II. Review Focus The DOL is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions The DOL seeks approval for the extension of this information collection in order to ensure effective administration of various special employment programs. Type of Review: Revision and Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates. OMB Numbers: 1235–0015. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits, Federal Government. Respondents: 22,000. Total Annual Responses: 66,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 22,000. Estimated Time Per Response: DOL estimates that respondents spend an average of approximately 20 minutes completing each response. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Costs: $529,980. Total Burden Costs (operation/ maintenance): $0. Dated: November 26, 2013. Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations. [FR Doc. 2013–28882 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Jkt 232001 RIN 1235–0001 Proposed Extension of the Information Collections Pertaining to Special Employment Under the Fair Labor Standards Act Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 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: Information Collections Pertaining to Special Employment Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before February 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0001, 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: I. Background: The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq., which sets the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards of most general application. See 29 U.S.C. 206; 207; 211; 212. Section 11(d) of the FLSA authorizes the Secretary of Labor to regulate, restrict or prohibit industrial homework as necessary to prevent circumvention or evasion of the minimum wage requirements of the Act. 29 U.S.C. 211(d). The Department of Labor (DOL) restricts homework in seven industries (i.e., knitted outwear, women’s apparel, jewelry manufacturing, gloves and mittens, button and buckle manufacturing, and embroideries) to those employers who obtain certificates. See 29 CFR 530.1–.2. The DOL may also issue individual certificates in any industry for an individual homeworker who is unable to leave home because of a disability [or must remain at home to care for a person with a disability in the home.] See 29 CFR 530.3–.4. The DOL allows employers to obtain general (employer) certificates to employ homeworkers in all restricted industries, except women’s apparel and hazardous jewelry manufacturing operations. See 29 CFR 530.101. Consistent with FLSA sections 11(d) and 14(c), the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) regulates the employment of industrial homeworkers and workers with disabilities covered by special certificates and governs the application and approval process for obtaining the certificates. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division

[OMB Control No.: 1235-0015]


Proposed Revision and Extension of the Approval of Information 
Collection Requirements

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, 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. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently, the Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning 
its proposal to revise and extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of the Information Collection: Report of Construction 
Contractor's Wage Rates. A copy of the proposed information collection 
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 February 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0015, by either one of the following methods:
    Email: WHDPRAComments@dol.gov;
    Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Regulatory Analysis Branch, Wage and 
Hour Division, 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 Interpretations, Wage and Hour Division, 
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 must 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/TDD callers may 
dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or request 
materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141, et seq.) provides, in part, 
that every contract in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or 
the District of Columbia is a party for construction, alteration, and/
or repair, which requires or involves the employment of mechanics and/
or laborers, shall contain a provision stating the minimum wages to be 
paid various classes of laborers and mechanics that were determined by 
the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for the corresponding classes 
of laborers and mechanics employed on projects of a character similar 
to the contract work in the city, town, village or other civil 
subdivision of the State where the work is to be performed. The 
Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, through a delegation of 
authority, is responsible for issuing these wage determinations (WDs). 
Section 1.3 of Regulations 29 CFR Part 1, Procedures for 
Predetermination of Wage Rates, provides, in part, that for the purpose 
of making WDs, the Administrator will conduct a continuing program for 
obtaining and compiling wage rate information. Form WD-10 is used to 
determine locally prevailing wages under the Davis-Bacon and Related 
Acts. The wage data collection is a primary source of information and 
is essential to the determination of prevailing wages. This information

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collection is currently approved for use through March, 2014.

II. Review Focus

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

III. Current Actions

    The DOL seeks approval for the extension of this information 
collection in order to ensure effective administration of various 
special employment programs.
    Type of Review: Revision and Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates.
    OMB Numbers: 1235-0015.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits, Federal 
Government.
    Respondents: 22,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 66,000.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 22,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: DOL estimates that respondents spend 
an average of approximately 20 minutes completing each response.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Costs: $529,980.
    Total Burden Costs (operation/maintenance): $0.

    Dated: November 26, 2013.
Mary Ziegler,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations.
[FR Doc. 2013-28882 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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