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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 Assistant (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 pursuant 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 September 19, 20002.

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 September 19, 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 22nd day of August, 2002.

Edward A. Tomchick,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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Subject firmLocationDate received at governor's officePetition No.Articles produced
Reliant Manufacturing (UAW)Chesterfield, MI8/13/2002NAFTA-6,467auto parts.
TI Automotive Systems (Co.)Sanford, FL8/16/2002NAFTA-6,468air conditioning parts.
Sun Belt Interplex (Wkrs)Tamarac, FL8/19/2002NAFTA-6,469precision metal stampings.
Citation Corp.—Interstate Forging Ind. (Wkrs)Milwaukee, WI8/19/2002NAFTA-6,470steel forged parts.
Wisconsin Patterson (Wkrs)Racine, WI8/15/2002NAFTA-6,471core boxes.
Ericsson, Inc. (Co.)Brea, CA8/01/2002NAFTA-6,472software components.
Lucedale Industries (Co.)Lucedale, MS8/09/2002NAFTA-6,473knit shirts.
Yakima Products—Watermark (Co.)Arcata, CA8/11/2002NAFTA-6,474automotive roof racks.
Tyco Electronic (Co.)Fuquay Varina, NC8/13/2002NAFTA-6,475wedge connectors and tooling.
New River Energetics (PACE)Radford, VA3/13/2002NAFTA-6,476MACS propellant.
Stan's Wood Products (Wkrs)Redmond, OR8/05/2002NAFTA-6,477particalboard.
Black and Decker (Wkrs)Easton, MD8/09/2002NAFTA-6,478steel machining.
Kraft Foods (Co.)Holland, MI8/15/2002NAFTA-6,479hardcandy and mints.
Piece Dye Acquisition (Co.)Edenton, NC8/15/2002NAFTA-6,480finished textiles.
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[FR Doc. 02-22830 Filed 9-6-02; 8:45 am]