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Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the Web site at by contacting Amy Hobby on 202-693-4553 (this is not a toll-free number)/

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316 / Fax: 202-395-6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail:OIRA_submission@omb.eop.govwithin 30 days from the date of this publication in theFederal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below).

The OMB 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;

* Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

* 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 submission of responses.

Agency:Employment Standards Administration.

Type of Review:Extension without change of an existing OMB Control Number.

Title of Collection:Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan (29 CFR Part 547) and Requirements of a Bona Fide Profit-Sharing Plan or Trust (29 CFR Part 549).

OMB Control Number:1215-0119.

Affected Public:Businesses or other for-profits, Farms, Not-for-profit institutions.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents:844,000.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours:352.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden:$0.

Description:This information collection applies to employers claiming the overtime exemption available under section 7(e)(3)(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, in calculating an employee's regular rate of pay, an employer need not include contributions made to a bona fide thrift or savings plan or a bona fide profit-sharing plan or trust--as defined in 29 CFR Parts 547 and 549. Employers are required to communicate, or make available to the employees, the terms of the bona fide thrift or savings plan and bona fide profit-sharing plan or trust, and retain certain records. For additional information, see related notice published at 73 FR 39725 on July 10, 2008.

Darrin A. King, Departmental Clearance Officer.