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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AB91 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Modernizing Recruitment Requirements Under the H-2B Program 

The United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are jointly amending regulations regarding the H-2B non-immigrant visa program at 20 CFR part 655, subpart A.  The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will include necessary technical improvements, which will eliminate print newspaper advertisements and modernize the requirements employers must meet for advertising job opportunities to U.S. workers.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 655, subpart A    8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1184    8 U.S.C. 1103   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/09/2018  83 FR 55977   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/10/2018 
NPRM Comment Period End Extension to 12/28/2018  12/10/2018  83 FR 63430   
Final Rule  12/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas M. Dowd
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Room N4641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 513-7350