Information Collection; Labor-related Requirements, 53876-53877 [2018-23351]

Download as PDF 53876 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices 30 minutes to identify and support any hours in excess of 40 hours per week included in their proposal or subcontractor’s proposal. Number of Respondents: 31,334. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 31,334. Average Burden Hours per Response: .5. Total Burden Hours: 15,667. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0152, Service Contracting, in all correspondence. Dated: October 18, 2018. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–23354 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning labor-related requirements. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before December 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: The FAR Council invites interested persons to submit comments on this collection by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions on the site. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0066, Labor-related Requirements. Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000– 0066, Labor-related Requirements. Comments received in response to this docket generally will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided, at http:// www.regulations.gov. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). This information collection is pending at the FAR Council. The Council will submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7207, or email zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: A. Overview of Information Collection NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Description of the Information Collection [OMB Control No. 9000–0066; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 21] 1. Type of Information Collection: Revision/Renewal of a currently approved collection. 2. Title of the Collection—Laborrelated Requirements. 3. Agency form number, if any:—SF 1413, SF 1444. Information Collection; Labor-related Requirements Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 Solicitation of Public Comment Written comments and suggestions from the public should address one or more of the following four points: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. B. Purpose This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 9000– 0066, currently titled ‘‘Professional Employee Compensation Plan,’’ is proposed to be retitled ‘‘Labor-related Requirements,’’ due to consolidation with currently approved information collection requirements OMB Control Nos. 9000–0175, 9000–0089, 9000– 0014, and 9000–0155. This clearance covers the information that offerors and contractors must submit to comply with the following labor requirements in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): 1. 52.222–2, Payment for Overtime Premiums. Paragraph (b) of this clause requires a contractor requesting overtime premiums that exceed the amount specified in paragraph (a) of the clause to do the following: (1) Identify the work unit; e.g., department or section in which the requested overtime will be used, together with present workload, staffing, and other data of the affected unit sufficient to permit the Contracting Officer to evaluate the necessity for the overtime; (2) Demonstrate the effect that denial of the request will have on the contract delivery or performance schedule; (3) Identify the extent to which approval of overtime would affect the performance or payments in connection with other Government contracts, together with identification of each affected contract; and (4) Provide reasons why the required work cannot be performed by using multishift operations or by employing additional personnel. 2. 52.222–6, Construction Wage Rate Requirements, paragraph (c) requires the contractor to establish additional classifications, if any laborer or mechanic is to be employed in a E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices classification that is not listed in the wage determination applicable to the contract. The contractor submits to the contracting officer a Standard Form (SF) 1444, Request for Authorization of Additional Classification and Rate, along with other pertinent data, containing the proposed additional classification and minimum wage rate including any fringe benefits payments. OMB control numbers 1235–0023, 1235–0008, and 1235–0018 account for records to be kept by employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 CFR 516, which is the basic recordkeeping regulation for all the laws administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division. 29 CFR 516, prescribes labor standards for federally financed and assisted construction contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), as well as labor standards for nonconstruction contracts subject to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA). 3. 52.222–11, Subcontracts (Labor Standards), requires contractors to submit SF 1413, Statement and Acknowledgment, for each subcontract for construction within the United States, including the subcontractor’s signed and dated acknowledgment that the required labor clauses have been included in the subcontract. DOL regulations at 29 CFR Subpart 5.6 require Federal agencies to ascertain compliance with statutes such as the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) (formerly known as the Davis-Bacon Act) (40 U.S.C. chapter 31), the Copeland Act (Anti-Kickback) (18 U.S.C. 874 and 40 U.S.C. 3145), and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) 4. 52.222–18, Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products, requires offerors to certify they will not supply an end product of a type identified on the DOL List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, or that the offeror will supply such product, but made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and is unaware of any such use of child labor. For solicitations for commercial items, the Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products is at paragraph (i) of the provision at 52.212–3, Offeror Representations and Certifications— Commercial Items. This requirement is necessary to comply with Executive Order 13126, Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 Indentured Child Labor, signed by President Clinton on June 12, 1999. 5. 52.222–33, Notice of Requirement for Project Labor Agreement, and 52.222–34, Project Labor Agreement, require offerors (provision) to submit, and contractors (clause) to maintain, a copy of the project labor agreement (PLA). Agencies have discretion on whether or not to use a PLA in connection with large-scale construction contracts, valued at or above $25M. Agencies may require the PLA be submitted: (1) When offers are due, (2) prior to award (by the apparent successful offeror), or (3) after award. 6. 52.222–46, Evaluation of Compensation for Professional Employees. This provision requires offerors to submit for evaluation a total compensation plan setting forth proposed salaries and fringe benefits for professional employees working on the contract. This is required for negotiated service contracts when the contract amount is expected to exceed $700,000 and the service to be provided will require meaningful numbers of professional employees. C. Annual Reporting Burden 1. 52.222–2, Payment for Overtime Premiums. Respondents: 2,098. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total annual Responses: 2,098. Hours per Response: 0.25. Total Burden Hours: 525. 2. FAR 52.222–6 and SF 1,444 Request for Authorization of Additional Classification and Rate. Respondents: 3,831. Responses per Respondent: 2. Total Annual Responses: 7,662. Hours per Response: 0.5. Total Burden Hours: 3,831. 3. FAR 52.222–11, Subcontracts (Labor Standards), and SF 1413, Statement and Acknowledgment. Respondents: 36,553. Responses per Respondent: 2. Total Annual Responses: 73,106. Hours per Response: 0.05. Total Burden Hours: 3,655. 4. FAR 52.222–18 Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products Respondents: 1,104. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 1,104. Hours per Response: 0.18. Total Burden Hours: 198. 5. FAR 52.222–33 and 52.222–34, Project Labor Agreement PO 00000 Respondents: 45. Responses per Respondent: 1. Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53877 Total Annual Responses: 45. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 45. 6. FAR 52.222–46 Evaluation of Compensation for Professional Employees Respondents: 3,136. Responses per Respondent: 3. Total Annual Responses: 9,408. Hours per Response: 1.3333. Total Burden Hours: 12,544. 7. Summary Respondents: 46,767. Total annual Responses: 93,423. Total Burden Hours: 20,798. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0066, Laborrelated Requirements, in all correspondence. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–23351 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30 Day–19–1046] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) Monitoring Activities to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. CDC previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on January 26, 2018 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. CDC did not receive comments related to the previous notice. This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments. CDC will accept all comments for this proposed information collection project. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0066; Docket No. 2018-0003; Sequence No. 21]


Information Collection; Labor-related Requirements

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council 
invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning labor-related 
requirements.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The FAR Council invites interested persons to submit 
comments on this collection by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or 
attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov 
and follow the instructions on the site.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0066, Labor-related Requirements.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 
9000-0066, Labor-related Requirements. Comments received in response to 
this docket generally will be made available for public inspection and 
posted without change, including any personal and/or business 
confidential information provided, at http://www.regulations.gov.
    To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check 
www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission 
to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments 
submitted by mail). This information collection is pending at the FAR 
Council. The Council will submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date 
of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Zenaida Delgado, Procurement 
Analyst, at telephone 202-969-7207, or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Overview of Information Collection

Description of the Information Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection: Revision/Renewal of a currently 
approved collection.
    2. Title of the Collection--Labor-related Requirements.
    3. Agency form number, if any:--SF 1413, SF 1444.

Solicitation of Public Comment

    Written comments and suggestions from the public should address one 
or more of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) 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;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) 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.

B. Purpose

    This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 9000-0066, 
currently titled ``Professional Employee Compensation Plan,'' is 
proposed to be retitled ``Labor-related Requirements,'' due to 
consolidation with currently approved information collection 
requirements OMB Control Nos. 9000-0175, 9000-0089, 9000-0014, and 
9000-0155.
    This clearance covers the information that offerors and contractors 
must submit to comply with the following labor requirements in the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR):
    1. 52.222-2, Payment for Overtime Premiums. Paragraph (b) of this 
clause requires a contractor requesting overtime premiums that exceed 
the amount specified in paragraph (a) of the clause to do the 
following: (1) Identify the work unit; e.g., department or section in 
which the requested overtime will be used, together with present 
workload, staffing, and other data of the affected unit sufficient to 
permit the Contracting Officer to evaluate the necessity for the 
overtime; (2) Demonstrate the effect that denial of the request will 
have on the contract delivery or performance schedule; (3) Identify the 
extent to which approval of overtime would affect the performance or 
payments in connection with other Government contracts, together with 
identification of each affected contract; and (4) Provide reasons why 
the required work cannot be performed by using multishift operations or 
by employing additional personnel.
    2. 52.222-6, Construction Wage Rate Requirements, paragraph (c) 
requires the contractor to establish additional classifications, if any 
laborer or mechanic is to be employed in a

