Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 33002-33003 [2014-13374]

Download as PDF 33002 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices 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. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 forprofit; Federal Government; and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 89,498. Total Annual Responses: 2,058,454. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,921,224. Estimated Time per Response: 56 minutes. Frequency: Weekly. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Costs (operation/ maintenance): $271,715. Dated: June 3, 2014. Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2014–13380 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. 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: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts. 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 August 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0025, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: I. Background On January 30, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13495, ‘‘Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.’’ 74 FR 6103. The E.O. generally requires Federal service contracts and their solicitations to include a clause requiring the successor contractor, and its subcontractors, under a contract that succeeds a contract for performance of the same or similar services at the same location, to offer suitable employment (i.e., positions for which the employees are qualified) on the contract to those predecessor employees whose employment will be terminated as a result of the award of the successor contract. The E.O. contains a number of exclusions, including exempting contracts under the simplified acquisition threshold (currently $150,000) and certain contracts awarded for services produced or provided by persons who are blind or have severe disabilities. The Secretary of Labor is responsible for investigating and obtaining compliance with the E.O. The E.O. also directs the Secretary, in consultation with the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, to issue implementing regulations within 180 days of the date of the Order to the extent permitted by law. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices 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; • 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. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions The DOL seeks an approval for the extension of this information collection that requires Federal service contracts and their solicitations to include a clause requiring the successor contractor, and its subcontractors, under a contract that succeeds a contract for performance of the same or similar services at the same location, to offer suitable employment (i.e., positions for which the employees are qualified) on the contract to those predecessor employees whose employment will be terminated as a result of the award of the successor contract. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts. OMB Number: 1235–0025. Affected Public: contractors, subcontractors, contracting officers, and service workers on Federal contracts. Total Respondents: 40,000. Total Annual Responses: 2,070,012. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 57,504. Estimated Time per Response: 30–50 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Costs (operation/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection and will become a matter of public record. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: June 3, 2014. Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of Regulation, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2014–13374 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. 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: Regulations 29 CFR Part 547, Requirements of a ‘‘Bona Fide Profit-Thrift of Savings Plan’’ and Regulations 29 CFR Part 549, Requirements of a ‘‘Bona Fide ProfitSharing Plan or Trust’’. 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 August 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0013, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33003 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 mayt 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 Section 7(e)(3)(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act permits the exclusion from an employee’s regular rate of pay, payments on behalf of an employee to a ‘‘bona fide’’ thrift or savings plan, profit-sharing plan or trust. Regulations, 29 CFR Parts 547 and 549 set forth the requirements for what constitutes a ‘‘bona fide’’ thrift or savings plan, profitsharing plan or trust. The maintenance of the records required by the regulations enables Department of Labor investigators to determine whether contributions to a given thrift or savings plan, profit-sharing plan or trust may be excluded in calculating the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes in compliance with section 7(e)(3)(b) of the FLSA. Without these records, such a determination could not be made. This information collection is currently approved for use through January 2015. 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; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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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 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: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers 
Under Service Contracts. 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 August 8, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0025, 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

    On January 30, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 
13495, ``Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service 
Contracts.'' 74 FR 6103. The E.O. generally requires Federal service 
contracts and their solicitations to include a clause requiring the 
successor contractor, and its subcontractors, under a contract that 
succeeds a contract for performance of the same or similar services at 
the same location, to offer suitable employment (i.e., positions for 
which the employees are qualified) on the contract to those predecessor 
employees whose employment will be terminated as a result of the award 
of the successor contract. The E.O. contains a number of exclusions, 
including exempting contracts under the simplified acquisition 
threshold (currently $150,000) and certain contracts awarded for 
services produced or provided by persons who are blind or have severe 
disabilities. The Secretary of Labor is responsible for investigating 
and obtaining compliance with the E.O. The E.O. also directs the 
Secretary, in consultation with the Federal Acquisition Regulatory 
Council, to issue implementing regulations within 180 days of the date 
of the Order to the extent permitted by law.

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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;
     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 that requires Federal service contracts and their 
solicitations to include a clause requiring the successor contractor, 
and its subcontractors, under a contract that succeeds a contract for 
performance of the same or similar services at the same location, to 
offer suitable employment (i.e., positions for which the employees are 
qualified) on the contract to those predecessor employees whose 
employment will be terminated as a result of the award of the successor 
contract.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service 
Contracts.
    OMB Number: 1235-0025.
    Affected Public: contractors, subcontractors, contracting officers, 
and service workers on Federal contracts.
    Total Respondents: 40,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,070,012.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 57,504.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30-50 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Costs (operation/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection and will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: June 3, 2014.
Mary Ziegler,
Director, Division of Regulation, Legislation, and Interpretation.
[FR Doc. 2014-13374 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]
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