Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, 68094-68097 [05-22330]

Download as PDF 68094 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 9, 2005 / Notices customers and that there are no products manufactured within the subject firm. The sophistication of the work involved is not an issue in ascertaining whether the petitioning workers are eligible for trade adjustment assistance, but rather only whether they produced an article within the meaning of section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. Technical writing, design, programming, testing and technical assistance of the software is not considered production of an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act. Petitioning workers do not produce an ‘‘article’’ within the meaning of the Trade Act of 1974. Information electronic databases, technical documentation and codes, are not tangible commodities, and they are not listed on the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), as classified by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements, which describes articles imported to the United States. To be listed in the HTS, an article would be subject to a duty on the tariff schedule and have a value that makes it marketable, fungible and interchangeable for commercial purposes. Although a wide variety of tangible products are described as articles and characterized as dutiable in the HTS, informational products that could historically be sent in letter form and that can currently be electronically transmitted are not listed in the HTS. Such products are not the type of products that customs officials inspect and that the TAA program was generally designed to address. The investigation on reconsideration supported the findings of the primary investigation that the petitioning group of workers does not produce an article. Furthermore, workers of the subject firm did not support production of an article at any affiliated facility. The petitioner further alleges that because workers lost their jobs due to a transfer of job functions to Canada, petitioning workers should be considered import impacted. The company official stated that the positions of six technical support representatives were moved to a Canadian office as a result of the closure of the subject firm. Technical support of informational documentation that is electronically transmitted is not considered production within the context of TAA eligibility requirements. Further, as software and technical documentation do not become products until they are recorded on media device, there was no VerDate jul<14>2003 16:18 Nov 08, 2005 Jkt 208001 shift in production of an ‘‘article’’ abroad within the meaning of the Trade Act of 1974. Service workers can be certified only if worker separations are caused by a reduced demand for their services from a parent or controlling firm or subdivision whose workers produce an article domestically who meet the eligibility requirements, or if the group of workers are leased workers who perform their duties on-site at a facility that meet the eligibility requirements. Conclusion After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of ACCPAC International, Inc., Customer Support, Santa Rosa, California. Signed at Washington, DC this 21st day of October, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 05–22323 Filed 11–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–U DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–58,097] Agilent Technologies, Inc. Wireless Business Unit a Division of the Electronic Measurements Group Loveland, CO; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on October 7, 2005, in response to a petition filed by a State agency representative on behalf of workers of Agilent Technologies, Inc., Wireless Business Unit, a division of the Electronics Measurements Group, Loveland, Colorado. The petitioning group of workers is covered by a current certification (TA– W–57,742J) issued on September 30, 2005, applicable to all workers of Agilent Technologies, Inc., Electronics Measurement Group, Loveland, Colorado. Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC this 20th day of October, 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 05–22328 Filed 11–8–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–30–P [TA–W–58,081] Accufab Industries New Freedom, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on October 6, 2005 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Accufab Industries, New Freedom, Pennsylvania. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC this 31st day of October, 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 05–22327 Filed 11–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM pfrm13 PsN: 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 9, 2005 / Notices 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 November 21, 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 November 21, 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. 68095 Department of Labor, Room C–5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of November 2005. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. Appendix TAA PETITIONS INSTITUTED BETWEEN 10/17/05 AND 10/28/05 TA–W Subject firm (petitioners) Location 58137 .................... 58138 .................... 58139 .................... BNZ Materials, Inc., (USWA) ................ Halmode Apparel, (Comp) .................... Kellogg Brown and Root, Inc., (KBR), (State). Samuel Son and Company, (Wkrs) ...... IBM Corporation, (Wkrs) ....................... Vishay Roederstein Electronics, Inc., (Comp). Gunderson, (State) ............................... General Electric Company, (Wkrs) ....... General Cable Industries, Inc., (State) Wabash Alloys, (GMP) ......................... Valley Woodworking Company, (Comp) Ranco North America, (Comp) ............. Federal Mogul, (Wkrs) .......................... Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc., (Comp). Carhartt, Inc., (Comp) ........................... Native Textiles, (Comp) ........................ GE Sensing, (State) .............................. Hewlett-Packard, (Wkrs) ....................... Vansco Electronics, Inc., (Wkrs) .......... Furukawa Electric North American APD, Inc., (Comp). High Cotton Enterprises, Inc., (State) .. Falcon Plastics, (Comp) ....................... FDB, Inc., (Wkrs) .................................. Ingram Micro, (Wkrs) ............................ Maxi Seal Harness Systems, Inc., (Comp). Style Setter Fashions, Inc., (UNITE) .... V.C. Originals, (Wkrs) ........................... Dan River, Inc. (Comp) ......................... Crane Plumbing, (Wkrs) ....................... Penn-Union Corp., (GMP) .................... Galgon Industries, Inc., (Wkrs) ............. Cooper Hand Tools, (Wkrs) .................. Motorola, Inc., (Wkrs) ........................... International Specialty Products, (Wkrs). Cooper Standard Automotive, (USW) .. Pioneer Companies, Inc., (ICWUC) ..... Cargill Malt, (USW) ............................... Needletrade Services, LTD, (Comp) .... T.I. Automotive, (State) ......................... Dixon Ticonderoga Company, (Comp) Rexnord Corp., (Comp) ........................ Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc., (Comp). Oakwood Furniture Mfg., Inc., (Comp) Ensign-Bickford Company (The), (Comp). Stimson Lumber Company, (Comp) ..... Meridian Beartrack Company, (Comp) Firestone Tube Company, (State) ........ Georgia-Pacific, (Comp) ....................... General Electric, (State) ....................... Microsoft, (Wkrs) ................................... Amerex Group, Inc., (Wkrs) .................. Staley Fabricators, Inc., (Comp) ........... Zelienople, PA ...................................... New York, NY ....................................... Mansfield, LA ........................................ 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 09/29/05 10/06/05 10/14/05 Detroit, MI ............................................. Muskegon, MI ....................................... Statesville, NC ...................................... 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/13/05 10/10/05 10/13/05 Portland, OR ......................................... Fort Wayne, IN ..................................... Dayville, CT .......................................... Cleveland, OH ...................................... Lenoir, NC ............................................. Brownsville, TX ..................................... Sparta, TN ............................................ Bellefontaine, OH .................................. 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/18/05 10/14/05 09/28/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/07/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 Dover, TN ............................................. Glens Falls, NY ..................................... New Fairfield, CT .................................. Nashua, NH .......................................... Valley City, ND ..................................... Plymouth, MI ......................................... 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/14/05 10/05/05 10/03/05 Fort Payne, AL ...................................... Washington, PA .................................... Lincolnton, GA ...................................... Santa Ana, CA ...................................... Garland, TX .......................................... 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/07/05 10/05/05 09/28/05 09/29/05 10/03/05 Philadelphia, PA ................................... Ridgeland, MS ...................................... Rutherfordton, NC ................................. Ferguson, KY ........................................ Edinboro, PA ......................................... Fremont, CA ......................................... York, PA ................................................ Schaumburg, IL .................................... San Diego, CA ...................................... 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/05/05 09/20/05 10/18/05 10/06/05 10/06/05 10/06/05 09/27/05 09/21/05 10/11/05 Auburn, IN ............................................. Tacoma, WA ......................................... Jefferson, WI ......................................... Fall River, MA ....................................... Meriden, CT .......................................... Versailles, MO ...................................... Warren, PA ........................................... Mt. Airy, NC .......................................... 