Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, 70881-70884 [E5-6463]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Notices and reporting system for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. This system was revised in 2000 and is now known as the Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR). States implemented the TAPR beginning with the first quarter of fiscal year 1999, and have continued to collect and report data every quarter since then. Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23146 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] Bristol, Connecticut (TA–W–57,881A), who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 27, 2004, through September 15, 2007, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of November, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–6461 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P 70881 partially separated from employment on or after July 28, 2004, through September 23, 2007, 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 31st day of October 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–6460 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,805] [TA–W–57,881] Champion Laboratories, Inc. Albion, IL Including an Employee of Champion Laboratories, Inc., Albion, IL Located in Bristol, CT; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance Edward Fields, Inc. Currently Known As Jack & Joel, Inc., College Point, NY; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and 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 Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on September 15, 2005, applicable to workers of Champion Laboratories, Inc., Albion, Illinois. The notice was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2005 (70 FR 62347). At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. New information shows that a worker separation occurred involving an employee of the Albion, Illinois facility of Champion Laboratories, Inc. located in Bristol, Connecticut. Mr. Armedee Nadeau provided sales support services for the production of filters at the Albion, Illinois location of the subject firm. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include an employee of the Albion, Illinois facility of Champion Laboratories, Inc. located in Bristol, Connecticut. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Champion Laboratories, Inc., Albion, Illinois who was adversely affected by increased company imports. The amended notice applicable to TAW–57,881 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Champion Laboratories, Inc., Albion, Illinois (TA–W–57,881), including an employee of Champion Laboratories, Albion, Illinois, located in In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on September 23, 2005, applicable to workers of Edward Fields, Inc., College Point, New York. The notice was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2005 (70 FR 62347). At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production of custom made carpets and rugs. The subject firm originally named Edward Fields, Inc., was renamed Jack & Joel, Inc. in April 2005 due to a change in ownership. The State agency reports that workers wages at the subject firm are being reported under the Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax account for Jack & Joel, Inc., College Point, New York. Accordingly, the Department is amending the certification to properly reflect this matter. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Edward Fields, Inc. who were adversely affected by increased company imports. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–57,805 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Edward Fields, Inc., currently known as Jack & Joel, Inc., College Point, New York, who became totally or VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the periods of October and November 2005. In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for directly-impacted (primary) worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of section 222(a) of the Act must be met. I. Section (a)(2)(A) All of the Following Must Be Satisfied A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) Both of the Following Must Be Satisfied A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 70882 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Notices separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. There has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and C. One of the following must be satisfied: 1. