Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll, 31636-31637 [2017-14301]

Download as PDF 31636 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 129 / Friday, July 7, 2017 / Notices meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and imports of rebar from Japan and Turkey were sold at LTFV within the meaning of 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on March 15, 2017 (82 FR 13854). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2017, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on June 30, 2017. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4705 (June 2017), entitled Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Japan and Turkey: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–564 and 731–TA–1338 and 1340 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: June 30, 2017. Katherine M. Hiner, Supervisory Attorney. [FR Doc. 2017–14250 Filed 7–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll 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). 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 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:56 Jul 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 September 5, 2017. 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: Melissa Smith, 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: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer or mechanic has been paid not less than the proper DavisBacon Act 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 E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 129 / Friday, July 7, 2017 / Notices 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 forprofit; Federal Government; and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 81,404. Total Annual Responses: 7,489,168. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,989,890. Estimated Time per Response: 56 minutes. Frequency: Weekly. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Costs (operation/ maintenance): $988,570. Dated: June 27, 2017. Mary Ziegler, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Wage and Hour Division. [FR Doc. 2017–14301 Filed 7–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:56 Jul 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2017 Sustaining Indigenous Culture Survey: The Structure, Activities, and Needs of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Needs Assessment Survey Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments, collection of information. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), 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. This pre-clearance consultation 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. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a proposed survey to collect information to assess and report on the current activities and needs of USA-based indigenous cultural institutions of tribal archives, libraries, and museums. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before September 4, 2017. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31637 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. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718, Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the Nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The Institute’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, learning and civic engagement. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. IMLS is responsible for identifying national needs for and trends in museum, library, and information services; measuring and reporting on the impact and effectiveness of museum, library and information services throughout the United States, including programs conducted with funds made available by IMLS; identifying, and disseminating information on, the best practices of such programs; and developing plans to improve museum, library and information services of the United States and strengthen national, State, local, regional, and international communications and cooperative networks (20 U.S.C. Chapter 72, 20 U.S.C. 9108). II. Current Actions The purpose of this survey is to gather information related to current activities, challenges, and unmet needs of tribal archives, libraries, and museums. The project is managed by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM), a tribally-led nonprofit organization which provides professional development activities, tools, and training. Data will be collected through an online survey. Information gathered will provide insight for tribal governments, cultural institutions, and the public. A full E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 129 (Friday, July 7, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Information Collections: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll

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). 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 September 5, 2017.

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: Melissa Smith, 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 payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer 
or mechanic has been paid not less than the proper Davis-Bacon Act 
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

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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: 81,404.
    Total Annual Responses: 7,489,168.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,989,890.
    Estimated Time per Response: 56 minutes.
    Frequency: Weekly.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Costs (operation/maintenance): $988,570.

    Dated: June 27, 2017.
Mary Ziegler,
Assistant Administrator for Policy, Wage and Hour Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-14301 Filed 7-6-17; 8:45 am]
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