10/19/05 10/19/05 10/19/05 10/19/05 10/20/05 10/20/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 09/14/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/19/05 10/19/05 10/20/05 10/20/05 New Tazewell, TN ................................ Spanish Fork, UT .................................. 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/20/05 10/20/05 Coeur d Alene, ID ................................. Salmon, ID ............................................ Russellville, AR ..................................... Green Bay, WI ...................................... Mebane, NC .......................................... Charlotte, NC ........................................ Cottage Grove, WI ................................ Staley, NC ............................................. 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/20/05 10/18/05 10/20/05 10/12/05 10/13/05 10/14/05 10/08/05 10/21/05 58140 .................... 58141 .................... 58142 .................... 58143 58144 58145 58146 58147 58148 58149 58150 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 58151 58152 58153 58154 58155 58156 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 58157 58158 58159 58160 58161 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 58162 58163 58164 58165 58166 58167 58168 58169 58170 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 58171 58172 58173 58174 58175 58176 58177 58178 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 58179 .................... 58180 .................... 58181 58182 58183 58184 58185 58186 58187 58188 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... VerDate jul<14>2003 16:18 Nov 08, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM Date of institution pfrm13 PsN: 09NON1 Date of petition 68096 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 9, 2005 / Notices TAA PETITIONS INSTITUTED BETWEEN 10/17/05 AND 10/28/05—Continued TA–W Subject firm (petitioners) Location 58189 .................... Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc., (Comp). Meridian Automotive Systems Grand Rapids, (State). Brown Jordan Co., (State) .................... Kim Bo Sewing Co., (Wkrs) .................. Goodman Veneer and Lumber, (Wkrs) Springs Industries, Inc., (Comp) ........... Kinesis USA, Inc., (Comp) .................... Thomas C. Wilson, Inc., (Comp) .......... Flynn Enterprises, LLC, (Wkrs) ............ Lake View Finishing, Inc., (Comp) ....... Carpostan Industries, Inc., (Comp) ...... Carpostan Yarn, Inc., (Comp) .............. Hewlett-Packard, (Wkrs) ....................... Key Plastics, (Wkrs) ............................. American Recreation Products, (Comp) Bethel Furniture Stock, Inc., (Comp) .... Berliss Bearing Co., (State) .................. B and J Knits, Inc., (Comp) .................. Fiskars Home Leisure, (Comp) ............ Allegheny Ludlum, (Wkrs) .................... Carolina Steel Products, Inc., (Comp) .. Tooling Science, (State) ....................... Fisher Technical Development, Inc., (Comp). Wright Products Co., (Wkrs) ................. Celand Yarn Dyers, Inc., (Comp) ......... Quincrafts Corporation, (Wkrs) ............. Bespak, Inc., (Wkrs) ............................. Yankee Plastics, Inc., (Comp) .............. Carolina Mills, Inc., (Comp) .................. Encad, Inc., (Comp) .............................. Woodline Productions, (State) .............. Amsea, Inc., (Comp) ............................. Cambridge Integrated Services Group, Inc., (Wkrs). Ansonia Copper and Brass, Inc., (Comp). Alsco American Industrial Service, (State). Eaton Corporation, (Comp) .................. New Riverside Ochre Company, (Comp). Alcan Packaging—Cebal Americas, (Comp). Average Joe, (State) ............................. General Electric, (Comp) ...................... Dubuit of America, (State) .................... IBM, (Wkrs) ........................................... Peak Oilfield Services, (Comp) ............ Canandaigua, NY ................................. 10/24/05 10/21/05 Grand Rapids, MI ................................. 10/24/05 10/21/05 El Monte, CA ........................................ San Francisco, CA ................................ Goodman, WI ........................................ Lancaster, SC ....................................... Portland, OR ......................................... Long Island City, NY ............................. Elkton, KY ............................................. Lake View, SC ...................................... Lake View, SC ...................................... Lake View, SC ...................................... Boise, ID ............................................... Hamilton, IN .......................................... New Haven, MO ................................... Bethel, ME ............................................ Livingston, NJ ....................................... Statesville, NC ...................................... Opelika, AL ........................................... Brackenridge, PA .................................. Gastonia, NC ........................................ Maple Grove, MN ................................. Columbia, MD ....................................... 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/24/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/11/05 10/07/05 10/21/05 10/20/05 10/13/05 10/14/05 10/20/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/17/05 10/17/05 10/24/05 09/26/05 09/27/05 10/20/05 10/12/05 10/24/05 10/22/05 10/25/05 10/25/05 Rice Lake, WI ....................................... Thomasville, NC ................................... Pawtucket, RI ........................................ Apex, NC .............................................. East Hampton, MA ............................... Valdese, NC .......................................... San Diego, CA ...................................... Medford, OR ......................................... Fenton, MI ............................................. Mt. Clemens, MI ................................... 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/27/05 10/27/05 10/27/05 10/25/05 10/19/05 10/20/05 10/25/05 10/18/05 10/26/05 10/26/05 10/25/05 10/21/05 10/19/05 Ansonia, CT .......................................... 10/27/05 10/26/05 Portland, OR ......................................... 10/27/05 10/26/05 Jackson, MI ........................................... Cartersville, GA ..................................... 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/17/05 Cypress, CA .......................................... 10/28/05 10/20/05 Los Angeles, CA ................................... Hebron, OH ........................................... Niles, IL ................................................. Rochester, MN ...................................... Kenai, AK .............................................. 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/18/05 10/14/05 10/17/05 10/18/05 10/27/05 58190 .................... 58191 58192 58193 58194 58195 58196 58197 58198 58199 58200 58201 58202 58203 58204 58205 58206 58207 58208 58209 58210 58211 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 58212 58213 58214 58215 58216 58217 58218 58219 58220 58221 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 58222 .................... 58223 .................... 58224 .................... 58225 .................... 58226 .................... 58227 58228 58229 58230 58231 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... VerDate jul<14>2003 16:18 Nov 08, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM Date of institution pfrm13 PsN: 09NON1 Date of petition Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 9, 2005 / Notices [FR Doc. 05–22330 Filed 11–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–56,536, TA–W–56,536A and TA–W– 56,536B] Butler Manufacturing Company, Subsidiary of Bluescope Steel, Ltd, Building Division, Wall and Roof Panels Production, Galesburg, IL; Butler Manufacturing Company, Subsidiary of Bluescope Steel, Ltd, Building Division, Trim and Components Production, Galesburg, IL; Butler Manufacturing Company, Subsidiary of Bluescope Steel, Ltd, Building Division, Secondaries Production, Galesburg, IL; Notice of Negative Determination on Remand The United States Court of International Trade (USCIT) granted the Department of Labor’s motion for voluntary remand for further investigation in Former Employees of Butler Manufacturing Company v. United States Secretary of Labor (Court No. 05–00440, issued September 2, 2005). AR 181–182. On February 7, 2005, three workers filed a petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) on behalf of workers at Butler Manufacturing Company, Galesburg, Illinois (TA–W–56,536). The petitioners stated that the workers’ separations were due to the shift of the subject firm’s production of prefabricated buildings to India, Mexico, and China and Butler’s imports of that article from Mexico and China. AR 2. The Secretary of Labor may certify as eligible for TAA benefits only those workers who are employed in the subdivision that produces the article that is adversely affected by imports of ‘‘like or directly competitive’’ articles. Paden v. U.S. Department of Labor, 562 F.2d 470, 475 (7th Cir.1977); See Abbott v. Donovan, 596 F.Supp 475 (C.I.T. 1984). Therefore, during the investigation, the Department of Labor (hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Department’’) requested information from Butler Manufacturing Company in order to determine what articles were produced at the subject firm during February 2004 through February 2005, the twelve month period prior to the petition date (February 7, 2005) which is the ‘‘relevant period’’ for investigation. The Department also requested sale, production, and import VerDate jul<14>2003 16:18 Nov 08, 2005 Jkt 208001 figures regarding those articles produced at the Galesburg, Illinois facility during (AR 25–39, 57–66, 68) and conducted a survey of the company’s major customer’s regarding their purchases of those articles