Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Disclosures to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, 2760-2761 [2020-00562]

Download as PDF 2760 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 11 / Thursday, January 16, 2020 / Notices 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 proposed 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 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 $9.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas Carroll, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2020–00558 Filed 1–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Disclosures to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 (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. Currently, the Wage and Hour Division is soliciting khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jan 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Disclosures to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. 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 March 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0002, 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: Robert Waterman, 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 Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) safeguards migrant and seasonal agricultural workers in their interactions with Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers and Agricultural Associations, and providers of migrant farm worker housing. See Public Law 97–470. The MSPA requires PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations, who recruit, solicit, hire, employ, furnish, transport, or house agricultural workers, as well as providers of migrant housing, to meet certain minimum requirements in their dealings with migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Various sections of the MSPA require respondents (e.g., Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations to disclose terms and conditions in writing to their workers. MSPA sections 201(g) and 301(f) requires that the DOL make forms available to provide such information. The DOL prints and makes optional-use form WH–516, Worker Information— Terms and Conditions of Employment. MSPA sections 201(d) and 301(c)—29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c) and regulations 29 CFR 500.80(a), require each Farm Labor Contractor, Agricultural Employer, and Agricultural Association that employs a migrant or seasonal worker to make, keep, and preserve records for three years for each such worker concerning the: (1) Basis on which wages are paid; (2) number of piece work units earned, if paid on a piece work basis; (3) number of hours worked; (4) total pay period earnings; (5) specific sums withheld and the purpose of each sum withheld; (6) net pay. Respondents are also required to provide an itemized written statement of this information to each migrant and seasonal agricultural worker each pay period. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c), and 29 CFR 500.1–.80(d). Additionally, MSPA sections 201(e) and 301(d) require each Farm Labor Contractor provide copies of all the records noted above for the migrant and seasonal agricultural workers the contractor has furnished to other Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, or Agricultural Associations who use the workers. Respondents must also make and keep certain records. Section 201(c) of the MSPA requires all Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations providing housing to a migrant agricultural worker to post in a conspicuous place at the site of the housing, or present to the migrant worker, a written statement of any housing occupancy terms and conditions. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(c); 29 CFR 500.75. In addition, MSPA section 201(g) requires them to provide such information in English, or as necessary and reasonable, in a language common to the workers. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g). The provision also requires DOL make the optional forms available to provide E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 11 / Thursday, January 16, 2020 / Notices the required disclosures. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g); 29 CFR 500.1(i)(2). 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 Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Disclosure to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. OMB Control Number: 1235–0002. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms. Agency Numbers: Forms WH–501 (English and Spanish versions), WH– 516 (English, Spanish and Haitian Creole versions), and WH–521. Total Respondents: 94,729. Total Annual Responses: 71,127,083. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,200,453. Estimated Time per Response: Various. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup/ operation/maintenance): $2,845,083. Dated: January 10, 2020. Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2020–00562 Filed 1–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jan 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 2761 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION II. Methods of Collection [NOTICE: (20–001)] III. Data NASA Datanaut Applicant Selection Title: NASA Datanaut Application. OMB Number: Type of Review: Renewal of Existing Information Collection. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Annual Number of Activities: 2. Estimated Number of Respondents per Activity: 500. Annual Responses: 1,000. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 333. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $5,000. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection—renewal of existing information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. DATES: Comments are due by February 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Claire Little, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546–0001 or call 202–358–2375. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Claire Little, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or email claire.a.little@ nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The collection of information supports the selection process of individuals to participate in the NASA Datanaut program. NASA’s corps of Datanauts features leaders from across the data/maker/tech communities with diverse skill sets who use data in innovative ways. This corps of creative thinkers are interested in engaging with NASA and pioneering the future of exploration-focused data science. Datanauts are citizens personally and/or professionally invested in the use and applications of NASA data. Members have unique early opportunities to test datasets and tools, uncover new use cases for NASA data, and have their visualization, application or storytelling work featured by NASA. This information will be used by the NASA Datanaut administrative personnel, during the application selection process, to gain insight into the applicant’s interest and skill level in data analysis and visualization. Information collected will be limited to full name, city, state and country of origin, email, biography, background experience and biography. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Electronic. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Cheryl Parker, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–00553 Filed 1–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request National Science Foundation. Submission for OMB review; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Information Collections: Disclosures to Workers Under the Migrant and 
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 (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. 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: Disclosures to 
Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection 
Act. 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 March 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0002, 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 
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: Robert Waterman, 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 Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker 
Protection Act (MSPA) safeguards migrant and seasonal agricultural 
workers in their interactions with Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural 
Employers and Agricultural Associations, and providers of migrant farm 
worker housing. See Public Law 97-470. The MSPA requires Farm Labor 
Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations, who 
recruit, solicit, hire, employ, furnish, transport, or house 
agricultural workers, as well as providers of migrant housing, to meet 
certain minimum requirements in their dealings with migrant and 
seasonal agricultural workers. Various sections of the MSPA require 
respondents (e.g., Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and 
Agricultural Associations to disclose terms and conditions in writing 
to their workers. MSPA sections 201(g) and 301(f) requires that the DOL 
make forms available to provide such information. The DOL prints and 
makes optional-use form WH-516, Worker Information--Terms and 
Conditions of Employment.
    MSPA sections 201(d) and 301(c)--29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c) and 
regulations 29 CFR 500.80(a), require each Farm Labor Contractor, 
Agricultural Employer, and Agricultural Association that employs a 
migrant or seasonal worker to make, keep, and preserve records for 
three years for each such worker concerning the: (1) Basis on which 
wages are paid; (2) number of piece work units earned, if paid on a 
piece work basis; (3) number of hours worked; (4) total pay period 
earnings; (5) specific sums withheld and the purpose of each sum 
withheld; (6) net pay. Respondents are also required to provide an 
itemized written statement of this information to each migrant and 
seasonal agricultural worker each pay period. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 
1831(c), and 29 CFR 500.1-.80(d). Additionally, MSPA sections 201(e) 
and 301(d) require each Farm Labor Contractor provide copies of all the 
records noted above for the migrant and seasonal agricultural workers 
the contractor has furnished to other Farm Labor Contractors, 
Agricultural Employers, or Agricultural Associations who use the 
workers. Respondents must also make and keep certain records. Section 
201(c) of the MSPA requires all Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural 
Employers, and Agricultural Associations providing housing to a migrant 
agricultural worker to post in a conspicuous place at the site of the 
housing, or present to the migrant worker, a written statement of any 
housing occupancy terms and conditions. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(c); 29 CFR 
500.75. In addition, MSPA section 201(g) requires them to provide such 
information in English, or as necessary and reasonable, in a language 
common to the workers. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g). The provision also 
requires DOL make the optional forms available to provide

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the required disclosures. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g); 29 CFR 500.1(i)(2).
    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 Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural 
Worker Protection Act.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Disclosure to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal 
Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0002.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms.
    Agency Numbers: Forms WH-501 (English and Spanish versions), WH-516 
(English, Spanish and Haitian Creole versions), and WH-521.
    Total Respondents: 94,729.
    Total Annual Responses: 71,127,083.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,200,453.
    Estimated Time per Response: Various.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup/operation/maintenance): 
$2,845,083.

    Dated: January 10, 2020.
Amy DeBisschop,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation.
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