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Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

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AGENCY:

Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice and opportunity for public comment.

Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. EDA has initiated separate investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each firm contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm's workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm.

List of Petitions Received by EDA for Certification of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance for the Period April 20, 2006 Through May 23, 2006

FirmAddressDate petition acceptedProduct
Merritt Apples, Inc8914 Bayview-Edison Road, Bow, WA 982324/20/2006Apple grower.
Covarrubias Farms201 W. Sharon Street, Dell City, TX 798375/9/2006Anaheim peppers, onions and corn.
Forte Product Solutions4100 Riverside Street, Kansas City, MO 641505/9/2006Molded plastic products.
Arkansas Face Veneer Co., Inc706 Center Street, Benton, AR 720155/9/2006Softwood veneer faces and edge banding.
Trend Plastics, Inc15665 S. Keeler Street, Olathe, KS 660625/9/2006Handles, enclosures, lenses, connectors and medical parts.
Absolute Machine and Tooling16001 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Leander, TX 786415/9/2006Machines parts for semiconductors and oil field equipment.
Partch Farms, Inc741 Price Road, Outlook, WA 989385/23/2006Asparagus, corn, hay, peas and wheat.
Cogswell Limited Partnership dba Hillcrest Orchard3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, OR 975045/23/2006Pears, grapes and other fruits and vegetables.
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The Shutter Mill, Inc. dba Kirtz Shutters8517 S. Perkins Road, Stillwater, OK 740765/23/2006Wood shutters.

Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Office of Chief Counsel, Room 7005, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the procedures set forth in Section 315.9 of EDA's interim final rule (70 FR 47002) for procedures for requesting a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official program number and title of the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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Dated: May 26, 2006.

Barry Bird,

Chief Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 06-5048 Filed 6-1-06; 8:45 am]

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