Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 24612-24613 [E7-8462]

Download as PDF 24612 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 85 / Thursday, May 3, 2007 / Notices Dated: April 17, 2007. Robert J. Casey, Section Chief, Programs Support Section, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation. [FR Doc. 07–2182 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] Signed at Washington, DC this 27th day of April, 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–8469 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–M BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance [TA–W–61,361] Bayer Clothing Group Inc.; Target Sales Corporation; Atlanta, GA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on April 23, 2007 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Bayer Clothing Group Inc., Target Sales Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. 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 May 14, 2007. 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 May 14, 2007. 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 26th day of April 2007. Ralph DiBattista, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [TAA petitions instituted between 4/16/07 and 4/20/07] Subject Firm (petitioners) Location EBM Textiles LLC (Comp) ................................................... Tridon (Comp) ...................................................................... Double-H Boots Co. (Comp) ................................................ Sklar Peppler (State) ............................................................ Spacelabs Medical (Wkrs) .................................................... Epic Technologies, LLC (Comp) .......................................... Sherwood Harsco Gassery (USWA) .................................... TK Holdings, Inc./Moses Lake Inflator Operation (Comp) ... Starkey East Labs (State) .................................................... Oregon Cutting Systems Group (Comp) .............................. Rapid Die & Engineering, Inc (Comp) .................................. Ford Motor Company (UAW) ............................................... Metro Furniture (Comp) ........................................................ Dana Corporation (UAW) ..................................................... Freightliner LLC (UAW) ........................................................ H.C. Starck, Inc. (Wkrs) ....................................................... Fleetwood Travel Trailors of California (State) .................... Valeo Electrical Systems (IUE) ............................................ Fiber Tech Group, Inc (State) .............................................. Cooper Tire and Rubber Company ( ) ................................. Coats American, Inc. (Comp) ............................................... Cinram Manufacturing LLC (Comp) ..................................... Mr. Gasket, Inc. (Comp) ....................................................... Tecumseh Power (Other) ..................................................... MYOB U.S. Inc. (Wkrs) ........................................................ Willow Hill Industries, LLC (Comp) ...................................... Klote International Corp. (State) ........................................... Tube Specialties Co. Inc. (State) ......................................... Carrier Access Corp. (Wkrs) ................................................ APL, Limited (Wkrs) ............................................................. Wentworth Corp. dba Liberty Textiles (Comp) ..................... Three-l Industries (State) ...................................................... Connelly Springs, NC ........... Smyrna, TN ........................... Womelsdorf, PA .................... Portland, OR ......................... Irvine, CA .............................. Johnson City, TN .................. Washington, PA .................... Moses Lake, WA ................... Mt. Laural, NJ ....................... Clackamas, OR ..................... Grand Rapids, MI .................. Wixom, MI ............................. Oakland, CA .......................... Syracuse, IN ......................... Mt. Holly, NC ......................... Latrobe, PA ........................... Rialto, CA .............................. Rochester, NY ....................... Rogers, AR ........................... Texarkans, AR ...................... Marble, NC ............................ Olyphant, PA ......................... Carson City, NV .................... New Holstein, WI .................. Denville, NJ ........................... Willoughby, OH ..................... Maryville, TN ......................... Troutdale, OR ....................... Roanoke, VA ......................... Oakland, CA .......................... Eden, NC .............................. Monroe, LA ........................... mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB TA–W 61313 61314 61315 61316 61317 61318 61319 61320 61321 61322 61323 61324 61325 61326 61327 61328 61329 61330 61331 61332 61333 61334 61335 61336 61337 61338 61339 61340 61341 61342 61343 61344 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ VerDate Mar 15 2010 05:02 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FEDREG\03MYN1.LOC Date of institution 03MYN1 04/16/07 04/16/07 04/16/07 04/16/07 04/16/07 04/17/07 04/17/07 04/17/07 04/17/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/19/07 04/19/07 04/19/07 04/19/07 04/19/07 04/20/07 04/20/07 04/20/07 04/20/07 Date of petition 04/13/07 03/19/07 04/12/07 04/13/07 04/06/07 04/16/07 04/09/07 04/16/07 04/16/07 04/17/07 04/17/07 04/12/07 04/17/07 04/12/07 04/13/07 04/16/07 04/16/07 04/10/07 04/17/07 04/17/07 04/16/07 04/17/07 04/16/07 04/16/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/18/07 04/19/07 04/19/07 04/19/07 04/19/07 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 85 / Thursday, May 3, 2007 / Notices 24613 APPENDIX—Continued [TAA petitions instituted between 4/16/07 and 4/20/07] Subject Firm (petitioners) Location Acvato Services (Wkrs) ........................................................ Northland Tool Corp. (Comp) ............................................... Wellman Inc. (Comp) ............................................................ Nortech Systems (State) ...................................................... Revere Copper Products, Inc. (Comp) ................................. Melbourne, FL ....................... Traverse City, MI .................. Fort Mill, SC .......................... Bemidji, MN ........................... New Bedford, MA .................. TA–W 61345 61346 61347 61348 61349 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ [FR Doc. E7–8462 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–58,624] mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB Fairchild Semiconductor International; Mountain Top, PA; Notice of Negative Determination on Remand On March 13, 2007, the United States Court of International Trade (USCIT) remanded to the Department of Labor for further investigation Former Employees of Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. v. United States Secretary of Labor (Court No. 06–00215). In the January 11, 2006 petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), the company official alleged that with regards to ‘‘discrete semiconductor devices’’ produced at Fairchild Semiconductor International, Mountaintop, Pennsylvania (subject firm), production ‘‘deteriorated because of a transfer of production’’ abroad and that its customers are ‘‘purchasing similar devices from other suppliers with locations in foreign countries such as Korea and China.’’ AR 3–4. The initial investigation revealed that semiconductor wafers were produced at the subject firm during the relevant period, AR 27–28, 30, 42, the subject firm shifted semiconductor wafer production to China, AR 27–28, and the subject firm did not import semiconductor wafers after the shift. AR 7, 27, 59. The Department did not conduct a customer survey because the subject firm exported 100% of its semiconductor wafers. AR 46. Thus, since the subject firm had no domestic customer base, there could be no increased customer imports of semiconductor wafers that are like or directly competitive with those produced by the subject firm. VerDate Mar 15 2010 05:02 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 On February 28, 2006, the Department issued a negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for TAA and ATAA for those workers of the subject firm. AR 41. The Department’s Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2006 (71 FR 14954). AR 55. By application dated March 20, 2006, the petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination. The request for reconsideration stated that the subject firm produces ‘‘semiconductor wafer chips’’ and that semiconductor wafer chips are like or directly competitive with discrete semiconductor devices. AR 57. By letter dated April 26, 2006, the Department dismissed the petitioner’s request for reconsideration, stating that discrete semiconductor devices are not like or directly competitive with semiconductor wafer chips and that the subject firm was not directly impacted by increased imports of semiconductor wafers. AR 60. The Department’s Dismissal of the Application for Reconsideration for the subject firm was issued on May 1, 2006. AR 63. The Department’s Notice of dismissal was published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2006 (71 FR 27292). AR 64. In a letter filed with the USCIT on June 21, 2006, the Plaintiff sought judicial review. In the complaint, the Plaintiff made several allegations, including that: semiconductor wafer production shifted to Asia, imports of ‘‘like products’’ have increased, the shift of semiconductor wafer production abroad was due to the need to be costcompetitive, and the workers should be certified for TAA like their predecessors (workers covered by TA–W–53,335 certification issued December 2, 2003). On March 13, 2007, the USCIT directed the Department to explain why the Plaintiffs should be treated differently from their ‘‘similarly-situated predecessors’’ (semiconductor devices producers who were certified under TAW–53,335). The USCIT also directed the Department to determine whether the PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution 04/20/07 04/20/07 04/20/07 04/20/07 04/20/07 Date of petition 04/05/07 04/17/07 04/11/07 04/19/07 04/19/07 subject workers are eligible to apply for TAA and to support the determination. Worker Group Covered by TA–W– 58,624 Are Different From Workers Covered by TA–W–53,335 If the subject workers ‘‘comprised 100 percent of the remaining subdivision of workers covered by defendant’s previous certification[s]’’ as alleged in the complaint, issuing a negative determination to them may seem unjustified. However, characterizing the subject workers as members of the worker group certified under TA–W– 53,335 is not accurate because the subject workers at issue here produced a different article from the article produced by the previous TAA-certified workers. Based on the investigation here, the subject workers were semiconductor wafer producers during the relevant period of the investigation under TA– W–58,624. The accurate characterization of the subject workers is based on the article that the subject firm produced during the relevant period of January 2005 through December 2005—semiconductor wafers, not semiconductor devices. As stated in the previous TA–W– 53,335 determination, the worker group covered by the certification consisted of workers engaged in the production of semiconductor devices because the workers were not separately identifiable by product line. While semiconductor wafers were also produced at the subject firm during the investigation period for TA–W–53,335, the workers producing the component part (semiconductor wafers) were not separately identifiable from those workers producing the finished article (semiconductor devices). As such, workers who may have been producing semiconductor wafers used in the firm’s production of semiconductor devices were treated along with the firm’s other workers as ‘‘workers producing semiconductor devices.’’ When the subject firm ceased producing semiconductor devices during 2003, it became engaged in the production of another article— E:\FEDREG\03MYN1.LOC 03MYN1

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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 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 May 14, 2007.