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance as an adversely affected secondary group to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of section 222(b) of the Act must be met. (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers’ firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) Either: (A) The workers’ firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers’ firm; or (B) A loss or business by the workers’ firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) Contributed importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–58,005; Fairfield Textile Corp., Paterson, NJ TA–W–58,005A; Fairfield Textile Corp., Paterson, New Jersey, Paterson, NJ TA–W–58,015; Techneglas, Inc., Columbus, OH TA–W–58,015A; Techneglas, Inc., Pittston, PA TA–W–58,139; Kellogg Brown and Root, Inc. (KBR), Workers at International Paper Facility, Mansfield, LA TA–W–57,887; Parlex Corp., Multi-Layer Business Unit Div., Methuen, MA TA–W–58,040; Cope Tool and Die, Inc., Traverse City, MI TA–W–58,043; Intermark Fabric Corp., Plainfield, CT TA–W–58,159; FDB, Inc., Lincolnton, GA The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. None The investigation revealed that criterion (a)(2)(A)(I.A) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A) (no employment decline) have not been met. TA–W–57,893; Century Technology, Inc., So. San Francisco, CA TA–W–58,092; Port Augustus Glass/L.E. Smith Glass, Mt. Pleasant, PA The workers firm does not produce an article as required for certification under section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–57,968; IBM Corporation, Business Transformation Outsourcing Div., Maumee, OH TA–W–57,991; MED–Data Inc., Salem, OR TA–W–58,017; GE Consumer Finance, America’s Money Services (Formerly GE Finan. Assur.), Schaumburg, IL TA–W–58,029; IBM, Business Transformation Outsourcing Div., Maumee, OH TA–W–58,062; Integreo, Inc., Formerly STI Knowledge, Macon, GA TA–W–58,063; Sony Electronics, Inc., Customer Service Div., San Diego, CA TA–W–58,136; Hewlett Packard Co., Storage Area Works Division, Boise, ID The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (Increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.C) (has shifted production to a foreign country) have not been met. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 None The investigation revealed that criteria (2) has not been met. The workers firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier or downstream producer to trade-affected companies. None Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance The following certifications have been issued; the date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of (a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of Section 222 have been met. TA–W–57,849 Levi Strauss and Co., Headquarters, San Francisco, CA: August 22, 2005 TA–W–57,849A Levi Strauss and Co., Center of Excellence Div., Weston, FL: August 22, 2005 TA–W–57,992 Radicispandex, Gastonia, NC: September 19, 2004 TA–W–58,000 Drexel Heritage Furniture Industries, Inc., Plant #75, Morganton, NC: September 14, 2004 TA–W–58,003 Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Anchorage, AK: September 20, 2004 TA–W–58,003A Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Fairbanks, AK: September 20, 2004 TA–W–58,003B Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Valdez, AK: September 20, 2004 TA–W–58,010 Holland American Wafer Co., Grand Rapids, MI: September 22, 2004 TA–W–58,011 Cherry Electrical Product, Div. of Cherry Corporation, Pleasant Prairie, WI: September 22, 2004 TA–W–58,032 Ken-Tron Mfg., Inc., Owensboro, KY: September 12, 2004 TA–W–58,033 Semiconductor Industries, LLC, (East Greenwich, RI location), East Greenwich, RI: October 31, 2005 TA–W–58,059 Pomeroy Computer Resources, Working On-Site at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Macon, GA: October 3, 2004 TA–W–58,084 Draeger Medical, Inc., Telford, PA: October 6, 2004 TA–W–58,091 Beiersporf, Inc., Futuro Manufacturing Div., Mariemont, OH: October 3, 2004 TA–W–58,096 Parker Hannifin Corporation, Powertrain Div., On Site Leased Workers of Time Staffing, Goshen, IN: October 7, 2004 TA–W–58,106 Seiko Optical Products of America, Inc., Pentax Vision E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Notices Division, Stock Coating Department, Hopkins, MN: October 7, 2004 TA–W–58,108 Southern California Foam, Inc., aka Lazy Pet Products, A Subsidiary of United Pet Group, Hazleton, PA: October 10, 2004 TA–W–58,138; Halmode Apparel, New York, NY: October 6, 2004 TA–W–58,170; International Specialty Products, San Diego, CA: October 11, 2004 TA–W–57,887A; Parlex Corp., Corporate Sales and Administration Subdivision, Methuen, MA: September 2, 2004 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of (a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of Section 222 have been met. TA–W–57,887A; Parlex Corp., Corporate Sales and Administration Subdivision, Methuen, MA: September 2, 2004 TA–W–58,041; FoamPro Manufacturing, Inc., Irvine, CA: September 28, 2004 TA–W–58,060; Madison Brands, Inc., New York, NY: September 16, 2004 TA–W–58,077; Friedrich Air Conditions, San Antonio, TX: October 31, 2005 TA–W–58,083; Ach Foam Technologies, LLC, Epsilon Foam Corporation Div., Azusa, CA: October 5, 2004 TA–W–58,099; Wip-X Systems, Inc., Mansfield, GA: October 6, 2004 TA–W–58,124; Victory Plastics International LLC, Haverhill, MA: October 12, 2004 TA–W–58,176; Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Versailles, MO: October 19, 2004 TA–W–58,189; Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc., Canandaigua, NY: October 21, 2004 The following certification has been issued. The requirement of supplier to a trade certified firm has been met. None The following certification has been issued. The requirement of downstream producer to a trade certified firm has been met. None Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issued a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of section 246(a)(3)(ii) have not been met for the reasons specified. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 The Department as determined that criterion (2) of section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable. TA–W–58,096; Parker Hannifin Corporation, Powertrain Div., On Site Leased Workers of Time Staffing, Goshen, IN The Department has determined that criterion (1) of section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm are 50 years of age or older. None Since the workers are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA. TA–W–57,893; Century Technology, Inc., So. San Francisco, CA TA–W–57,968; IBM Corporation, Business Transformation Outsourcing Div., Maumee, OH TA–W–58,092; Port Augustus Glass/L.E. Smith Glass, Mt. Pleasant, PA TA–W–57,887; Parlex Corp., Multi-Layer Business Unit Div., Methuen, MA TA–W–58,040; Cope Tool and Die, Inc., Traverse City, MI TA–W–58,043; Intermark Fabric Corp., Plainfield, CT TA–W–58,159; FDB, Inc., Lincolnton, GA TA–W–58,005; Fairfield Textile Corp., Paterson, NJ TA–W–58,005A; Fairfield Textile Corp., Paterson, NJ TA–W–58,015; Techneglas, Inc., Columbus, OH TA–W–58,015A; Techneglas, Inc., Pittston, PA TA–W–58,139; Kellogg Brown and Root, Inc. (KBR), Workers at International Paper Facility, Mansfield, LA TA–W–57,991; MED-Data Inc., Salem, OR TA–W–58,017; GE Consumer Finance, America’s Money Services (Formerly GE Finan. Assur.), Schaumburg, IL TA–W–58,029; IBM, Business Transformation Outsourcing Div., Maumee, OH TA–W–58,062; Integreo, Inc., Formerly STI Knowledge, Macon, GA TA–W–58,063; Sony Electronics, Inc., Customer Service Div., San Diego, CA TA–W–58,136; Hewlett Packard Co., Storage Area Works Division, Boise, ID TA–W–58,025; Kealey Johnson Wholesale Florist, Abingdon, VA TA–W–58,136; Hewlett Packard Co., Storage Area Works Division, Boise, ID TA–W–58,025; Kealey Johnson Wholesale Florist, Abingdon, VA TA–W–58,116; Commscope, Inc., Scottsboro, AL PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70883 TA–W–58,185; General Electric Co., Mebane, NC TA–W–58,196; Thomas C. Wilson, Inc., Long Island City, NY The Department has determined that criterion (3) of section 246 has not been met. Competition conditions within the workers’ industry are not adverse. None Affirmative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issued a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. The following certifications have been issued; the date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determinations. In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of section 246(a)(3)(ii) have been met. I. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. II. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. III. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). TA–W–57,849; Levi Strauss and Co., Headquarters, San Francisco, CA: August 22, 2005 TA–W–57,849A; Levi Strauss and Co., Center of Excellence Div., Weston, FL: August 22, 2005 TA–W–58,033; Semiconductor Industries, LLC, (East Greenwich, RI location), East Greenwich, RI: October 31, 2005 TA–W–58,084; Draeger Medical, Inc., Telford, PA: October 6, 2004 TA–W–58,091; Beiersporf, Inc., Futuro Manufacturing Div., Mariemont, OH: October 3, 2004 TA–W–58,106; Seiko Optical Products of America, Inc., Pentax Vision Division, Stock Coating Department, Hopkins, MN: October 7, 2004 TA–W–58,108; Southern California Foam, Inc., aka Lazy Pet Products, A Subsidiary. of United Pet Group, Hazleton, PA: October 10, 2004 TA–W–58,138; Halmode Apparel, New York, NY: October 6, 2004 TA–W–58,170; International Specialty Products, San Diego, CA: October 11, 2004 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 70884 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Notices TA–W–57,992; Radicispandex, Gastonia, NC: September 19, 2004 TA–W–58,000; Drexel Heritage Furniture Industries, Inc., Plant #75, Morganton, NC: September 14, 2004 TA–W–58,010; Holland American Wafer Co., Grand Rapids, MI: September 22, 2004 TA–W–58,011; Cherry Electrical Product, Div. of Cherry Corporation, Pleasant Prairie, WI: September 22, 2004 TA–W–58,032; Ken-Tron Mfg., Inc., Owensboro, KY: September 12, 2004 TA–W–58,059; Pomeroy Computer Resources, Working On-Site at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Macon, GA: October 3, 2004 TA–W–58,003; Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Anchorage, AK: September 20, 2004 TA–W–58,003A; Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Fairbanks, AK: September 20, 2004 TA–W–58,003B; Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Valdez, AK: September 20, 2004 TA–W–58,083; Ach Foam Technologies, LLC, Epsilon Foam Corporation Div., Azusa, CA: October 5, 2004 TA–W–58,124; Victory Plastics International LLC, Haverhill, MA: October 12, 2004 TA–W–58,176; Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Versailles, MO: October 19, 2004 TA–W–58,189; Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc., Canandaigua, NY: October 21, 2004 TA–W–58,060; Madison Brands, Inc., New York, NY: September 16, 2004 TA–W–58,099; Wip-X Systems, Inc., Mansfield, GA: October 6, 2004 I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the month of October and November 2005. