Dana Corporation, Torque-Traction Manufacturing, Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers of Diversco Integrated Services, Inc. and Haas Total Chemical Management, Inc., Cape Girardeau, MS; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 58895-58896 [E7-20401]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices opportunity programs 1 and jurisdiction is established, then a complaint investigation is initiated. A standardized form for collecting complaint information promotes efficient use of agency resources by ensuring that individual complaint filers provide the information required to initiate a discrimination complaint investigation. Darrin A. King, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–20438 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,254] Accudata, Carlinville, IL; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on October 4, 2007 in response to a worker petition filed by a community representative on behalf of workers at Accudata, Carlinville, Illinois. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC this 9th day of October, 2007. Richard Church Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–20398 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration All workers of Best Textiles International, Ltd, formerly known as Best Manufacturing, Cordele Division, Cordele, Georgia, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after July 9, 2007, through September 10, 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. [TA–W–61,942] Best Textiles International, Ltd, Formerly Known as Best Manufacturing, Cordele Division, Cordele, GA; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and 1 Executive Order 11246, as amended and implanting regulations at 41 CFR § 60–1.23(a); The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (38 U.S.C. § 4212(b)) and implementing regulations at 41 CFR § 60–250.61(b); and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 793(b) and implementing regulations at 41 CFR § 60–741.61(c). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 September 10, 2007, applicable to workers of Best Textiles International, Ltd, Cordele, Georgia. The notice was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2007 (72 FR 54939). 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 table linens, aprons and chef wear. New information shows that the subject firm originally named Best Manufacturing, Cordele Division, was renamed Best Textiles International, Ltd due to a change in ownership. Workers separated from employment at the subject firm had their wages reported under a separate unemployment insurance (UI) tax account for Best Manufacturing. 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 Best Textiles International, Ltd who were adversely affected by increased company imports. Of note, the decision dated September 10, 2007 referenced that the workers were under an existing certification that expired on July 8, 2005. However, the actual TAA expiration date should have been represented as July 8, 2007. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–61,942 is hereby issued as follows: Signed at Washington, DC this 11th day of October 2007. Elliott S. Kushner Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–20403 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58895 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–61,707] Dana Corporation, Torque-Traction Manufacturing, Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers of Diversco Integrated Services, Inc. and Haas Total Chemical Management, Inc., Cape Girardeau, MS; 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 July 23, 2007, applicable to workers of Dana Corporation, TorqueTraction Manufacturing, Inc., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The notice was published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2007 (72 FR 44865). The certification was amended on October 1, 2007 include on-site leased workers. The notice was published in the Federal Register on October 5, 2007 (72 FR 57069–57070). On our own motion, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production of a variety of automotive axle components. New information shows that leased workers of Diversco Integrated Services, Inc. and Haas Total Chemical Management, Inc. were employed onsite at the Cape Girardeau, Missouri location of Dana Corporation, TorqueTraction Manufacturing, Inc. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of Dana Corporation, TorqueTraction Manufacturing, Inc. to be considered leased workers. The same worker group of Dana Corporation was under a previous certification that remained in effect until July 29, 2007; therefore the current impact date will read July 30, 2007. Since leased workers were not included in the now expired certification, their impact date will reach back a full year from the original petition date and will read June 18, 2006. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include leased workers of Diversco Integrated Services, Inc., and Haas Total Chemical Management, Inc. working on-site at the Cape E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 58896 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices Girardeau, Missouri location of the subject firm and clarify the eligibility dates. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers employed at Dana Corporation, TorqueTraction Manufacturing, Inc., Cape Girardeau, Missouri who were adversely affected by a shift in production to Mexico. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–61,707 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Dana Corporation, TorqueTraction Manufacturing, Inc., Cape Girardeau, Missouri, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after July 30, 2007, through July 23, 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. and; All on-site leased workers of Diversco Integrated Services, Inc., and Haas Total Chemical Management, Inc. working at Dana Corporation, Torque-Traction Manufacturing, Inc, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after June 18, 2006, through July 23, 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 5th day of October, 2007. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–20401 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–61,799] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Peres Pattern Company, Erie, PA; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application postmarked September 26, 2007, a company official requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The denial notice was signed on August 15, 2007 and published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2007 (72 FR 50126). Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c) reconsideration may be granted under the following circumstances: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 (1) If it appears on the basis of facts not previously considered that the determination complained of was erroneous; (2) If it appears that the determination complained of was based on a mistake in the determination of facts not previously considered; or (3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Officer, a mis-interpretation of facts or of the law justified reconsideration of the decision. The petition for the workers of Peres Pattern Company, Erie, Pennsylvania engaged in production of custom molds (i.e. wood, metal and plastic patterns, blow molds, foam molds, rim molds, vacuum molds and aluminum castings) was denied because the ‘‘contributed importantly’’ group eligibility requirement of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, was not met. The ‘‘contributed importantly’’ test is generally demonstrated through a survey of the workers’ firm’s declining customers. The survey revealed no imports of custom molds by declining customers during the relevant period. The subject firm did not import custom molds nor shift production to a foreign country during the relevant period. The petitioner states that the affected workers lost their jobs as a direct result of a loss of customers who used items manufactured by the subject firm as ‘‘unfinished goods’’ and ‘‘tooling’’ for further production of plastic goods. The petitioner alleges that customers of the subject firm which manufacture plastic products decreased purchases of custom molds from the subject firm because they choose to shift their production abroad. Therefore, the petitioner concludes that because sales and production of custom molds at the subject firm have been negatively impacted by the customers shifting their production of plastic products abroad, workers of the subject firm should be eligible for TAA. In order to establish import impact, the Department must consider imports that are like or directly competitive with those produced at the subject firm. The Department conducted a survey of the subject firm’s major declining customer regarding their purchases of custom molds during 2005, 2006 and January through June 2007 over the corresponding 2006 period. The survey revealed that the declining customers did not import custom molds during the relevant period. Imports of plastic products cannot be considered like or directly competitive with custom molds produced by Peres Pattern Company, Erie, Pennsylvania and imports of plastic products are not relevant in this investigation. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The fact that subject firm’s customers are shifting their production abroad is not relevant to this investigation. The shift in production must be administered by the subject firm in order for workers of the subject firm to be considered eligible for TAA. The petitioner further states that in order to reveal the import impact, the Department should investigate the time period prior to 2005. Furthermore, the petitioner attached a list of declining customers from 1988 to present. When assessing eligibility for TAA, the Department exclusively considers import impact during the relevant time period (one year prior to the date of the petition). The customers of the subject firm were surveyed regarding their purchases of custom molds during the relevant time period. The survey revealed no imports of custom molds during the relevant time period. 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 in Washington, DC, this 11th day of October, 2007. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–20402 Filed 10–16–07; 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 E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-61,707]


