Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Proposed Extension; Information Collections: Employment Information Form, 8902-8903 [2019-04426]

Download as PDF 8902 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2019 / Notices TABLE 2—PROPOSED LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN MET’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 61010–2–020 ............................ Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use—Part 2–020: Particular Requirements for Laboratory Centrifuges. IV. Preliminary Findings on the Application MET submitted an acceptable application for expansion of the scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file, and pertinent documentation, indicate that MET can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding recognition to include the addition of the test standard for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of MET’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether MET meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of NRTL recognition. OSHA additionally welcomes comment on the proposal to add one additional test standard to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and exhibits. Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request in writing, stating the reasons for the request, by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a longer time period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket, contact the Docket Office, at the above address. These materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner. After addressing the issues raised by these comments, the agency will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health regarding MET’s application for expansion of the scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the application. In making this decision, the Assistant Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of the final decision in the Federal Register. IV. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7. Signed at Washington, DC, on March 4, 2019. Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2019–04435 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Proposed Extension; Information Collections: Employment Information Form Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension of the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Employment Information Form.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). 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. 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 May 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0021, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Compliance Specialist, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, 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 Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq., which sets the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards of most general application. See 29 U.S.C. 206; 207; 211; 212. FLSA requirements apply to employers of employees engaged in interstate commerce or in the production of goods for interstate commerce and of employees in certain enterprises, including employees of a public agency; however, the FLSA contains exemptions that apply to employees in certain types of employment. See 29 U.S.C. 213, et al. FLSA section 11(a) provides that the E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2019 / Notices Secretary of Labor may investigate and gather data regarding the wages, hours, or other conditions and practices of employment in any industry subject to the FLSA, and may enter and inspect such places and such records (and make such transcriptions thereof), question such employees, and investigate such facts, conditions, practices, or matters deemed necessary or appropriate to determine whether any person has violated any provision of the FLSA. 29 U.S.C. 211(a). Other Federal laws the WHD administers provide similar authority. These Acts include the: Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (41 U.S.C. 38); McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (41 U.S.C. 353(a)); Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq., pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 14 of 1950, and Related Acts); Consumer Credit Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1676); Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 1862(a)); Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 2004(a)(3)); Family and Medical Leave Act (29 U.S.C. 2616(a)); Immigration and Nationality Act H–2A program (8 U.S.C. 1188(g)); the Immigration and Nationality Act H–2B program (8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14(B) and the Immigration and Nationality Act H–1C program (8 U.S.C. 1182(m)(2)(E)(ii)). The regulatory provisions authorizing the filing of complaints under these laws and how the agency acts upon the concerns can be found at 29 CFR 4.191, 5.6, 500.1(e), 501.1(c), 501.5, 801.7(a)(3), 825.401; 41 CFR 50–201.1202; and 20 CFR§ 655.1200(b). WHD staff use Form WH–3 as a guide for obtaining optional information from complainants (e.g., current and former employees, unions, and competitor employers, self-reporting employers) about alleged employer violations of the labor standards provisions of the abovecited Acts. Complainants generally provide the optional information requested on the form to WHD staff over the telephone or in-person. Where the information provided does not support a potential WHD enforcement action, complainants are advised and referred to the appropriate agency for further assistance. When the WHD schedules a complaint-based investigation, the agency makes the completed Form WH– 3 part of the investigation case file. The form is printed in both English and Spanish. The WHD uses this information to determine whether covered employers have complied with various legal requirements of the laws administered by the Wage and Hour Division. The WHD seeks an extension of this collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 the government contract programs. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Employment Information Form. OMB Number: 1235–0021. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 35,577. Total Annual Responses: 35,577. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,859. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operation/ maintenance): $0. Dated: February 26, 2019. Robert M. Waterman, Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2019–04426 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8903 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 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 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Representative Fee Request (CA–143/ CA–155). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before May 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by hand to Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax, (202) 354–9647, or email to ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail/delivery, fax, or email). Please note that comments submitted after comment period will not be considered. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Individuals filing for compensation benefits with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) may be represented by an attorney or other representative. The representative is entitled to request a fee for services under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) and under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The fee must be approved by the OWCP before any demand for payment can be made by the representative. This information collection request sets forth the criteria for the information, which must be presented by the respondent in order to have the fee approved by the OWCP. The information collection does not have a particular form or format; the respondent must present the information in any format which is E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 12, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-04426]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Proposed Extension; Information Collections: Employment Information 
Form

