[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 54 (Thursday, March 20, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 15556-15557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06107]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division

29 CFR Part 500

RIN 1235-0006


Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements-Housing Occupancy Certificates Under the Migrant and 
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, 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. 3056(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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning 
its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval 
of the Information Collection: Housing Occupancy Certificate--Migrant 
and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. A copy of the proposed 
information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed 
below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before May 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0006, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@

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dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of Regulations, 
Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and 
Control Number identified above for this information collection. 
Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the 
Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit 
their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail 
early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included 
in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-0406 (this is not a toll-
free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative 
formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by 
calling (202) 693-0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may 
dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or request 
materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department 
of Labor (DOL) administers the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker 
Protection Act (MSPA), 29 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. The MSPA protects migrant 
and seasonal agricultural workers by establishing employment standards 
related to wages, housing, transportation, disclosures, and 
recordkeeping. The MSPA also requires farm labor contractors and farm 
labor contractor employees to register with the U.S. Department of 
Labor and to obtain special authorization before housing, transporting, 
or driving covered workers. The MSPA requires that any person owning or 
controlling any facility or real property to be used for housing 
migrant agricultural workers shall not permit such housing to be 
occupied by any worker unless copy of a certificate of occupancy from 
the state, local or federal agency that conducted the housing safety 
and health inspection is posted at the site of the facility or real 
property. The certificate attests that the facility or real property 
meets applicable safety and health standards. Form WH-520 is an 
information gathering form and the certificate of occupancy that the 
Wage and Hour Division issues when it is the federal agency conducting 
the safety and health inspection.
    II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly 
interested in comments which:
     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;
     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 an approval for the extension 
of this information collection that requires any person owning or 
controlling any facility or real property to be occupied by migrant 
agricultural workers to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Housing Occupancy Certificate--Migrant and Seasonal 
Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
    OMB Number: 1235-0006.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms.
    Total Respondents: 100.
    Total Annual Responses: 100.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3-4 minutes.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Costs (operation/maintenance): $0.

    Dated: March 4, 2014.
Mary Ziegler,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation.
[FR Doc. 2014-06107 Filed 3-19-14; 8:45 am]
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