Intel Corporation, Mobile Wireless Networking Manufacturing/Operations Division, Hillsboro, OR; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration, 70614-70615 [E7-24021]

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 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices computers and there are no plans to import wireless cards for notebook computers from China or Taiwan. 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. E7–24021 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Job Corps: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Proposed Job Corps Training Center Located at 4000 Airport Road Approximately Two Miles Northwest of Riverton, WY Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed Job Corps Training Center to be Located at 4000 Airport Road Approximately Two Miles Northwest of Riverton, WY. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500–08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Job Corps, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for a proposed new Job Corps Training Center to be located in Riverton, Wyoming, and that the proposed plan for a new Job Corps Training Center will have no significant environmental impact. This Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be made available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days. DATES: Comments must be submitted by January 9, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the EA are available to interested parties by contacting Michael F. O’Malley, Unit Chief of Facilities, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–4460, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693–3108 (this is not a tollfree number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Environmental Assessment (EA) summary addresses the proposed construction of a new Job Corps Training Center in Riverton, Wyoming. The subject property for the proposed Job Corps Training Center is an approximately 124.4-acre undeveloped parcel of land owned by the City of Riverton, Wyoming. The Job Corps Training Center project would include construction of the academic/vocational training center, residential housing, single parent housing, child care facility, medical/ dental facilities, cafeteria, recreation, storage and maintenance areas, administrative support facilities, and site utilities. The new facility will be able to accommodate 250 to 300 residential students and 15 nonresidential students. The Job Corps Training Center will have a positive affect on the Riverton area. This conclusion is based upon the fact the Riverton area has been actively pursuing the Job Corps Training Center by bringing the community together to achieve the goal of the Job Corps Training Center development. This was the sentiment shared by Wind River Reservation, City, County and State officials, when they learned Riverton was selected as a Job Corps Training Center for Wyoming. It is important to note that Wyoming and New Hampshire are the only states that do not currently have a Job Corps Training Center. The city of Riverton has given a 99 year lease for $1/year on the proposed property near Airport Road for the Job Corps Training Center. The Job Corps Training Center may be the largest employer to move into Riverton since Wal-Mart arrived in 1990. Support was also provided by Fremont County School District No. 25 and the school district will be a partner in the project. The proposed project will not have any significant adverse impact on any natural systems or resources. No state or federal threatened or endangered species (proposed or listed) have been identified on the subject property. The Job Corps Center construction will not affect any existing historic structures, as there are no historic or archeologically sensitive areas on the proposed property parcel. Air quality and noise levels should not be affected by the proposed development project. Due to the nature of the proposed project, it would not be PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70615 a significant source of air pollutants or additional noise, except possibly during construction of the facility. All construction activities will be conducted in accordance with applicable noise and air pollution regulations, and all pollution sources will be permitted in accordance with applicable pollution control regulations. The development of the Job Corps Training Center will result in an increase in vehicular traffic, primarily because of staff required for the center and public transportation for the Job Corps Training Center students. The Job Corps Training Center development anticipated street entrance on Airport Road in Riverton does not currently have an operating traffic signal utilized for traffic control, and this may be required when the Job Corps Training Center is constructed. New primary access will also be required because the Job Corps Training Center is currently undeveloped property. The Job Corps Training Center will not degrade existing water ways. The new Job Corps Training Center will be in an arid area of Wyoming with minimal rainfall. The development of the parcel will involve construction of potable water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines. The new buildings to be constructed for the proposed Job Corps Center will be tied in to the existing Riverton, Wyoming Department of Public Works Water and Sewer distribution system. The Job Corps Training Center expected contribution to waste water treatment will be well within the capacity of the Riverton Sewage Treatment Plant. Electric services would be provided by Rocky Mountain Power. Natural gas would be provided by Source Gas, which is delivered through Source Gas pipelines. Telecommunications would be provided by Qwest and Bresnan Communications. This is not expected to create any significant impact to the regional utility infrastructure. No significant adverse affects to local medical, emergency, fire and police services are anticipated. The primary medical provider is the Riverton Hospital located two miles southeast of the development at 2100 West Sunset Drive in Riverton. The hospital maintains emergency/trauma services and outpatient services for the Riverton area. The Job Corps Center will have a small medical and dental facility on-site for use by the residents as necessary. Security services at the Job Corps will be provided by the center’s security staff. Law enforcement services are provided by the Riverton Police Department located at 816 North E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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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 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

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computers and there are no plans to import wireless cards for notebook 
computers from China or Taiwan.

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.
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