Comment Request for Form ETA-9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination and Other Information Collections for Determining Prevailing Wages in Foreign Labor Certification Programs (OMB Control Number 1205-0508), Extension, 76711-76712 [2015-31117]

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[FR Doc. 2015–31134 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Form ETA–9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination and Other Information Collections for Determining Prevailing Wages in Foreign Labor Certification Programs (OMB Control Number 1205– 0508), Extension Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps 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 Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the Form ETA–9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination and other information collections for determining prevailing wages in foreign labor certification programs in OMB Control Number 1205–0508. The form and all information collections in this control number expire on March 31, 2016. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained free of charge by contacting the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before February 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Renata Adjibodou, Center Director, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Suite 12–100, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–513–7350 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–513– 7495. Email: ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: ETA–9141. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained free of charge by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The information collection (IC) is required by sections 203(b)(3); 212(a)(5)(A); 212(m), (n), (p), (t); and 214(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(3); 1182(a)(5)(A); 1182(m), (n), (p), (t); and 1184(c)) and 8 CFR 214.2(h). The INA requires the Secretary of Labor to certify, among other things, that any foreign worker seeking to enter the United States (U.S.) for the purpose of performing certain skilled or unskilled labor temporarily or permanently will not, by doing so, adversely affect wages and working conditions of U.S. workers similarly employed. Before the Secretary of Labor can certify that wages for U.S. workers have not been adversely affected, he must ensure that the wages being paid the foreign workers are the same as those being offered and paid to U.S. workers. The information contained in the Form ETA–9141 is the basis for the Secretary’s determination of the wage employers must pay foreign workers to protect against an adverse effect on wages as a result of the employment of a foreign worker. Prior to submitting requests for most labor certifications or a labor condition applications to the Secretary of Labor, employers must obtain a prevailing wage for the job opportunity based on the place of employment in order to ensure that U.S. workers’ wages are not being adversely affected by paying foreign workers less than the prevailing wage. Form ETA– 9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination, is used to collect the PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76711 necessary information from employers to enable the Department to issue a prevailing wage for the occupation and location of the job offer. The Form ETA– 9141 is used in the H–2B, H–1B, H–1B1, E–3, and PERM programs administered by the Department. The Department is not proposing any changes to the collection and is requesting a three year extension. II. Review Focus DOL 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension. Title: Application for Prevailing Wage Determination. OMB Number: 1205–0508. Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Private Sector—businesses or other for profits, Government, State, Local and Tribal Governments. Form(s): ETA–9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination. Total Annual Respondents: 520,452. Annual Frequency: On Occasion. Total Annual Responses: 996,585. Average Time per Response: Various. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 448,349. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Commenters are encouraged not to submit sensitive information (e.g., confidential business information or E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 76712 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices personally identifiable information such as a social security number). Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–31117 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2012–0038] The Standard on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part 1915, subpart I). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by February 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2012–0038, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2012–0038) for mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 this Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). Subpart I specifies several paperwork requirements which are described below. Section 1915.152(b) requires the employer to assess work activities to determine whether there are hazards present, or likely to be present, which necessitate the worker’s use of PPE. If such hazards are present, or likely to be present, the employer must: (1) Select the type of PPE that will protect the affected workers from the hazards identified in the occupational hazard assessment; (2) communicate PPE selection decisions to the affected workers; (3) select PPE that properly fits each affected worker; and (4) maintain documentation to verify that the required occupational hazard assessment has been performed. The verification must contain the following information: Occupation or trade assessed, the date(s) of the hazard assessment, and the name of the person performing the hazard assessment. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the collection of information requirements contained in the Standard on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part 1915, subpart I). The Agency is requesting an adjustment increase of 120 burden hours (from 52 hours to 172 hours). This increase is the result of identifying additional establishments that have been covered by the Shipyard Employment PPE Standard. OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB to extend the approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Form ETA-9141, Application for Prevailing 
Wage Determination and Other Information Collections for Determining 
Prevailing Wages in Foreign Labor Certification Programs (OMB Control 
Number 1205-0508), Extension

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps 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 Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the Form ETA-9141, Application for 
Prevailing Wage Determination and other information collections for 
determining prevailing wages in foreign labor certification programs in 
OMB Control Number 1205-0508. The form and all information collections 
in this control number expire on March 31, 2016. A copy of the proposed 
information collection request can be obtained free of charge by 
contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before February 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Renata Adjibodou, Center 
Director, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Suite 12-100, 
Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-
513-7350 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or 
speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-
5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202-513-7495. Email: ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov 
subject line: ETA-9141. A copy of the proposed information collection 
request (ICR) can be obtained free of charge by contacting the office 
listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The information collection (IC) is required by sections 203(b)(3); 
212(a)(5)(A); 212(m), (n), (p), (t); and 214(c) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(3); 1182(a)(5)(A); 1182(m), 
(n), (p), (t); and 1184(c)) and 8 CFR 214.2(h). The INA requires the 
Secretary of Labor to certify, among other things, that any foreign 
worker seeking to enter the United States (U.S.) for the purpose of 
performing certain skilled or unskilled labor temporarily or 
permanently will not, by doing so, adversely affect wages and working 
conditions of U.S. workers similarly employed. Before the Secretary of 
Labor can certify that wages for U.S. workers have not been adversely 
affected, he must ensure that the wages being paid the foreign workers 
are the same as those being offered and paid to U.S. workers.
    The information contained in the Form ETA-9141 is the basis for the 
Secretary's determination of the wage employers must pay foreign 
workers to protect against an adverse effect on wages as a result of 
the employment of a foreign worker. Prior to submitting requests for 
most labor certifications or a labor condition applications to the 
Secretary of Labor, employers must obtain a prevailing wage for the job 
opportunity based on the place of employment in order to ensure that 
U.S. workers' wages are not being adversely affected by paying foreign 
workers less than the prevailing wage. Form ETA-9141, Application for 
Prevailing Wage Determination, is used to collect the necessary 
information from employers to enable the Department to issue a 
prevailing wage for the occupation and location of the job offer. The 
Form ETA-9141 is used in the H-2B, H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, and PERM programs 
administered by the Department. The Department is not proposing any 
changes to the collection and is requesting a three year extension.

II. Review Focus

    DOL 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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Application for Prevailing Wage Determination.
    OMB Number: 1205-0508.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Private Sector--
businesses or other for profits, Government, State, Local and Tribal 
Governments.
    Form(s): ETA-9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination.
    Total Annual Respondents: 520,452.
    Annual Frequency: On Occasion.
    Total Annual Responses: 996,585.
    Average Time per Response: Various.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 448,349.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; 
they will also become a matter of public record. Commenters are 
encouraged not to submit sensitive information (e.g., confidential 
business information or

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personally identifiable information such as a social security number).

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2015-31117 Filed 12-9-15; 8:45 am]
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