Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 33001-33002 [2014-13380]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1219– 0007. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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. Agency: DOL–MSHA. Title of Collection: Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report. OMB Control Number: 1219–0007. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 29,710. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 132,179. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 180,535 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $5,706. Dated: June 3, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–13359 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–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. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 a 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: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll. 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– 0008, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33001 information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Davis-Bacon and related Acts (DBRA) require the application of DavisBacon labor standards to federal and federally assisted construction. The Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 3145) requires the Secretary of Labor to prescribe reasonable regulations for contractors and subcontractors engaged in construction work subject to DavisBacon labor standards. While the Federal contracting or assistanceadministering agencies have a primary responsibility for enforcement of DavisBacon labor standards, Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 assigns to the Secretary of Labor responsibility for developing government-wide policies, interpretations and procedures to be observed by the contracting and assisting agencies, in order to assure coordination of administration and consistency of DBRA enforcement. The Copeland Act provision cited above specifically requires the regulations to ‘‘include a provision that each contractor and subcontractor each week must furnish a statement on the wages paid each employee during the prior week.’’ This requirement is implemented by 29 CFR 3.3 and 3.4 and the standard Davis-Bacon contract clauses set forth at 29 CFR 5.5. Regulations 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(A) requires contractors to submit weekly a copy of all payrolls to the federal agency contracting for or financing the construction project. If the agency is not a party to the contract, the contractor will submit the payrolls to the applicant, sponsor, or owner, as the case may be, for transmission to the contracting agency. This same section requires that the payrolls submitted shall set out accurately and completely the information required to be maintained under 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i), except that full social security numbers and home addresses shall not be included on weekly transmittals, and instead, the payrolls shall only need to include an individually identifying number for each employee (e.g., the last four digits of the employee’s social security number). The required weekly payroll information may be submitted in any form desired. Optional Form WH– 347 is available for this purpose from the Wage and Hour Division Web site at http://www.dol.gov/whd/forms/ wh347.pdf. Regulations 29 CFR 3.3(b) requires each contractor to furnish weekly a signed ‘‘Statement of Compliance’’ accompanying the payroll indicating the E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 a 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: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll. 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-
0008, 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 Davis-Bacon and related Acts (DBRA) require the application of 
Davis-Bacon labor standards to federal and federally assisted 
construction. The Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 3145) requires the Secretary 
of Labor to prescribe reasonable regulations for contractors and 
subcontractors engaged in construction work subject to Davis-Bacon 
labor standards. While the Federal contracting or assistance-
administering agencies have a primary responsibility for enforcement of 
Davis-Bacon labor standards, Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 
assigns to the Secretary of Labor responsibility for developing 
government-wide policies, interpretations and procedures to be observed 
by the contracting and assisting agencies, in order to assure 
coordination of administration and consistency of DBRA enforcement.
    The Copeland Act provision cited above specifically requires the 
regulations to ``include a provision that each contractor and 
subcontractor each week must furnish a statement on the wages paid each 
employee during the prior week.'' This requirement is implemented by 29 
CFR 3.3 and 3.4 and the standard Davis-Bacon contract clauses set forth 
at 29 CFR 5.5. Regulations 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(A) requires contractors 
to submit weekly a copy of all payrolls to the federal agency 
contracting for or financing the construction project. If the agency is 
not a party to the contract, the contractor will submit the payrolls to 
the applicant, sponsor, or owner, as the case may be, for transmission 
to the contracting agency. This same section requires that the payrolls 
submitted shall set out accurately and completely the information 
required to be maintained under 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i), except that full 
social security numbers and home addresses shall not be included on 
weekly transmittals, and instead, the payrolls shall only need to 
include an individually identifying number for each employee (e.g., the 
last four digits of the employee's social security number). The 
required weekly payroll information may be submitted in any form 
desired. Optional Form WH-347 is available for this purpose from the 
Wage and Hour Division Web site at http://www.dol.gov/whd/forms/wh347.pdf.
    Regulations 29 CFR 3.3(b) requires each contractor to furnish 
weekly a signed ``Statement of Compliance'' accompanying the payroll 
indicating the

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payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer or mechanic has 
been paid not less than the proper Davis-Bacon 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 Sec. Sec.  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.

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 for-profit; 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.
    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]
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