Proposed Extension of the Information Collection Disclosure to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, 84619-84620 [2016-28265]

Download as PDF 84619 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices that will be used in the SEED evaluation: (1) SEED Implementation Evaluation Survey. This survey will be distributed to a sample of State legislators and their staff who are members of intermediary organizations participating in the SEED initiative. It will identify barriers and needs to inform the SEED implementation team on what SEED could do to assist states interested in adopting disability employment policies. It will also provide feedback from State legislators and staff regarding their perceptions of SEED activities and resources to date as well as identify where State legislators are currently getting their information about disability employment policy issues to improve outreach. II. Review Focus Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for the evaluation of SEED. DOL is particularly interested in comments that do the following: • 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. III. Current Action At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for the SEED Implementation Evaluation Survey. Type of Review: New Information Collection. OMB Control Number: 1290–0NEW. Title: State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey. ESTIMATED TOTAL BURDEN HOURS—SEED IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION SURVEY Respondents Number of espondents Number of esponses per respondent Total esponses Estimated time per response (hours) Estimated total burden (hours) State legislators and staff who are members of organizations participating in the SEED initiative .......................... 1,039 1 1,039 .22 228.58 Affected Public: A sample of State legislators and their staff who are members of intermediary organizations participating in the SEED initiative. Annual Frequency: One time for the SEED initiative evaluation survey. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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: November 15, 2016. Sharon Block, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–28264 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Proposed Extension of the Information Collection Disclosure to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection 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, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 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: Disclosures to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. 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 January 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0002, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Melissa Smith, 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: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 84620 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices I. Background: The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) safeguards migrant and seasonal agricultural workers in their interactions with Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers and Agricultural Associations, and providers of migrant farm worker housing. See Public Law 97–470. The MSPA requires Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations, who recruit, solicit, hire, employ, furnish, transport, or house agricultural workers, as well as providers of migrant housing, to meet certain minimum requirements in their dealings with migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Various sections of the MSPA require respondents (e.g., Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations to disclose terms and conditions in writing to their workers. MSPA sections 201(g) and 301(f) requires that the DOL make forms available to provide such information. The DOL prints and makes optional-use form WH–516, Worker Information— Terms and Conditions of Employment. MSPA sections 201(d) and 301(c)—29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c) and regulations 29 CFR 500.80(a), require each Farm Labor Contractor, Agricultural Employer, and Agricultural Association that employs a migrant or seasonal worker to make, keep, and preserve records for three years for each such worker concerning the: (1) Basis on which wages are paid; (2) number of piece work units earned, if paid on a piece work basis; (3) number of hours worked; (4) total pay period earnings; (5) specific sums withheld and the purpose of each sum withheld; (6) net pay. Respondents are also required to provide an itemized written statement of this information to each migrant and seasonal agricultural worker each pay period. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c), and 29 CFR 500.1-.80(d). Additionally, MSPA sections 201(e) and 301(d) require each Farm Labor Contractor provide copies of all the records noted above for the migrant and seasonal agricultural workers the contractor has furnished to other Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, or Agricultural Associations who use the workers. Respondents must also make and keep certain records. Section 201(c) of the MSPA requires all Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations providing housing to a migrant agricultural worker to post in a conspicuous place at the site of the housing, or present to the migrant worker, a written statement of any housing occupancy terms and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 conditions. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(c); 29 CFR 500.75. In addition, MSPA section 201(g) requires them to provide such information in English, or as necessary and reasonable, in a language common to the workers. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g). The provision also requires DOL make the optional forms available to provide the required disclosures. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g); 29 CFR 500.1(i)(2). 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 Department of Labor seeks an approval for the extension of this information collection in order to ensure effective administration of various special employment programs. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Disclosure to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. OMB Number: 1235–0002. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms. Agency Numbers: Forms WH–501 (English and Spanish versions), WH– 516 (English, Spanish and Haitian Creole versions), and WH–521. Total Respondents: 105,587. Total Annual Responses: 82,418,590. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,387,565. Estimated Time per Response: Various. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup/ operation/maintenance): $3,296,743.60. Dated: November 16, 2016. Melissa Smith, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2016–28265 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. ACTION: Announcement of meeting of the Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). AGENCY: The subcommittee will meet via teleconference on December 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Amanda McClure, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1028, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–4672; email mcclure.amanda.c@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board is mandated by Section 3687 of EEOICPA. The Secretary of Labor established the Board under this authority and Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015). The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise the Secretary with respect to: (1) The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; (2) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants; (3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of EEOICPA related to lung disease; and (4) the work of industrial hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. The Advisory Board sunsets on December 19, 2019. This subcommittee is being assembled to gather and analyze data and continue working on advice under Area #2, Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence. The Advisory Board operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102–3). Agenda: The tentative agenda for the Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence meeting includes: review of claims filed under SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28265]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Proposed Extension of the Information Collection Disclosure to 
Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection 
Act

