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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Federal Labor Standards Questionnaire(s); Complaint Intake Form

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AGENCY:

Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: October 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on July 26, 2013.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Federal Labor Standards Questionnaire(s); Complaint Intake Form.

OMB Approval Number: 2501-0018.

Type of Request: Extension without of a currently approved collection.

Form Number: HUD-4730, HUD 4730-SP, HUD-4731, HUD-4730-E.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD-4730, 4730E and 4730SP, Federal Labor Standards Questionnaires, will be used by HUD and agencies administering HUD programs to collect information from laborers and mechanics employed on HUD-assisted projects. Employers are required to submit weekly certified payroll reports in order to demonstrate and attest to their compliance with Federal labor standards. The information collected on questionnaires is primarily used to determine whether payroll information supplied by employers is valid. Testing employer data can disclose violations that may be concealed or that are otherwise not apparent to the agency. Information Start Printed Page 59047collected on the HUD 4731, Federal Labor Standard Complaint Intake form, will be used by HUD and agencies administering HUD programs to collect information from complainants alleging violations of Federal labor standards on HUD assisted projects. The information collected is primarily used in the conduct of investigations into the allegations. Generally, enforcement actions, including investigations, are geared to the respondent's benefit, that is, to determine whether the respondent was underpaid and to ensure the payment of wage restitution to the respondent, if so. These forms have been crafted to focus on essential information, to make it easy to read and complete, and to best capture the information needed for HUD to competently enforce Federal labor standards and to protect workers' rights to prevailing wages.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.

Estimated Number of Responses: 2,000.

Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: .5. Total Estimated Burdens: 1,000. Note: Preparer of this notice may substitute the chart for everything beginning with estimated number of respondents above:

Information collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseResponses per annumBurden hour per responseAnnual burden hoursHourly cost per responseAnnual cost
HUD-4730, 4730E, 4730SP2,500115125010.0012,500
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B. Solicitation of Public Comment

This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following:

(1) 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) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions.

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Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

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Dated: September 20, 2013.

Colette Pollard,

Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-23374 Filed 9-24-13; 8:45 am]

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