(a) Filing of petitions; assistance; publication of notice
(1) A petition for certification of eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance for a group of workers under this part may be filed simultaneously with the Secretary of Labor and with the Governor of the State in which such workers' firm (as defined in section 2319 of this title) is located by any of the following:
(A) The group of workers.
(B) The certified or recognized union or other duly authorized representative of such workers.
(C) Employers of such workers, one-stop operators or one-stop partners (as defined in section 3102 of title 29) including State employment security agencies, or a State dislocated worker unit, on behalf of such workers.
(2) Upon receipt of a petition filed under paragraph (1), the Governor shall-
(A) ensure that rapid response activities and appropriate career services (as described in section 3174 of title 29) authorized under other Federal laws are made available to the workers covered by the petition to the extent authorized under such laws; and
(B) assist the Secretary in the review of the petition by verifying such information and providing such other assistance as the Secretary may request.
(3) Upon receipt of the petition, the Secretary shall promptly publish notice in the Federal Register and on the website of the Department of Labor that the Secretary has received the petition and initiated an investigation.
If the petitioner, or any other person found by the Secretary to have a substantial interest in the proceedings, submits not later than 10 days after the date of the Secretary's publication under subsection (a) a request for a hearing, the Secretary shall provide for a public hearing and afford such interested persons an opportunity to be present, to produce evidence, and to be heard.