Sun Look Garment, Inc.; San Francisco, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation, 32376 [E5-2802]

Download as PDF 32376 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 105 / Thursday, June 2, 2005 / Notices Carolina. The notice will soon be published in the Federal Register. At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers produce finished bedding fabrics, sheets and pillowcases. The review shows that all workers of Springs Industries, Inc., Grace Fabrication Plant, Lancaster, South Carolina, were certified eligible to apply for adjustment assistance and alternative trade adjustment assistance under petition number TA–W–52,788, which does not expire until October 7, 2005. In order to avoid an overlap in worker group coverage, the Department is amending the certification for workers of the Grace Complex to clarify that any workers separated from the Grace Fabrication plant through October 7, 2005 are covered by TA–W–52,788. Thereafter (October 8, 2005 through May 2, 2007), any worker separated from the Fabrication Plant will be covered by the certification for workers of Springs Industries, Inc., Grace Complex, Lancaster, South Carolina, TA–W–56,993. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–56,993 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of Springs Industries Inc., Grace Complex, Lancaster, South Carolina, including on-site leased workers of Phillips Staffing, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 16, 2004 through May 2, 2007 (excluding for the period of May 2, 2005 through October 7, 2005, workers of Springs Industries Inc., Grace Fabrication Plant, Lancaster, South Carolina), 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 20th day of May 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–2803 Filed 6–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–56,943] Sun Look Garment, Inc.; San Francisco, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 Jun 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 investigation was initiated on April 11, 2005 in response to a worker petition filed on behalf of workers at Sun Look Garment, Inc., San Francisco, California. The petitioners have requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC this 19th day of May 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–2802 Filed 6–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–54,952] VF Intimates, LP, Johnstown, PA; Notice of Determination of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on Remand The U.S. Court of International Trade (USCIT) granted the Department of Labor’s motion for a voluntary remand for further investigation in Former Employees of VF Intimates, Inc. v. Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor, No. 05–00052, on April 4, 2005. Workers of VF Intimates, LP, Johnstown, Pennsylvania were certified as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on June 15, 2004. The Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16847). An Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance for workers of the subject company was issued on July 21, 2004 and published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47184). By letter dated September 29, 2004, a company official requested that the Department consider certification for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for workers and former workers covered by petition TA– W–54,952. The request was dismissed because the application for ATAA was not filed with the TAA petition, as required by the Secretary’s interpretation of Section 246 of the Trade Act, Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 2–03 (August 6, 2003). 69 FR 60904, October 13, 2004. By letter dated January 17, 2005, the company official appealed to the USCIT, asserting that the Department failed to meet certain administrative obligations PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by not conducting an ATAA investigation solely because the request for ATAA was not marked. Specifically, the company official alleges that the Department processed an incomplete petition, erroneously assumed that ATAA was not requested when the question was unmarked, and failed to provide petitioners with assistance and adequate opportunity to request ATAA because the requirements for applying are ambiguous. Upon further consideration, the Department has determined that it is appropriate to investigate the workers’ eligibility for ATAA benefits, given the circumstances as presented, in order to effectuate the purposes of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The group eligibility certification criteria for the ATAA program under Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, established that the Department must determine whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older, whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable, and whether the competitive conditions within the workers’ industry are adverse. The remand investigation revealed that at least five percent of the workforce at the subject firm was at least fifty years of age as of the date of the petition (May 18, 2004), the workers possess skills that are not easily transferable, and competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the facts, 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 at VF Intimates, LP, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 18, 2003 through June 15, 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 19th day of May, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–2796 Filed 6–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 105 (Thursday, June 2, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-56,943]


Sun Look Garment, Inc.; San Francisco, CA; Notice of Termination 
of Investigation

    Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an 
investigation was initiated on April 11, 2005 in response to a worker 
petition filed on behalf of workers at Sun Look Garment, Inc., San 
Francisco, California.
    The petitioners have requested that the petition be withdrawn. 
Consequently, the investigation has been terminated.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 19th day of May 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-2802 Filed 6-1-05; 8:45 am]
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