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Start Preamble October 15, 2001.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of each individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation contact Marlene Howze at (202) 219-8904 or Email Howze-Marlene@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ESA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-7316), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

The OMB 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;
  • 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.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration (ESA).

Title: Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates.

OMB Number: 1215-0046.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Frequency: On Occasion.

Number of Respondents: 37,500.

Number of Annual Responses: 75,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 25,000.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0.

Description: The Davis-Bacon Act (29 U.S.C. 276a-276-a-7) provides, in part that “* * * every contract in excess of $2,000 * * * 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 which shall be based upon the wages that will be 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 in which the work is performed * * *.”

Form WD-10 is used by the US Department of Labor to elicit construction project data from contractor associations, contractors and unions. The wage date is used to determine locally prevailing wages under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. The information collection requests addresses changes being proposed to Form WD1-10 to develop Start Printed Page 53633more cost-effective and less burdensome methods of obtaining reliable wage data.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-26635 Filed 10-22-01; 8:45 am]

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