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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Semi-Annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report

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Office of Labor Relations, Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination, 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: April 27, 2010.


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: Leroy McKinney, Jr., Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410 or

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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, telephone (202) 402-5475 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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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 and tribal agencies that administer HUD-assisted programs subject to Davis-Bacon requirements. (State agencies that administer HUD-assisted programs may report directly to DOL or may report through HUD, at the discretion of each state.) HUD requests that such agencies complete and submit a Semi-annual Enforcement Report each six months.

HUD and reporting agencies 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 10,000; the number of respondents is 5,000; the frequency of response is semi-annually; and the hours per response is 2. Recordkeeping requirements add an additional 2,500 hours for a total of 12,500 hours per year.

Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

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Dated: February 22, 2010.

Waite H. Madison,

Director, Office of Labor Relations.

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[FR Doc. 2010-4008 Filed 2-25-10; 8:45 am]