Lenox, Inc., Oxford, NC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 6456-6457 [E5-460]

Download as PDF 6456 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 24 / Monday, February 7, 2005 / Notices separations at the subject firm were the result of a shift of production of acrylic monomers to China. During the reconsideration investigation, it was found that workers are not separately identifiable by product line and that acrylic monomer production declined during the relevant period. New information provided by the subject company revealed that company imports of acrylic monomer increased after the company shifted acrylic monomer production to China in 2004. The investigation also revealed that all criteria have been met in regard to alternative trade adjustment assistance. A significant number or proportion of the worker group are age fifty years or over and workers possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that a shift of production to China followed by increased imports of acrylic monomers contributed importantly to worker separations at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of BASF Corporation, Freeport, Texas, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 30, 2003, through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC this 21st day of January 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–459 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–55,594] Bosch-Rexroth Corporation, Mobile Hydraulics Division, Wooster, OH; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(C) an application for administrative reconsideration was filed with the Director of the Division of Trade VerDate jul<14>2003 21:04 Feb 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 Adjustment Assistance for workers at Bosch-Rexroth Corporation, Mobile Hydraulics Division, Wooster, Ohio. The application contained no new substantial information which would bear importantly on the Department’s determination. Therefore, dismissal of the application was issued. TA–W–55,594; Bosch-Rexroth Corporation, Mobile Hydraulics Division, Wooster, Ohio (January 25, 2005). Signed at Washington, DC this 31st day of January 2005. Timothy Sullivan, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–454 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P shifted from Goleta, California to Woodbridge, Virginia in 2004. Conclusion After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of CDI Professional Services working at General Dynamics Land Systems, California Technical Center, Goleta, California. Signed at Washington, DC this 28th day of January 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–456 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–55,799] [TA-W–55,767] CDI Professional Services Workers at General Dynamics Land Systems, California Technical Center, Goleta, CA; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration Lenox, Inc., Oxford, NC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration On December 30, 2004, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers and former workers of the subject firm. The Department’s Notice was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2005 (70 FR 3226). The petition for the workers of CDI Professional Services, workers at General Dynamics Land Systems, California Technical Center, Goleta, California was terminated because the petitioning workers were covered by an earlier denial (TA–W–55,658) and no new information or change in circumstances was evident to warrant a reversal of the previous determination. The petitioner contends that the Department erred in its determination and alleges that the workers support Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) turret production which shifted from Goleta, California to London, Canada. A company official was contacted for clarification in regard to the nature of the work performed by the subject worker group. The official stated that the subject workers were engaged in the engineering, designing and repair of SANG turrets. SANG turrets are produced in Australia and then sent to Canada to be attached to the appropriate vehicle. The official further clarified that work related to the SANG turrets PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By letter dated December 9, 2004, a company official requested administrative reconsideration regarding the Department’s Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance applicable to the workers of the subject firm. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination issued on November 9, 2004, based on the finding that petitioning workers did not produce an article within the relevant time period. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2004 (69 FR 71428). To support the request for reconsideration, the company official supplied additional information. Upon further review, it was revealed that the petitioning workers were members of the workforce that was certified eligible for TAA benefits, whose certification expired on October 11, 2004. The investigation revealed that petitioning workers remained employed at the subject facility after the stoppage of the production and beyond the date of the TAA certification for the purpose of completion of the transfer of the inventory and removal of the remaining equipment from the subject facility. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that increased imports of E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 24 / Monday, February 7, 2005 / Notices articles like or directly competitive with those produced at Lenox, Inc., Oxford, North Carolina, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or production and to the total or partial separation of workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Lenox, Inc., Oxford, North Carolina who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after October 11, 2004 through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC this 18th day of January 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–460 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that the requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, have been met for workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Louisiana Pacific Corporation, OSB-Woodland, Baileyville, Maine, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 18, 2003 through January 10, 2006, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC this 25th day of January 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–457 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–30–P [TA–W–56,059] Employment and Training Administration assistance, the Department is terminating the certification for TA–W– 56,104. The petitioners are encouraged to file a new petition when the existing certification is nearing expiration. Since the basis for the certification is no longer valid, continuation of this certification would serve no purpose and the certification for workers of Pentair Pump, South Plant (Hydromatic), Subsidiary of Pentair, Inc., Ashland, Ohio, has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of January 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–458 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Louisiana Pacific Corporation, OSBWoodland, Baileyville, ME; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance 6457 By letter dated January 24, 2005, the state official requested administrative reconsideration regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The negative determination was signed on January 10, 2005 and will be soon published in the Federal Register. The workers of Louisiana Pacific Corporation, OSB-Woodland, Baileyville, Maine were certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on January 10, 2005. The initial ATAA investigation determined that the skills of the subject worker group are easily transferable to other positions in the local area. The state official provided documentation with the request for reconsideration which contains evidence that the skills of the workers at the subject firm are not easily transferable in the local commuting area. Additional investigation has determined that the workers possess skills that are not easily transferable. A significant number or proportion of the worker group are age fifty or over. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. VerDate jul<14>2003 21:04 Feb 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–55,742] [TA–W–56,104] Pentair Pump, South Plant (Hydromatic), Subsidiary of Pentair, Inc., Ashland, OH; Notice of Termination of Certification This notice terminates the Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance issued by the Department on January 7, 2005, applicable to all workers of Pentair Pump, South Plant (Hydromatic), Subsidiary of Pentair, Inc., Ashland, Ohio. The notice will soon be published in the Federal Register. The Department, at the request of the State agency, reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm engaged in the production of sump and sewage water pumps. The State agency informed the Department that the worker group is covered by an existing certification, TA– W–51,215, that was issued on April 28, 2003. A review of the files shows that the petition certification for TA–W– 51,215 was issued under the company name Hydromatic Pump in Ashland, Ohio, and remains in effect through April 28, 2005. Since the workers are currently covered by a certification and are eligible to apply for trade adjustment PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rock-Tenn Company; OTSEGO, Michigan; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By letter of December 14, 2004, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to workers of the subject firm. The Department’s determination notice was signed on November 8, 2004 and published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2004 (69 FR 71428). The Department reviewed the request for reconsideration and has determined that the petitioner has provided additional information regarding subject firm’s customers. Therefore, the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 24 (Monday, February 7, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6456-6457]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-55,767]


