R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Richmond, VA; Notice of Termination of Investigation, 16846 [E5-1444]

Download as PDF 16846 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 62 / Friday, April 1, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–56,616] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Richmond, VA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on February 21, 2005 in response to petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, located in Richmond, Virginia. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 16th day of March, 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–1444 Filed 3–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the periods of March 2005. In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for directly-impacted (primary) worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met. I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles VerDate jul<14>2003 17:15 Mar 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. There has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and C. One of the following must be satisfied: 1. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance as an adversely affected secondary group to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met. (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers’ firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) Either— (A) The workers’ firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers’ firm; or PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (B) a loss or business by the workers’ firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–56,360; Wrigley Manufacturing Co., a div. of The WM. Wrigley Jr. Company, Phoenix Plant, Phoenix, AZ TA–W–56,481; Morton Metalcraft Co. of South Carolina, including on-site leased workers of Employment Staffing, Honea Path, SC TA–W–56,407; Meadwestvaco Research, subsidiary of Meadwestvaco Corp., Laurel, MD TA–W–56,180; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Technical Operations, East Syracuse, NY TA–W–56,353; Lear Corp., Marshall, MI TA–W–56,412; Tiro Industries, LLC, including leased workers from Excel Staffing, Fridley, MN TA–W–56,451; Alloy Engineering and Casting Co., Counter Gravity Casting Div., Champaign, IL TA–W–56,276; Trinity Marine Products, Inc., Marine Div., Burly, LA TA–W–56,355 and A; Braham Steel Corp., Reinforcing Steel Div., Kirkland, WA, Structural Steel Div., Kirkland, WA TA–W–56,477; Gardner Shoe Co., West Plains, MO TA–W–56,484; Renee’s Manufacturing, Inc., San Francisco, CA TA–W–56,518; Standard Textile Thomaston, Inc., Thomaston, GA TA–W–56,357 & A; Westpoint Stevens, Inc., Middletown Plant, including on-site Leased workers of PRO Resources, Middletown, IN and Anderson Warehouse, including onsite leased workers of PRO Resources, Anderson, IN TA–W–56,388; Westpoint Stevens, Inc., Daleville Div. Office, Daleville, IN TA–W–56,448; LM Services LLC, Cumberland, MD TA–W–56,374; Napco Window Systems, Sarver, PA TA–W–56,383; CFM, Home Products Div., Joplin, MO TA–W–56,286; Duracell, a div. of The Gillette Co., Lexington, NC: ‘‘Workers engaged in the production of high power lithium film camera E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 62 (Friday, April 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-56,616]


R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Richmond, VA; Notice of Termination of 
Investigation

    Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation 
was initiated on February 21, 2005 in response to petition filed by a 
company official on behalf of workers at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 
located in Richmond, Virginia.
    The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. 
Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no 
purpose, and the investigation has been terminated.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 16th day of March, 2005.
Richard Church,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-1444 Filed 3-31-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-30-P