Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 56386-56387 [E7-19478]

Download as PDF 56386 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 3, 2007 / Notices Assistance on August 20, 2007, applicable to workers of Horizon Dental Lab, LLC, Rochester, New York. The notice was published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2007 (72 FR 51844). 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 dental prosthesis. Information provided by the company shows that the correct name of the subject firm should read Horizon Dental Lab, LLC, also know as Q Dental Group PC. Workers separated from employment at the subject firm had their wages reported under the unemployment insurance (UI) tax account for Q Dental Group PC. Accordingly, the Department is amending this certification to correctly identify the name of the subject firm. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Horizon Dental Lab, LLC, Rochester, New York who were adversely affected by increased imports of dental prosthesis. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–61,955 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of Horizon Dental Lab, LLC, also known as Q Dental Group PC, Rochester, New York, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 1, 2006, through August 20, 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 25th day of September 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–19477 Filed 10–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P 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 October 15, 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 October 15, 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 25th day of September 2007. Ralph DiBattista, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX—TAA [Petitions instituted between 9/17/07 and 9/21/07] Subject Firm (petitioners) Location Information Systems Network (Comp) ................................. Unicare Insurance Co. (Wkrs) .............................................. Aptara (Comp) ...................................................................... Qiagen (State) ...................................................................... Johnson Controls (Wkrs) ...................................................... Interlock Industries (Wkrs) .................................................... ITT Marine and Leisure (State) ............................................ Taylor Togs, Inc. (Comp) ..................................................... Daws Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Comp) ................................. Hypercom (State) ................................................................. Johnston Textiles, Inc. (Comp) ............................................ Intel (Wkrs) ........................................................................... Chicago Miniature Lighting (State) ....................................... Data Products USA (State) .................................................. Tifton Aluminum Company (Comp) ...................................... Barn Door Furniture Company (The) (Comp) ...................... Smart Novelty Blouse Co., Inc. (Wkrs) ................................ Huntleigh Healthcare, LLC (Comp) ...................................... Omni Futon (Wkrs) ............................................................... Thompson Scientific (State) ................................................. Dura Automotive Systems, Inc. (Comp) ............................... Sensata Technologies (Comp) ............................................. Flexaust Company, Inc. (Comp) .......................................... United Machine Works, Inc. (Wkrs) ..................................... Everett Charles Technologies (Wkrs) .................................. Carhartt Inc. (Comp) ............................................................. United Memorial Bible Services (Wkrs) ............................... Penn Union Corporation (Comp) .......................................... Buckhead, GA ....................... Bolingbrook, IL ...................... York, PA ................................ Plymouth, MN ....................... Plymouth, MI ......................... Nile, OH ................................ Santa Ana, CA ...................... Taylorsville, NC ..................... Pensacola, FL ....................... Phoenix, AZ .......................... Opp, AL ................................. Rio Rancho, NM ................... Hackensack, NJ .................... Clexico, CA ........................... Tifton, GA .............................. Henderson, NC ..................... New York, NY ....................... Eatontown, NJ ....................... Spring Green, WI .................. Cherry Hill, NJ ....................... Jacksonville, FL .................... Standish, ME ......................... El Paso, TX ........................... Greenville, NC ....................... Clifton Park, NY .................... Galesburg, IL ........................ Gastonia, NC ........................ Edinboro, PA ......................... rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES TA—W 62147 62148 62149 62150 62151 62152 62153 62154 62155 62156 62157 62158 62159 62160 62161 62162 62163 62164 62165 62166 62167 62168 62169 62170 62171 62172 62173 62174 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:31 Oct 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM Date of institution 03OCN1 09/17/07 09/17/07 09/17/07 09/17/07 09/17/07 09/17/07 09/18/07 09/18/07 09/18/07 09/18/07 09/18/07 09/18/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 Date of petition 09/14/07 09/13/07 09/13/07 09/14/07 09/14/07 09/10/07 09/17/07 09/17/07 09/04/07 09/14/07 09/17/07 09/10/07 08/27/07 09/12/07 09/18/07 09/18/07 09/17/07 09/18/07 09/13/07 09/18/07 09/10/07 09/17/07 09/14/07 09/12/07 09/11/07 09/19/07 09/19/07 09/12/07 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 3, 2007 / Notices 56387 APPENDIX—TAA—Continued [Petitions instituted between 9/17/07 and 9/21/07] Subject Firm (petitioners) Location Masys Corporation (Comp) .................................................. First American Corporation (Wkrs) ....................................... ASF Keystone, Inc. (USW) ................................................... Alloc Inc (Comp) ................................................................... Desa LLC (Comp) ................................................................ Cooper Standard Automotive (Comp) .................................. Louisiana Pacific Corporation (State) ................................... Ideal Tool Inc. (Wkrs) ........................................................... Hartmann (Comp) ................................................................. Mark Eyelet, Inc. (State) ....................................................... Halco (Wkrs) ......................................................................... TRW Automotive (AFLCIO) .................................................. Bock, USA Inc (State) .......................................................... Nortel (Wkrs) ........................................................................ Minneapolis, MN ................... Flint, MI ................................. Granite City, IL ...................... Racine, WI ............................ Manchester, TN .................... Archbold, OH ........................ Hines, OR ............................. Meadville, PA ........................ Lebanon, TN ......................... Watertown, CT ...................... Belle Vernon, PA .................. Lebanon, TN ......................... Monroe, CT ........................... Research Triangle Park, NC TA—W 62175 62176 62177 62178 62179 62180 62181 62182 62183 62184 62185 62186 62187 62188 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ [FR Doc. E7–19478 Filed 10–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–61,601] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Intel Corporation, Fab 23, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On August 22, 2007, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration applicable to workers and former workers of Intel Corporation, Fab 23, Colorado Springs, Colorado (the subject firm). The Department’s Notice of affirmative determination was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2007 (72 FR 49736). The subject workers produce silicon wafers. The negative determination was based on the Department’s findings that, during the relevant period, the subject firm’s sales and production of silicon wafers increased, and the subject firm did not import or shift production of silicon wafers abroad. The Department’s Notice of negative determination regarding the subject workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) was issued on June 15, 2007, and published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2007 (72 FR 35517). The request for reconsideration makes three allegations. First, the petitioner alleges that the Department misidentified the article produced at the subject firm (‘‘Intel Fab23 does NOT manufacture Silicon Wafers, FAB23 manufactures electronic circuits called dies on a silicon wafer. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:31 Oct 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 These dies are cut from the wafer and then packaged. At this time, the packaged dies are called ‘chips’ and sold. It should be noted, the manufactured wafer can be sold and the ‘test and assembly’ of the chip can take place elsewhere. There are three steps here, a) INTEL buys the bare silicon wafer from a supplier, b) Fab23 then manufactures the electronic circuit on the wafer called a die and c) then die is tested and assembly.’’) A corollary to this allegation is that the Department should have conducted a TAA investigation with a focus on chips instead of wafers. Second, the petitioner alleges that the subject workers are eligible to apply for TAA due to a shift of production to Taiwan. The petitioner states that, in 2006, Intel Corporation (Intel) sold the ‘‘Hermon’’ line of chips to another company and that the subject firm agreed to produce ‘‘Hermon’’ chips for the buyer until the buyer’s Taiwan facility could produce the ‘‘Hermon’’ chips. The petition asserts that because the subject firm is an ‘‘Agent Manufacturer’’ of the buyer, the buyer’s decision to use Taiwanese chips should be construed as a shift of production from the subject firm to Taiwan. Third, the petitioner alleges that the subject workers are eligible to apply for TAA as secondary workers. The petitioner stated, in part, that ‘‘Manufacturing Technicians of INTEL Fab 23 are likely secondary/down stream Employees’’ and that eligible secondary workers ‘‘include workers employed by supplier firms, downstream producers, and firms that provide contract services who are separated or threatened with separation if their separation is their separation is due to a loss of business with a firm where workers have been certified as PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 09/21/07 Date of petition 09/14/07 09/19/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/19/07 09/18/07 09/19/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 09/12/07 eligible to apply for trade adjustment assistance.’’ In order to determine whether the initial investigation focused on the wrong article, the Department carefully reviewed previously-submitted information, all the information provided in the request for reconsideration, new information provided by the subject firm, and information available in the public domain (such as the Internet). The chip production process consists of three basic steps: first, prepare (purify and polish) a raw silicon wafer; second, process the wafer (add and expose layers of chemicals and circuitry onto the wafer) until engineered patterns of electrical passages (also called integrated circuits or chips) in the desired quantity are created; third, cut the circuit-laden wafer into individual dies and packaged (also called unit packaging). Steps one and two are known as wafer fabrication. After wafer fabrication is complete, a quality control measure called a wafer sort may take place. Each wafer may carry hundreds or thousands of (usually) identical circuits, depending on the size of the circuitry and the diameter of the wafer. According to the request for reconsideration, the article that exists at the end of step two is a manufactured wafer. According to the subject firm, the article that exists at the end of step two is a fabricated wafer. At step three (also known as unit packaging), the fabricated wafer is cut into dies and processed into packaged chips (also called fabricated chips). After the wafer is cut into dies, each chip-bearing die is mounted on a small printed circuit board which will allow it to connect with other devices through solder ball connections. The chip/ circuit-board unit is then coated with E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 3, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56386-56387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-19478]


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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 October 15, 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 
October 15, 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 25th day of September 2007.