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments 
concerning a proposed extension of the information collection request 
(ICR) titled, ``Employment Information Form.'' This comment request is 
part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA).
    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. 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 May 13, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0021, 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of 
the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Compliance 
Specialist, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, 
Wage and Hour Division, 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 Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department 
of Labor administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 
201, et seq., which sets the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, 
recordkeeping, and youth employment standards of most general 
application. See 29 U.S.C. 206; 207; 211; 212. FLSA requirements apply 
to employers of employees engaged in interstate commerce or in the 
production of goods for interstate commerce and of employees in certain 
enterprises, including employees of a public agency; however, the FLSA 
contains exemptions that apply to employees in certain types of 
employment. See 29 U.S.C. 213, et al. FLSA section 11(a) provides that 
the

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Secretary of Labor may investigate and gather data regarding the wages, 
hours, or other conditions and practices of employment in any industry 
subject to the FLSA, and may enter and inspect such places and such 
records (and make such transcriptions thereof), question such 
employees, and investigate such facts, conditions, practices, or 
matters deemed necessary or appropriate to determine whether any person 
has violated any provision of the FLSA. 29 U.S.C. 211(a).
    Other Federal laws the WHD administers provide similar authority. 
These Acts include the: Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (41 U.S.C. 
38); McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (41 U.S.C. 353(a)); Davis-
Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq., pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 
14 of 1950, and Related Acts); Consumer Credit Protection Act (15 
U.S.C. 1676); Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act 
(29 U.S.C. 1862(a)); Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 
2004(a)(3)); Family and Medical Leave Act (29 U.S.C. 2616(a)); 
Immigration and Nationality Act H-2A program (8 U.S.C. 1188(g)); the 
Immigration and Nationality Act H-2B program (8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14(B) 
and the Immigration and Nationality Act H-1C program (8 U.S.C. 
1182(m)(2)(E)(ii)). The regulatory provisions authorizing the filing of 
complaints under these laws and how the agency acts upon the concerns 
can be found at 29 CFR 4.191, 5.6, 500.1(e), 501.1(c), 501.5, 
801.7(a)(3), 825.401; 41 CFR 50-201.1202; and 20 CFRSec.  655.1200(b).
    WHD staff use Form WH-3 as a guide for obtaining optional 
information from complainants (e.g., current and former employees, 
unions, and competitor employers, self-reporting employers) about 
alleged employer violations of the labor standards provisions of the 
above-cited Acts. Complainants generally provide the optional 
information requested on the form to WHD staff over the telephone or 
in-person. Where the information provided does not support a potential 
WHD enforcement action, complainants are advised and referred to the 
appropriate agency for further assistance. When the WHD schedules a 
complaint-based investigation, the agency makes the completed Form WH-3 
part of the investigation case file. The form is printed in both 
English and Spanish.
    The WHD uses this information to determine whether covered 
employers have complied with various legal requirements of the laws 
administered by the Wage and Hour Division. The WHD seeks an extension 
of this collection.
    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 the government contract programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Employment Information Form.
    OMB Number: 1235-0021.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 35,577.
    Total Annual Responses: 35,577.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,859.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operation/maintenance): $0.

    Dated: February 26, 2019.
Robert M. Waterman,
Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation.
[FR Doc. 2019-04426 Filed 3-11-19; 8:45 am]
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