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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 Start Printed Page 70248received, 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 2500 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 December 2, 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 December 2, 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 28th day of October, 2002.

Edward A. Tomchick,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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Appendix

Subject firmLocationDate received at Governor's OfficePetition No.Articles produced
Fred B. Moe Logging (Co.)Centralia, WA09/16/2002NAFTA-7,547Logging.
ADC Telecommunications (Wkrs)Vadnais Heights, MN09/10/2002NAFTA-7,548Pump lasers, broad area lasers.
Exide Technologies (Wkrs)Columbus, GA09/10/2002NAFTA-7,549Automotive and industrial batteries.
Volex, Inc. (Comp)Clinton, AR09/10/2002NAFTA-7,550Rubber electrical power cords.
Nordic Gear (Co.)Newport, PA09/11/2002NAFTA-7,551Sew fleece products.
Nordic Gear (Co.)Millersburg, PA09/11/2002NAFTA-7,552Sew fleece products.
Foothills (Co.)Albany, KY09/10/2002NAFTA-7,553Apparel.
VF Imagewear (Co.)Sparta, TN09/10/2002NAFTA-7,554Work wear coveralls and pants.
Federal Mogul (Co.)Sevierville, TN09/10/2002NAFTA-7,555Lighting components.
Waukesha Electric Systems (Co.)Milpitas, CA09/09/2002NAFTA-7,556Large power transformers.
MEI—Mars, Inc. (Co.)West Chester, PA09/12/2002NAFTA-7,557Validators and coin acceptors.
Traction Technologies Group (Co.)Jonesboro, AR09/11/2002NAFTA-7,558Axle components.
Makita Corporation of America (Co.)Buford, GA09/12/2002NAFTA-7,559Battery and electric power tools.
Toyo Tanso PA Graphite, Inc. (Comp)Brookville, PA09/13/2002NAFTA-7,560Isomolded graphite.
Comair Rotron (Co.)San Diego, CA09/11/2002NAFTA-7,561Fans and blowers—cooling systems.
Tritex Sportsware (Co.)Altoona, PA09/16/2002NAFTA-7,562Men's, women's and children's outerwear.
dj Orthopedics, LLC (Co.)Vista, CA09/16/2002NAFTA-7,563Rigid bracing products.
Georgia Pacific (Wkrs)Bowden, NC09/18/2002NAFTA-7,564Lumber.
Baker Electrical Products (Co.)Memphis, MI09/17/2002NAFTA-7,565Coil windings.
Hy Lift (UAW)Muskegon, MI09/17/2002NAFTA-7,566Valve lifters.
Holloway Sportwear, Inc. (Wkrs)Many, LA06/16/2002NAFTA-7,567Suits, pants, pullovers, jackets.
Holloway Sportwear, Inc. (Wkrs)Olla, LA06/16/2002NAFTA-7,567Suits, pants, pullovers, jackets.
Molded Container (Wkrs)Portland, OR08/12/2002NAFTA-7,568Packaging for food industry.
Emerson Power Transmission (Wkrs)Liverpool, NY09/18/2002NAFTA-7,569Bearings.
Jackson Industries (Co.)Maquoketa, IA09/18/2002NAFTA-7,570Tooling.
International Comfort (IBB)Lewisburg, TN09/23/2002NAFTA-7,571Heating ventilation & air conditioning.
Percision Threading (UAW)Cheboygan, MI09/24/2002NAFTA-7,572Taps, thread milling cutters.
Pass and Seymour (Co.)Whitsett, NC09/24/2002NAFTA-7,573Electrical switch.
Radio Frequency Systems (Wrks)Corvallis, OR09/19/2002NAFTA-7,574Multi Couplers.
Celestica Corp (Comp)Foothill Ranch, CA09/24/2002NAFTA-7,575Electrical Systems.
Ametek, Inc (IUE)Wilmington, MA09/24/2002NAFTA-7,576Aircraft/Aerospace Cables.
Decatur Mold Tool and Engineering (Wrks)Sanford, NC09/26/2002NAFTA-7,577Design Molds and Tools.
Eviro Systems Furniture, Inc (Comp)Grand Rapids, MI09/25/2002NAFTA-7,578Panels, Overhead File Cabinets.
Marconi Communications (Wrks)Lorain, OH09/30/2002NAFTA-7,579Power and Power Distribution.
JTM Group, Inc. (Wrks)Jamestown, NY09/11/2002NAFTA-7,580Plastic Injection Molds.
Inabata America Corp (Wrks)El Paso, TX09/27/2002NAFTA-7,581Computer Ink Cartridge Assembly.
BBA Nonwovens Washougal, Inc (AWPPW)Washougal, WA09/27/2002NAFTA-7,582Nonwoven Rolled Goods.
Doe Run Resources Corp. (The) (Comp)Viburnum, MO10/02/2002NAFTA-7,583Lead Mining, Concentrating, Smelting.
