Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll, 52365-52366 [2020-18588]

Download as PDF 52365 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 25, 2020 / Notices Negative Determinations Regarding Application for Reconsideration The following determinations regarding applications for reconsideration have been received and denied. The determination complained Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration is a final determination for purposes of judicial review pursuant to section 284 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2395) and 29 CFR 90.19(a). See 29 CFR 90.18(e). TA–W No. Subject firm 95,777B ............. Cardone Industries, Inc ................................................................................................................... Notice of Revised Certifications of Eligibility Revised certifications of eligibility have been issued with respect to cases where affirmative determinations and certificates of eligibility were issued initially, but a minor error was discovered after the certification was issued. The revised certifications are issued pursuant to the Secretary’s Location authority under section 223 of the Act and 29 CFR 90.16. Revised Certifications of Eligibility are final determinations for purposes of judicial review pursuant to section 284 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2395) and 29 CFR 90.19(a). Revised Certifications of Eligibility The following revised certifications of eligibility to apply for TAA have been Impact date Subject firm Location 93,737 ............... Ocwen Financial Corporation ................... Addison, TX ............ 4/17/2017 94,053 ............... 94,053A ............ 94,934 ............... 95,556 ............... MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc ....................... Norcraft Companies L.P ........................... Kimberly-Clark Corporation ...................... Spirit AeroSystems Inc ............................. Auburn, AL .............. Lynchburg, VA ........ Conway, AR ............ 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TA–W No. Revised Determinations (After Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration) khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES of was not erroneous; there was not a mistake in the determination of facts previously considered; and in the opinion of the certifying officer, there was not a misinterpretation of facts or of the law justifying reconsideration of the determination. A Negative Reason(s) Wages Reported Under Different FEIN Number. Worker Group Clarification. Worker Group Clarification. Worker Group Clarification. Worker Group Clarification. to apply for TAA, have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W No. Subject firm Location 94,906 ............... General Motors Milford Proving Ground ........................................................................ Milford, MI ................ I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of July 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020. These determinations are available on the Department’s website https:// www.doleta.gov/tradeact/petitioners/ taa_search_form.cfm under the searchable listing determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888–365–6822. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of August 2020. Hope D. Kinglock, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2020–18664 Filed 8–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:55 Aug 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll 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, ‘‘Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Impact date 6/16/2018 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. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before October 26, 2020. DATES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0008, by either one of the following ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 52366 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 25, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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, 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 Davis-Bacon and related Acts (DBRA) require the application of DavisBacon labor standards to federal and federally assisted construction. The Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 3145) requires the Secretary of Labor to prescribe reasonable regulations for contractors and subcontractors engaged in construction work subject to DavisBacon labor standards. While the federal contracting or assistance-administering agencies have a primary responsibility for enforcement of Davis-Bacon labor standards, Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 assigns to the Secretary of Labor responsibility for developing government-wide policies, interpretations and procedures to be observed by the contracting and assisting agencies, in order to assure coordination of administration and consistency of DBRA enforcement. The Copeland Act provision cited above specifically requires the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:55 Aug 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 regulations to ‘‘include a provision that each contractor and subcontractor each week must furnish a statement on the wages paid each employee during the prior week.’’ This requirement is implemented by 29 CFR 3.3 and 3.4 and the standard Davis-Bacon contract clauses set forth at 29 CFR 5.5. 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 not a party to the contract, the contractor will submit the payrolls to the applicant, sponsor, or owner, as the case may be, for transmission to the contracting agency. This same section requires that the payrolls submitted shall set out accurately and completely the information required to be maintained under 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i), except that full social security numbers and home addresses shall not be included on weekly transmittals, and instead, the payrolls shall only need to include an individually identifying number for each employee (e.g., the last four digits of the employee’s social security number). The required weekly payroll information may be submitted in any form desired. Optional Form WH– 347 is available for this purpose from the Wage and Hour Division website at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ WHD/legacy/files/wh347.pdf. The regulations at 29 CFR 3.3(b) require each contractor to furnish weekly a signed ‘‘Statement of Compliance’’ accompanying the payroll indicating the payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer or mechanic has been paid not less than the proper Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage rate for the work performed. The weekly submission of a properly executed certification, with the prescribed language set forth on page 2 of Optional Form WH–347, satisfies the requirement for submission of the required ‘‘Statement of Compliance’’. Id. at §§ 3.3(b), 3.4(b), and 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(B). Regulations 29 CFR 3.4(b) and 5.5(a)(3)(i) require contractors to maintain these records for three years after completion of the work. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 Davis-Bacon Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll. OMB Control Number: 1235–0008. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 86,898. Total Annual Responses: 7,994,616. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,461,642. Estimated Time per Response: Varies with type of request (1.25–20 minutes). Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operation/ maintenance): $1,063,373. Dated: August 19, 2020. Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 25, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52365-52366]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-18588]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Information Collections: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll

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, ``Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll.'' 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 October 26, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0008, by either one of the following

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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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of 
the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, 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 Davis-Bacon and related Acts (DBRA) require the application of 
Davis-Bacon labor standards to federal and federally assisted 
construction. The Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 3145) requires the Secretary 
of Labor to prescribe reasonable regulations for contractors and 
subcontractors engaged in construction work subject to Davis-Bacon 
labor standards. While the federal contracting or assistance-
administering agencies have a primary responsibility for enforcement of 
Davis-Bacon labor standards, Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 
assigns to the Secretary of Labor responsibility for developing 
government-wide policies, interpretations and procedures to be observed 
by the contracting and assisting agencies, in order to assure 
coordination of administration and consistency of DBRA enforcement.
    The Copeland Act provision cited above specifically requires the 
regulations to ``include a provision that each contractor and 
subcontractor each week must furnish a statement on the wages paid each 
employee during the prior week.'' This requirement is implemented by 29 
CFR 3.3 and 3.4 and the standard Davis-Bacon contract clauses set forth 
at 29 CFR 5.5. 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 
not a party to the contract, the contractor will submit the payrolls to 
the applicant, sponsor, or owner, as the case may be, for transmission 
to the contracting agency. This same section requires that the payrolls 
submitted shall set out accurately and completely the information 
required to be maintained under 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(i), except that full 
social security numbers and home addresses shall not be included on 
weekly transmittals, and instead, the payrolls shall only need to 
include an individually identifying number for each employee (e.g., the 
last four digits of the employee's social security number). The 
required weekly payroll information may be submitted in any form 
desired. Optional Form WH-347 is available for this purpose from the 
Wage and Hour Division website at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/wh347.pdf.
    The regulations at 29 CFR 3.3(b) require each contractor to furnish 
weekly a signed ``Statement of Compliance'' accompanying the payroll 
indicating the payrolls are correct and complete and that each laborer 
or mechanic has been paid not less than the proper Davis-Bacon Act 
prevailing wage rate for the work performed. The weekly submission of a 
properly executed certification, with the prescribed language set forth 
on page 2 of Optional Form WH-347, satisfies the requirement for 
submission of the required ``Statement of Compliance''. Id. at 
Sec. Sec.  3.3(b), 3.4(b), and 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(B). Regulations 29 CFR 
3.4(b) and 5.5(a)(3)(i) require contractors to maintain these records 
for three years after completion of the work.

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 Davis-Bacon Act.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0008.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 86,898.
    Total Annual Responses: 7,994,616.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,461,642.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies with type of request (1.25-20 
minutes).
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operation/maintenance): $1,063,373.

    Dated: August 19, 2020.
Amy DeBisschop,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation.
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