Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll, 11248-11249 [2018-05158]

Download as PDF 11248 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / Notices covenants not to sue to the Defendants, as well as to numerous other potentially responsible parties (‘‘Other Settling Parties’’) who have previously entered into settlement agreements with one or more of the Defendants and, in most instances, received indemnifications from them, provided that such Other Settling Parties (listed in Appendix E of the consent decree) submit signature pages agreeing to be bound by the consent decree and, if they own property likely affected by the remedial action, cooperate in the implementation of the consent decree. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer United States v. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations et al., Case No. 3:18–cv–00054 (S.D. Ohio), D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3–11076. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20044–7611. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/consentdecrees.html. We will also provide a paper copy of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $84.50 (338 pages at 25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the Appendices and signature pages, the cost is $20.75. Randall M. Stone, Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2018–05140 Filed 3–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Mar 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Modification to Consent Decree Under The Clean Air Act On March 6, 2018, the Department of Justice lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Kansas a proposed modification to the consent decree entered by the Court on March 26, 2010 in the lawsuit entitled United States of America, et al. v. Westar Energy, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:09–cv– 02059–JAR. The consent decree resolved claims asserted by the United States against Westar Energy, Inc. (‘‘Westar’’) under various provisions of the Clean Air Act (‘‘Act’’). Those claims related to Westar’s operation of the Jeffrey Energy Center (‘‘JEC’’), a coal-fired power plant in St. Marys, Kansas with three electric generating units, numbered 1 through 3. The United States alleged in primary part that Westar made major modifications to JEC without obtaining a permit under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration program. The Consent Decree requires Westar, among other things, to install and operate Selective Catalytic Reduction (‘‘SCR’’) on one of the JEC units and, at Westar’s election, either install a second SCR or meet a plant-wide 30-day rolling average emission rate of 0.100 lb/ mmBTU NOX. Westar installed the SCR on JEC Unit 1 and elected to meet a plant-wide 30-day rolling average emission rate of 0.100 lb/mmBTU NOX. To meet this limit, Westar must operate JEC Unit 1 (the unit with the SCR) at all times when it is available, even when it would not otherwise be dispatched by the Regional Transmission Organization. This results in unnecessary emissions of NOX, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and other pollutants from JEC. The proposed modification to the Consent Decree would require Westar to meet a 30-Day Rolling Average Unit Emission Rate for NOX of 0.150 lb/ mmBTU, on an individual unit basis, when JEC Unit 1 is not operating. Overall emissions from JEC, including emissions of NOX, are expected to decrease as a result of the change because JEC Unit 1 would no longer be forced to operate to meet the Consent Decree NOX Plant-Wide Operating Day emission limitation. To help ensure that NOX emissions do not increase, the modification would also require Westar to comply with a new NOX 12-Month Rolling Tonnage Limitation for JEC Units 2 and 3. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 modification to the consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States, et al. v. Westar Energy, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–08242. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the modification to the consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the modification to the consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $4.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Susan M. Akers, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2018–05184 Filed 3–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; DavisBacon Certified Payroll Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘DavisBacon Certified Payroll,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / Notices The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before April 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAView ICR?ref_nbr=201707-1235-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–WHD, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll information collection. The Copeland Act requires contractors and subcontractors performing work on Federally financed or assisted construction contracts to furnish weekly a statement with respect to the wages paid each employee during the preceding week. See 40 U.S.C. 3145(a); 29 CFR 3.3(b). 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 a party to the contract, accompanied by a signed Statement of Compliance indicating that the payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer or mechanic has been paid not less than the proper Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rate for the work performed. The DOL has developed optional use Form WH–347, Payroll daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Mar 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 Form, to aide contractors and subcontractors performing work on federally financed or assisted construction contracts in meeting weekly payroll reporting requirements. See 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(A); see also, 29 CFR 3.3(b). Properly filled out, this form will satisfy the requirements of Regulations 29 CFR parts 3 and 5 as to payrolls submitted in connection with contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. Copeland Act section 2 authorizes this information collection. See 40 U.S.C. 3145(a). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1235–0008. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2017 (82 FR 31636). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1235–0008. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11249 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–WHD. Title of Collection: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll. OMB Control Number: 1235–0008. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 81,404. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 7,489,168. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 6,989,890 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $988,569. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–05158 Filed 3–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before April 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov website at http://www. reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_ nbr=201712-1218-004 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour 
Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, 
``Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll,'' to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, 
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public 
comments on the ICR are invited.

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DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before April 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201707-1235-001 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or by email at [email protected].
    Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-WHD, 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: [email protected]. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20210; or by email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email 
at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll information collection. The Copeland 
Act requires contractors and subcontractors performing work on 
Federally financed or assisted construction contracts to furnish weekly 
a statement with respect to the wages paid each employee during the 
preceding week. See 40 U.S.C. 3145(a); 29 CFR 3.3(b). 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 a party to the contract, 
accompanied by a signed Statement of Compliance indicating that the 
payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer or mechanic has 
been paid not less than the proper Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rate for 
the work performed. The DOL has developed optional use Form WH-347, 
Payroll Form, to aide contractors and subcontractors performing work on 
federally financed or assisted construction contracts in meeting weekly 
payroll reporting requirements. See 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(A); see also, 
29 CFR 3.3(b). Properly filled out, this form will satisfy the 
requirements of Regulations 29 CFR parts 3 and 5 as to payrolls 
submitted in connection with contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon and 
Related Acts. Copeland Act section 2 authorizes this information 
collection. See 40 U.S.C. 3145(a).
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1235-0008. For additional substantive information 
about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal 
Register on July 7, 2017 (82 FR 31636).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1235-0008. 
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-WHD.
    Title of Collection: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0008.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 81,404.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 7,489,168.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 6,989,890 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $988,569.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-05158 Filed 3-13-18; 8:45 am]
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