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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 (P.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 FAFTA-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 Start Printed Page 59557paragraphs (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 P.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, D.C. provided such request if filed in writing with the Director of DTAA not later than November 4, 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 November 4, 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 12th day of September, 2002.

Edward A. Tomchick,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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Appendix

Subject firmLocationDate received at governor's officePetition numberArticles produced
Savane International (Wkrs)El Paso, TX08/26/2002NAFTA-6,481Cut fabrics.
Farley's and Sather Candy (Co.)Oklahoma, OK08/21/2002NAFTA-6,482Candy.
Federal Mogul—North America Friction (Co.)Brighton, MA08/23/2002NAFTA-6,483Friction products—brakes.
CommScope, Inc. of North (Co.)Hickory, NC08/26/2002NAFTA-6,484Coxial and fiber optic.
Oshkosh B'Gosh—Miami Trim Warehouse (Co.)Medley, FL08/19/2002NAFTA-6,485Trim items (zippers, buttons, thread).
Midwest Electric Products (Co.)Mankato, MN08/19/2002NAFTA-6,486Service entrance models.
Disa Industries (IRW)Holly, MI08/22/2002NAFTA-6,487Foundry machines.
Kimberly Clark (PACE)Neenah, WI08/22/2002NAFTA-6,488Feminine care products.
Minnesota Brewing Molding (Wkrs)St. Paul, MN08/22/2002NAFTA-6,489Malt beverage/beer.
IBM Corporation (Wkrs)Essex Junction, VT08/22/2002NAFTA-6,490Semiconductor modules.
Hoffco—Comet Industries (Co.)Rushville, IN08/21/2002NAFTA-6,491Transmission for washing machines.
Maurer Enterprises (Wkrs)Grans Pass, OR08/09/2002NAFTA-6,492Wooden stakes and poles.
United Sweater Mills (Co.)Jersey City, NJ08/23/2002NAFTA-6,493Sweaters.
Doncasters—Turbo Products (Wkrs)Ivoryton, CT08/12/2002NAFTA-6,494Gas turbine blades.
Hasler, Inc. (Co.)Shelton, CT08/12/2002NAFTA-6,495Meters.
Wyman Gordon Forgings (IAMAW)Houston, TX08/21/2002NAFTA-6,496Aircraft engine components.
International Ceramic Welding (Co.)DeMotte, IN08/21/2002NAFTA-6,497Refactory.
Leatherworks (UAW)Detroit, MI08/20/2002NAFTA-6,498Leather sealing skins.
TreeSources Industries—Spanaway Lumber (Wkrs)Tacoma, WA08/21/2002NAFTA-6,499Lumber.
Marconi (Co.)Toccoa, GA08/20/2002NAFTA-6,500Telecommunication equipment.
Spectralink (Wkrs)Boulder, CO08/19/2002NAFTA-6,501Cell phones.
Mo Tech (Wkrs)Oakdale, MN08/20/2002NAFTA-6,502Injection molds.
Fashion Star (Wkrs)Carrollton, GA08/22/2002NAFTA-6,503Ladies apparel.
Owens Brigam Medical (Co.)Corona, CA07/23/2002NAFTA-6,504Injection molds.
Hudson RCI (Co.)Temecula, CA08/15/2002NAFTA-6,505Plastic medical products.
Motorola (Wkrs)Mesa, AZ08/26/2002NAFTA-6,506Pressure sensors.
Autoline Industries (Co.)Argyle, WI08/30/2002NAFTA-6,507Calipers and distributors.
Pliant Solutions (PACE)Fort Edward, NY08/23/2002NAFTA-6,508Printed pattern vinyl.
Dana Corporation (Co.)Hastings, NE08/27/2002NAFTA-6,509Cylinder liners.
Northern Engraving (Wkrs)Lansis, IA08/26/2002NAFTA-6,510Stamping.
NetManage (Wkrs)Bellingham, WA08/28/2002NAFTA-6,511Software products.
Fishking Processors (Wkrs)Los Angeles, CA08/05/2002NAFTA-6,512Fish and seafood products.
Power Technologies (Wkrs)Erie, PA08/29/2002NAFTA-6,513AC and DC power distribution units.
Emgle Products (USWA)Johnstown, PA08/29/2002NAFTA-6,514Hand carried and twin stack units.
Laurel Mould (Wkrs)Greensburg, PA08/29/2002NAFTA-6,515Moulds for glass.
Hershey Foods (Co.)Pennsburg, PA08/29/2002NAFTA-6,516Confectionery products.
Metropolitan Steel—Steelco (Wkrs)Sinking Springs, PA08/29/2002NAFTA-6,517Building materials.
Johnstown Knitting Mill (Co.)Johnstown, NY08/29/2002NAFTA-6,518Knitware.
Surgical Corp. of America (Co.)Irvington, NY08/29/2002NAFTA-6,519Disposable medical gauze products.
Fashion Enterprise (Wkrs)El Paso, TX08/29/2002NAFTA-6,520Ladies suits, pants, jackets etc.
Alcoa Badin Works (Co.)Badin, NC08/29/2002NAFTA-6,521Aluminum engots, coils.
Weyerhaeuser Company (Co.)Albany, OR08/28/2002NAFTA-6,522Logging.
Northern Engraving (Co.)Holmen, WI09/03/2002NAFTA-6,523Decorative trim for auto, boats, etc.
Milwaukee Electric Tool (Wkrs)Brookfield, WI09/03/2002NAFTA-6,524Electric power tools.
Perfection Schwank (Co.)Wanesboro, GA09/05/2002NAFTA-6,525Heaters.
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[FR Doc. 02-24104 Filed 9-20-02; 8:45 am]

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