Gerdau Ameristeel, Perth Amboy, NJ; Notice of Termination of Investigation, 70614 [E7-24020]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 70614 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices 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 negative TAA determination issued by the Department for workers of ABN Amro Services Co., Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of LaSalle Bank Corporation, Chicago, Illinois was based on the finding that the worker group does not produce an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation revealed that workers of the subject firm are engaged in information technology support. The investigation further revealed that no production of article(s) occurred within the firm or appropriate subdivision within the ABN Amro Services Co., Inc. and LaSalle Bank Corporation during the relevant time period. The petitioner contends that the Department erred in its interpretation of the work performed by the workers of the subject firm. The petitioner acknowledges that the workers of the subject firm are ‘‘employees of the services sector supporting staff for the bank,’’ but further alleges that the workers of the subject firm ‘‘produced output on regular basis’’. The petitioner describes these outputs as loans, wire transfer data, account reconciliation statements, billing statements, various statistical data, programs, reports, electronic files, etc. The investigation revealed that all of the above ‘‘outputs’’ are information and documents used by the subject firm as incidentals to the purpose of the services provided by ABN Amro Services Co., Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of LaSalle Bank Corporation. The investigation revealed that workers of ABN Amro Services Co., Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of LaSalle Bank Corporation, Chicago, Illinois are engaged in IT applications support, maintenance and development. These services, as described above, are not considered production of an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act. No production took place at the subject facility and the workers did not support production of articles at any affiliated firm in the relevant time period. The petitioner also alleges that the positions have been shifted from the subject firm to India and China. The allegation of a shift to another country might be relevant if it was determined that workers of the subject VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 firm produced an article. However, the investigation determined that workers of ABN Amro Services Co., Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of LaSalle bank Corporation, Chicago, Illinois do not produce an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. 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 5th day of December, 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–24023 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,330] Gerdau Ameristeel, Perth Amboy, NJ; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on October 19, 2007 in response to a worker petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers of Gerdau Ameristeel, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of December, 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–24020 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–61,976] Intel Corporation, Mobile Wireless Networking Manufacturing/Operations Division, Hillsboro, OR; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated October 23, 2007, the petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 September 24, 2007 and published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2007 (72 FR 58131). Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c) reconsideration may be granted under the following circumstances: (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 misinterpretation of facts or of the law justified reconsideration of the decision. The petition for the workers of Intel Corporation, Mobile Wireless Networking Manufacturing/Operations Division, Hillsboro, Oregon engaged in production of wireless cards for notebook computers was denied because the ‘‘contributed importantly’’ group eligibility requirement of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, was not met. The investigation revealed that worker separations at the subject firm are attributed to worldwide restructuring of the company to increase efficiencies. The investigation also revealed that production of wireless cards for notebook computers was shifted from the subject firm to Taiwan, which is not a party to a Free Trade Agreement with the United States or a beneficiary country. The subject firm did not import wireless cards for notebook computers and is not planning to import these products in the future. The petitioner alleges that ‘‘activities were not restructured across the company’’, but were rather outsourced to suppliers in Asia. The petitioner also alleges that production from the subject firm was shifted to China, not Taiwan. The initial investigation did reveal that production was shifted from Intel Corporation, Mobile Wireless Networking Manufacturing/Operations Division, Hillsboro, Oregon to Taiwan and further to China. Neither Taiwan nor China are countries that are a party to Free Trade Agreements with the United States or beneficiary countries. Thus a shift in production to either China or Taiwan does not qualify workers of the subject firm eligible for TAA. The subject firm reported no imports of wireless cards for notebook E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 12, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 70614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24020]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-62,330]


Gerdau Ameristeel, Perth Amboy, NJ; Notice of Termination of 
Investigation

    Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an 
investigation was initiated on October 19, 2007 in response to a worker 
petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers of Gerdau 
Ameristeel, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
    The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. 
Consequently, the investigation has been terminated.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of December, 2007.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E7-24020 Filed 12-11-07; 8:45 am]
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