On December 21, 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officially closed the Dallas and Philadelphia Backlog Elimination Centers (BEC). The BECs are no longer open for communication, processing or adjudication. The DOL has instructed that individuals who have any questions related to the disposition of their foreign labor certification cases should contact the Chicago National Processing Center. The DOL’s Public Disclosure System will continue to remain active until all cases are completed, including those cases which are currently on appeal to the BALCA.