Westpoint Stevens, Lanier Facility, Bed Products Division, Valley, AL, and Westpoint Stevens, Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, AL; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 21252 [E5-1942]

Download as PDF 21252 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 78 / Monday, April 25, 2005 / Notices company’s sales and production increased during the relevant period and the subject company did not shift production abroad. Workers were engaged in employment related to the production of women’s and children’s garments and were not separately identifiable by product line. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner alleged that the subject company shifted garment production abroad and is increasing reliance upon imports. In order to make an affirmative determination and issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, the group eligibility requirements in either paragraph (a)(2)(A) or (a)(2)(B) of Section 222 of the Trade Act must be met. It is determined in this case that the requirements of (a)(2)(A) of Section 222 have been met. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department requested additional information and clarification from the subject company. The investigation revealed that during the relevant period, the subject company’s domestic production levels and employment levels declined and that the subject company increased its reliance on imports of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at the subject company. In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department 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 garment industry are adverse. rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Conclusion After careful review of the facts obtained in the reconsideration investigation, I determine that increases of imports of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at the subject firm contributed importantly to the decline in sales or production and to the total or partial separation of workers of that firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:51 Oct 19, 2009 Jkt 220001 All workers of Shane-Hunter, Inc., San Francisco, California, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after December 15, 2003 through two years from the date of 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 25th day of March 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–1925 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–54,048A and TA–W–54,048D] Westpoint Stevens, Lanier Facility, Bed Products Division, Valley, AL, and Westpoint Stevens, Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, AL; Amended Certification 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) the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on February 19, 2004, applicable to workers of WestPoint Stevens, Lanier Facility, Bed Products Division, Valley, Alabama. The notice was published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2004 (69 FR 11889). At the request of the company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers of the firm’s Bed Products Division produced sheeting materials. New information submitted by the company demonstrates that workers in the WestPoint Stevens, Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, Alabama, provided administrative support for the firm’s production of sheeting at the Lanier Plant in Valley, Alabama which has ceased production. When filing the petition, the company official inadvertently failed to include workers in the Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, Alabama, in support of the Lanier Plant production. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of the firm who were adversely affected by increased imports. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Accordingly, the Department is amending this certification to include workers of the Sheeting Division Office of the subject firm in Opelika, Alabama. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–54,048A is hereby issued as follows: All workers of WestPoint Stevens, Lanier Facility, Bed Products Division, Valley, Alabama (TA–W–54,048A), and WestPoint Stevens, Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, Alabama, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after January 15, 2003, through February 19, 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 at Washington, DC this 6th day of April 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–1942 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of an open ACA meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. APP. 1), notice is hereby given of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA). Time and Date: The meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16th, and continue until approximately 5 p.m. The meeting will reconvene at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17th, and continue until approximately 4 p.m. The final meeting day will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18th, and adjourn at 12 noon. Place: Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202, (703) 418–6800. The agenda is subject to change due to time constraints and priority items which may come before the Committee between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the ACA meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Anthony Swoope, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–5311, E:\TEMP\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-54,048A and TA-W-54,048D]


Westpoint Stevens, Lanier Facility, Bed Products Division, 
Valley, AL, and Westpoint Stevens, Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, 
AL; Amended Certification 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) the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to 
Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment 
Assistance on February 19, 2004, applicable to workers of WestPoint 
Stevens, Lanier Facility, Bed Products Division, Valley, Alabama. The 
notice was published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2004 (69 FR 
11889).
    At the request of the company official, the Department reviewed the 
certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers of the 
firm's Bed Products Division produced sheeting materials.
    New information submitted by the company demonstrates that workers 
in the WestPoint Stevens, Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, Alabama, 
provided administrative support for the firm's production of sheeting 
at the Lanier Plant in Valley, Alabama which has ceased production. 
When filing the petition, the company official inadvertently failed to 
include workers in the Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, Alabama, in 
support of the Lanier Plant production.
    The intent of the Department's certification is to include all 
workers of the firm who were adversely affected by increased imports.
    Accordingly, the Department is amending this certification to 
include workers of the Sheeting Division Office of the subject firm in 
Opelika, Alabama.
    The amended notice applicable to TA-W-54,048A is hereby issued as 
follows:

    All workers of WestPoint Stevens, Lanier Facility, Bed Products 
Division, Valley, Alabama (TA-W-54,048A), and WestPoint Stevens, 
Sheeting Division Office, Opelika, Alabama, who became totally or 
partially separated from employment on or after January 15, 2003, 
through February 19, 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 at Washington, DC this 6th day of April 2005.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-1942 Filed 4-22-05; 8:45 am]
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