Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, FL; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 59774 [E5-5609]

Download as PDF 59774 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / Notices 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 industry are adverse. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,603] Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, FL; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration By letter dated September 28, 2005, the subject company requested administrative reconsideration regarding the Department of Labor’s Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to the workers of the subject firm. Workers produce medical devices used for surgical procedures. A negative determination regarding the subject facility was signed on August 25, 2005. The Department’s notice will soon be published in the Federal Register. The negative determination was based on the findings that there was neither a significant decline in employment at the subject facility nor a threat of employment decline at the subject facility since the previous certification for the subject company (TA–W–52,275) expired on August 7, 2005. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department was informed by the subject company that a significant proportion of workers have been/will be separated from the subject due to an ongoing shift of medical device production to Mexico. 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 Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that a shift of production to Mexico of medical devices used in surgical procedures like or directly competitive with those produced at Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, Florida, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or production and to the total or partial separation of workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, Florida who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 8, 2005 through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC this 4th day of October 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5609 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221 (a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) and are identified in the Appendix to this notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to Section 221 (a) of the Act. The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title II, Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the firm involved. The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than October 23, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than October 23, 2005. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC this 6th day of October 2005. Terrance Clark, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [TAA petitions instituted between 9/19/05 and 9/23/05] Subject firm (petitioners) Location Eaton Corp. (Wkrs) ................................................................ Collins Supply and Equipment Co., Inc. (Comp) ................... Arvin Merritor, Inc. (Comp) ..................................................... Powder Processing and Technology, LLC (Comp) ............... SKF Sealing Solutions (Comp) .............................................. Sipex Corporation (Comp) ..................................................... Carroll Leather (Comp) .......................................................... Bravo Sports (State) ............................................................... Sun Chemical (Wkrs) ............................................................. Express Point Tech (State) .................................................... Wasley Products, Inc. (Comp) ............................................... Sun Look Garment, Inc. (Wkrs) ............................................. Marshall, MI ........................... Scranton, PA .......................... Chickasha, OK ....................... Valparaiso, IN ........................ Springfield, SD ....................... Milpitas, CA ............................ El Paso, TX ............................ Cypress, CA ........................... Cincinnati, OH ........................ Golden Valley, MN ................. Plainville, CT .......................... San Francisco, CA ................. TA–W 57979 57980 57981 57982 57983 57984 57985 57986 57987 57988 57989 57990 ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-57,603]


Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, FL; Notice of Revised 
Determination on Reconsideration

    By letter dated September 28, 2005, the subject company requested 
administrative reconsideration regarding the Department of Labor's 
Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for 
Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to the workers of the subject 
firm. Workers produce medical devices used for surgical procedures.
    A negative determination regarding the subject facility was signed 
on August 25, 2005. The Department's notice will soon be published in 
the Federal Register. The negative determination was based on the 
findings that there was neither a significant decline in employment at 
the subject facility nor a threat of employment decline at the subject 
facility since the previous certification for the subject company (TA-
W-52,275) expired on August 7, 2005.
    During the reconsideration investigation, the Department was 
informed by the subject company that a significant proportion of 
workers have been/will be separated from the subject due to an ongoing 
shift of medical device production to Mexico.
    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 industry are adverse.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the additional facts obtained on 
reconsideration, I conclude that a shift of production to Mexico of 
medical devices used in surgical procedures like or directly 
competitive with those produced at Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, 
Florida, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or production 
and to the total or partial separation of workers at the subject firm. 
In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following 
certification:

    All workers of Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, Florida who 
became totally or partially separated from employment on or after 
August 8, 2005 through two years from the date of this 
certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under 
Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for 
alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the 
Trade Act of 1974.

    Signed in Washington, DC this 4th day of October 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E5-5609 Filed 10-12-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-30-P