[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 238 (Friday, December 11, 1998)]
[Pages 68475-68476]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-32660]



Employment Standards Administration

Wage and Hour Division; Minimum Wages for Federal and Federally 
Assisted Construction; General Wage Determination Decisions

    General wage determination decisions of the Secretary of Labor are 
issued in accordance with applicable law and are based on the 
information obtained by the Department of Labor from its study of local 
wage conditions and data made available from other sources. They 
specify the basic hourly wage rates and fringe benefits which are 
determined to be prevailing for the described classes of laborers and 
mechanics employed on construction projects of a similar character and 
in the localities specified therein.
    The determinations in these decisions of prevailing rates and 
fringe benefits have been made in accordance with 29 CFR Part 1, by 
authority of the Secretary of Labor pursuant to the provisions of the 
Davis-Bacon Act of March 3, 1931, as amended (46 Stat. 1494, as 
amended, 40 U.S.C. 276a) and of other Federal statutes referred to in 
29 CFR Part 1, Appendix, as well as such additional statutes as may 
from time to time be enacted containing provisions for the payment of 
wages determined to be prevailing by the Secretary of Labor in 
accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act. The prevailing rates and fringe 
benefits determined in these decisions shall, in accordance with the 
provisions of the foregoing statutes, constitute the minimum wages 
payable on Federal and federally assisted construction projects to 
laborers and mechanics of the specified classes engaged on contract 
work of the character and in the localities described therein.
    Good cause is hereby found for not utilizing notice and public 
comment procedure thereon prior to the issuance of these determinations 
as prescribed in 5 U.S.C. 553 and not providing for delay in the 
effective date as prescribed in that section, because the necessity to 
issue current construction industry wage determinations frequently and 
in large volume causes procedures to be impractical and contrary to the 
public interest.
    General wage determination decisions, and modifications and 
supersedes decisions thereto, contain no expiration dates and are 
effective from their date of notice in the Federal Register, or on the 
date written notice is received by the agency, whichever is earlier. 
These decisions are to be used in accordance with the provisions of 29 
CFR Parts 1 and 5. Accordingly, the applicable decision, together with 
any modifications issued, must be made a part of every contract for 
performance of the described work within the geographic area indicated 
as required by an applicable Federal prevailing wage law and 29 CFR 
Part 5. The wage rates and fringe benefits, notice of which is 
published herein, and which are contained in the Government Printing 
Office (GPO) document entitled ``General Wage Determinations Issued 
Under The Davis-Bacon And Related Acts,'' shall be the minimum paid by 
contractors and subcontractors to laborers and mechanics.
    Any person, organization, or governmental agency having an interest 
in the rates determined as prevailing is encouraged to submit wage rate 
and fringe benefit information for consideration by the Department. 
Further information and self-explanatory forms for the purpose of 
submitting this data may be obtained by writing to the U.S. Department 
of Labor, Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division, 
Division of Wage Determinations, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room S-
3014, Washington, D.C. 20210.

Modifications to General Wage Determination Decisions

    The number of decisions listed in the Government Printing Office 
document entitled ``General Wage Determinations Issued Under the Davis-
Bacon and Related Acts'' being modified are listed by Volume and State. 
Dates of publication in the Federal Register are in parentheses 
following the decisions being modified.

Volume I

New York
    NY980002 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980003 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980007 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980008 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980013 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980018 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980021 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980022 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980026 (Feb.13, 1998)
    NY980060 (Feb.13, 1998)

Volume II

    VA980066 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    VA980100 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    VA980104 (Feb. 13, 1998)
West Virginia
    WV980002 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    WV980003 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    WV980006 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    WV980009 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    WV980010 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    Index (Feb. 13, 1998)

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Volume III


Volume IV

    IL980018 (Feb. 13, 1998)

Volume V

    IA980005 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    IA980009 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    IA980013 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    IA980016 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980013 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980014 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980016 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980017 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980018 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980024 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980028 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980030 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980031 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980033 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980034 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980035 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980036 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980037 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980038 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980040 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980041 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    OK980043 (Feb. 13, 1998)

Volume VI


Volume VII

    CA980028 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    CA980029 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    CA980030 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    NV980001 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    NV980003 (Feb. 13, 1998)
    NV980005 (Feb. 13, 1998)

General Wage Determination Publication

    General wage determinations issued under the Davis-Bacon and 
related Acts, including those noted above, may be found in the 
Government Printing Office (GPO) document entitled ``General Wage 
Determinations Issued Under The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.'' This 
publication is available at each of the 50 Regional Government 
Depository Libraries and many of the 1,400 Government Depository 
Libraries across the country.
    The general wage determinations issued under the Davis-Bacon and 
related Acts are available electronically by subscription to the 
FedWorld Bulletin Board System of the National Technical Information 
Service (NTIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce at 1-800-363-2068
    Hard-copy subscriptions may be purchased from: Superintendent of 
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, 
(202) 512-1800.
    When ordering hard-copy subscription(s), be sure to specify the 
State(s) of interest, since subscriptions may be ordered for any or all 
of the seven separate volumes, arranged by State. Subscriptions include 
an annual edition (issued in January or February) which includes all 
current general wage determinations for the States covered by each 
volume. Throughout the remainder of the year, regular weekly updates 
are distributed to subscribers.

    Signed at Washington, D.C. this 4th day of December 1998.
Margaret J. Washington,
Acting Chief, Branch of Construction Wage Determinations.
[FR Doc. 98-32660 Filed 10-12-98; 8:45 am]