Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2014 Adverse Effect Wage Rates, 664-665 [2013-31555]

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Simkin, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–00037 Filed 1–2–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4410–BA–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2014 Adverse Effect Wage Rates Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. AGENCY: 5 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 665 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 3 / Monday, January 6, 2014 / Notices ACTION: Notice. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2014 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H–2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H–2A workers and workers in corresponding employment for a particular occupation and area so that the wages of similarly employed U.S. workers will not be adversely affected. 20 CFR 655.100(b). In this notice, the Department announces the AEWRs for calendar year 2014. DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective January 6, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–4312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: 202–693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security will not approve an employer’s petition for the admission of H–2A nonimmigrant temporary agricultural workers in the U.S. unless the petitioner has received from the Department an H– 2A labor certification. The labor certification provides that: (1) There are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, and qualified and who will be available at the time and place needed to perform the labor or services involved in the petition; and (2) the employment of the foreign worker(s) in such labor or services will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the U.S. similarly employed. 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c)(1), and 1188(a); 8 CFR 214.2(h)(5). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Adverse Effect Wage Rates for 2014 The Department’s H–2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.120(l) provide that employers must pay their H–2A workers and workers in corresponding employment at least the highest of: (i) The AEWR; (ii) the prevailing hourly wage rate; (iii) the prevailing piece rate; (iv) the agreed-upon collective bargaining wage rate, if applicable; or (v) the Federal or State minimum wage rate, in effect at the time the work is performed. Except as otherwise provided in 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, the region- VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jan 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 wide AEWR for all agricultural employment (except those occupations deemed inappropriate under the special procedure provisions of 20 CFR 655.102) for which temporary H–2A certification is being sought is equal to the annual weighted average hourly wage rate for field and livestock workers (combined) in the State or region as published annually by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 20 CFR 655.120(c) requires that the Administrator of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification publish the USDA field and livestock worker (combined) wage data as AEWRs in a Federal Register notice. Accordingly, the 2014 AEWRs to be paid for agricultural work performed by H–2A and U.S. workers on or after the effective date of this notice are set forth in the table below: TABLE—2014 ADVERSE EFFECT WAGE RATES 2014 AEWRs State TABLE—2014 ADVERSE EFFECT WAGE RATES—Continued 2014 AEWRs State Virginia ...................................... Washington ............................... West Virginia ............................ Wisconsin ................................. Wyoming ................................... 9.87 11.87 10.10 11.49 10.69 Pursuant to the H–2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.173, the Department will publish a separate Federal Register notice in early 2014 to announce (1) The allowable charges for 2014 that employers seeking H–2A workers may charge their workers for providing them three meals a day; and (2) the maximum travel subsistence reimbursement which a worker with receipts may claim in 2014. Signed in Washington, DC, this 18th day of December 2013. Eric M. Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–31555 Filed 1–2–14; 11:15 am] Alabama .................................... Arizona ...................................... Arkansas ................................... California ................................... Colorado ................................... Connecticut ............................... Delaware ................................... Florida ....................................... Georgia ..................................... Hawaii ....................................... Idaho ......................................... Illinois ........................................ Indiana ...................................... Iowa .......................................... Kansas ...................................... Kentucky ................................... Louisiana .................................. Maine ........................................ Maryland ................................... Massachusetts .......................... Michigan ................................... Minnesota ................................. Mississippi ................................ Missouri .................................... Montana .................................... Nebraska .................................. Nevada ..................................... New Hampshire ........................ New Jersey ............................... New Mexico .............................. New York .................................. North Carolina .......................... North Dakota ............................ Ohio .......................................... Oklahoma ................................. Oregon ...................................... Pennsylvania ............................ Rhode Island ............................ South Carolina .......................... South Dakota ............................ Tennessee ................................ Texas ........................................ Utah .......................................... Vermont .................................... PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 $10.00 9.97 9.87 11.01 10.89 11.22 11.06 10.26 10.00 12.91 10.69 11.63 11.63 12.22 13.41 10.10 9.87 11.22 11.06 11.22 11.49 11.49 9.87 12.22 10.69 13.41 10.89 11.22 11.06 9.97 11.22 9.87 13.41 11.63 10.86 11.87 11.06 11.22 10.00 13.41 10.10 10.86 10.89 11.22 BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 3 (Monday, January 6, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of 
Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2014 Adverse Effect Wage 
Rates

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

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ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the 
Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 
2014 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary 
or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform 
agricultural labor or services.
    AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must 
be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in 
corresponding employment for a particular occupation and area so that 
the wages of similarly employed U.S. workers will not be adversely 
affected. 20 CFR 655.100(b). In this notice, the Department announces 
the AEWRs for calendar year 2014.

DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective January 6, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., 
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department 
of Labor, Room C-4312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210. Telephone: 202-693-3010 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services of the Department of Homeland Security will not approve an 
employer's petition for the admission of H-2A nonimmigrant temporary 
agricultural workers in the U.S. unless the petitioner has received 
from the Department an H-2A labor certification. The labor 
certification provides that: (1) There are not sufficient U.S. workers 
who are able, willing, and qualified and who will be available at the 
time and place needed to perform the labor or services involved in the 
petition; and (2) the employment of the foreign worker(s) in such labor 
or services will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions 
of workers in the U.S. similarly employed. 8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c)(1), and 1188(a); 8 CFR 214.2(h)(5).

Adverse Effect Wage Rates for 2014

    The Department's H-2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.120(l) provide that 
employers must pay their H-2A workers and workers in corresponding 
employment at least the highest of: (i) The AEWR; (ii) the prevailing 
hourly wage rate; (iii) the prevailing piece rate; (iv) the agreed-upon 
collective bargaining wage rate, if applicable; or (v) the Federal or 
State minimum wage rate, in effect at the time the work is performed.
    Except as otherwise provided in 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, the 
region-wide AEWR for all agricultural employment (except those 
occupations deemed inappropriate under the special procedure provisions 
of 20 CFR 655.102) for which temporary H-2A certification is being 
sought is equal to the annual weighted average hourly wage rate for 
field and livestock workers (combined) in the State or region as 
published annually by the United States Department of Agriculture 
(USDA). 20 CFR 655.120(c) requires that the Administrator of the Office 
of Foreign Labor Certification publish the USDA field and livestock 
worker (combined) wage data as AEWRs in a Federal Register notice.
    Accordingly, the 2014 AEWRs to be paid for agricultural work 
performed by H-2A and U.S. workers on or after the effective date of 
this notice are set forth in the table below:

                  Table--2014 Adverse Effect Wage Rates
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                           State                              2014 AEWRs
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Alabama....................................................       $10.00
Arizona....................................................         9.97
Arkansas...................................................         9.87
California.................................................        11.01
Colorado...................................................        10.89
Connecticut................................................        11.22
Delaware...................................................        11.06
Florida....................................................        10.26
Georgia....................................................        10.00
Hawaii.....................................................        12.91
Idaho......................................................        10.69
Illinois...................................................        11.63
Indiana....................................................        11.63
Iowa.......................................................        12.22
Kansas.....................................................        13.41
Kentucky...................................................        10.10
Louisiana..................................................         9.87
Maine......................................................        11.22
Maryland...................................................        11.06
Massachusetts..............................................        11.22
Michigan...................................................        11.49
Minnesota..................................................        11.49
Mississippi................................................         9.87
Missouri...................................................        12.22
Montana....................................................        10.69
Nebraska...................................................        13.41
Nevada.....................................................        10.89
New Hampshire..............................................        11.22
New Jersey.................................................        11.06
New Mexico.................................................         9.97
New York...................................................        11.22
North Carolina.............................................         9.87
North Dakota...............................................        13.41
Ohio.......................................................        11.63
Oklahoma...................................................        10.86
Oregon.....................................................        11.87
Pennsylvania...............................................        11.06
Rhode Island...............................................        11.22
South Carolina.............................................        10.00
South Dakota...............................................        13.41
Tennessee..................................................        10.10
Texas......................................................        10.86
Utah.......................................................        10.89
Vermont....................................................        11.22
Virginia...................................................         9.87
Washington.................................................        11.87
West Virginia..............................................        10.10
Wisconsin..................................................        11.49
Wyoming....................................................        10.69
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    Pursuant to the H-2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.173, the Department 
will publish a separate Federal Register notice in early 2014 to 
announce (1) The allowable charges for 2014 that employers seeking H-2A 
workers may charge their workers for providing them three meals a day; 
and (2) the maximum travel subsistence reimbursement which a worker 
with receipts may claim in 2014.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 18th day of December 2013.
Eric M. Seleznow,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-31555 Filed 1-2-14; 11:15 am]
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