during the relevant period. AR 53–56, 67. Based on information provided by the subject firm (AR 68), the Department partitioned the petition into three subparts (Butler Manufacturing Company, Subsidiary of BlueScope Steel, LTD, Buildings Division, Wall and Roof Panels Production, Galesburg, Illinois, TA–W–56,536; Butler Manufacturing Company, Subsidiary of BlueScope Steel, LTD, Buildings Division, Trim and Components Production, Galesburg, Illinois, TA–W– 56,536A; and Butler Manufacturing Company, Subsidiary of BlueScope Steel, LTD, Buildings Division, Secondaries Production, Galesburg, Illinois, TA–W–56,536B)—hereafter referred to collectively as ‘‘the subject firm’’—to address those articles produced at Butler Manufacturing Company, Galesburg, Illinois facility during the relevant period: Panels, trim and components, and secondaries. On March 2, 2005, the Department issued a determination denying certification of the workers’ eligibility to apply for TAA and ATAA. AR 72–75. The negative determination was based on the investigation’s findings that the subject firm did not shift its production of panels, trim and components, or secondaries to a foreign country and that there were no increased imports by the subject firm or its customers of panels, trim and components, or secondaries. The Department’s Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16847). AR 80. By application of April 1, 2005, the petitioners requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s denial, alleging that the workers were not separately identifiable by product line and that the workers’ separations were due to a shift of production abroad and increased imports. AR 84–87. On April 1, 2005, the Department issued a Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration. AR 92. On April 23, 2005, the Notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 21247). AR 125. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department contacted the subject company (AR 100, 133–139) and the workers (AR 104–105) for additional information. Based on information received by the company officials (AR 100, 129, 133–139) and the workers (AR 106–124, 126–128, 130– 132), the Department determined on PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68097 reconsideration that the workers were ineligible to apply for TAA and ATAA. The Department determined that those workers were not separately identifiable by product line and, nevertheless, that the subject firm did not shift production of panels, trim and components, or secondaries abroad. Instead, the subject firm was shifting production of those articles to domestic, affiliated facilities. AR 140–143. The Department issued a Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration on May 11, 2005. The Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration was published in the Federal Register on May 25, 2005 (70 FR 30142). AR 179–180. By letter dated July 21, 2005 to the USCIT, petitioners requested judicial review. AR 154–155. On September 2, 2005, the USCIT granted the Department’s request for voluntary remand and directed the Department to further investigate the subject workers’ eligibility to apply for TAA and ATAA. AR 181–182. During the remand investigation, the Department carefully reviewed previously submitted information, solicited information from the plaintiff and workers (AR 201), and contacted the subject firm to obtain new and additional information regarding the articles produced during the relevant period, the work done by the subject workers, and the shift of production from the subject firm. A careful review of previouslysubmitted information and newlyobtained information revealed that the Department’s finding in the determination on reconsideration that the workers are not separately identifiable by product line was in error (AR 141), and the initial negative determination (of TA–W–56,536) finding on this issue (AR 74) was correct. The information shows that the workers were dedicated to particular production lines, that workers’ movements between production lines were infrequent, and that such movement were determined by union guidelines and usually based on seniority. AR 41–49, 196–199. Because the workers’ assignments to product lines in the Buildings Division were constant and changes among workers on the production lines were not the norm but the exception, the Department determines that the workers were separately identifiable by product line. However, regardless of whether or not the workers were separately identifiable by product line, the evidence obtained from all parties during the investigations do not support the workers’ claim that there was a shift of production of prefabricated buildings or E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM pfrm13 PsN: 09NON1

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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.

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    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 November 21, 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 
November 21, 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 3rd day of November 2005.
