Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 33003-33004 [2014-13378]

Download as PDF 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 33004 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices 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 the keeping of records by employers as necessary or appropriate for the administration of the Act. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan (29 CFR Part 547) and Requirements of a Bona Fide ProfitSharing Plan or Trust (29 CFR Part 549). OMB Control Number: 1235–0013. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms. Total Respondents: 523,500. Total Annual Responses: 523,500. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 291. Estimated Time per Response: 30–45 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. 2014–13378 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Payment of Compensation without Award (LS–206). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before August 8, 2014. DATES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0701, fax (202) 693–1447, Email ferguson.Yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides benefits to workers’ injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. Under sections 914(b) & (c) of the Longshore Act, a self-insured employer or insurance carrier is required to pay compensation within 14 days after the employer has knowledge of the injury or death. Upon making the first payment, the employer or carrier shall immediately notify the district director of the payment. Form LS–206 has been designated as the proper form on which report of first payment is to be made. This information collection is currently approved for use through November 30, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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; * 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 Department of Labor seeks the extension of approval of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to meet the statutory requirements to provide compensation or death benefits under the Act to workers covered by the Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Payment of Compensation without Award. OMB Number: 1240–0043. Agency Number: LS–206. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 600. Total Annual Responses: 16,800. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,200. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $8,736. 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 request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: June 3, 2014. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–13379 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-13378]


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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: 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 Profit-
Sharing 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 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 toll-free (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, profit-sharing 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

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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 the keeping of records by employers as 
necessary or appropriate for the administration of the Act.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan (29 CFR 
Part 547) and Requirements of a Bona Fide Profit-Sharing Plan or Trust 
(29 CFR Part 549).
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0013.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms.
    Total Respondents: 523,500.
    Total Annual Responses: 523,500.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 291.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30-45 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. 2014-13378 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]
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