J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills (Sara Lee), Tamaqua, PA; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 72854-72855 [E5-6993]

Download as PDF 72854 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 7, 2005 / Notices 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 15th day of November 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–6995 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] ‘‘All workers of Champion Laboratories, Inc., Albion, Illinois (TA–W–57,881), including an employee of Champion Laboratories, Albion, Illinois, located in Bristol, Connecticut (TA–W–57,881A), Champion Laboratories, Inc., West Salem, Illinois (TA–W–57,881B), 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 18th day of November 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–6994 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–30–P [TA–W–57,881; TA–W–57,881B] Champion Laboratories, Inc., Albion, IL; Champion Laboratories, Inc., West Salem, IL; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker 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). The certification was amended on November 8, 2005 to include an employee of the Albion, Illinois facility of the subject firm located in Bristol, Connecticut (TA–W–57,881A). The notice will be published soon in the Federal Register. At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production of filters. New information shows that the company sends workers back and forth between the Albion, Illinois facilities and the West Salem, Illinois facility; therefore, workers are not separately identifiable by location. Worker separations have occurred at the Albion, Illinois and West Salem, Illinois facilities of Champion Laboratories. Accordingly, the Department is amending the certification to cover workers of Champion Laboratories, Inc., West Salem, Illinois. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Champion Laboratories, Inc. who were adversely affected by increased company imports. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–57,881 is hereby issued as follows: VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:01 Dec 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–54,329] Diefendorf Gear, LLC, Syracuse, NY; Certification Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance The Department adopted a new interpretation regarding the Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) program in order to provide equitable access to ATAA for worker groups whose petitions were still in process at the time of implementation of the ATAA program on August 6, 2003. Under this new interpretation, worker groups covered by the certification of a petition that was in process on August 6, 2003 may request ATAA consideration for the certified worker group. In addition, certified worker groups who filed petitions after that date may also request ATAA if the petition did not include an option to apply for ATAA. The request must be made to the Department and may be made by anyone who was entitled to file the original petition under section 221(a)(1) of the Act. By letter dated November 8, 2005, a state agency representative requested ATAA consideration for workers at the subject firm located in Syracuse, New York. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A) of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements have been met. The investigation revealed that the subject worker group possesses skills that are not easily transferable in the local area, and that at least five percent PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the workforce at the subject firm is at least fifty years of age. Industry data show that competitive conditions within the motor vehicle power train components industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the facts obtained on investigation, I conclude that the requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, have been met for workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: ‘‘All workers of Diefendorf Gear, LLC, Syracuse, New York, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after February 11, 2003 through March 2, 2006, are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.’’ Signed in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of November 2005. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–6992 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,728] J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills (Sara Lee), Tamaqua, PA; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration By application of September 30, 2005, a company official requested administrative reconsideration regarding the Department’s Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to the workers of the subject firm. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination issued on August 31, 2005, based on the finding that imports of long sleeve mock turtleneck shirts did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject plant and that there was no shift to a foreign country. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on October 6, 2005 (70 FR 58477). The workers at the subject facility were previously certified eligible for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) under TA–W–51,522. That TAA certification expired on May 5, 2005. To support the request for reconsideration, the company official supplied additional information to supplement that which was gathered E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 7, 2005 / Notices during the initial investigation. Upon further review, it was revealed that workers of the subject firm were also engaged in production of thermal knit underwear, shirts and drawers and knit, bleach and cutting operations. The investigation also revealed that the company shifted production of thermal knit underwear, shirts and drawers to El Salvador and Honduras during the relevant period and that this shift contributed importantly to layoffs at the subject firm. In accordance with section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor 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 facts obtained in the investigation, I determine that there was a shift in production from the workers’ firm or subdivision to El Salvador and Honduras of articles that are like or directly competitive with those produced by the subject firm or subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: ‘‘All workers of J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills (Sara Lee), Tamaqua, Pennsylvania who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 6, 2005 through two years from the date of certification are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974’’ and ‘‘All workers of J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills (Sara Lee), Tamaqua, Pennsylvania who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 12, 2004, through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ Signed in Washington, DC this 17th day of November 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–6993 Filed 12–6–05; 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 72855 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 19, 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 19, 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 22nd day of November 2005. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [TAA Petitions Instituted Between 11/7/05 and 11/11/05] Subject firm (petitioners) Location Kone (IAM) .......................................................... Hartz and Company, Inc. (Comp) ....................... Volvo Construction Equipment, NA (Wkrs) ......... Sax Hosiery, Inc. () ............................................. Honeywell, Inc. (State) ........................................ Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Wkrs) ....................... Alcoa (Comp) ...................................................... Eaton (IBEW) ...................................................... Collins and Aikman (Comp) ................................ M. Swift and Sons, Inc. (State) ........................... Tembec USA, LLC (Comp) ................................. DeVaughn Woodworks, Inc. (Comp) .................. Celanese Emulsions Corporation (IBB) .............. Pixelworks, Inc. (Wkrs) ....................................... Kimberly-Clarke (Comp) ...................................... Revcor Molded Products (Wkrs) ......................... Messier Services, Inc. (Comp) ............................ Tecumseh Products Co. (Comp) ........................ Kentucky Derby Hosiery Company (Comp) ........ Xerox (State) ....................................................... Lenox China (Wkrs) ............................................ Moline, IL ............................................................. Broadway, VA ..................................................... Skyland, NC ........................................................ Gibsonville, NC ................................................... Coon Rapids, MN ................................................ Loveland, CO ...................................................... Frederick, MD ...................................................... Beaver, PA .......................................................... Lowell, MA ........................................................... Hartford, CT ........................................................ St. Francisville, LA .............................................. Marietta, MS ........................................................ Meredosia, IL ...................................................... Tualatin, OR ........................................................ Pocatello, ID ........................................................ Haltom City, TX ................................................... Sterling, VA ......................................................... Corinth, MS ......................................................... Wytheville, VA ..................................................... Wilsonville, OR .................................................... Oxford, NC .......................................................... 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-57,728]


