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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Requested; Semi-annual Enforcement Report

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Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination, Office of Labor Relations, HUD.




The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.


Comments Due Date: June 20, 2003.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 800a, Washington, DC 20410 or

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Jade Banks, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, Southwest, Washington, DC 20410;; telephone (202) 708-0370 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).

This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) 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; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Semi-annual Enforcement Report.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: None.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Federal agencies administering programs subject to Davis-Bacon wage provisions are required by Department of Labor regulations to submit a report of all new covered contracts/projects and all enforcement activities each six months. In order for HUD to comply with this requirement, it must collect contract and enforcement information from local agencies that administer HUD-assisted programs subject to Davis-Bacon requirements.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: To be assigned.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: An estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 9,000, number of respondents is 4,500, Start Printed Page 19566frequency of response is semi-annually, and the hours per response is 2. Recordkeeping requirements will add an additional 2,250 hours for a total of 11,250 hours per year.

Status of the proposed information collection: Existing collection in use without an OMB control number.

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Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: April 9, 2003.

Frank L. Davis,

Director, Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 03-9804 Filed 4-18-03; 8:45 am]