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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 1974, as amended (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. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms 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 Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

[1/13/2017 through 1/17/2017]

Firm nameFirm addressDate accepted for investigationProduct(s)
Belden Tools, Inc., d/b/a Belden Universal2500 Braga Drive; Broadview, IL 601551/13/2017The firm manufactures machined metal mechanical power transmission components and universal joints.
Sharn Enterprises, Inc22749 Citation Road; Frankfort, IL 604231/17/2017The firm manufactures custom store fixtures and display equipment.
Northstar Attachments, LLCPost Office Box 1937; Yakima, WA 989071/17/2017The firm manufactures hay rakes, bucket forks, pallet forks, and implements.
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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 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, 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 requirements set forth in EDA's regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms.

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Miriam Kearse,

Lead Program Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2017-01472 Filed 1-23-17; 8:45 am]