Philips Lighting Company, a Subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics, Paris, TX; Notice of Revised Determination of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on Remand, 35456-35457 [E5-3164]

Download as PDF 35456 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 117 / Monday, June 20, 2005 / Notices Conclusion DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,090] [TA–W–56,842] Hewlett-Packard Company, Imaging & Printing Group—Technology Platforms Division; Corvallis, Oregon; Notice of Termination of Investigation KUS, Inc., a/k/a Karl Schmidt Unisia, Inc.; Fort Wayne, IN; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on May 3, 2005 in response to a worker petition which was filed on behalf of workers at Hewlett-Packard Company, Imaging & Printing Group— Technology Platforms Division, Corvallis, Oregon. The petitioning group of workers is covered by an active certification, (TA– W–56,696) which expires on May 7, 2007. Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of June, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3172 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(C) an application for administrative reconsideration was filed with the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers at KUS, Inc., a/k/a Karl Schmidt Unisia, Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana. 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–56,842; KUS, Inc., a/k/a Karl Schmidt Unisia, Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana (June 7, 2005). Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of June 2005. Timothy Sullivan, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3167 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–56,688] [TA–W–57,040] Higgins Seaming; Rainsville, AL; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on April 25, 2005 in response to petition filed on behalf of workers at Higgins Seaming, Rainsville, Alabama. The petition regarding the investigation has been deemed invalid. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 1st day of June, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3170 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate jul<14>2003 17:24 Jun 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 Lands’ End, a Subsidiary of Sears Roebuck and Company, Business Outfitters Cad Operations, Dodgeville, WI; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application of April 24, 2005, petitioners requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding eligibility for workers and former workers of the subject firm to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The determination was signed on March 25, 2005 and the Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on May 2, 2005 (70 FR 22710). The Department carefully reviewed the petitioners’ request for reconsideration and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation based on new information provided. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of June 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3166 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–55,574] Philips Lighting Company, a Subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics, Paris, TX; Notice of Revised Determination of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on Remand On March 9, 2005, the U.S. Court of International Trade (USCIT) granted the Department of Labor’s motion for a voluntary remand in Former Employees of Philips Lighting Company v. United States Secretary of Labor, Court No. 04– 00651. On September 29, 2004, the Department issued a determination for the September 2, 2004 petition filed on behalf of workers at the subject company. The workers were certified as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and ineligible to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2004 (69 FR 62462). By letter dated December 19, 2004, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1794, appealed to the USCIT for administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding the subject worker group’s eligibility to apply for ATAA and requested an extension of the certification period to include workers who were separated prior to September 2, 2003 (one year prior to the petition date). Pursuant to the USCIT’s March 9, 2005 order, the Department has conducted an investigation on remand to determine the workers’ eligibility to apply for ATAA certification. The group eligibility certification criteria for the ATAA program under E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 117 / Monday, June 20, 2005 / Notices 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. During the initial determination, the Department determined that at least five percent of the workforce at the subject firm is at least fifty years of age, that workers of the subject firm possess skills that are easily transferable, and that competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. During the remand investigation, the Department obtained new information, including information that shows that the average salary level of workers with similar skills as the worker group declined significantly during the investigatory period, that manufacturing employment opportunities within a 120mile radius of the subject firm are scarce, and that existing manufacturing companies in the county which the subject company is located are not seeking hiring workers with those skills which are possessed by the subject worker group. The Department cannot grant the petitioner’s request to extend the certification period to include workers who were separated prior to September 2, 2003 because the applicable regulation, 29 CFR 90.16(e)(1), states that exclusions from coverage of a certification of eligibility include any worker whose last total or partial separation from the subject firm occurred more than one year before the date of the petition. 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 of Philips Lighting Company, A Subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics, Paris, Texas, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 2, 2003 through September 29, 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. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:24 Jun 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 35457 Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of June 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3164 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] I further determine that all workers of Pilling/Weck, a subsidiary of Teleflex, including on-site leased workers of Aerotek and Acsys, Horsham, Pennsylvania are denied eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ BILLING CODE 4510–30–P Signed at Washington, DC this 7th day of June 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3169 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–30–P [TA–W–57,031] Pilling/Weck, a Subsidiary of Teleflex, Including On-Site Leased Workers of Aerotek and Acsys; Horsham, PA; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for 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 a Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on May 26, 2005, applicable to workers of Pilling/Weck, a subsidiary of Teleflex, including on-site leased workers of Aerotek, Horsham, Pennsylvania. The notice will be published soon in the Federal Register. At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. New information shows that leased workers of Acsys were employed on-site at the Horsham, Pennsylvania location of Pilling/Weck, a subsidiary of Teleflex. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include leased workers of Acsys working at Pilling/Weck, a subsidiary of Teleflex, Horsham, Pennsylvania. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers employed at Pilling/Weck, a subsidiary of Teleflex who were adversely affected by a shift in production to South Korea, Pakistan and Germany. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–57,031 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of Pilling/Weck, a subsidiary of Teleflex, including on-site leased workers of Aerotek and Acsys, Horsham, Pennsylvania who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 20, 2004, through May 26, 2007, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOUNDATION The United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution; Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution ACTION: Notice; U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution application for the National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and supporting regulations, this document announces that the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (the Institute), part of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, is planning to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension for the currently approved information collection (ICR), OMB control Number 3320–0008: Application for the National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals (‘‘National Roster of ECR Practitioners’’ or ‘‘roster’’), currently operating pursuant to OMB clearance issued October 17, 2002 and which expires October 31, 2005. Before submitting the extension to OMB for review and approval, the Institute is soliciting comments regarding the information collection (see section C. below entitled ‘‘Questions to Consider in Making Comments’’). This document provides information on the continuing need for the Roster of ECR Practitioners Application and the information recorded in the application. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 117 (Monday, June 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-55,574]


Philips Lighting Company, a Subsidiary of Royal Philips 
Electronics, Paris, TX; Notice of Revised Determination of Alternative 
Trade Adjustment Assistance on Remand

    On March 9, 2005, the U.S. Court of International Trade (USCIT) 
granted the Department of Labor's motion for a voluntary remand in 
Former Employees of Philips Lighting Company v. United States Secretary 
of Labor, Court No. 04-00651.
    On September 29, 2004, the Department issued a determination for 
the September 2, 2004 petition filed on behalf of workers at the 
subject company. The workers were certified as eligible to apply for 
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and ineligible to apply for 
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The Notice of 
determination was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2004 
(69 FR 62462).
    By letter dated December 19, 2004, the International Brotherhood of 
Electrical Workers, Local 1794, appealed to the USCIT for 
administrative reconsideration of the Department's negative 
determination regarding the subject worker group's eligibility to apply 
for ATAA and requested an extension of the certification period to 
include workers who were separated prior to September 2, 2003 (one year 
prior to the petition date).
    Pursuant to the USCIT's March 9, 2005 order, the Department has 
conducted an investigation on remand to determine the workers' 
eligibility to apply for ATAA certification.
    The group eligibility certification criteria for the ATAA program 
under

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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.
    During the initial determination, the Department determined that at 
least five percent of the workforce at the subject firm is at least 
fifty years of age, that workers of the subject firm possess skills 
that are easily transferable, and that competitive conditions within 
the industry are adverse.
    During the remand investigation, the Department obtained new 
information, including information that shows that the average salary 
level of workers with similar skills as the worker group declined 
significantly during the investigatory period, that manufacturing 
employment opportunities within a 120-mile radius of the subject firm 
are scarce, and that existing manufacturing companies in the county 
which the subject company is located are not seeking hiring workers 
with those skills which are possessed by the subject worker group.
    The Department cannot grant the petitioner's request to extend the 
certification period to include workers who were separated prior to 
September 2, 2003 because the applicable regulation, 29 CFR 
90.16(e)(1), states that exclusions from coverage of a certification of 
eligibility include any worker whose last total or partial separation 
from the subject firm occurred more than one year before the date of 
the petition.

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 of Philips Lighting Company, A Subsidiary of Royal 
Philips Electronics, Paris, Texas, who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after September 2, 2003 through 
September 29, 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 7th day of June 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-3164 Filed 6-17-05; 8:45 am]
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