Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, 55181-55182 [2012-22036]

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The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership. Dated: August 30, 2012. Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Jr., Acting Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2012–22106 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 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. E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 55182 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2012 / Notices LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [08/07/2012 through 08/31/2012] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Firm address Amrak Enterprises .................. 3515 Airway Drive, Suite 206, Reno, NV 89511–1850. 4325 Frontage Road, Oak Forest, IL 60452. 8/22/2012 246 North Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17046. 8/31/2012 Anderson Cooper and Brass Company, LLC d/b/a Anderson Fittings. Peak Industries, Inc. d/b/a Conestoga Log Cabins & Homes. 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 7106, 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. Dated: August 31, 2012. Miriam Kearse, Eligibility Examiner, TAA for Firms. [FR Doc. 2012–22036 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The open meeting will be held from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. and will be open to the public via conference call. The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The Council was chartered on November 10, 2009 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matter related to innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Sep 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 8/27/2012 Product(s) The firm manufactures valve components and other machined components and sub-assemblies. The firm manufactures brass fittings, connectors, valves and adapters for the trucking, natural gas, and plumbing industries. The firm manufactures log cabin kits for campgrounds, parks, and others as well as custom log homes. September 11, 2012. Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Please specify if any specific requests for participation two business days in advance. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to complete. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the latest initiatives by the Administration and the Secretary of Commerce on the issues of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. The meeting will also discuss efforts by the U.S. Department of Commerce around manufacturing, exports and investment. Specific topics for discussion include manufacturing, investment, exports, innovation commercialization, entrepreneurship, federal programs for commercialization and technology transfer. The final agenda will be posted on the U.S. Department of Commerce Web site at www.commerce.gov. Any member of the public may submit pertinent questions and comments concerning the Council’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the contact information below. Copies of the meeting minutes will be available within 90 days. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nish Acharya, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room 7019, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–4068; fax: 202–273–4781. Please reference ‘‘NACIE September 11, 2012’’ in the subject line of your fax. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: August 30, 2012. Nish Acharya, Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce. Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 151 Under Alternative Site Framework Findlay, Ohio DATES: [FR Doc. 2012–21941 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–03–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–34–2012] Foreign-Trade Zone 45—Portland, OR, Authorization of Production Activity, Shimadzu USA Manufacturing, Inc., (Analytical Instruments—Liquid Chromatographs and Mass Spectrometer Production), Canby, OR The Port of Portland, grantee of FTZ 45, submitted a notification of proposed production activity within Subzone 45G, at the facility of Shimadzu USA Manufacturing, Inc. (Shimadzu), located in Canby, Oregon. Subzone status was approved for Shimadzu’s Canby facility on August 8, 2012 (S–52–2012, 77 FR 48127, 8/13/2012). The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (77 FR 28353, 5/14/ 2012). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: August 30, 2012. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22117 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1855] Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign- E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


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

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment.

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    Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 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.

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    List of Petitions Received by EDA for Certification Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
                                         [08/07/2012 through 08/31/2012]
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                                                                   Date accepted
              Firm name                      Firm address               for                  Product(s)
                                                                   investigation
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Amrak Enterprises....................  3515 Airway Drive, Suite         8/22/2012  The firm manufactures valve
                                        206, Reno, NV 89511-                        components and other
                                        1850.                                       machined components and sub-
                                                                                    assemblies.
Anderson Cooper and Brass Company,     4325 Frontage Road, Oak          8/27/2012  The firm manufactures brass
 LLC d/b/a Anderson Fittings.           Forest, IL 60452.                           fittings, connectors, valves
                                                                                    and adapters for the
                                                                                    trucking, natural gas, and
                                                                                    plumbing industries.
Peak Industries, Inc. d/b/a Conestoga  246 North Lincoln                8/31/2012  The firm manufactures log
 Log Cabins & Homes.                    Avenue, Lebanon, PA                         cabin kits for campgrounds,
                                        17046.                                      parks, and others as well as
                                                                                    custom log homes.
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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 7106, 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.

    Dated: August 31, 2012.
Miriam Kearse,
Eligibility Examiner, TAA for Firms.
[FR Doc. 2012-22036 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]
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