Ralph DiBattista,
Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

                                                  Appendix--TAA
                               [Petitions instituted between 9/17/07 and 9/21/07]
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                                                                                      Date of         Date of
           TA--W             Subject Firm  (petitioners)         Location           institution      petition
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62147......................  Information Systems Network  Buckhead, GA..........        09/17/07        09/14/07
                              (Comp).
62148......................  Unicare Insurance Co.        Bolingbrook, IL.......        09/17/07        09/13/07
                              (Wkrs).
62149......................  Aptara (Comp)..............  York, PA..............        09/17/07        09/13/07
62150......................  Qiagen (State).............  Plymouth, MN..........        09/17/07        09/14/07
62151......................  Johnson Controls (Wkrs)....  Plymouth, MI..........        09/17/07        09/14/07
62152......................  Interlock Industries (Wkrs)  Nile, OH..............        09/17/07        09/10/07
62153......................  ITT Marine and Leisure       Santa Ana, CA.........        09/18/07        09/17/07
                              (State).
62154......................  Taylor Togs, Inc. (Comp)...  Taylorsville, NC......        09/18/07        09/17/07
62155......................  Daws Manufacturing Co.,      Pensacola, FL.........        09/18/07        09/04/07
                              Inc. (Comp).
62156......................  Hypercom (State)...........  Phoenix, AZ...........        09/18/07        09/14/07
62157......................  Johnston Textiles, Inc.      Opp, AL...............        09/18/07        09/17/07
                              (Comp).
62158......................  Intel (Wkrs)...............  Rio Rancho, NM........        09/18/07        09/10/07
62159......................  Chicago Miniature Lighting   Hackensack, NJ........        09/19/07        08/27/07
                              (State).
62160......................  Data Products USA (State)..  Clexico, CA...........        09/19/07        09/12/07
62161......................  Tifton Aluminum Company      Tifton, GA............        09/19/07        09/18/07
                              (Comp).
62162......................  Barn Door Furniture Company  Henderson, NC.........        09/19/07        09/18/07
                              (The) (Comp).
62163......................  Smart Novelty Blouse Co.,    New York, NY..........        09/19/07        09/17/07
                              Inc. (Wkrs).
62164......................  Huntleigh Healthcare, LLC    Eatontown, NJ.........        09/19/07        09/18/07
                              (Comp).
62165......................  Omni Futon (Wkrs)..........  Spring Green, WI......        09/19/07        09/13/07
62166......................  Thompson Scientific (State)  Cherry Hill, NJ.......        09/19/07        09/18/07
62167......................  Dura Automotive Systems,     Jacksonville, FL......        09/19/07        09/10/07
                              Inc. (Comp).
62168......................  Sensata Technologies (Comp)  Standish, ME..........        09/19/07        09/17/07
62169......................  Flexaust Company, Inc.       El Paso, TX...........        09/20/07        09/14/07
                              (Comp).
62170......................  United Machine Works, Inc.   Greenville, NC........        09/20/07        09/12/07
                              (Wkrs).
62171......................  Everett Charles              Clifton Park, NY......        09/20/07        09/11/07
                              Technologies (Wkrs).
62172......................  Carhartt Inc. (Comp).......  Galesburg, IL.........        09/20/07        09/19/07
62173......................  United Memorial Bible        Gastonia, NC..........        09/20/07        09/19/07
                              Services (Wkrs).
62174......................  Penn Union Corporation       Edinboro, PA..........        09/20/07        09/12/07
                              (Comp).

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62175......................  Masys Corporation (Comp)...  Minneapolis, MN.......        09/20/07        09/14/07
62176......................  First American Corporation   Flint, MI.............        09/20/07        09/19/07
                              (Wkrs).
62177......................  ASF Keystone, Inc. (USW)...  Granite City, IL......        09/21/07        09/20/07
62178......................  Alloc Inc (Comp)...........  Racine, WI............        09/21/07        09/20/07
62179......................  Desa LLC (Comp)............  Manchester, TN........        09/21/07        09/20/07
62180......................  Cooper Standard Automotive   Archbold, OH..........        09/21/07        09/20/07
                              (Comp).
62181......................  Louisiana Pacific            Hines, OR.............        09/21/07        09/19/07
                              Corporation (State).
62182......................  Ideal Tool Inc. (Wkrs).....  Meadville, PA.........        09/21/07        09/18/07
62183......................  Hartmann (Comp)............  Lebanon, TN...........        09/21/07        09/19/07
62184......................  Mark Eyelet, Inc. (State)..  Watertown, CT.........        09/21/07        09/20/07
62185......................  Halco (Wkrs)...............  Belle Vernon, PA......        09/21/07        09/20/07
62186......................  TRW Automotive (AFLCIO)....  Lebanon, TN...........        09/21/07        09/20/07
62187......................  Bock, USA Inc (State)......  Monroe, CT............        09/21/07        09/20/07
62188......................  Nortel (Wkrs)..............  Research Triangle             09/21/07        09/12/07
                                                           Park, NC.
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