J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills (Sara Lee), Tamaqua, PA; Notice of 
Revised Determination on Reconsideration

    By application of September 30, 2005, a company official requested 
administrative reconsideration regarding the Department's Negative 
Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment 
Assistance, applicable to the workers of the subject firm.
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
issued on August 31, 2005, based on the finding that imports of long 
sleeve mock turtleneck shirts did not contribute importantly to worker 
separations at the subject plant and that there was no shift to a 
foreign country. The denial notice was published in the Federal 
Register on October 6, 2005 (70 FR 58477).
    The workers at the subject facility were previously certified 
eligible for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) under TA-W-51,522. That 
TAA certification expired on May 5, 2005.
    To support the request for reconsideration, the company official 
supplied additional information to supplement that which was gathered

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during the initial investigation. Upon further review, it was revealed 
that workers of the subject firm were also engaged in production of 
thermal knit underwear, shirts and drawers and knit, bleach and cutting 
operations. The investigation also revealed that the company shifted 
production of thermal knit underwear, shirts and drawers to El Salvador 
and Honduras during the relevant period and that this shift contributed 
importantly to layoffs at the subject firm.
    In accordance with section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 
2813), as amended, the Department of Labor 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 facts obtained in the investigation, I 
determine that there was a shift in production from the workers' firm 
or subdivision to El Salvador and Honduras of articles that are like or 
directly competitive with those produced by the subject firm or 
subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the 
following certification:

    ``All workers of J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills (Sara Lee), Tamaqua, 
Pennsylvania who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after May 6, 2005 through two years from the date 
of certification are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance 
under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974'' and
    ``All workers of J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills (Sara Lee), Tamaqua, 
Pennsylvania who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after August 12, 2004, through two years from the 
date of this certification, are eligible to apply for alternative 
trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 
1974.''

    Signed in Washington, DC this 17th day of November 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-6993 Filed 12-6-05; 8:45 am]
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