The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will fully implement its new prevailing wage system effective January 1, 2010. After this date, the State Department of Labor offices will no longer issue prevailing wage determinations for any of the federal DOL foreign labor programs. Instead, the National DOL will issue prevailing wage determinations through its new National Prevailing Wage and Helpdesk Center (NPWHC) in Washington, DC. Initially, the new Center will only accept prevailing wage requests on the DOL Form 9041 by mail. The Center will not accept the form by fax or e-mail. Additionally, the Center will not return the determination using a pre-paid express mail envelope. The DOL did indicate that if an e-mail address is indicated on the Form 9041, the DOL will return the determination by e-mail. However, since the implementation of the new system for the H-2B and H-2A programs in January 2009, the DOL has not consistently returned prevailing wage determinations by e-mail. Instead, it has mailed a majority of the determinations by regular mail. The DOL stated that it anticipates that a prevailing wage functionality will be added to its iCERT system during the third week of January 2010 so that prevailing wages may be submitted electronically.