Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates, 64934-64935 [2019-25457]

Download as PDF 64934 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices 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: Frederick Licari by telephone at 202– 693–8073, 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 ‘‘Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires’’ information collection. Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813(h), authorizes MSHA to collect information necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811, authorizes the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to develop, promulgate, and revise as may be appropriate, improved mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal and metal and nonmetal mines. Under Section 313 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 873, any explosives used in underground coal mines must be permissible. The Mine Act also provides that, under safeguards prescribed by the Secretary, a mine operator may permit the firing of more than 20 shots and the use of nonpermissible explosives in sinking shafts and slopes from the surface in rock. Title 30 CFR 75.1321 outlines the procedures by which a permit may be issued for the firing of more than 20 boreholes and/or the use of nonpermissible shot-firing units in underground coal mines. In those instances in which there is a misfire of explosives, section 75.1327 requires that a qualified person post each accessible entrance to the affected area with a warning to prohibit entry. Section 77.1909–1 outlines the procedures by which a coal mine operator may apply for a permit to use nonpermissible explosives and/or shot-firing units in the blasting of rock while sinking shafts or slopes for underground coal mines. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control No. 1219–0025. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal and the current approval for this collection will expire on November 30, 2019. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, reference the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2019 (84 FR 47971). 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 1219–0025. 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–MSHA. Title of Collection: Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shotfiring Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. OMB Control Number: 1219–0025. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 17. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 32. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 31 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $115. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 15, 2019. Frederick Licari, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–25459 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates 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 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 proposed extension of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection 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 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0015, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices 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: Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations, 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 must 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/TDD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141, et seq.) provides, in part, that every contract in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for construction, alteration, and/or repair, which requires or involves the employment of mechanics and/or laborers, shall contain a provision stating the minimum wages to be paid various classes of laborers and mechanics that were determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for the corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on projects of a character similar to the contract work in the city, town, village or other civil subdivision of the State where the work is to be performed. The Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, through a delegation of authority, is responsible for issuing these wage determinations (WDs). Section 1.3 of Regulations 29 CFR part 1, Procedures for Predetermination of Wage Rates, provides, in part, that for the purpose of making WDs, the Administrator will conduct a continuing program for obtaining and compiling wage rate information. Form WD–10 (Davis-Bacon Wage Survey Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates) is used to determine locally prevailing wages under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. The wage data collection is a primary source of information and is essential to the determination of prevailing wages. This information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 collection is currently approved for use through June, 2020. 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 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: Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates. OMB Numbers: 1235–0015. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Respondents: 2,731. Total Annual Responses: 21,029. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,009. Estimated Time per Response: DOL estimates that respondents spend an average of approximately 20 minutes completing each response. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Costs: $321,923. Total Burden Costs (operation/ maintenance): $0. Dated: November 18, 2019. Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations. [FR Doc. 2019–25457 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64935 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Request for State or Federal Workers’ Compensation Information.’’ 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). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by January 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of responses, and estimated total burden, may be obtained free by contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202– 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Program, Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation, Room S3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202– 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. The Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et. seq.) and its implementing regulations necessitate this information collection. Title 20 CFR SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Information Collections: Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates

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 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 proposed extension of the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approved information collection request 
(ICR) titled, ``Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates.'' A 
copy of the proposed information collection 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 24, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0015, by either one of the following methods: Email: 
[email protected]; 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

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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: Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations, 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 must 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/TDD callers may 
dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or request 
materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141, et seq.) 
provides, in part, that every contract in excess of $2,000 to which the 
United States or the District of Columbia is a party for construction, 
alteration, and/or repair, which requires or involves the employment of 
mechanics and/or laborers, shall contain a provision stating the 
minimum wages to be paid various classes of laborers and mechanics that 
were determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for the 
corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on projects of 
a character similar to the contract work in the city, town, village or 
other civil subdivision of the State where the work is to be performed. 
The Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, through a delegation 
of authority, is responsible for issuing these wage determinations 
(WDs). Section 1.3 of Regulations 29 CFR part 1, Procedures for 
Predetermination of Wage Rates, provides, in part, that for the purpose 
of making WDs, the Administrator will conduct a continuing program for 
obtaining and compiling wage rate information. Form WD-10 (Davis-Bacon 
Wage Survey Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates) is used to 
determine locally prevailing wages under the Davis-Bacon and Related 
Acts. The wage data collection is a primary source of information and 
is essential to the determination of prevailing wages. This information 
collection is currently approved for use through June, 2020.
    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 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: Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates.
    OMB Numbers: 1235-0015.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits, Federal 
Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Respondents: 2,731.
    Total Annual Responses: 21,029.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,009.
    Estimated Time per Response: DOL estimates that respondents spend 
an average of approximately 20 minutes completing each response.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Costs: $321,923.
    Total Burden Costs (operation/maintenance): $0.

    Dated: November 18, 2019.
Amy DeBisschop,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations.
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