Solutia, Inc. Nylon Business Unit Including Leased Workers of Kelly Services Austin Industrial and the Mundy Companies Decatur AL; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, 8639 [05-3324]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices and former workers of the subject firm. The notice will soon be published in the Federal Register. The previous investigation initiated on October 6, 2004, resulted in a negative determination issued on November 8, 2004, based on the finding that imports of paperboard rolls did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2004 (69 FR 71428). In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information regarding subject firm’s customers. Upon further review, it was revealed that the Department did not request a list of declining domestic customers during the initial investigation due to the understanding that the subject firm produced paperboard rolls to satisfy the in-house demand. Having conducted a detailed investigation on reconsideration, it was established that the subject firm supplied a number of affiliated facilities with low-density paperboard. The Department surveyed these facilities as customers of the subject firm. It was revealed that the major declining customer absolutely increased its imports of low-density paperboard in the relevant period. The imports accounted for a meaningful portion of the subject plant’s lost sales and production. In accordance with section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and 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 increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at Rock-Tenn Company, Otsego, Michigan, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or VerDate jul<14>2003 19:10 Feb 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 Rock-Tenn Company, Otsego, Michigan, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 29, 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 eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC this 4th day of February 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division, of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–688 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P 8639 Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit, who were adversely affected by increased imports. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–52, 517 is hereby issued as follows: Workers of Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit, including leased workers of Kelly Services, Austin Industrial and The Mundy Companies, Decatur, Alabama, engaged in employment related to the production of acrylic fibers, Decatur, Alabama, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 5, 2002, through September 22, 2005, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974. Dated: Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of February 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 05–3324 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [TA–W–52, 517] Employment And Training Administration Solutia, Inc. Nylon Business Unit Including Leased Workers of Kelly Services Austin Industrial and the Mundy Companies Decatur AL; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 USC 2273) the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on September 22, 2003, applicable to workers of Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit, including leased workers of Kelly Services and Austin Industrial, Decatur, Alabama. The notice was published in Federal Register on November 6, 2003 (68 FR 62834). At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. Information provided by the company shows that workers of The Mundy Companies were leased to Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit. Solutia, Inc., produces produce acrylic fibers and chemicals at its Decatur, Georgia plant. Based on this new information, the Department is amending the certification to include leased workers of The Mundies Companies engaged in activities related to the production of working at Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit, Decatur, Alabama. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [TA–W–52,777] Steelcase, Inc. Including Leased Workers Of RCM Technologies Grand Rapids, MI; Amended Revised Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273) and section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued an Amended Revised Determination on Reconsideration Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on March 30, 2004, applicable to workers of Steelcase, Inc., located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The revised determination was amended to include employees of RCM Technologies working at the subject firm. The notice was published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2004 (69 FR 20646–20647). At the request of the State Agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers produce office furniture and furniture parts. The review shows that the Department inadvertently erred in setting the expiration date at December 11, 2005. The correct expiration date is October 14, 2005, two years after the issuance of the initial certification for E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 22, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-52, 517]


Solutia, Inc. Nylon Business Unit Including Leased Workers of 
Kelly Services Austin Industrial and the Mundy Companies Decatur AL; 
Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker 
Adjustment Assistance

    In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 USC 
2273) the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to 
Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on September 22, 2003, 
applicable to workers of Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit, including 
leased workers of Kelly Services and Austin Industrial, Decatur, 
Alabama. The notice was published in Federal Register on November 6, 
2003 (68 FR 62834).
    At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the 
certification for workers of the subject firm. Information provided by 
the company shows that workers of The Mundy Companies were leased to 
Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit. Solutia, Inc., produces produce 
acrylic fibers and chemicals at its Decatur, Georgia plant.
    Based on this new information, the Department is amending the 
certification to include leased workers of The Mundies Companies 
engaged in activities related to the production of working at Solutia, 
Inc., Nylon Business Unit, Decatur, Alabama.
    The intent of the Department's certification is to include all 
workers of Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit, who were adversely 
affected by increased imports.
    The amended notice applicable to TA-W-52, 517 is hereby issued as 
follows:

    Workers of Solutia, Inc., Nylon Business Unit, including leased 
workers of Kelly Services, Austin Industrial and The Mundy 
Companies, Decatur, Alabama, engaged in employment related to the 
production of acrylic fibers, Decatur, Alabama, who became totally 
or partially separated from employment on or after August 5, 2002, 
through September 22, 2005, are eligible to apply for adjustment 
assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974.

    Dated: Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of February 2005.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 05-3324 Filed 2-18-05; 8:45 am]
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