Post-Adjudication Audits of H-2B Petitions in All Occupations Other Than Excepted Occupations in the United States; Re-Opening and Extension of Comment Period, 11592 [05-4534]

Download as PDF 11592 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Part 655 RIN 1205–AB36 Post-Adjudication Audits of H–2B Petitions in All Occupations Other Than Excepted Occupations in the United States; Re-Opening and Extension of Comment Period Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening and extension of comment period. AGENCIES: This document informs the public that the comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for PostAdjudication Audits of H–2B Petitions in All Occupations Other Than Excepted Occupations in the United States is re-opened and extended. DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published January 27, 2005 (70 FR 3993), has been extended until April 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1205–AB36, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the Web site instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Comments may be submitted by e-mail to H2B.Comments@dol.gov. Include RIN 1205–AB36 in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Submit written comments to the Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C–4312, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: William Carlson, Chief, Division of Foreign Labor Certification. Because of security measures, mail directed to Washington, DC, is sometimes delayed. We will only consider comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service on or before the deadline for comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the RIN 1205–AB36 for this rulemaking. Receipt of submissions will not be acknowledged because DOL continues to experience occasional delays in receiving postal mail in the Washington, DC, area; commenters using mail are encouraged to submit any comments early. SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:24 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Comments will be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the address listed above for mailed comments. Persons who need assistance to review the comments will be provided with appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. Copies of this proposed rule may be obtained in alternative formats (e.g., large print, Braille, audiotape, or disk) upon request. To schedule an appointment to review the comments and/or to obtain the proposed rule in an alternative format, contact the Division of Foreign Labor Certification at (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Carlson, Chief, Division of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C–4312, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). An H–2B nonimmigrant is admitted temporarily to the United States to perform temporary nonagricultural labor or services. On January 27, 2005, the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (DOL or ETA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) simultaneously published in the Federal Register proposed rules to change the procedures for the issuance of H–2B visas. 70 FR 3984 and 3993. Under DOL’s proposed rule, H–2B petitions filed with DHS, with the exception of workers in logging, the entertainment industry, or professional athletics, will require employers to satisfy specific attestations concerning labor market issues. These attestations have been developed by the DOL and are included in DOL’s proposed rule and incorporated in the DHS proposed regulation. In addition, under the proposed rule, the DOL will receive information on petitions that have been approved and received final adjudication from the DHS. The DOL will be conducting post-adjudication audits of attestations submitted in support of selected approved H–2B petitions received from the DHS. Given the complexity of the proposed rule and the intense level of interest, the comment period is being re-opened and extended. DOL published its notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register of January 27, 2005 (FR Doc. 05–1222), at 70 FR 3993. The notice invited interested persons to submit written comments on the proposed rule on or before February 28, 2005. This SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 document re-opens and extends the comment period through April 8, 2005. Signed in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of March 2005. Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 05–4534 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Parts 4000 and 4007 RIN 1212–AB02 Electronic Premium Filing Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The PBGC proposes to require electronic filing of premium declarations. The requirement would become effective for plans with 500 or more participants starting with the 2006 plan year and for smaller plans starting with the 2007 plan year. Plans could apply to the PBGC for exemptions on a case-by-case basis. The PBGC has instituted an on-line e-filing facility (‘‘My Plan Administration Account,’’ or ‘‘My PAA’’), and during 2005 will upgrade My PAA to accept electronic filings made with the use of vendor or proprietary software. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 9, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to the Legislative & Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005–4026. Comments also may be submitted electronically through the PBGC’s Web site at http://www.pbgc.gov/regs, or by fax to 202–326–4112. The PBGC will make all comments available on its Web site, http://www.pbgc.gov. Copies of the comments may also be obtained by writing to the PBGC’s Communications and Public Affairs Department at Suite 240 at the above address or by visiting that office or calling 202–326–4040 during normal business hours. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4040.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James J. Armbruster, Acting Director, or Deborah C. Murphy, Attorney, Legislative & Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005–4026, 202–326–4024. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 9, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

20 CFR Part 655

RIN 1205-AB36


Post-Adjudication Audits of H-2B Petitions in All Occupations 
Other Than Excepted Occupations in the United States; Re-Opening and 
Extension of Comment Period

AGENCIES: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening and extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document informs the public that the comment period for 
the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Post-Adjudication Audits of H-2B 
Petitions in All Occupations Other Than Excepted Occupations in the 
United States is re-opened and extended.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking 
published January 27, 2005 (70 FR 3993), has been extended until April 
8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulatory 
Information Number (RIN) 1205-AB36, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the Web site instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Comments may be submitted by e-mail to 
H2B.Comments@dol.gov. Include RIN 1205-AB36 in the subject line of the 
message.
     U.S. Mail: Submit written comments to the Assistant 
Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C-4312, Washington, DC 20210, 
Attention: William Carlson, Chief, Division of Foreign Labor 
Certification. Because of security measures, mail directed to 
Washington, DC, is sometimes delayed. We will only consider comments 
postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service on or 
before the deadline for comments.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the RIN 1205-
AB36 for this rulemaking. Receipt of submissions will not be 
acknowledged because DOL continues to experience occasional delays in 
receiving postal mail in the Washington, DC, area; commenters using 
mail are encouraged to submit any comments early.
    Comments will be available for public inspection during normal 
business hours at the address listed above for mailed comments. Persons 
who need assistance to review the comments will be provided with 
appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. Copies of this 
proposed rule may be obtained in alternative formats (e.g., large 
print, Braille, audiotape, or disk) upon request. To schedule an 
appointment to review the comments and/or to obtain the proposed rule 
in an alternative format, contact the Division of Foreign Labor 
Certification at (202) 693-3010 (this is not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Carlson, Chief, Division of 
Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C-4312, Washington, DC 20210, 
telephone: (202) 693-3010 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An H-2B nonimmigrant is admitted temporarily 
to the United States to perform temporary nonagricultural labor or 
services. On January 27, 2005, the Department of Labor's Employment and 
Training Administration (DOL or ETA) and the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) simultaneously published in the Federal Register 
proposed rules to change the procedures for the issuance of H-2B visas. 
70 FR 3984 and 3993. Under DOL's proposed rule, H-2B petitions filed 
with DHS, with the exception of workers in logging, the entertainment 
industry, or professional athletics, will require employers to satisfy 
specific attestations concerning labor market issues. These 
attestations have been developed by the DOL and are included in DOL's 
proposed rule and incorporated in the DHS proposed regulation. In 
addition, under the proposed rule, the DOL will receive information on 
petitions that have been approved and received final adjudication from 
the DHS. The DOL will be conducting post-adjudication audits of 
attestations submitted in support of selected approved H-2B petitions 
received from the DHS. Given the complexity of the proposed rule and 
the intense level of interest, the comment period is being re-opened 
and extended.
    DOL published its notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register of January 27, 2005 (FR Doc. 05-1222), at 70 FR 3993. The 
notice invited interested persons to submit written comments on the 
proposed rule on or before February 28, 2005. This document re-opens 
and extends the comment period through April 8, 2005.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of March 2005.
Emily Stover DeRocco,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-4534 Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]
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