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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AB89 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Labor Certification Process for Temporary Agricultural Employment in the United States (H-2A workers) 

The United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour Division are amending regulations regarding the H-2A non-immigrant visa program at 20 CFR part 655, subpart B. The final rule will include necessary technical improvements to the existing H-2A regulations which will modernize and streamline the overall function of the program. The final rule will include necessary legal changes and technical improvements to modernize and streamline the overall administration of the program since the current H-2A regulation was published in 2010.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 655, subpart B    29 CFR 501     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1188   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/26/2019  84 FR 36168   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/24/2019 
Final Rule  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian Pasternak
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Office of Foreign Labor Certification; Room N-5311, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8200