Saint Gobain Crystals, Solon, OH; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration, 74561-74562 [E6-21105]

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Date of institution Date of petition DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–60,460] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [TA–W–59,465] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P The petitioners have requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Dated: December 5, 2006. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–21108 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. E6–21110 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] By application dated July 7, 2006, the International Chemical Workers Union Council, Local 852C, (Union), requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The Department’s Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration was issued on August 4, 2006. The Notice was jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Roseburg Forest Products, Coquille, OR; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on November 20, 2006 in response to a petition filed jointly by the Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 2784 and a company official on behalf of workers of Roseburg Forest Products, Coquille, Oregon. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Employment and Training Administration Saint Gobain Crystals, Solon, OH; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 74562 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 12, 2006 / Notices published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2006 (71 FR 58632). In the request for reconsideration, the Union alleges that the Department’s initial investigation did not include all of the articles produced at the subject firm. The determination states that the subject worker group produces calcium fluoride crystals. Based on a careful review of previously-submitted documents, the Department determines on reconsideration that during the relevant period (May 2005 through May 2006), the subject workers produced more than one line of crystals and are not separately identifiable by product line. During the reconsideration investigation, the Union asserted that cadmium, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, lithium fluoride, and barium fluoride products were produced by the subject firm (August 17, 2006 letter) and that workers produced cadmium tungstate until ‘‘Saint Gobain Crystals made the decision to transfer this operation to India’’ (September 14, 2006 letter). According to a company official, calcium fluoride has been the only product produced in significant volume at the subject facility since April 2005. Calcium fluoride constitutes about 90% of subject facility production. The remaining percentage of production at the subject facility during the relevant period consisted of magnesium fluoride, lithium fluoride, barium fluoride, lead chlorine, lead bromide and cadmium tungstate. The company official also stated that cadmium tungstate production ceased in May 2005 and was shifted to India. The shift was completed in November 2005. When the cadmium tungstate production ceased, workers were shifted to other crystal lines, including the calcium fluoride line. Cadmium tungstate sales were a minuscule fraction (less than 0.24%) of calcium fluoride sales. Production of the remaining products (magnesium fluoride, lithium fluoride, barium fluoride, lead chlorine, lead bromide, and calcium fluoride) ceased at the end of September 2006 and the subject facility will be completely closed by the end of 2006. The Department has determined that the predominant cause of worker separations at the subject facility is not related to increased imports or a shift of production abroad. The subject facility’s customers were foreign entities and all sales were shipped abroad. Furthermore, the subject firm is leaving the calcium fluoride crystal business due to insufficient demand for the product due to lack of progress in VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 targeted markets and technological developments. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), the subject worker group must be certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Since the subject workers are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA. Conclusion After careful reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of Saint Gobain Crystals, Solon, Ohio. Signed at Washington, DC this 6th day of December 2006. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–21105 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–60,055] Swift Textiles, d/b/a/ Swift Galey, Midland, GA; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration By letter dated November 6, 2006, the subject company 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 denial was issued on October 17, 2006. The Department’s Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2006 (71 FR 65004). Workers produce denim fabric. The denial was based on the Department’s findings that the denim fabric is exported, there was no shift of production of fabric abroad, and the subject firm did not import denim fabric. The request for reconsideration, dated November 6, 2006, states that the subject firm will be closing at the end of 2006 and alleges that the closure is due to increased imports. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department was informed that the denim yarn produced at Swift Galey, Columbus, Georgia (TA– W–59,234; certified May 22, 2006 based on import impact from Mexico) was sent PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to Swift Galey, Midland, Georgia to be finished into denim fabric. Based on this new information, the Department has determined that the subject firm is a downstream producer to Swift Galey, Columbus, Georgia and conducted an investigation to determine whether the subject workers are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) as workers of a secondarily-affected firm (a firm that either supplied component parts for articles produced by a firm with a currently TAA-certified worker group or assembled/finished articles provided by a firm with a currently TAA-certified worker group). In order for the subject workers to be certified on a secondarily-affected basis, the following criteria must be met: (1) A significant number or proportion of the subject firm separated or threatened with separations and (2) the subject firm is a supplier or a downstream producer to a firm or subdivision that employed a TAA-certified worker group and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for the certification. In the case of downstream producers, the primary certification must be based on a shift of production to Canada or Mexico or import impact from Canada or Mexico. Based on previously-submitted information and information obtained during the reconsideration investigation, the Department determines that Swift Textile, d/b/a/ Swift Galey, Midland, Georgia qualifies as a secondarily-affected firm. In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the information obtained in the reconsideration investigation, I determine that workers of Swift Textiles, d/b/a/ Swift Galey, Midland, Georgia, qualify as adversely affected secondary workers under Section 222 of E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 12, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-59,465]


Saint Gobain Crystals, Solon, OH; Notice of Negative 
Determination on Reconsideration

    By application dated July 7, 2006, the International Chemical 
Workers Union Council, Local 852C, (Union), requested administrative 
reconsideration of the Department's Notice of Negative Determination 
Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, 
applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The 
Department's Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application 
for Reconsideration was issued on August 4, 2006. The Notice was

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published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2006 (71 FR 58632).
    In the request for reconsideration, the Union alleges that the 
Department's initial investigation did not include all of the articles 
produced at the subject firm. The determination states that the subject 
worker group produces calcium fluoride crystals.
    Based on a careful review of previously-submitted documents, the 
Department determines on reconsideration that during the relevant 
period (May 2005 through May 2006), the subject workers produced more 
than one line of crystals and are not separately identifiable by 
product line.
    During the reconsideration investigation, the Union asserted that 
cadmium, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, lithium fluoride, and 
barium fluoride products were produced by the subject firm (August 17, 
2006 letter) and that workers produced cadmium tungstate until ``Saint 
Gobain Crystals made the decision to transfer this operation to India'' 
(September 14, 2006 letter).
    According to a company official, calcium fluoride has been the only 
product produced in significant volume at the subject facility since 
April 2005. Calcium fluoride constitutes about 90% of subject facility 
production. The remaining percentage of production at the subject 
facility during the relevant period consisted of magnesium fluoride, 
lithium fluoride, barium fluoride, lead chlorine, lead bromide and 
cadmium tungstate.
    The company official also stated that cadmium tungstate production 
ceased in May 2005 and was shifted to India. The shift was completed in 
November 2005. When the cadmium tungstate production ceased, workers 
were shifted to other crystal lines, including the calcium fluoride 
line. Cadmium tungstate sales were a minuscule fraction (less than 
0.24%) of calcium fluoride sales.
    Production of the remaining products (magnesium fluoride, lithium 
fluoride, barium fluoride, lead chlorine, lead bromide, and calcium 
fluoride) ceased at the end of September 2006 and the subject facility 
will be completely closed by the end of 2006.
    The Department has determined that the predominant cause of worker 
separations at the subject facility is not related to increased imports 
or a shift of production abroad. The subject facility's customers were 
foreign entities and all sales were shipped abroad. Furthermore, the 
subject firm is leaving the calcium fluoride crystal business due to 
insufficient demand for the product due to lack of progress in targeted 
markets and technological developments.
    In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility 
to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), the 
subject worker group must be certified eligible to apply for Trade 
Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Since the subject workers are denied 
eligibility to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible 
for ATAA.

Conclusion

    After careful reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of 
negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment 
assistance for workers and former workers of Saint Gobain Crystals, 
Solon, Ohio.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 6th day of December 2006.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E6-21105 Filed 12-11-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-30-P