Notice of Postponement of H-2A and H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot, 42909-42910 [E9-20424]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 25, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–1855– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2008–0018] Kentucky; Major Disaster and Related Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA–1855–DR), dated August 14, 2009, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: August 14, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated August 14, 2009, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’), as follows: pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the Commonwealth of Kentucky resulting from severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding on August 4, 2009, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance in the designated areas, Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act that you deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation and Other Needs Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Public Assistance is later requested and warranted, Federal funds provided under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), VerDate Nov<24>2008 22:52 Aug 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Michael J. Lapinski, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following area of the Commonwealth of Kentucky has been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Jefferson County for Individual Assistance. All counties within the Commonwealth of Kentucky are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–20417 Filed 8–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–1852– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2008–0018] Maine; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine (FEMA–1852–DR), dated July 30, 2009, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: August 18, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42909 Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of July 30, 2009. Piscataquis County for Public Assistance. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–20338 Filed 8–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP Dec. 09–34] Notice of Postponement of H–2A and H–2B Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice; postponement of commencement date. SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the postponement of the commencement date of the H–2A and H–2B Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot, originally set for August 1, 2009. The pilot program will require temporary workers within H–2A and H–2B nonimmigrant classifications that enter the United States at either the port of San Luis, Arizona or the port of Douglas, Arizona, to depart from one of those ports and to submit certain biographical and biometric information at one of the kiosks established for this E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 42910 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 25, 2009 / Notices purpose. A delay of the commencement date is necessary to ensure that the kiosks are fully operational. DATES: The pilot program will commence December 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Erin M. Martin via e-mail at ERIN.Martin@dhs.gov. On December 18, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 77049), announcing that CBP is establishing a new land-border exit system for H–2A temporary workers, starting on a pilot basis, at certain designated ports of entry.1 This notice was published concurrently and is in accordance with a Final Rule published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Federal Register (73 FR 76891). The Final Rule implements the pilot program by adding 8 CFR 215.9, which provides that an alien admitted on an H–2A visa at a port of entry participating in the Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program must also depart at the end of his or her authorized period of stay through a port of entry participating in the program and present designated biographic and/ or biometric information upon departure. As required by 8 CFR 215.9, CBP published a Notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 77049) designating H– 2A workers that enter the United States at either the port of San Luis, Arizona or the port of Douglas, Arizona, as participants in the Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program, who must depart from one of those ports and submit certain biographical and biometric information at one of the kiosks established for this purpose. On December 19, 2008, CBP published a Notice of Expansion of Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot To Include H–2B Temporary Workers in the Federal Register (73 FR 77817), in line with the Final Rule published concurrently by DHS in the Federal Register (73 FR 78104).2 The Final Rule expands the pilot program by amending 8 CFR 215.9, to provide that aliens admitted on an H–2B visa at a pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 The H–2A nonimmigrant classification applies to aliens seeking to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature in the United States. Immigration and Nationality Act (Act or INA) sec. 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a); see 8 CFR 214.1(a)(2) (designation for H–2A classification). 2 The H–2B nonimmigrant classification applies to foreign workers coming to the U.S. temporarily to perform temporary, non-agricultural labor or services. Immigration and Nationality Act (Act or INA) sec. 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b); see 8 CFR 214.1(a)(2) (designation for H–2B classification). VerDate Nov<24>2008 22:52 Aug 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 port of entry participating in the Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program must also depart at the end of his or her authorized period of stay through a port of entry participating in the program and present designated biographic and/ or biometric information upon departure. As required by 8 CFR 215.9, as amended, CBP published a Notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 77817) to include H–2B workers in the Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program at the ports of San Luis, Arizona and Douglas, Arizona. Pursuant to the Notices in the Federal Register (73 FR 77049 and 73 FR 77817) published by CBP containing all the required elements referenced in 8 CFR 215.9, as amended, any alien that is admitted on an H–2A or H–2B visa into the United States at a designated port on or after August 1, 2009, is subject to the pilot program. However, in order to ensure that the facilities necessary to implement the pilot program are fully operational and meet the needs of the agency and the public, this notice postpones the start date of the pilot program. Accordingly, this notice postpones the start of the pilot program from August 1, 2009 to December 8, 2009. Dated: August 20, 2009. Jayson P. Ahern, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E9–20424 Filed 8–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5291–N–05] Privacy Act; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Institution Master File (IMF) AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD proposes to amend one of its system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed new system of record is the IMF/F51. The IMF System maintains a file of institutions (Title I lenders and Title II mortgagees) which have been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to participate in the Departments Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Programs. The principal objective of the IMF is to consolidate information on the approval PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 status of mortgagees and lenders participating in FHA’s insurance programs. DATES: Effective Date: This action shall be effective without further notice on September 24, 2009 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination. Comments Due Date: September 24, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. Communications should refer to the above docket number and title. A copy of each communication submitted will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5:00 pm weekdays at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Robinson-Staton, Departmental Privacy Act Officer, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410, Telephone Number (202) 402– 8047. (This is not a toll-free number.) A telecommunication device for hearing and speech-impaired individuals (TTY) is available at (800) 877–8339 (Federal Information Relay Service). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, notice is given that HUD proposes to establish a new system of records, identified as the Institution Master File (IMF). Title 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11) provide that the public be afforded a 30day period in which to comment on the new system of records. The new system report was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the House Committee on Government Reform pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix 1 to OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘‘Federal Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ July 25, 1994, (59 FR 37914). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a 88 Stat. 1896; 42 U.S.C. 3535(d). Dated: August 14, 2009. Jerry E. Williams, Chief Information Officer. HUD/HS/60 SYSTEM NAME: Institution Master File (IMF). SYSTEM LOCATION: The system is physically housed in a government-owned building (i.e., the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 163 (Tuesday, August 25, 2009)]
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[Pages 42909-42910]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[CBP Dec. 09-34]


