Federal Register: January 22, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 14)
DOCID: fr22ja10-80 FR Doc 2010-1194
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Wage and Hour Division
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before March 23, 2010.
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. 44 U.S.C. 3506(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: Motor Vehicle Safety for Transportation of Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. [[Page 3759]]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) section 401 (29 U.S.C. 1841) requires, subject to certain exceptions, all Farm Labor Contractors (FLCs), Agricultural Employers (AGERs), and Agricultural Associations (AGASs) to ensure that any vehicle they use or cause to be used to transport or drive any migrant or seasonal agricultural worker conforms to safety and health standards prescribed by the Secretary of Labor under the MSPA and with other applicable Federal and State safety standards. These MSPA safety standards address the vehicle, driver, and insurance. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has created Forms WH514, WH514a, and WH515, which allow FLC applicants to verify to the WHD that the vehicles used to transport migrant/seasonal agricultural workers meet the MSPA vehicle safety standards and that anyone who drives such workers meets the Act's minimum physical requirements. The WHD uses the information in deciding whether to authorize the FLC/FLC Employee applicant to transport/drive any migrant/seasonal agricultural worker(s) or to cause such transportation. Form WH514 is used to verify that any vehicle used or caused to be used to transport any migrant/seasonal agricultural worker(s) meets the Department of Transportation (DOT) safety standards. When the adopted DOT rules do not apply, FLC applicants seeking authorization to transport any migrant/seasonal agricultural workers use Form WH514a to verify that the vehicles meet the DOL safety standards and, upon the vehicle meeting the required safety standards, the form is completed. Form WH515 is a doctor's certificate used to document that a motor vehicle driver or operator meets the minimum DOT physical requirements that the DOL has adopted. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2010.
II. Review Focus
The DOL is particularly interested in comments that:
III. Current Actions
The DOL seeks the approval of the extension of the subject information collection requirements in order to verify that FLCs, AGERs, and AGASs have complied with the applicable safety standards as a condition of their transportation and/or driving authorization.
Type of Review: Extension.
Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
Titles: Vehicle Mechanical Inspection Report for Transportation
Subject to Department of Transportation Requirements; Vehicle
Mechanical Inspection Report for Transportation Subject to Department of Labor Safety Standards; MSPA Doctor's Certificate.
OMB Number: 12150036.
Agency Numbers: Form WH514, WH514a, WH515.
Affected Public: Businesses or other forprofits, Farms.
Total Annual Responses: 4500.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 750.
Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes for the vehicle mechanical inspection reports and 20 minutes for the MSPA Doctor's Certification.
Frequency: On occasion.
Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $220,500.
Dated: January 15, 2010.
Regulatory Analysis Branch Chief.
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BILLING CODE 451027P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Michel Smyth, Chief, Regulatory Analysis Branch, Division of Interpretations and Regulatory Analysis, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S3502, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693 0406 (this is not a tollfree number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 6930023 (not a tollfree number). TTY/TDD callers may dial tollfree (877) 8895627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats.