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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll   [12/7/2011]
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Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2011)
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76438-76439]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31372]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour 
Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, 
``Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll,'' to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the 
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on the 
day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth 
by telephone at (202) 693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or 
sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor, 
Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Office of Management and Budget, Room 
10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: (202) 395-6929/Fax: (202) 395-
6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
(202) 693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copeland Act requires contractors and 
subcontractors performing work on federally financed or assisted 
construction contracts to furnish weekly a statement with respect to 
the wages paid each employee during the preceding week. See 40 U.S.C. 
3145; 29 CFR 3.3(b). 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 a party to the contract, accompanied by a signed Statement of 
Compliance indicating that the payrolls are correct and complete and 
that each laborer or mechanic has been paid not less than the proper 
Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rate for the work performed. 29 CFR 
5.5(a)(3)(ii)(B).
    The DOL has developed optional use Form WH-347, Payroll Form, to 
aide contractors and subcontractors performing work on federally 
financed or assisted construction contracts in meeting weekly payroll 
reporting requirements. 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3)(ii)(A); see also, 29 CFR 
3.3(b). Properly filled out, this form will satisfy the requirements of 
Regulations 29 CFR parts 3 and 5 as to payrolls submitted in connection 
with contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the 
collection of information does not display a valid OMB Control Number. 
See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this 
information collection under OMB Control Number 1235-0008. The current 
OMB approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2011; however, it 
should be noted that existing information collection requirements 
submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they 
undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice 
published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2011 (76 FR 48181).

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    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 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1235-0008. 
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: Wage and Hour Division (WHD).
    Title of Collection: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0008.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 96,096.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,210,208.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,062,861.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $369,105.

    Dated: December 1, 2011.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-31372 Filed 12-6-11; 8:45 am]
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