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Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance

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Petitions for transitional adjustment assistance under the North American Free Trade Agreement-Transitional Adjustment Assistance Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-182), hereinafter called (NAFTA-TAA), have been filed with State Governors under Section 250(b)(1) of Subchapter D, Chapter 2, Title II, of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, are identified in the Appendix to this Notice. Upon notice from a Governor that a NAFTA-TAA petition has been received, the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance (DTAA), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor (DOL), announces the filing of the petition and takes action pursuant to paragraphs (c) and (e) of Section 250 of the Trade Act.

The purpose of the Governor's actions and the Labor Department's investigations are to determine whether the workers separated from employment on or after December 8, 1993 (date of enactment of Pub. L. 103-182) are eligible to apply for NAFTA-TAA under Subchapter D of the Trade Act because of increased imports from or the shift in production to Mexico or Canada.

The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing with the Director of DTAA at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington, DC provided such request if filed in writing with the Director of DTAA not later than May 28, 2002.

Also, interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the petitions to the Director of DTAA at the address shown below not later than May 28, 2002.

Petitions filed with the Governors are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, DTAA, ETA, DOL, Room C-5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

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Signed at Washington, DC this 29th day of April 2002.

Edward A. Tomchick,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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Subject firmLocationDate Received at governor's officePetition No.Articles produced
Biljo, Inc. (Co.)Dublin, GA04/22/2002NAFTA-6,099Men's and boy's slacks.
Pacific Crest Lumber (Co.)Winlock, WA04/15/2002NAFTA-6,100Wood.
Mount Vernon Mills (Co.)Alto, GA04/19/2002NAFTA-6,101Yarn.
Harris Welco—J.W. Harris (Co.)Kings Mountain, NC04/22/2002NAFTA-6,102Plastic lens.
Bombardier Aerospace (Wkrs.)Wichita, KS04/16/2002NAFTA-6,103Engineering and assemblies.
International Truck and Engine (UAW)Springfield, OH04/12/2002NAFTA-6,104Trucks and trucks chassis.
Warnaco (Co.)Abeville, SC04/16/2002NAFTA-6,105Jeanswear.
Spiegel Group TeleServices (SGTS) (Wkrs.)Wichita, KY04/17/2002NAFTA-6,106Call center.
Modine Manufacturing (Wkrs.)Emporia, KY01/16/2002NAFTA-6,107Motor vehicle radiators.
Peck Manufacturing (Co.)Warronton, NC04/18/2002NAFTA-6,108Cotton yarn.
GretagMacBeth (Wkrs.)New Windsor, NY04/18/2002NAFTA-6,109Software testing.
Newell Manufacturing (UAW/C)Lowell, MI04/18/2002NAFTA-6,110Metal stampings.
International Paper (IBEW)Oswego, NY03/11/2002NAFTA-6,111Linerboard and medium.
Ivaco Steel Processing (USWA)Towawanda, NY10/26/2001NAFTA-6,112Steel rod.
Crossroad Knitting (Co.)Claudville, VA04/18/2002NAFTA-6,113Socks.
Wellman, Inc. (Co.)Fayetteville, NC04/18/2002NAFTA-6,114Polyester filament (yarn).
B.F. Goodrich (IAM)Palmyra, NY10/09/2001NAFTA-6,115Seals, rubber good and expansion joints.
Signal Transformer (Co.)Inwood, NY11/16/2001NAFTA-6,116Power transformers.
Texf Industries (Co.)New York, NY10/31/2001NAFTA-6,117Apparel fabric.
Benchmark (Wkrs.)Cheektowaga, NY12/21/2001NAFTA-6,118Ceramic thermal couple sleeve.
American Fast Print Limited (Wkrs.)Spartanbury, SC04/18/2002NAFTA-6,119Textiles.
Aerus LLC—Electronlux (Wkrs.)Bristol, VA04/08/2002NAFTA-6,120Floor care products.
Acorn Products (Wkrs.)Lewiston, ME04/17/2002NAFTA-6,121Slippers, socks, footwear.
Stream International—Solectron (Co.)Dallas, TX04/12/2002NAFTA-6,122Technical services for computer mfg.
Starkey Labs (Wkrs.)Glencoe, MN04/16/2002NAFTA-6,123Hearing aids.
National Service Industries—Holophane (Wkrs.)Springfield, OH03/28/2002NAFTA-6,124Foundries aluminum.
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Wabach Technologies—Optek Sensor Group (Co.)Huntington, IN04/15/2002NAFTA-6,125Custom electrical actuators, solenoids.
Charm House—Furnimex Prod. U.S.A. (Wkrs.)Plano, TX04/22/2002NAFTA-6,126Dust ruffles, decor pillows, etc.
Knight Textile—Knight Industries (Co.)Saluda, SC04/22/2002NAFTA-6,127Ladies sportswear.
Deeter's Tool and Mfg. (Wkrs.)Erie, PA04/22/2002NAFTA-6,128Injection molding.
Bell Sponging (UNITE)Allentown, PA04/23/2002NAFTA-6,129Examination and sponging of fabric.
Corning—Photonic Technologies (Wkrs.)West Henrietta, NY11/21/2002NAFTA-6,130Couplers.
CimWorks (Wkrs.)Kirkland, WA04/23/2002NAFTA-6,131Software and hardware.
Midway Machine and Tool (Wkrs.)Wilkes-Barre, PA04/23/2002NAFTA-6,132Specialized parts and equipment.
Dekko Engineering (Co.)Maintowoc, WI04/23/2002NAFTA-6,133Wiring harness.
Keystone Thermistor (Co.)Mt. Jewett, PA04/23/2002NAFTA-6,134Thermistors control devices.
Independent Tool and Mfg. (Wkrs.)Meadville, PA04/23/2002NAFTA-6,135Molds, dies, production machining.
International Utility Structures (Co.)Batesville, AR04/22/2002NAFTA-6,136Poles.
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[FR Doc. 02-12381 Filed 5-16-02; 8:45 am]