[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 11, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 10455]
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[FR Doc No: E9-5164]

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

8 CFR Part 274a

[CIS No. 2441-08; Docket No. USCIS-2008-0001]
RIN 1615-AB69

Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification; 

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS.

ACTION: Interim rule; correction.


SUMMARY: On December 17, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) published an interim rule in the Federal Register amending its 
regulations governing the types of acceptable identity and employment 
authorization documents and receipts for completion of the Form I-9, 
Employment Eligibility Verification. On February 3, 2009, USCIS delayed 
the effective date of the interim rule until April 3, 2009. On February 
23, 2009, DHS published a final rule that amended the same section of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as the interim rule, resulting in 
an inadvertent error in the interim rule's amendatory language. This 
document corrects that inadvertent error.

DATES: Effective Date: This correction is effective April 3, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen McHale, Verification Division, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security, 470 L'Enfant Plaza East, SW., Suite 8001, Washington, DC 
20529-2600, telephone (888) 464-4218 or e-mail at [email protected].


Need for Correction

    On December 17, 2008, DHS published an interim rule in the Federal 
Register at 73 FR 76505. The interim rule amended 8 CFR 274a.2 by 
revising paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A).
    On February 3, 2009, DHS published a document in the Federal 
Register at 74 FR 5899, delaying the effective date of the December 
17th interim rule until April 3, 2009, and extending the comment period 
until March 4, 2009. This extension was necessary to allow for further 
review and consideration of the interim rule by DHS officials.
    On February 23, 2009, DHS published a final rule in the Federal 
Register at 74 FR 7993, providing for employer-specific employment 
authorization for certain aliens lawfully enlisted in the U.S. Armed 
Forces. The final rule became effective on February 23, 2009, and 
amended 8 CFR 274a.2 by:
     Adding and reserving paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(6) and by
     Adding paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(7).
    Since the December 17th interim rule becomes effective after the 
February 23rd final rule, the amendatory language revising 8 CFR 
274a.2(b)(1)(v)(A) in the interim rule would inadvertently remove the 
new paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(7) of the final rule. This correction will 
fix that inadvertent error.

Correction of Publication

Accordingly, the publication on December 17, 2008 (73 FR 76505) of the 
interim rule that was the subject of FR Doc. E8-29874 is corrected as 


Sec.  274a.2   [Corrected]

1. On page 76511, in the first column, instruction 2d should be revised 
to read: ``Revising paragraphs (b)(1)(v)(A)(1) through (5), and adding 
paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(6);''

2. On page 76511, in the first column, add an instruction immediately 
after instruction 2d to read: ``Paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A) is further 
amended by removing the period at the end of paragraph (b)(1)(v)(A)(6) 
and adding a ``; `` in its place.

    Dated: March 5, 2009.
Michael Aytes,
Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. E9-5164 Filed 3-10-09; 8:45 am]