Lenox, Inc., Oxford, NC; Notice of Revised Determination on 
Reconsideration

    By letter dated December 9, 2004, a company official requested 
administrative reconsideration regarding the Department's Negative 
Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment 
Assistance applicable to the workers of the subject firm.
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
issued on November 9, 2004, based on the finding that petitioning 
workers did not produce an article within the relevant time period. The 
denial notice was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2004 
(69 FR 71428).
    To support the request for reconsideration, the company official 
supplied additional information. Upon further review, it was revealed 
that the petitioning workers were members of the workforce that was 
certified eligible for TAA benefits, whose certification expired on 
October 11, 2004. The investigation revealed that petitioning workers 
remained employed at the subject facility after the stoppage of the 
production and beyond the date of the TAA certification for the purpose 
of completion of the transfer of the inventory and removal of the 
remaining equipment from the subject facility.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the additional facts obtained on 
reconsideration, I conclude that increased imports of

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articles like or directly competitive with those produced at Lenox, 
Inc., Oxford, North Carolina, contributed importantly to the declines 
in sales or production and to the total or partial separation of 
workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the 
Act, I make the following certification:

    All workers of Lenox, Inc., Oxford, North Carolina who became 
totally or partially separated from employment on or after October 
11, 2004 through two years from the date of this certification, are 
eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the 
Trade Act of 1974.

    Signed in Washington, DC this 18th day of January 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-460 Filed 2-4-05; 8:45 am]
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