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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AB55 Publication ID: Fall 2008 
Title: Modernizing the Labor Certification Process and Enforcement for Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States 
Abstract: This Final Rule is designed to initiate a redesign of the process by which U.S. employers seek labor certification from the Department of Labor as an initial step to hire temporary agricultural labor under the H-2A visa program. The re-engineering of the program would include streamlining of the application process and strengthening of program integrity. 
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 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 655   
Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a)    8 USC 1188   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/13/2008  73 FR 8538   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/31/2008    
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/14/2008  73 FR 16243   
Final Action  11/00/2008    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William L. Carlson Ph.D.
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
FP Building, Room C-4312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-3010