Notice of Postponement of H-2A and H-2B Temporary Worker Visa 
Exit Program Pilot

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: General notice; postponement of commencement date.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the 
postponement of the commencement date of the H-2A and H-2B Temporary 
Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot, originally set for August 1, 2009. The 
pilot program will require temporary workers within H-2A and H-2B 
nonimmigrant classifications that enter the United States at either the 
port of San Luis, Arizona or the port of Douglas, Arizona, to depart 
from one of those ports and to submit certain biographical and 
biometric information at one of the kiosks established for this

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purpose. A delay of the commencement date is necessary to ensure that 
the kiosks are fully operational.

DATES: The pilot program will commence December 8, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Erin M. Martin via e-mail at 
ERIN.Martin@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 18, 2008, U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) published a Notice in the Federal Register (73 
FR 77049), announcing that CBP is establishing a new land-border exit 
system for H-2A temporary workers, starting on a pilot basis, at 
certain designated ports of entry.\1\ This notice was published 
concurrently and is in accordance with a Final Rule published by the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Federal Register (73 FR 
76891). The Final Rule implements the pilot program by adding 8 CFR 
215.9, which provides that an alien admitted on an H-2A visa at a port 
of entry participating in the Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program must 
also depart at the end of his or her authorized period of stay through 
a port of entry participating in the program and present designated 
biographic and/or biometric information upon departure. As required by 
8 CFR 215.9, CBP published a Notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 
77049) designating H-2A workers that enter the United States at either 
the port of San Luis, Arizona or the port of Douglas, Arizona, as 
participants in the Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program, who must depart 
from one of those ports and submit certain biographical and biometric 
information at one of the kiosks established for this purpose.
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    \1\ The H-2A nonimmigrant classification applies to aliens 
seeking to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or 
seasonal nature in the United States. Immigration and Nationality 
Act (Act or INA) sec. 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a); see 8 CFR 214.1(a)(2) (designation for H-2A 
classification).
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    On December 19, 2008, CBP published a Notice of Expansion of 
Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot To Include H-2B Temporary 
Workers in the Federal Register (73 FR 77817), in line with the Final 
Rule published concurrently by DHS in the Federal Register (73 FR 
78104).\2\ The Final Rule expands the pilot program by amending 8 CFR 
215.9, to provide that aliens admitted on an H-2B visa at a port of 
entry participating in the Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program must also 
depart at the end of his or her authorized period of stay through a 
port of entry participating in the program and present designated 
biographic and/or biometric information upon departure. As required by 
8 CFR 215.9, as amended, CBP published a Notice in the Federal Register 
(73 FR 77817) to include H-2B workers in the Temporary Worker Visa Exit 
Program at the ports of San Luis, Arizona and Douglas, Arizona.
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    \2\ The H-2B nonimmigrant classification applies to foreign 
workers coming to the U.S. temporarily to perform temporary, non-
agricultural labor or services. Immigration and Nationality Act (Act 
or INA) sec. 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b); 
see 8 CFR 214.1(a)(2) (designation for H-2B classification).
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    Pursuant to the Notices in the Federal Register (73 FR 77049 and 73 
FR 77817) published by CBP containing all the required elements 
referenced in 8 CFR 215.9, as amended, any alien that is admitted on an 
H-2A or H-2B visa into the United States at a designated port on or 
after August 1, 2009, is subject to the pilot program. However, in 
order to ensure that the facilities necessary to implement the pilot 
program are fully operational and meet the needs of the agency and the 
public, this notice postpones the start date of the pilot program. 
Accordingly, this notice postpones the start of the pilot program from 
August 1, 2009 to December 8, 2009.

    Dated: August 20, 2009.
Jayson P. Ahern,
Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. E9-20424 Filed 8-24-09; 8:45 am]
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