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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 15, 2007.
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: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410 or Lillian_L._Deitzer@hud.gov.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jade Banks, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 2102, Washington, DC 20410 or Jade_M._Banks@hud.gov, telephone (202) 402-5475 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Department is submitting 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 affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection 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 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 Labor Standards Enforcement Report.
OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501-0019.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: All Federal agencies administering programs subject to Davis-Bacon wage provisions are required by Department of Labor (DOL) regulations (29 CFR Part 5, Section 5.7(b)) 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. HUD requests that local agencies complete and submit a Semi-annual Enforcement Report each six months. Start Printed Page 19014
Local agencies and HUD must retain a copy of the Semi-annual Enforcement Report in its files.
Agency form numbers, if applicable: Forms HUD-4710, HUD-4710i.
Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 9,000; the number of respondents is 4,500; the frequency of response is semi-annually; and the hours per response is 2. Recordkeeping requirements add an addition 2,250 hours for a total of 11,250 hours per year.
Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.Start Signature
Dated: April 9, 2007.
Edward L. Johnson,
Director, Office of Labor Relations.
[FR Doc. E7-7093 Filed 4-13-07; 8:45 am]
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