Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers of Action Staffing (American Services), Greenville, SC; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 20367 [E7-7725]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 78 / Tuesday April 24, 2007 / Notices of the law justified reconsideration of the decision. The TAA petition, filed on behalf of workers at Camaco, LLC, Marianna Division, Marianna, Arkansas engaged in production of automotive parts, such as metal seat frames, brackets and reinforcement was denied because the ‘‘contributed importantly’’ group eligibility requirement of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974 was not met. The ‘‘contributed importantly’’ test is generally demonstrated through a survey of the workers’ firm’s customers. The survey revealed no imports of automotive parts, such as metal seat frames, brackets and reinforcement in 2005, 2006 and January of 2007 when compared with January of 2006. The subject firm did not import automotive parts, such as metal seat frames, brackets and reinforcement in the relevant period nor did it shift production to a foreign country. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner stated that the subject firm made parts for a company which shifted production to Mexico. As a result of this shift, the subject firm experienced declines in sales. Therefore, workers of the subject firm should be eligible for TAA and ATAA. A company official was contacted to verify the business relationship between the subject firm and the alleged company. The company official stated that the company mentioned in the request for reconsideration was not the subject firm’s customer and that the subject firm did not sell parts directly to this firm during the relevant time period. Because the alleged company was not the subject firm’s customer during the relevant time period, any information regarding business activities of this company is not relevant to this investigation. The request for reconsideration also states that ‘‘some of the equipment that was utilized here at CAMACO-Marianna is being sent to India to be used at a manufacturing facility there for production of automotive parts.’’ Further contact with the company official confirmed that CAMACO, LLC, Marianna Division, Marianna, Arkansas is planning to shift a portion of its manufacturing equipment from Marianna, Arkansas to India. The company official further indicated that no production has been moved from the Marianna facility to India as of April 12, 2007, and no time line was established to when this may occur. Should the shift to India occur, the petitioner is encouraged to file a new petition on behalf of workers at the CAMACO, LLC, Marianna Division, Marianna, Arkansas, thereby creating a VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Apr 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 relevant period of investigation that would include changing conditions. The petitioner further refers to the TAA certifications issued to various businesses and industries located in Marianna, Arkansas. The petitioner alleges that because the subject firm has been the largest employer in Marianna, Arkansas and hence other companies in the area were certified eligible for TAA, workers of the subject firm should also be eligible. A review of other businesses is not relevant to an investigation concerning import impact on workers applying for trade adjustment assistance. As noted above, ‘‘contributed importantly’’ test is generally demonstrated through a survey of customers of the workers’ firm to examine the direct impact on a specific firm. No increased imports were evidenced during the survey of subject firm’s customers and the subject firm did not shift production to a foreign country. Conclusion After review of the application and investigative findings, I conclude that there has been no error or misinterpretation of the law or of the facts which would justify reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. Accordingly, the application is denied. Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of April, 2007. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–7726 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–60,556] 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 February 16, 2007, applicable to workers of Hitachi Fmt 4703 All workers of Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc., including on-site leased workers from Action Staffing, American Services, Greenville, South Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 25, 2006, through February 16, 2009, 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. BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers of Action Staffing (American Services), Greenville, SC; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Frm 00050 Electronic Devices (USA), Inc., including on-site leased workers of Action Staffing, Greenville, South Carolina. The notice was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2007 (72 FR 8795). At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in the production of projection tubes for televisions. New information provided by the subject firm, shows that American Services is the parent company of the leasing firm, Action Staffing. Leased workers separated from employment at the subject firm had their wages reported under the unemployment insurance (UI) tax account for American Services. 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 Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc. who were adversely affected by increased imports. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–60,556 is hereby issued as follows: Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of April 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–7725 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PO 00000 20367 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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 E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-60,556]


Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc., Including On-Site Leased 
Workers of Action Staffing (American Services), Greenville, SC; 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), 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 February 16, 2007, applicable to workers of 
Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc., including on-site leased 
workers of Action Staffing, Greenville, South Carolina. The notice was 
published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2007 (72 FR 8795).
    At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the 
certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged 
in the production of projection tubes for televisions.
    New information provided by the subject firm, shows that American 
Services is the parent company of the leasing firm, Action Staffing. 
Leased workers separated from employment at the subject firm had their 
wages reported under the unemployment insurance (UI) tax account for 
American Services.
    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 Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc. who were adversely 
affected by increased imports.
    The amended notice applicable to TA-W-60,556 is hereby issued as 
follows:

    All workers of Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc., including 
on-site leased workers from Action Staffing, American Services, 
Greenville, South Carolina, who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after November 25, 2006, through 
February 16, 2009, 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 16th day of April 2007.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E7-7725 Filed 4-23-07; 8:45 am]
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