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C–5311, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210 during normal business hours or will be mailed to persons who write to the above address. Dated: November 15, 2005. Erica R. Canton, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–6463 Filed 11–22–05; 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 December 5, 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 December 5, 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 15th day of November, 2005. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX TAA PETITIONS INSTITUTED BETWEEN 10/31/05 AND 11/4/05 TA–W 58232 58233 58234 58235 58236 58237 58238 58239 58240 58241 58242 58243 58244 58245 58246 58247 58248 58249 58250 58251 58252 58253 58254 58255 58256 58257 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... VerDate Aug<31>2005 Date of institution Subject firm (petitioners) Location Farris Fashions, Inc. (State) ................................................................ Motor Appliance, Inc. (State) ............................................................... Hearthstone Enterprises (Comp) ......................................................... MBTM Ltd, Inc. (Comp) ....................................................................... Natick Paperboard Corp. (USWA) ....................................................... Erie Steel Products Company (Comp) ................................................ Eaton Corporation (USW) .................................................................... Savcor Coatings, Ltd. (Wkrs) ............................................................... GST AutoLeather (State) ..................................................................... Maitlen and Benson, Inc. (State) ......................................................... Visteon Corporation (UAW) ................................................................. SavaJe Technologies (Wrks) ............................................................... Hexcel Corporation (Comp) ................................................................. Agilent Technologies (Comp) .............................................................. Wellington Cordage (State) ................................................................. Guilford Mills, Inc. (Wkrs) .................................................................... Cerro Fabricated Products, Inc. (Wkrs) ............................................... FMC Idaho, LLC (Wkrs) ....................................................................... Independence Airlines (AMFA) ............................................................ Foamex LP (State) ............................................................................... Flair Design Limited (Wkrs) ................................................................. G and H Custom Cabinets (Comp) ..................................................... WestPoint Home (Comp) ..................................................................... DRS–SSW (Comp) .............................................................................. Tee Time Sportsware (State) .............................................................. Motorola, Inc. (Wkrs) ........................................................................... Brinkley, AR ................ Blytheville, AR ............. Boone, NC .................. Munith, MI ................... Natick, MA ................... Erie, PA ....................... Saginaw, MI ................ Ft. Worth, TX ............... Hagerstown, MD ......... Long Beach, CA .......... Lansdale, PA ............... Chelmsford, MA .......... Washington, GA .......... Roseville, CA ............... Madison, GA ............... Kenansville, NC .......... Weyers Cave, VA ........ Pocatello, ID ................ Dulles, VA ................... Fort Smith, AR ............ Alexandria, IN ............. Seagrove, NC ............. Biddeford, ME ............. Morgan Hill, CA ........... Hazleton, PA ............... Tempe, AZ .................. 17:33 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 10/31/05 10/31/05 10/31/05 10/31/05 10/31/05 10/31/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 11/02/05 Date of petition 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/26/05 10/28/05 10/28/05 10/24/05 10/27/05 10/31/05 10/31/05 10/26/05 10/28/05 10/18/05 10/27/05 10/20/05 10/29/05 10/11/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 11/01/05 10/25/05 11/02/05 10/28/05 11/01/05 10/24/05 10/31/05

