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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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The DOL, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95), 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Fair Labor Standards Act Recordkeeping Requirements. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.


Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before April 2, 2007.


Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693-0418, fax (202) 693-1451, e-mail Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail).

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I. Background

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq., sets the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards of most general application. See 29 U.S.C. 206-207; 211-212. FLSA requirements apply to employers of employees engaged in interstate commerce or in the production of goods for interstate commerce and of employees in certain enterprises, including employees of a public agency; however, the FLSA contains exemptions that apply to employees in certain types of employment. See, 29 U.S.C. 213, et al. The DOL has promulgated Regulations 29 CFR part 516 to establish the basic FLSA recordkeeping requirements. The DOL has also issued specific sections of Regulations 29 CFR parts 505, 519, 520, 525, 530, 548, 551, 552, 553, and 570 to supplement the part 516 requirements and to provide for the maintenance of records relating to various FLSA exemptions and special provisions.

This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2007.

II. Review Focus

The DOL 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; Start Printed Page 4537
  • 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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

The DOL seeks approval for the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to enforce the provisions of the FLSA.

Type of Review: Extension.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

Title: Fair Labor Standards Act Recordkeeping Requirements.

OMB Number: 1215-0017.

Affected Public: Business of other for-profit; Individuals or households; Farms; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Frequency: Weekly.

Annual Respondents: 8,864,534.

Annual Responses: 11,177,669.

Average Time per Recordkeeping: 5 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 988,108.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record.

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Ruben Wiley,

Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration.

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[FR Doc. E7-1486 Filed 1-30-07; 8:45 am]