Classic Clay Concepts (Comp)Lake Oswego, OR09/25/2002NAFTA-7,584Terra Cotta, Earthenware Planters.
J and A Industrial Sheetmetal (Comp)Bend, OR09/25/2002NAFTA-7,585Metal Parts.
Hershey Chocolate and Confectionery (Comp)Wheatridge, CO09/18/2002NAFTA-7,586Chocolate.
Groupe Carbone Lorraine (UAW)Wooster, OH09/30/2002NAFTA-7,587Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers.
Nash Garment Co (UNITE)Nashville, NC07/16/2002NAFTA-7,588Children's Dresses.
Georgia Pacific Corp. (IAm)Ft. Bragg, CA09/27/2002NAFTA-7,589Logs.
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Jabil Circuit, Inc. (Wkrs)Meridian, ID09/24/2002NAFTA-7,590Printed Circuit Assemblies.
Barth and Dreyfuss of California (Wrks)Burbank, CA10/01/2002NAFTA-7,591Home Furnishing.
J-Star Industries, Inc. (Comp)Ft. Atkinson, WI10/07/2002NAFTA-7,592Dairy Farm Equipment.
Deluxe Craft Photo Albums (Wrks)Chicago, IL10/01/2002NAFTA-7,593Photo Albums.
Juno, Inc. (Wrks)Blytheville, AR09/16/2002NAFTA-7,594Plastic Tool Parts.
Microelectronic Modules Corp (Wrks)New Berlin, WI10/03/2002NAFTA-7,595Computer Chips.
La Grange Foundry, Inc. (Wrks)La Grange, MO10/03/2002NAFTA-7,596Castings.
Spicer Axle Division (UAW)Syracuse, IN10/03/2002NAFTA-7,597Cases and Carriers (Axle Components).
General Mills (Comp)Hillsdale, MI10/02/2002NAFTA-7,598Bake Goods.
Waltec Forgings, Inc. (Comp)Port Huron, MI10/07/2002NAFTA-7,599Non-Ferrous Forgings.
Autoline Industries, Inc. (Comp)Oakbrook, IL10/07/2002NAFTA-7,600Water Pumps, Master Brake Cylinders.
Panavision (Wrks)Woodland Hills, CA09/23/2002NAFTA-7,601Motion Pictures, Cameras, Lenses.
Anderson Packaging, Inc. (Comp)Rockford, IL10/07/2002NAFTA-7,602Dentifrice in Pastic Dispensing Units.
Midwest Electric Products (Comp)Mankato, MN08/19/2002NAFTA-7,603Electrical Equipment.
Nortel Networks (Wrks)Research Triangle Park, NC09/23/2002NAFTA-7,604Optical Long Haul Backbone Networs.
Consolidated Freight Ways (Wrks)El Paso, YX10/07/2002NAFTA-7,605Transports Freight.
MJ Soffe (Wrks)Wallace, NC10/09/2002NAFTA-7,606T-Shirts.
RBX Industries, Inc. (Comp)Colt, AR10/04/2002NAFTA-7,607Closed Cell Foam Rubber.
Arkansas Metal Castings, Inc. (Comp)Fort Smith, AR10/08/2002NAFTA-7,608Gray and Ductile Iron Castings.
General Electric Transportation Systems (Comp)Warrensburg, MO10/07/2002NAFTA-7,609Printed Circuit Boards.
Mountain Fir Chip Co (Wrks)The Dalles, OR10/08/2002NAFTA-7,610Wood Chips.
Unison Industries (Comp)Fort Worth, TX10/14/2002NAFTA-7,611Electrical Wire Harnesses.
SMTC Manufacturing Corp. (Co.)Austin, TX08/22/2002NAFTA-7,612Computer Printed Circuit Assemblies.
Legato Systems, Inc. (Wrks)Orem, UT10/15/2002NAFTA-7,613Customer Support Functions.
Interlake Material Handling (Wrks)Pontiac, MI10/09/2002NAFTA-7,614Industrial Rack and Beams.
Sermatech-Mal Tool (Wrks)Manchester, CT10/10/2002NAFTA-7,615Aircraft Engine Components.
Oneida Limited Silversmiths (Wrks)Sherrill, NY10/11/2002NAFTA-7,616Silverware.
Tecmotiv Corp. (Wrks)Tonawanda, NY10/18/2002NAFTA-7,617Tank and Trucks Replacement Parts.
Alcatel USA, Inc. (Wrks)Plano, TX10/18/2002NAFTA-7,618Litespan 2000 Access Products.
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Wrks)Syracuse, NY09/27/2002NAFTA-7,619Technical Help Deck—Insurance.
Trailmobile LLC (PACE)Charleston, IL09/23/2002NAFTA-7,620Semi-Trailers.
Intertape Polymer Group (Co.)Menasha, WI10/21/2002NAFTA-7,621Tape.
Eaton Corp (Wrks)Rochester Hills, MI10/14/2002NAFTA-7,622Intake Manifolds.
ATK North America (Wrks)Falmouth, KY10/18/2002NAFTA-7,623Automotive Engines.
Pohlman Foundry Co., Inc (IAMAW)Buffalo, NY10/15/2002NAFTA-7,624Poured Iron Castings.
Pollak (Co.)Boston, MA10/22/2002NAFTA-7,625Actuators.
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[FR Doc. 02-29624 Filed 11-20-02; 8:45 am]

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