Erica R. Cantor,
Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Appendix

                             TAA Petitions Instituted Between 10/17/05 and 10/28/05
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                                      Subject firm                               Date of
              TA-W                   (petitioners)           Location          institution      Date of petition
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58137...........................  BNZ Materials,       Zelienople, PA.....           10/17/05           09/29/05
                                   Inc., (USWA).
58138...........................  Halmode Apparel,     New York, NY.......           10/17/05           10/06/05
                                   (Comp).
58139...........................  Kellogg Brown and    Mansfield, LA......           10/17/05           10/14/05
                                   Root, Inc., (KBR),
                                   (State).
58140...........................  Samuel Son and       Detroit, MI........           10/17/05           10/13/05
                                   Company, (Wkrs).
58141...........................  IBM Corporation,     Muskegon, MI.......           10/17/05           10/10/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58142...........................  Vishay Roederstein   Statesville, NC....           10/17/05           10/13/05
                                   Electronics, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58143...........................  Gunderson, (State).  Portland, OR.......           10/17/05           10/14/05
58144...........................  General Electric     Fort Wayne, IN.....           10/17/05           09/28/05
                                   Company, (Wkrs).
58145...........................  General Cable        Dayville, CT.......           10/17/05           10/17/05
                                   Industries, Inc.,
                                   (State).
58146...........................  Wabash Alloys,       Cleveland, OH......           10/17/05           10/17/05
                                   (GMP).
58147...........................  Valley Woodworking   Lenoir, NC.........           10/17/05           10/17/05
                                   Company, (Comp).
58148...........................  Ranco North          Brownsville, TX....           10/17/05           10/07/05
                                   America, (Comp).
58149...........................  Federal Mogul,       Sparta, TN.........           10/17/05           10/17/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58150...........................  Siemens Energy and   Bellefontaine, OH..           10/18/05           10/17/05
                                   Automation, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58151...........................  Carhartt, Inc.,      Dover, TN..........           10/18/05           10/18/05
                                   (Comp).
58152...........................  Native Textiles,     Glens Falls, NY....           10/18/05           10/17/05
                                   (Comp).
58153...........................  GE Sensing, (State)  New Fairfield, CT..           10/18/05           10/17/05
58154...........................  Hewlett-Packard,     Nashua, NH.........           10/18/05           10/14/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58155...........................  Vansco Electronics,  Valley City, ND....           10/18/05           10/05/05
                                   Inc., (Wkrs).
58156...........................  Furukawa Electric    Plymouth, MI.......           10/18/05           10/03/05
                                   North American
                                   APD, Inc., (Comp).
58157...........................  High Cotton          Fort Payne, AL.....           10/18/05           10/07/05
                                   Enterprises, Inc.,
                                   (State).
58158...........................  Falcon Plastics,     Washington, PA.....           10/18/05           10/05/05
                                   (Comp).
58159...........................  FDB, Inc., (Wkrs)..  Lincolnton, GA.....           10/18/05           09/28/05
58160...........................  Ingram Micro,        Santa Ana, CA......           10/18/05           09/29/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58161...........................  Maxi Seal Harness    Garland, TX........           10/18/05           10/03/05
                                   Systems, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58162...........................  Style Setter         Philadelphia, PA...           10/18/05           10/05/05
                                   Fashions, Inc.,
                                   (UNITE).
58163...........................  V.C. Originals,      Ridgeland, MS......           10/18/05           09/20/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58164...........................  Dan River, Inc.      Rutherfordton, NC..           10/18/05           10/18/05
                                   (Comp).
58165...........................  Crane Plumbing,      Ferguson, KY.......           10/18/05           10/06/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58166...........................  Penn-Union Corp.,    Edinboro, PA.......           10/18/05           10/06/05
                                   (GMP).
58167...........................  Galgon Industries,   Fremont, CA........           10/18/05           10/06/05
                                   Inc., (Wkrs).
