PUBLIC LAW 93-618-JAN. 3, 1975
(b) If, on the effective date of this chapter, the President (or his delegate) has not taken action under section 302(c) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 with respect to a report of the Commission 19 USC 1902. containing an affirmative finding under section 301(c) of that Act 19 USC 1901. or a report with respect to which an equal number of Commissioners are evenly divided, the Secretary may treat such report as a certification of eligibility made under section 251 of this Act on the effective date of this chapter. (c) Any certification of eligibility of a firm under section 302(c) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 made before the effective date 19 USC 1902.. of this chapter shall be treated as a certification of eligibility made under section 251 of this Act on the date of the enactment of this Act; except that any firm whose adjustment proposal was certified under section 311 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 before the 19 USC 1911. effective date of this chapter may receive adjustment assistance at the level set forth in such certified proposal. SEC. 264. STUDY BY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE V/HEN INTERNA- 19 USC 23 54. TIONAL TRADE COMMISSION BEGINS INVESTIGATION; ACTION WHERE THERE IS AFFIRMATIVE FINDING. (a) Whenever the Commission begins an investigation under section 201 with respect to an industry, the Commission shall immediately notify the Secretary of such investigation, and the Secretary shall immediately begin a study of— (1) the number of firms in the domestic industry producing the like or directly competitive article which have been or are likely to be certified as eligible for adjustment assistance, and (2) the extent to which the orderly adjustment of such firms to the import competition may be facilitated through the use of existing programs. (b) The report of the Secretary of the study under subsection (a) PresfdJnt? shall be made to the President not later than 15 days after the day on which the Commission makes its report under section 201. Upon mak- p"'^^ P*.^°^^' ing its report to the President, the Secretary shall also promptly make Federal Register. it public (with the exception of information which the Secretary determines to be confidential) and shall have a summary of it published in the Federal Register. (c) Whenever the Commission makes an affirmative finding under section 201(b) that increased imports are a substantial cause of serious injury or threat thereof with respect to an industry, the Secretary shall make available, to the extent feasible, full information to the firms in such industry about programs which may facilitate the orderly adjustment to import competition of such firms, and he shall provide assistance in the preparation and processing of petitions and applications of such firms for program benefits.
CHAPTER 4—ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR COMMUNITIES SEC. 271. PETITIONS AND DETERMINATIONS. 19 USC 2371. (a) A petition for certification of eligibility for adjustment assistance under this chapter may be filed with the Secretary of Commerce (hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the "Secretary") by a political subdivision of a State (hereinafter in this chapter refen*ed to as a "community"), by a group of such communities, or by the Governor of a State on behalf of such communities. Upon receipt of the petition, the