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

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Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.


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 Start Printed Page 46246whether 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

[7/1/2008 through 7/31/2008]

FirmAddressDate accepted for filingProducts
Springs Window Fashions, LLC8601 State Route 405, Montgomery, PA 177527/15/2008Horizontal mini blinds.
Eyelet Crafters Inc2712 South Main Street, Waterbury, CT 067237/15/2008Bottle closures, caps, jar covers, valve domes, collars, caps, barrels and refill tubes.
Specialty Screw Corporation2801 Huffman Blvd., Rockford, IL 61103-39067/11/2008Metal cold headed products, such as screws, bolts, and fasteners.
Octagon Systems Corporation7403 Church Ranch Blvd, Westminister, CO 800217/8/2008Printed circuit boards and computers specially designed for use in harsh environments.
H&H Meat Products, IncP.O. Box 358, Mercedes, TX 785707/9/2008Processes beef for the retail beef industry.
Mohawk Finishing Products22 South Center Street, Hickory, NC 286027/24/2008Touch-up and repair products that are used in the furniture and cabinet industries.
J.F. Dubberly214 Vernonburg Avenue, Savannah, GA 314197/1/2008Grades shrimp, processes, packs and ships to wholesale and retail markets.
B. Walter & Company, Inc655 Factory St., Wabash, IN 46992-32137/16/2008Wood parts and metal hardware for the furniture industry.
Inola Casting Works, IncP.O.B. 969, Inola, OK 740367/10/2008Lapel jewelry and assorted base metal novelties.
Necedah Screw Machine Products, Inc1301 Precision Parkway, Necedah, WI 546467/18/2008Designs, manufactures, finishes and assembles precision turned metal screws, parts and assemblies out of brass, steel and aluminum.
Vantage Technology, Inc1000 West 8th Street, Vancouver, WA 986607/1/2008MSM, (methylsulfonylmethane), trademarked Opti MSM, tablets and powder for human nutrition, cosmetic formulas, equine nutrition and industrial applications.
Safety Speed Cut Mfg. Co. Inc13943 Lincoln Street NE., Ham Lake, MN 55304-46117/16/2008Woodworking equipment such as vertical panel saws and other machines.
Keeters Meat Company, LLCP.O. Box 41, Tulia, TX 790887/21/2008Sausage of beef and pork.
Manufactured Assemblies Corporation7484 Webster St, Dayton, OH 454147/23/2008Custom cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and electrical/mechanical assemblies.
Empirical Systems Aerospace, LLCP.O. Box 595, Pismo Beach, CA 934487/11/2008Design, analysis, manufacturing and testing for new concept products.

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 Performance Evaluation, Room 7009, 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 final rule (71 FR 56704) 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: August 4, 2008.

William P. Kittredge,

Program Officer for TAA.

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[FR Doc. E8-18295 Filed 8-7-08; 8:45 am]