58168...........................  Cooper Hand Tools,   York, PA...........           10/18/05           09/27/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58169...........................  Motorola, Inc.,      Schaumburg, IL.....           10/18/05           09/21/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58170...........................  International        San Diego, CA......           10/18/05           10/11/05
                                   Specialty
                                   Products, (Wkrs).
58171...........................  Cooper Standard      Auburn, IN.........           10/19/05           09/14/05
                                   Automotive, (USW).
58172...........................  Pioneer Companies,   Tacoma, WA.........           10/19/05           10/18/05
                                   Inc., (ICWUC).
58173...........................  Cargill Malt, (USW)  Jefferson, WI......           10/19/05           10/18/05
58174...........................  Needletrade          Fall River, MA.....           10/19/05           10/18/05
                                   Services, LTD,
                                   (Comp).
58175...........................  T.I. Automotive,     Meriden, CT........           10/20/05           10/19/05
                                   (State).
58176...........................  Dixon Ticonderoga    Versailles, MO.....           10/20/05           10/19/05
                                   Company, (Comp).
58177...........................  Rexnord Corp.,       Warren, PA.........           10/24/05           10/20/05
                                   (Comp).
58178...........................  Bassett Furniture    Mt. Airy, NC.......           10/24/05           10/20/05
                                   Industries, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58179...........................  Oakwood Furniture    New Tazewell, TN...           10/24/05           10/20/05
                                   Mfg., Inc., (Comp).
58180...........................  Ensign-Bickford      Spanish Fork, UT...           10/24/05           10/20/05
                                   Company (The),
                                   (Comp).
58181...........................  Stimson Lumber       Coeur d Alene, ID..           10/24/05           10/20/05
                                   Company, (Comp).
58182...........................  Meridian Beartrack   Salmon, ID.........           10/24/05           10/18/05
                                   Company, (Comp).
58183...........................  Firestone Tube       Russellville, AR...           10/24/05           10/20/05
                                   Company, (State).
58184...........................  Georgia-Pacific,     Green Bay, WI......           10/24/05           10/12/05
                                   (Comp).
58185...........................  General Electric,    Mebane, NC.........           10/24/05           10/13/05
                                   (State).
58186...........................  Microsoft, (Wkrs)..  Charlotte, NC......           10/24/05           10/14/05
58187...........................  Amerex Group, Inc.,  Cottage Grove, WI..           10/24/05           10/08/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58188...........................  Staley Fabricators,  Staley, NC.........           10/24/05           10/21/05
                                   Inc., (Comp).

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58189...........................  Meridian Automotive  Canandaigua, NY....           10/24/05           10/21/05
                                   Systems, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58190...........................  Meridian Automotive  Grand Rapids, MI...           10/24/05           10/21/05
                                   Systems Grand
                                   Rapids, (State).
58191...........................  Brown Jordan Co.,    El Monte, CA.......           10/24/05           10/11/05
                                   (State).
58192...........................  Kim Bo Sewing Co.,   San Francisco, CA..           10/24/05           10/07/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58193...........................  Goodman Veneer and   Goodman, WI........           10/24/05           10/21/05
                                   Lumber, (Wkrs).
58194...........................  Springs Industries,  Lancaster, SC......           10/24/05           10/20/05
                                   Inc., (Comp).
58195...........................  Kinesis USA, Inc.,   Portland, OR.......           10/24/05           10/13/05
                                   (Comp).
58196...........................  Thomas C. Wilson,    Long Island City,             10/24/05           10/14/05
                                   Inc., (Comp).        NY.
58197...........................  Flynn Enterprises,   Elkton, KY.........           10/24/05           10/20/05
                                   LLC, (Wkrs).
58198...........................  Lake View            Lake View, SC......           10/25/05           10/18/05
                                   Finishing, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58199...........................  Carpostan            Lake View, SC......           10/25/05           10/18/05
                                   Industries, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58200...........................  Carpostan Yarn,      Lake View, SC......           10/25/05           10/18/05
                                   Inc., (Comp).