Dana Corporation, Torque-Traction Manufacturing, Inc., Including 
On-Site Leased Workers of Diversco Integrated Services, Inc. and Haas 
Total Chemical Management, Inc., Cape Girardeau, MS; 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 July 23, 2007, applicable to workers of Dana 
Corporation, Torque-Traction Manufacturing, Inc., Cape Girardeau, 
Missouri. The notice was published in the Federal Register on August 9, 
2007 (72 FR 44865). The certification was amended on October 1, 2007 
include on-site leased workers. The notice was published in the Federal 
Register on October 5, 2007 (72 FR 57069-57070).
    On our own motion, the Department reviewed the certification for 
workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production 
of a variety of automotive axle components.
    New information shows that leased workers of Diversco Integrated 
Services, Inc. and Haas Total Chemical Management, Inc. were employed 
on-site at the Cape Girardeau, Missouri location of Dana Corporation, 
Torque-Traction Manufacturing, Inc. The Department has determined that 
these workers were sufficiently under the control of Dana Corporation, 
Torque-Traction Manufacturing, Inc. to be considered leased workers.
    The same worker group of Dana Corporation was under a previous 
certification that remained in effect until July 29, 2007; therefore 
the current impact date will read July 30, 2007.
    Since leased workers were not included in the now expired 
certification, their impact date will reach back a full year from the 
original petition date and will read June 18, 2006.
    Based on these findings, the Department is amending this 
certification to include leased workers of Diversco Integrated 
Services, Inc., and Haas Total Chemical Management, Inc. working on-
site at the Cape

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Girardeau, Missouri location of the subject firm and clarify the 
eligibility dates.
    The intent of the Department's certification is to include all 
workers employed at Dana Corporation, Torque-Traction Manufacturing, 
Inc., Cape Girardeau, Missouri who were adversely affected by a shift 
in production to Mexico.
    The amended notice applicable to TA-W-61,707 is hereby issued as 
follows:

    All workers of Dana Corporation, Torque-Traction Manufacturing, 
Inc., Cape Girardeau, Missouri, who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after July 30, 2007, through July 
23, 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. and;
    All on-site leased workers of Diversco Integrated Services, 
Inc., and Haas Total Chemical Management, Inc. working at Dana 
Corporation, Torque-Traction Manufacturing, Inc, Cape Girardeau, 
Missouri, who became totally or partially separated from employment 
on or after June 18, 2006, through July 23, 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 5th day of October, 2007.
Richard Church,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E7-20401 Filed 10-16-07; 8:45 am]
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