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107 STAT. 2560 PROCLAMATION 6491—OCT. 14, 1992 the communities that have been ravaged by these hurricanes. Accordingly, I find the conditions caused by Hiuricanes Andrew and Iniki to constitute a "national emergency" within the meaning of section 6 of the Davis-Bacon Act. (a) The devastation caused by both hiuricanes has resulted in more than $20 billion in property damage. (b) The Federal Government has provided over $10 billion in budgetary resources for disaster and related assistance to the people and the communities that were victimized by these hiuricanes. (c) The wage rates imposed by the Davis-Bacon Act increase the cost to the Federal Government of providing Federal assistance to these areas. (d) Suspension of the Davis-Bacon Act, and the operation of related acts to the extent they depend upon the Secretary of Labor's determinations under the Davis-Bacon Act, will result in greater assistance to these devastated communities and will permit the employment of thousands of additional individuals. NOW. THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do by this proclamation suspend, as to all contracts entered into on or after the date of this proclamation and until otherwise provided, the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act of March 3, 1931, as amended, and the provisions of all other acts providing for the pay- ment of wages, which provisions are dependent upon determinations by the Secretary of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act, as they apply to contracts to be performed in the following jurisdictions: the counties of Broward, Collier, Dade, and Monroe in the State of Florida; the parishes of Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Martin, Assumption, Iberia, St. John the Baptist, Iberville, St. Mary, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, St. Charles, St. Tammany, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Point Coupee, Jefferson, Acadia, Avoyelles, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. James, St. Bernard, Vermillion, Allen, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Livingston, Rapides, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa, and Washington in the State of Louisiana; and the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe in the State of Hawaii; And, as to such contracts to be performed in such jurisdictions, I do hereby suspend, until otherwise provided, the provisions of any Executive order, proclamation, rule, regulation, or other directive providing for the pa3anent of wages, which provisions are dependent upon determinations by the Secretary of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act; IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety- two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventeenth. GEORGE BUSH