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classification that is not listed in the wage determination applicable 
to the contract. The contractor submits to the contracting officer a 
Standard Form (SF) 1444, Request for Authorization of Additional 
Classification and Rate, along with other pertinent data, containing 
the proposed additional classification and minimum wage rate including 
any fringe benefits payments. OMB control numbers 1235-0023, 1235-0008, 
and 1235-0018 account for records to be kept by employers under the 
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 CFR 516, which is the basic 
recordkeeping regulation for all the laws administered by the 
Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division. 29 CFR 516, 
prescribes labor standards for federally financed and assisted 
construction contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts 
(DBRA), as well as labor standards for non-construction contracts 
subject to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA).
    3. 52.222-11, Subcontracts (Labor Standards), requires contractors 
to submit SF 1413, Statement and Acknowledgment, for each subcontract 
for construction within the United States, including the 
subcontractor's signed and dated acknowledgment that the required labor 
clauses have been included in the subcontract. DOL regulations at 29 
CFR Subpart 5.6 require Federal agencies to ascertain compliance with 
statutes such as the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) (formerly 
known as the Davis-Bacon Act) (40 U.S.C. chapter 31), the Copeland Act 
(Anti-Kickback) (18 U.S.C. 874 and 40 U.S.C. 3145), and the Contract 
Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.)
    4. 52.222-18, Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for 
Listed End Products, requires offerors to certify they will not supply 
an end product of a type identified on the DOL List of Products 
Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child 
Labor, or that the offeror will supply such product, but made a good 
faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was 
used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the 
contract and is unaware of any such use of child labor. For 
solicitations for commercial items, the Certification Regarding 
Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products is at paragraph (i) of 
the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications--
Commercial Items. This requirement is necessary to comply with 
Executive Order 13126, Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced 
by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, signed by President Clinton on 
June 12, 1999.
    5. 52.222-33, Notice of Requirement for Project Labor Agreement, 
and 52.222-34, Project Labor Agreement, require offerors (provision) to 
submit, and contractors (clause) to maintain, a copy of the project 
labor agreement (PLA). Agencies have discretion on whether or not to 
use a PLA in connection with large-scale construction contracts, valued 
at or above $25M. Agencies may require the PLA be submitted: (1) When 
offers are due, (2) prior to award (by the apparent successful 
offeror), or (3) after award.
    6. 52.222-46, Evaluation of Compensation for Professional 
Employees. This provision requires offerors to submit for evaluation a 
total compensation plan setting forth proposed salaries and fringe 
benefits for professional employees working on the contract. This is 
required for negotiated service contracts when the contract amount is 
expected to exceed $700,000 and the service to be provided will require 
meaningful numbers of professional employees.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

1. 52.222-2, Payment for Overtime Premiums.
    Respondents: 2,098.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total annual Responses: 2,098.
    Hours per Response: 0.25.
    Total Burden Hours: 525.
2. FAR 52.222-6 and SF 1,444 Request for Authorization of Additional 
Classification and Rate.
    Respondents: 3,831.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Total Annual Responses: 7,662.
    Hours per Response: 0.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,831.
    3. FAR 52.222-11, Subcontracts (Labor Standards), and SF 1413, 
Statement and Acknowledgment.
    Respondents: 36,553.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Total Annual Responses: 73,106.
    Hours per Response: 0.05.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,655.
4. FAR 52.222-18 Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for 
Listed End Products
    Respondents: 1,104.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 1,104.
    Hours per Response: 0.18.
    Total Burden Hours: 198.
5. FAR 52.222-33 and 52.222-34, Project Labor Agreement
    Respondents: 45.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 45.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 45.
6. FAR 52.222-46 Evaluation of Compensation for Professional Employees
    Respondents: 3,136.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Total Annual Responses: 9,408.
    Hours per Response: 1.3333.
    Total Burden Hours: 12,544.
7. Summary
    Respondents: 46,767.
    Total annual Responses: 93,423.
    Total Burden Hours: 20,798.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information 
collection documents from the General Services Administration, 
Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-
0066, Labor-related Requirements, in all correspondence.

Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
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