CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc.; Design and Product Development Department; Earth City, MO; Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 20871-20872 [E7-7965]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 80 / Thursday, April 26, 2007 / Notices accommodations should contact Larry Good by May 4 at the address indicated. Further, in accordance with section 512(a)(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), the charter for the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans has been renewed. The Advisory Council will report to the Secretary of Labor. It will function solely as an advisory body and will operate in accordance with its charter and with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. For further information, contact Larry I. Good, Executive Secretary, Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–8668. Signed at Washington, DC this 20th day of April, 2007. Bradford Campbell, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–7957 Filed 4–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–61,177] Bartech Group, Inc., Anderson, IN; Notice of Termination of Investigation rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on March 26, 2007 in response to a petition filed on behalf of workers of Bartech Group, Inc., Anderson, Indiana. The petition regarding the investigation has been deemed invalid. The petition was signed by one dislocated worker of the subject firm. A petition filed by workers requires three signatures of workers at the subject firm. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 19th day of April, 2007. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–7967 Filed 4–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Apr 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–60,753] CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc.; Design and Product Development Department; Earth City, MO; Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance On March 16, 2007, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application on Reconsideration applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice was published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2007 (72 FR 13526–13527). The previous investigation initiated on January 12, 2007, resulted in a negative determination issued on February 16, 2007, was based on the finding that the worker group was engaged in distribution of products manufactured abroad and workers did not produce an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2007 (72 FR 8795). To support the request for reconsideration, the petitioner supplied additional information regarding a specific department within the subject firm and production performed by workers of this department. The petitioner stated that workers of Design and Product Development Department of the subject firm manufactured samples for marketing purposes. Upon further contact with the subject firm’s company official, it was revealed that workers employed at the CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., Design and Product Development Department, Earth City, Missouri manufactured prototypes and samples (carry bags, daypacks, and cargo bags) and these workers were separately identifiable from other workers at the subject firm. Having conducted a further investigation on reconsideration, it was revealed that the subject firm ceased production of prototypes and samples (carry bags, daypacks, and cargo bags) manufactured by the Design and Product Development Department, while increasing its reliance on imported prototypes and samples from 2005 to 2006. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20871 eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. The group eligibility criteria for the ATAA program that the Department must consider under Section 246 of the Trade Act are: 1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. 2. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. 3. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). The ATAA investigation revealed that a significant number of workers in the workers’ at CERF Brothers Bag Co, Inc., Design and Development Department, Earth City, Missouri are not 50 years of age or older during the relevant time period and thus criterion (1) has not been met. Conclusion After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I determine that increases of imports of articles like or directly competitive with prototypes and samples (carry bags, daypacks, and cargo bags), produced by CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., Design and Product Development Department, Earth City, Missouri, contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of workers and to the decline in sales or production at that firm or subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: Workers of CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., Design and Product Development Department, Earth City, Missouri, engaged in employment related to the production of prototypes and samples of carry bags, daypacks, and cargo bags, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after January 10, 2006, through two years from the date of certification are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974. I also determine that workers of CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., Earth City, Missouri, excluding the Design and Product Development Department, are denied eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974. I further determine that workers of CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., Earth City, Missouri are denied eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 20872 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 80 / Thursday, April 26, 2007 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, this 20th day of April 2007. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–7965 Filed 4–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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 period of April 9 through April 13, 2007. In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Apr 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 for secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, 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. 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. 1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. 2. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). 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 Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–61,217; Douglas Quikut, Stamping Department, Walnut Ridge, AR: March 29, 2006 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–61,097; Fleetwood Travel Trailers of Texas, Inc., a Subsidiary of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., Longview, TX: March 7, 2006 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met. None. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) of the Trade Act have been met. None. Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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 Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–61,120; ConAgra Foods Food Ingredients Co., Food Ingredients Division, King City, CA: March 14, 2006 TA–W–61,128; Aker Kvaerner Willfab, On-Site Leased Workers of Depasquale Staffing, Williamsport, PA: March 15, 2006 TA–W–61,168; Commercial Enameling, Huntington Park, CA: March 21, 2006 E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 80 (Thursday, April 26, 2007)]
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[Pages 20871-20872]
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[FR Doc No: E7-7965]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-60,753]


CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc.; Design and Product Development 
Department; Earth City, MO; Determination Regarding Eligibility To 
Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment 
Assistance

    On March 16, 2007, the Department issued an Affirmative 
Determination Regarding Application on Reconsideration applicable to 
workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice was 
published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2007 (72 FR 13526-
13527).
    The previous investigation initiated on January 12, 2007, resulted 
in a negative determination issued on February 16, 2007, was based on 
the finding that the worker group was engaged in distribution of 
products manufactured abroad and workers did not produce an article 
within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. The denial 
notice was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2007 (72 
FR 8795).
    To support the request for reconsideration, the petitioner supplied 
additional information regarding a specific department within the 
subject firm and production performed by workers of this department. 
The petitioner stated that workers of Design and Product Development 
Department of the subject firm manufactured samples for marketing 
purposes.
    Upon further contact with the subject firm's company official, it 
was revealed that workers employed at the CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., 
Design and Product Development Department, Earth City, Missouri 
manufactured prototypes and samples (carry bags, daypacks, and cargo 
bags) and these workers were separately identifiable from other workers 
at the subject firm.
    Having conducted a further investigation on reconsideration, it was 
revealed that the subject firm ceased production of prototypes and 
samples (carry bags, daypacks, and cargo bags) manufactured by the 
Design and Product Development Department, while increasing its 
reliance on imported prototypes and samples from 2005 to 2006.
    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.
    The group eligibility criteria for the ATAA program that the 
Department must consider under Section 246 of the Trade Act are:
    1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 
50 years of age or older.
    2. Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are 
not easily transferable.
    3. The competitive conditions within the workers' industry (i.e., 
conditions within the industry are adverse).
    The ATAA investigation revealed that a significant number of 
workers in the workers' at CERF Brothers Bag Co, Inc., Design and 
Development Department, Earth City, Missouri are not 50 years of age or 
older during the relevant time period and thus criterion (1) has not 
been met.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I 
determine that increases of imports of articles like or directly 
competitive with prototypes and samples (carry bags, daypacks, and 
cargo bags), produced by CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., Design and 
Product Development Department, Earth City, Missouri, contributed 
importantly to the total or partial separation of workers and to the 
decline in sales or production at that firm or subdivision. In 
accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following 
certification:

    Workers of CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., Design and Product 
Development Department, Earth City, Missouri, engaged in employment 
related to the production of prototypes and samples of carry bags, 
daypacks, and cargo bags, who became totally or partially separated 
from employment on or after January 10, 2006, through two years from 
the date of certification are eligible to apply for adjustment 
assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974.

    I also determine that workers of CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., Earth 
City, Missouri, excluding the Design and Product Development 
Department, are denied eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance 
under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974.
    I further determine that workers of CERF Brothers Bag Co., Inc., 
Earth City, Missouri are denied eligibility to apply for alternative 
trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.


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    Signed in Washington, DC, this 20th day of April 2007.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E7-7965 Filed 4-25-07; 8:45 am]
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