[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 130 (Tuesday, July 8, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 38478-38479]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15767]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

29 CFR Part 10

RIN 1235-AA10


Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document extends the period for filing written comments 
until July 28, 2014 on the proposed rulemaking to implement the minimum 
wage protections of Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage 
for Contractors. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published 
in the Federal Register on June 17, 2014. The Department of Labor 
(Department) is taking this action in order to provide interested 
parties additional time to submit comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published June 17, 
2014, at 79 FR 34568, is extended. The agency must receive comments on 
or before July 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulatory 
Information Number (RIN) 1235-AA10, by either one of the following 
methods:
    Electronic comments: through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Written comments: through mail addressed to Mary Ziegler, Director, 
Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation, Wage and Hour 
Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3510, 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 (Wage and 
Hour Division) and Regulatory Information Number identified above for 
this rulemaking (1235-AA10). All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided. Consequently, prior to including any individual's 
personal information such as Social Security Number, home address, 
telephone number, email addresses and medical data in a comment, the 
Department urges commenters to carefully consider that their 
submissions are a matter of public record and will be publicly 
accessible on the Internet. It is the commenter's responsibility to 
safeguard his or her information. Because we continue to experience 
delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are 
strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://

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www.regulations.gov or to submit them by mail early. For additional 
information on submitting comments and the rulemaking process, see the 
``Public Participation'' heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this document.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of 
Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3510, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-0406 (this is not a toll-
free number). Copies of the NPRM may be obtained in alternative formats 
(large print, braille, audio tape, or disc) upon request by calling 
(202) 693-0023. TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to 
obtain information or request materials in alternative formats.
    Questions of interpretation or enforcement of regulations issued by 
this agency or referenced in this document may be directed to the 
nearest Wage and Hour Division District Office. Locate the nearest 
office by calling the Wage and Hour Division's toll-free help line at 
(866) 4US-WAGE ((866) 487-9243) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in your local 
time zone, or log onto the Wage and Hour Division's Web site for a 
nationwide listing of Wage and Hour District and Area Offices at http://www.dol.gov/whd/america2.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Electronic Access and Filing Comments

    Public Participation: The NPRM is available through the Federal 
Register and the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. You may also 
access the NPRM through the Department's Web site at http://www.dol.gov/federalregister. To comment electronically on federal 
rulemakings, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, which will allow you to find, review, and submit 
comments on federal documents that are published in the Federal 
Register and open for comment. Please identify all comments submitted 
in electronic form by the RIN Docket Number (1235-AA10). Because of 
delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, in order to ensure 
timely receipt prior to the close of the comment period, commenters 
should transmit their comments electronically through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov or submit them by mail 
early. Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method.

II. Request for Comment

    The Department is proposing regulations to implement Executive 
Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. The Executive 
Order seeks to increase efficiency and cost savings in the work 
performed by parties that contract with the Federal Government by 
raising the hourly minimum wage paid by those contractors to workers 
performing work on covered federal contracts to: (i) $10.10 per hour, 
beginning January 1, 2015; and (ii) beginning January 1, 2016, and 
annually thereafter, an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor. 
The NPRM incorporates existing definitions, procedures, remedies, and 
enforcement processes under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Service 
Contract Act, and the Davis-Bacon Act.
    On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, 
which directed the Department to issue regulations to implement the 
requirements of the Executive Order by October 1, 2014. On June 12, 
2014, the Department posted on its Web site an overview of the 
Executive Order and the NPRM comment process. The Department published 
the NPRM in the Federal Register on June 17, 2014 (79 FR 34568), 
complete with background information, economic impact analysis and 
proposed regulatory text. The NPRM also requested that interested 
parties from the public submit comments on the NPRM on or before July 
17, 2014.
    The Department has received requests to extend the period for 
filing public comments from government and business organizations. 
Because of the interest that has been expressed in this matter, the 
Department has decided to provide an extension of the period for 
submitting public comment until July 28, 2014.

    Dated: June 30, 2014.
David Weil,
Administrator, Wage and Hour Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-15767 Filed 7-7-14; 8:45 am]
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