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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

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

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: Applicant/Location:Baker's Pride, Inc., Burlington, Iowa.

Principal Product/Purpose:The loan, guarantee, or grant application is to obtain financing for infrastructure updates, working capital, and equipment purchases to get a newly acquired bakery facility into production, which will be located in Burlington, Iowa. The NAICS industry code for this enterprise is: 311812 (commercial bakeries).

DATES: All interested parties may submit comments in writing no later than June 21, 2011.

Copies of adverse comments received will be forwarded to the applicant noted above.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Anthony D. Dais, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment andTraining Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., RoomS-4231, Washington, DC 20210; or e-mailDais.Anthony@dol.gov;or transmit via fax (202)693-3015 (this is not a toll-free number).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony D. Dais, at telephone number (202) 693-2784 (this is not a toll-free number).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 31st of May, 2011. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.