Sheaffer Manufacturing Company, LLC, Fort Madison, IA; Revised Determination on Reopening Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 40744 [E5-3736]

Download as PDF 40744 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 134 / Thursday, July 14, 2005 / Notices Additional investigation has determined that the workers possess skills that are not easily transferable. A significant number or proportion of the worker group are age fifty years or over. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, 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 Selkirk, LLC, Logan, Ohio, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 28, 2005 through May 17, 2007, are eligible to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ ‘‘I further determine that all workers of Selkirk, LLC, Logan, Ohio, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 26, 2004 through May 17, 2007 are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ Signed in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of June 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3740 Filed 7–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–55,448] Jkt 205001 ‘‘All workers of Sheaffer Manufacturing Company, LLC, Fort Madison, Iowa, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 9, 2003 through September 23, 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.’’ BILLING CODE 4510–30–P On June 21, 2005, the Department on its own motion reopened the investigation regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) applicable to workers of the subject firm. The negative determination was signed on September 23, 2004, and was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2004 (69 FR 62461). The workers of Sheaffer Manufacturing Company, LLC, Fort Madison, Iowa were certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on September 23, 2004. The initial ATAA investigation determined that the skills of the subject worker group are easily transferable to other positions in the local area. 18:32 Jul 13, 2005 Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, 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: Signed in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of June, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–3736 Filed 7–13–05; 8:45 am] Sheaffer Manufacturing Company, LLC, Fort Madison, IA; Revised Determination on Reopening Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance VerDate jul<14>2003 New information provided by the company contains new facts of a substantive nature bearing on the determination. Upon further contact with a company official, it was confirmed that the information provided by the company was incorrectly reported during the initial investigation. During the initial investigation it was reported that the skills of the workers at the subject firm are easily transferable. It has been determined by new information provided by the company that the skills of the workers at the subject firm are not easily transferable in the local commuting area. Upon further investigation it has been determined that a significant number or proportion of the worker group are age fifty years or over. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Agreement and Undertaking (OWCP–1). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before September 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, e-mail: bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: Coal Mine operators and Longshore companies desiring to be self-insurers are required by law (30 U.S.C. 933 BL and 33 U.S.C. 932 LS) to produce security in terms of an indemnity bond, security deposit, or for Black Lung only, a letter of credit or 501(c)(21) trust. Once a company’s application to become self-insured is reviewed by the Division of Coal Mine Workers; Compensation (DCMWC) or by the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC) and it is determined the company is potentially eligible, an amount of security is determined to guarantee the payment of benefits required by the Act. The OWCP–1 form is executed by the self-insurer who agrees to abide by the Department’s rules and authorizes the Secretary, in the event of default, to file suit to secure payment from a bond underwriter or in the case of a Federal Reserve account, to sell the securities for the same purpose. A company cannot be authorized to self-insure until this requirement is met. Regulations establishing this requirement are at 20 CFR 726.110 for Coal Mine/Black Lung and 20 CFR 703.304 for Longshore. This information collection is currently approved for use through December 31, 2005. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-55,448]


Sheaffer Manufacturing Company, LLC, Fort Madison, IA; Revised 
Determination on Reopening Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    On June 21, 2005, the Department on its own motion reopened the 
investigation regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) 
applicable to workers of the subject firm. The negative determination 
was signed on September 23, 2004, and was published in the Federal 
Register on October 26, 2004 (69 FR 62461).
    The workers of Sheaffer Manufacturing Company, LLC, Fort Madison, 
Iowa were certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance 
(TAA) on September 23, 2004.
    The initial ATAA investigation determined that the skills of the 
subject worker group are easily transferable to other positions in the 
local area.
    New information provided by the company contains new facts of a 
substantive nature bearing on the determination.
    Upon further contact with a company official, it was confirmed that 
the information provided by the company was incorrectly reported during 
the initial investigation. During the initial investigation it was 
reported that the skills of the workers at the subject firm are easily 
transferable. It has been determined by new information provided by the 
company that the skills of the workers at the subject firm are not 
easily transferable in the local commuting area.
    Upon further investigation it has been determined that a 
significant number or proportion of the worker group are age fifty 
years or over. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the additional facts obtained on 
reconsideration, 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 Sheaffer Manufacturing Company, LLC, Fort 
Madison, Iowa, who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after August 9, 2003 through September 23, 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 in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of June, 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-3736 Filed 7-13-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-30-P