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for 
Worker Adjustment Assistance

    In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended, (19 U.S.C. 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents 
summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade 
adjustment assistance for workers (TA-W) number and alternative trade 
adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA-W) number issued during the periods 
of October and November 2005.
    In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a 
certification of eligibility to apply for directly-impacted (primary) 
worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group 
eligibility requirements of section 222(a) of the Act must be met.

I. Section (a)(2)(A) All of the Following Must Be Satisfied

    A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become 
totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or 
partially separated;
    B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision 
have decreased absolutely; and
    C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with 
articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed 
importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to 
the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or

II. Section (a)(2)(B) Both of the Following Must Be Satisfied

    A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become 
totally or partially

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separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;
    B. There has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or 
subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly 
competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or 
subdivision; and
    C. One of the following must be satisfied:
    1. The country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of 
the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United 
States;
    2. The country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of 
the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference 
Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin 
Economic Recovery Act; or
    3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of 
articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are 
or were produced by such firm or subdivision.
    Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made and a 
certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance 
as an adversely affected secondary group to be issued, each of the 
group eligibility requirements of section 222(b) of the Act must be 
met.
    (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' 
firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or 
partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially 
separated;
    (2) The workers' firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream 
producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers 
who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade 
adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related 
to the article that was the basis for such certification; and
    (3) Either:
    (A) The workers' firm is a supplier and the component parts it 
supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) 
accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the 
workers' firm; or
    (B) A loss or business by the workers' firm with the firm (or 
subdivision) described in paragraph (2) Contributed importantly to the 
workers' separation or threat of separation.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

    In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the 
criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.
    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased 
imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in production to a foreign 
country) have not been met.

TA-W-58,005; Fairfield Textile Corp., Paterson, NJ
TA-W-58,005A; Fairfield Textile Corp., Paterson, New Jersey, Paterson, 
NJ
TA-W-58,015; Techneglas, Inc., Columbus, OH
TA-W-58,015A; Techneglas, Inc., Pittston, PA
TA-W-58,139; Kellogg Brown and Root, Inc. (KBR), Workers at 
International Paper Facility, Mansfield, LA
TA-W-57,887; Parlex Corp., Multi-Layer Business Unit Div., Methuen, MA
TA-W-58,040; Cope Tool and Die, Inc., Traverse City, MI
TA-W-58,043; Intermark Fabric Corp., Plainfield, CT
TA-W-58,159; FDB, Inc., Lincolnton, GA
    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or 
production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B) (No shift in 
production to a foreign country) have not been met.

None

    The investigation revealed that criterion (a)(2)(A)(I.A) and 
(a)(2)(B)(II.A) (no employment decline) have not been met.

TA-W-57,893; Century Technology, Inc., So. San Francisco, CA
TA-W-58,092; Port Augustus Glass/L.E. Smith Glass, Mt. Pleasant, PA

    The workers firm does not produce an article as required for 
certification under section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

TA-W-57,968; IBM Corporation, Business Transformation Outsourcing Div., 
Maumee, OH
TA-W-57,991; MED-Data Inc., Salem, OR
TA-W-58,017; GE Consumer Finance, America's Money Services (Formerly GE 
Finan. Assur.), Schaumburg, IL
TA-W-58,029; IBM, Business Transformation Outsourcing Div., Maumee, OH
TA-W-58,062; Integreo, Inc., Formerly STI Knowledge, Macon, GA
TA-W-58,063; Sony Electronics, Inc., Customer Service Div., San Diego, 
CA
TA-W-58,136; Hewlett Packard Co., Storage Area Works Division, Boise, 
ID
    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (Increased 
imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.C) (has shifted production to a foreign 
country) have not been met.

None
    The investigation revealed that criteria (2) has not been met. The 
workers firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier or downstream producer 
to trade-affected companies.

None

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

    The following certifications have been issued; the date following 
the company name and location of each determination references the 
impact date for all workers of such determination.
    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of Section 222 have been met.

TA-W-57,849 Levi Strauss and Co., Headquarters, San Francisco, CA: 
August 22, 2005
TA-W-57,849A Levi Strauss and Co., Center of Excellence Div., Weston, 
FL: August 22, 2005
TA-W-57,992 Radicispandex, Gastonia, NC: September 19, 2004
TA-W-58,000 Drexel Heritage Furniture Industries, Inc., Plant #75, 
Morganton, NC: September 14, 2004
TA-W-58,003 Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Anchorage, AK: September 
20, 2004
TA-W-58,003A Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Fairbanks, AK: September 
20, 2004
TA-W-58,003B Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Valdez, AK: September 
20, 2004
TA-W-58,010 Holland American Wafer Co., Grand Rapids, MI: September 22, 
2004
TA-W-58,011 Cherry Electrical Product, Div. of Cherry Corporation, 
Pleasant Prairie, WI: September 22, 2004
TA-W-58,032 Ken-Tron Mfg., Inc., Owensboro, KY: September 12, 2004
TA-W-58,033 Semiconductor Industries, LLC, (East Greenwich, RI 
location), East Greenwich, RI: October 31, 2005
TA-W-58,059 Pomeroy Computer Resources, Working On-Site at R.J. 
Reynolds Tobacco Co., Macon, GA: October 3, 2004
TA-W-58,084 Draeger Medical, Inc., Telford, PA: October 6, 2004
TA-W-58,091 Beiersporf, Inc., Futuro Manufacturing Div., Mariemont, OH: 
October 3, 2004
TA-W-58,096 Parker Hannifin Corporation, Powertrain Div., On Site 
Leased Workers of Time Staffing, Goshen, IN: October 7, 2004
TA-W-58,106 Seiko Optical Products of America, Inc., Pentax Vision