58201...........................  Hewlett-Packard,     Boise, ID..........           10/25/05           10/17/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58202...........................  Key Plastics,        Hamilton, IN.......           10/25/05           10/17/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58203...........................  American Recreation  New Haven, MO......           10/25/05           10/24/05
                                   Products, (Comp).
58204...........................  Bethel Furniture     Bethel, ME.........           10/25/05           09/26/05
                                   Stock, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58205...........................  Berliss Bearing      Livingston, NJ.....           10/25/05           09/27/05
                                   Co., (State).
58206...........................  B and J Knits,       Statesville, NC....           10/25/05           10/20/05
                                   Inc., (Comp).
58207...........................  Fiskars Home         Opelika, AL........           10/26/05           10/12/05
                                   Leisure, (Comp).
58208...........................  Allegheny Ludlum,    Brackenridge, PA...           10/26/05           10/24/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58209...........................  Carolina Steel       Gastonia, NC.......           10/26/05           10/22/05
                                   Products, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58210...........................  Tooling Science,     Maple Grove, MN....           10/26/05           10/25/05
                                   (State).
58211...........................  Fisher Technical     Columbia, MD.......           10/26/05           10/25/05
                                   Development, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58212...........................  Wright Products      Rice Lake, WI......           10/26/05           10/25/05
                                   Co., (Wkrs).
58213...........................  Celand Yarn Dyers,   Thomasville, NC....           10/26/05           10/19/05
                                   Inc., (Comp).
58214...........................  Quincrafts           Pawtucket, RI......           10/26/05           10/20/05
                                   Corporation,
                                   (Wkrs).
58215...........................  Bespak, Inc.,        Apex, NC...........           10/26/05           10/25/05
                                   (Wkrs).
58216...........................  Yankee Plastics,     East Hampton, MA...           10/26/05           10/18/05
                                   Inc., (Comp).
58217...........................  Carolina Mills,      Valdese, NC........           10/26/05           10/26/05
                                   Inc., (Comp).
58218...........................  Encad, Inc., (Comp)  San Diego, CA......           10/26/05           10/26/05
58219...........................  Woodline             Medford, OR........           10/27/05           10/25/05
                                   Productions,
                                   (State).
58220...........................  Amsea, Inc., (Comp)  Fenton, MI.........           10/27/05           10/21/05
58221...........................  Cambridge            Mt. Clemens, MI....           10/27/05           10/19/05
                                   Integrated
                                   Services Group,
                                   Inc., (Wkrs).
58222...........................  Ansonia Copper and   Ansonia, CT........           10/27/05           10/26/05
                                   Brass, Inc.,
                                   (Comp).
58223...........................  Alsco American       Portland, OR.......           10/27/05           10/26/05
                                   Industrial
                                   Service, (State).
58224...........................  Eaton Corporation,   Jackson, MI........           10/28/05           10/28/05
                                   (Comp).
58225...........................  New Riverside Ochre  Cartersville, GA...           10/28/05           10/17/05
                                   Company, (Comp).
58226...........................  Alcan Packaging--    Cypress, CA........           10/28/05           10/20/05
                                   Cebal Americas,
                                   (Comp).
58227...........................  Average Joe,         Los Angeles, CA....           10/28/05           10/18/05
                                   (State).
58228...........................  General Electric,    Hebron, OH.........           10/28/05           10/14/05
                                   (Comp).
58229...........................  Dubuit of America,   Niles, IL..........           10/28/05           10/17/05
                                   (State).
58230...........................  IBM, (Wkrs)........  Rochester, MN......           10/28/05           10/18/05
58231...........................  Peak Oilfield        Kenai, AK..........           10/28/05           10/27/05
                                   Services, (Comp).
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(Comp)
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[FR Doc. 05-22330 Filed 11-8-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-30-P