Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll
Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2011)
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31372]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll
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
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
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).
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.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-31372 Filed 12-6-11; 8:45 am]
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