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Division, Stock Coating Department, Hopkins, MN: October 7, 2004
TA-W-58,108 Southern California Foam, Inc., aka Lazy Pet Products, A 
Subsidiary of United Pet Group, Hazleton, PA: October 10, 2004
TA-W-58,138; Halmode Apparel, New York, NY: October 6, 2004
TA-W-58,170; International Specialty Products, San Diego, CA: October 
11, 2004
TA-W-57,887A; Parlex Corp., Corporate Sales and Administration 
Subdivision, Methuen, MA: September 2, 2004

    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of Section 222 have been met.

TA-W-57,887A; Parlex Corp., Corporate Sales and Administration 
Subdivision, Methuen, MA: September 2, 2004
TA-W-58,041; FoamPro Manufacturing, Inc., Irvine, CA: September 28, 
2004
TA-W-58,060; Madison Brands, Inc., New York, NY: September 16, 2004
TA-W-58,077; Friedrich Air Conditions, San Antonio, TX: October 31, 
2005
TA-W-58,083; Ach Foam Technologies, LLC, Epsilon Foam Corporation Div., 
Azusa, CA: October 5, 2004
TA-W-58,099; Wip-X Systems, Inc., Mansfield, GA: October 6, 2004
TA-W-58,124; Victory Plastics International LLC, Haverhill, MA: October 
12, 2004
TA-W-58,176; Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Versailles, MO: October 19, 
2004
TA-W-58,189; Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc., Canandaigua, NY: 
October 21, 2004

    The following certification has been issued. The requirement of 
supplier to a trade certified firm has been met.

None

    The following certification has been issued. The requirement of 
downstream producer to a trade certified firm has been met.

None

Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issued 
a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade 
Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility 
requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.
    In the following cases, it has been determined that the 
requirements of section 246(a)(3)(ii) have not been met for the reasons 
specified.
    The Department as determined that criterion (2) of section 246 has 
not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily 
transferable.

TA-W-58,096; Parker Hannifin Corporation, Powertrain Div., On Site 
Leased Workers of Time Staffing, Goshen, IN

    The Department has determined that criterion (1) of section 246 has 
not been met. Workers at the firm are 50 years of age or older.

None

    Since the workers are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, the 
workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA.

TA-W-57,893; Century Technology, Inc., So. San Francisco, CA
TA-W-57,968; IBM Corporation, Business Transformation Outsourcing Div., 
Maumee, OH
TA-W-58,092; Port Augustus Glass/L.E. Smith Glass, Mt. Pleasant, PA
TA-W-57,887; Parlex Corp., Multi-Layer Business Unit Div., Methuen, MA
TA-W-58,040; Cope Tool and Die, Inc., Traverse City, MI
TA-W-58,043; Intermark Fabric Corp., Plainfield, CT
TA-W-58,159; FDB, Inc., Lincolnton, GA
TA-W-58,005; Fairfield Textile Corp., Paterson, NJ
TA-W-58,005A; Fairfield Textile Corp., Paterson, NJ
TA-W-58,015; Techneglas, Inc., Columbus, OH
TA-W-58,015A; Techneglas, Inc., Pittston, PA
TA-W-58,139; Kellogg Brown and Root, Inc. (KBR), Workers at 
International Paper Facility, Mansfield, LA
TA-W-57,991; MED-Data Inc., Salem, OR
TA-W-58,017; GE Consumer Finance, America's Money Services (Formerly GE 
Finan. Assur.), Schaumburg, IL
TA-W-58,029; IBM, Business Transformation Outsourcing Div., Maumee, OH
TA-W-58,062; Integreo, Inc., Formerly STI Knowledge, Macon, GA
TA-W-58,063; Sony Electronics, Inc., Customer Service Div., San Diego, 
CA
TA-W-58,136; Hewlett Packard Co., Storage Area Works Division, Boise, 
ID
TA-W-58,025; Kealey Johnson Wholesale Florist, Abingdon, VA
TA-W-58,136; Hewlett Packard Co., Storage Area Works Division, Boise, 
ID
TA-W-58,025; Kealey Johnson Wholesale Florist, Abingdon, VA
TA-W-58,116; Commscope, Inc., Scottsboro, AL
TA-W-58,185; General Electric Co., Mebane, NC
TA-W-58,196; Thomas C. Wilson, Inc., Long Island City, NY

