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Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program

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The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a “Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report” (Form 4279-2) for the following:

Applicant/Location: Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc.

Principal Product/Purpose: The loan, guarantee, or grant application will reopen a tuna cannery processing facility, which includes the demolition of the interior of the existing facility, comprehensive renovations and improvements, replace machinery and equipment and utilities repairs and other upgrades. The plant will be located in Village of Anua, Ma'oputasi County, American Samoa. The NAICS industry code for this enterprise is: 311711 (seafood canning).


All interested parties may submit comments in writing no later than May 25, 2012. Copies of adverse comments received will be forwarded to the applicant noted above.


Address all comments concerning this notice to Anthony D. Dais, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210; or email; or transmit via fax (202)693-3015 (this is not a toll-free number).


Anthony D. Dais, at telephone number (202)693-2784 (this is not a toll-free number).


Section 188 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act of 1972, as established under 29 CFR part 75, authorizes the United States Department of Agriculture to make or guarantee loans or grants to finance industrial and business activities in rural areas. The Secretary of Labor must review the application for financial assistance for the purpose of certifying to the Secretary of Agriculture that the assistance is not calculated, or likely, to result in: (a) A transfer of any employment or business activity from one area to another by the loan applicant's business operation; or, (b) An increase in the production of goods, materials, services, or facilities in an area where there is not sufficient demand to employ the efficient capacity of existing competitive enterprises unless the financial assistance will not have an adverse impact on existing competitive enterprises in the area. The Employment and Training Administration within the Department of Labor is responsible for the review and certification process. Comments should address the two bases for certification and, if possible, provide data to assist in the analysis of these issues.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of May 2012.

Jane Oates,

Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

[FR Doc. 2012-11396 Filed 5-10-12; 8:45 am]