    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 
May 14, 2007.
    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 26th day of April 2007.
Ralph DiBattista,
Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

                                                    Appendix
                             [TAA petitions instituted between 4/16/07 and 4/20/07]
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                                                                                      Date of         Date of
            TA-W              Subject Firm (petitioners)         Location           institution      petition
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61313......................  EBM Textiles LLC (Comp)....  Connelly Springs, NC..        04/16/07        04/13/07
61314......................  Tridon (Comp)..............  Smyrna, TN............        04/16/07        03/19/07
61315......................  Double-H Boots Co. (Comp)..  Womelsdorf, PA........        04/16/07        04/12/07
61316......................  Sklar Peppler (State)......  Portland, OR..........        04/16/07        04/13/07
61317......................  Spacelabs Medical (Wkrs)...  Irvine, CA............        04/16/07        04/06/07
61318......................  Epic Technologies, LLC       Johnson City, TN......        04/17/07        04/16/07
                              (Comp).
61319......................  Sherwood Harsco Gassery      Washington, PA........        04/17/07        04/09/07
                              (USWA).
61320......................  TK Holdings, Inc./Moses      Moses Lake, WA........        04/17/07        04/16/07
                              Lake Inflator Operation
                              (Comp).
61321......................  Starkey East Labs (State)..  Mt. Laural, NJ........        04/17/07        04/16/07
61322......................  Oregon Cutting Systems       Clackamas, OR.........        04/18/07        04/17/07
                              Group (Comp).
61323......................  Rapid Die & Engineering,     Grand Rapids, MI......        04/18/07        04/17/07
                              Inc (Comp).
61324......................  Ford Motor Company (UAW)...  Wixom, MI.............        04/18/07        04/12/07
61325......................  Metro Furniture (Comp).....  Oakland, CA...........        04/18/07        04/17/07
61326......................  Dana Corporation (UAW).....  Syracuse, IN..........        04/18/07        04/12/07
61327......................  Freightliner LLC (UAW).....  Mt. Holly, NC.........        04/18/07        04/13/07
61328......................  H.C. Starck, Inc. (Wkrs)...  Latrobe, PA...........        04/18/07        04/16/07
61329......................  Fleetwood Travel Trailors    Rialto, CA............        04/18/07        04/16/07
                              of California (State).
61330......................  Valeo Electrical Systems     Rochester, NY.........        04/18/07        04/10/07
                              (IUE).
61331......................  Fiber Tech Group, Inc        Rogers, AR............        04/18/07        04/17/07
                              (State).
61332......................  Cooper Tire and Rubber       Texarkans, AR.........        04/18/07        04/17/07
                              Company ( ).
61333......................  Coats American, Inc. (Comp)  Marble, NC............        04/18/07        04/16/07
61334......................  Cinram Manufacturing LLC     Olyphant, PA..........        04/18/07        04/17/07
                              (Comp).
61335......................  Mr. Gasket, Inc. (Comp)....  Carson City, NV.......        04/18/07        04/16/07
61336......................  Tecumseh Power (Other).....  New Holstein, WI......        04/19/07        04/16/07
61337......................  MYOB U.S. Inc. (Wkrs)......  Denville, NJ..........        04/19/07        04/18/07
61338......................  Willow Hill Industries, LLC  Willoughby, OH........        04/19/07        04/18/07
                              (Comp).
61339......................  Klote International Corp.    Maryville, TN.........        04/19/07        04/18/07
                              (State).
61340......................  Tube Specialties Co. Inc.    Troutdale, OR.........        04/19/07        04/18/07
                              (State).
61341......................  Carrier Access Corp. (Wkrs)  Roanoke, VA...........        04/20/07        04/19/07
61342......................  APL, Limited (Wkrs)........  Oakland, CA...........        04/20/07        04/19/07
61343......................  Wentworth Corp. dba Liberty  Eden, NC..............        04/20/07        04/19/07
                              Textiles (Comp).
61344......................  Three-l Industries (State).  Monroe, LA............        04/20/07        04/19/07

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61345......................  Acvato Services (Wkrs).....  Melbourne, FL.........        04/20/07        04/05/07
61346......................  Northland Tool Corp. (Comp)  Traverse City, MI.....        04/20/07        04/17/07
61347......................  Wellman Inc. (Comp)........  Fort Mill, SC.........        04/20/07        04/11/07
61348......................  Nortech Systems (State)....  Bemidji, MN...........        04/20/07        04/19/07
61349......................  Revere Copper Products,      New Bedford, MA.......        04/20/07        04/19/07
                              Inc. (Comp).
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