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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: Disclosures to Workers Under the Migrant 
and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. 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 January 23, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0002, 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: Melissa Smith, 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: 

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    I. Background: The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker 
Protection Act (MSPA) safeguards migrant and seasonal agricultural 
workers in their interactions with Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural 
Employers and Agricultural Associations, and providers of migrant farm 
worker housing. See Public Law 97-470. The MSPA requires Farm Labor 
Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations, who 
recruit, solicit, hire, employ, furnish, transport, or house 
agricultural workers, as well as providers of migrant housing, to meet 
certain minimum requirements in their dealings with migrant and 
seasonal agricultural workers. Various sections of the MSPA require 
respondents (e.g., Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and 
Agricultural Associations to disclose terms and conditions in writing 
to their workers. MSPA sections 201(g) and 301(f) requires that the DOL 
make forms available to provide such information. The DOL prints and 
makes optional-use form WH-516, Worker Information--Terms and 
Conditions of Employment.
    MSPA sections 201(d) and 301(c)--29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c) and 
regulations 29 CFR 500.80(a), require each Farm Labor Contractor, 
Agricultural Employer, and Agricultural Association that employs a 
migrant or seasonal worker to make, keep, and preserve records for 
three years for each such worker concerning the: (1) Basis on which 
wages are paid; (2) number of piece work units earned, if paid on a 
piece work basis; (3) number of hours worked; (4) total pay period 
earnings; (5) specific sums withheld and the purpose of each sum 
withheld; (6) net pay. Respondents are also required to provide an 
itemized written statement of this information to each migrant and 
seasonal agricultural worker each pay period. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 
1831(c), and 29 CFR 500.1-.80(d). Additionally, MSPA sections 201(e) 
and 301(d) require each Farm Labor Contractor provide copies of all the 
records noted above for the migrant and seasonal agricultural workers 
the contractor has furnished to other Farm Labor Contractors, 
Agricultural Employers, or Agricultural Associations who use the 
workers. Respondents must also make and keep certain records. Section 
201(c) of the MSPA requires all Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural 
Employers, and Agricultural Associations providing housing to a migrant 
agricultural worker to post in a conspicuous place at the site of the 
housing, or present to the migrant worker, a written statement of any 
housing occupancy terms and conditions. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(c); 29 CFR 
500.75. In addition, MSPA section 201(g) requires them to provide such 
information in English, or as necessary and reasonable, in a language 
common to the workers. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g). The provision also 
requires DOL make the optional forms available to provide the required 
disclosures. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g); 29 CFR 500.1(i)(2).
    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 Department of Labor seeks an approval for 
the extension of this information collection in order to ensure 
effective administration of various special employment programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Disclosure to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal 
Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
    OMB Number: 1235-0002.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms.
    Agency Numbers: Forms WH-501 (English and Spanish versions), WH-516 
(English, Spanish and Haitian Creole versions), and WH-521.
    Total Respondents: 105,587.
    Total Annual Responses: 82,418,590.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,387,565.
    Estimated Time per Response: Various.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup/operation/maintenance): 
$3,296,743.60.

    Dated: November 16, 2016.
Melissa Smith,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation.
[FR Doc. 2016-28265 Filed 11-22-16; 8:45 am]
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