    The Department has determined that criterion (3) of section 246 has 
not been met. Competition conditions within the workers' industry are 
not adverse.

None

Affirmative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issued 
a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade 
Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility 
requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.
    The following certifications have been issued; the date following 
the company name and location of each determination references the 
impact date for all workers of such determinations.
    In the following cases, it has been determined that the 
requirements of section 246(a)(3)(ii) have been met.
    I. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 
50 years of age or older.
    II. Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that 
are not easily transferable.
    III. The competitive conditions within the workers' industry (i.e., 
conditions within the industry are adverse).

TA-W-57,849; Levi Strauss and Co., Headquarters, San Francisco, CA: 
August 22, 2005
TA-W-57,849A; Levi Strauss and Co., Center of Excellence Div., Weston, 
FL: August 22, 2005
TA-W-58,033; Semiconductor Industries, LLC, (East Greenwich, RI 
location), East Greenwich, RI: October 31, 2005
TA-W-58,084; Draeger Medical, Inc., Telford, PA: October 6, 2004
TA-W-58,091; Beiersporf, Inc., Futuro Manufacturing Div., Mariemont, 
OH: October 3, 2004
TA-W-58,106; Seiko Optical Products of America, Inc., Pentax Vision 
Division, Stock Coating Department, Hopkins, MN: October 7, 2004
TA-W-58,108; Southern California Foam, Inc., aka Lazy Pet Products, A 
Subsidiary. of United Pet Group, Hazleton, PA: October 10, 2004
TA-W-58,138; Halmode Apparel, New York, NY: October 6, 2004
TA-W-58,170; International Specialty Products, San Diego, CA: October 
11, 2004

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TA-W-57,992; Radicispandex, Gastonia, NC: September 19, 2004
TA-W-58,000; Drexel Heritage Furniture Industries, Inc., Plant #75, 
Morganton, NC: September 14, 2004
TA-W-58,010; Holland American Wafer Co., Grand Rapids, MI: September 
22, 2004
TA-W-58,011; Cherry Electrical Product, Div. of Cherry Corporation, 
Pleasant Prairie, WI: September 22, 2004
TA-W-58,032; Ken-Tron Mfg., Inc., Owensboro, KY: September 12, 2004
TA-W-58,059; Pomeroy Computer Resources, Working On-Site at R.J. 
Reynolds Tobacco Co., Macon, GA: October 3, 2004
TA-W-58,003; Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Anchorage, AK: September 
20, 2004
TA-W-58,003A; Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Fairbanks, AK: 
September 20, 2004
TA-W-58,003B; Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Valdez, AK: September 
20, 2004
TA-W-58,083; Ach Foam Technologies, LLC, Epsilon Foam Corporation Div., 
Azusa, CA: October 5, 2004
TA-W-58,124; Victory Plastics International LLC, Haverhill, MA: October 
12, 2004
TA-W-58,176; Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Versailles, MO: October 19, 
2004
TA-W-58,189; Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc., Canandaigua, NY: 
October 21, 2004
TA-W-58,060; Madison Brands, Inc., New York, NY: September 16, 2004
TA-W-58,099; Wip-X Systems, Inc., Mansfield, GA: October 6, 2004

    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were 
issued during the month of October and November 2005. Copies of 
these determinations are available for inspection in Room C-5311, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20210 during normal business hours or will be mailed to persons 
who write to the above address.

    Dated: November 15, 2005.
Erica R. Canton,
Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E5-6463 Filed 11-22-05; 8:45 am]
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