Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 2944-2945 [E8-585]

Download as PDF 2944 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2008 / Notices TA–W–62,457; Only In USA, Inc., Los Angeles, CA: November 6, 2006 TA–W–62,494; Quadriga Art, LLC, Red Farm Studio, LLC, Pawtucket, RI: November 1, 2006 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–62,491; Westchester Narrow Fabrics, Inc., Milton, PA: June 8, 2007 TA–W–62,534; S and Z Metalworks Limited, A Subsidiary of Metalworks Worldwide, Cleveland, OH: November 30, 2006 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. NONE jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) have not been met for the reasons specified. The Department has determined that criterion (1) of Section 246 has not been met. The firm does not have a significant number of workers 50 years of age or older. TA–W–62,462; Enhance America of Missouri, Inc., Washington, MO The Department has determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable. TA–W–62,553; ALA Casting Company, Inc., Long Island City, NY The Department has determined that criterion (3) of Section 246 has not been met. Competition conditions within the workers’ industry are not adverse. TA–W–62,511; Cellular Express, Inc., d/ b/a/ Boston Communications Group, Westbrook, ME Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the eligibility criteria for worker adjustment assistance have not been met for the reasons specified. Because the workers of the firm are not eligible to apply for TAA, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:55 Jan 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.A.) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A.) (employment decline) have not been met. TA–W–62,415; Bernard Chaus, Cynthia Steffe Division, Secaucus, NJ. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–62,423; KLA—Tencor Corporation, Tucson, AZ. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–62,276; F.L. Smithe Machine Co., Duncansville, PA. TA–W–62,281; Auburn Investment Castings, Inc., Auburn, AL. TA–W–62,412; Walter Drake, Inc., Holyoke, MA. TA–W–62,455; Morgan Trailer Manufacturing Co., Morgantown Division, Morgantown, PA. TA–W–62,498; Double D Logging, John Day, OR. TA–W–62,336; Fabtek Corporation, Division of Blount International, Menominee, MI. TA–W–62,535; Nevamar Company, LLC, Saturator Department, Oshkosh, WI. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–62,468; VWR International, LLC, Finance Department, Subsidiary of Varietal Distribution Holdings, LLC, Bridgeport, NJ. TA–W–62,544; XL Specialty Insurance Company, Exton, PA. The investigation revealed that criteria of Section 222(b)(2) has not been met. The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier to or a downstream producer for a firm whose workers were certified eligible to apply for TAA. NONE I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of December 17, 2007 through January 4, 2008. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C– 5311, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210 during normal business hours or will be mailed to persons who write to the above address. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 10, 2008. Ralph DiBattista, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–586 Filed 1–15–08; 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 January 28, 2008. 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 January 28, 2008. 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 9th day of January 9, 2008. Ralph DiBattista, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2008 / Notices 2945 APPENDIX [TAA petitions instituted between 12/31/07 and 1/4/08] Date of institution Date of petition TA–W Subject firm (petitioners) Location 62613 ............. 62614 ............. Longview Fibre Company (AWPPW) ............. Weyerhauser Green Mountain Lumber Mill (IAMAW). Idearc Media (CWA) ...................................... Weyerhauser Longview Lumber (IAMAW) .... Advanced Fiber Technologies (State) ........... Allflex—Boulder (Wkrs) .................................. OEM/Erie, Inc. (Wkrs) .................................... Lohmann and Rauscher (Comp) ................... Carrier Access Operation Company (State) .. Thomson Healthcare—Micromedex (Wkrs) ... Parkdale Mills Plant #38 (Comp) ................... State Tool and Manufacturing Company (Wkrs). Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation (Comp) Visteon Systems LLC (Comp) ....................... Newton Transportation Company (Comp) ..... Holcim (US), Inc. (Comp) ............................... Giant Merchandising, Inc. (State) .................. Link Technologies, LLC (Comp) .................... Pfizer Company (Wkrs) .................................. Wellstone Mills (Comp) .................................. Faurecia Exhaust Systems (Comp) ............... Perras Lumber, Inc. (Comp) .......................... St. John Companies, Inc. (The) (Comp) ........ Norandal USA, Inc. (State) ............................ Longview, WA ................................................ Toutle, WA ..................................................... 12/31/07 12/31/07 12/27/07 12/27/07 Norristown, PA ............................................... Longview, WA ................................................ Manchester, CT .............................................. Boulder, CO ................................................... Erie, PA .......................................................... Burlingame, KS .............................................. Wallingford, CT .............................................. Greenwood Village, CO ................................. Rockford, AL .................................................. Benton Harbor, MI .......................................... 12/31/07 12/31/07 12/31/07 01/02/08 01/02/08 01/02/08 01/02/08 01/02/08 01/02/08 01/02/08 12/28/07 12/27/07 12/28/07 12/19/07 12/13/07 12/17/07 12/31/07 12/18/07 12/10/07 12/20/07 Kosciusko, MS ............................................... Bedford, IN ..................................................... Hudson, NC .................................................... Weirton, WV ................................................... Commerce, CA ............................................... Brown City, MI ................................................ Portage, MI ..................................................... Eufaula, AL ..................................................... Granger, IN .................................................... Groveton, NH ................................................. West Jordan, UT ............................................ Newport, AR ................................................... 01/02/08 01/02/08 01/03/08 01/03/08 01/03/08 01/03/08 01/04/08 01/04/08 01/04/08 01/04/08 01/04/08 01/04/08 12/20/07 12/19/07 01/02/08 12/26/07 12/10/07 01/02/08 01/02/08 12/21/07 01/02/08 01/03/08 01/03/08 01/02/08 62615 62616 62617 62618 62619 62620 62621 62622 62623 62624 ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. 62625 62626 62627 62628 62629 62630 62631 62632 62633 62634 62635 62636 ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. [FR Doc. E8–585 Filed 1–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,303] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Agilent Technologies, Inc., Liberty Lake, WA; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration By application dated November 29, 2007 a company official requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding eligibility for workers and former workers of the subject firm to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination signed on November 6, 2007, was based on the finding that imports of test and measurement equipment prototypes did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject plant. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2007 (72 FR 65607). In the request for reconsideration, a company official provided additional information regarding a shift in plant production of test and measurement VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:55 Jan 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 equipment prototypes to a foreign country. The Department reviewed the findings in the initial investigation and new information presented in the reconsideration. Upon further review and contact with the company official, it was revealed that the company shifted its production of test and measurement equipment prototypes to China with the intent to import test and measurement equipment prototypes back into the United States. The investigation further revealed that employment declined at the subject firm. In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The workers were under an existing TAA/ATAA certification that expired on September 30, 2007. Conclusion After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I determine that there was a shift in production from Agilent Technologies, Inc., Liberty Lake, Washington to China of articles that are like or directly competitive with those produced by the subject firm or subdivision, and there has been or is likely an increase in imports of like or directly competitive articles. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Agilent Technologies, Inc., Liberty Lake, Washington, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after October 1, 2007, through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of January, 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–591 Filed 1–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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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 January 28, 2008.
    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 
January 28, 2008.
    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 9th day of January 9, 2008.
Ralph DiBattista,
Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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                                                    Appendix
                             [TAA petitions instituted between 12/31/07 and 1/4/08]
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                                                                                      Date of         Date of
          TA-W            Subject firm (petitioners)           Location             institution      petition
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62613...................  Longview Fibre Company      Longview, WA..............        12/31/07        12/27/07
                           (AWPPW).
62614...................  Weyerhauser Green Mountain  Toutle, WA................        12/31/07        12/27/07
                           Lumber Mill (IAMAW).
62615...................  Idearc Media (CWA)........  Norristown, PA............        12/31/07        12/28/07
62616...................  Weyerhauser Longview        Longview, WA..............        12/31/07        12/27/07
                           Lumber (IAMAW).
62617...................  Advanced Fiber              Manchester, CT............        12/31/07        12/28/07
                           Technologies (State).
62618...................  Allflex--Boulder (Wkrs)...  Boulder, CO...............        01/02/08        12/19/07
62619...................  OEM/Erie, Inc. (Wkrs).....  Erie, PA..................        01/02/08        12/13/07
62620...................  Lohmann and Rauscher        Burlingame, KS............        01/02/08        12/17/07
                           (Comp).
62621...................  Carrier Access Operation    Wallingford, CT...........        01/02/08        12/31/07
                           Company (State).
62622...................  Thomson Healthcare--        Greenwood Village, CO.....        01/02/08        12/18/07
                           Micromedex (Wkrs).
62623...................  Parkdale Mills Plant        Rockford, AL..............        01/02/08        12/10/07
                           38 (Comp).
62624...................  State Tool and              Benton Harbor, MI.........        01/02/08        12/20/07
                           Manufacturing Company
                           (Wkrs).
62625...................  Milwaukee Electric Tool     Kosciusko, MS.............        01/02/08        12/20/07
                           Corporation (Comp).
62626...................  Visteon Systems LLC (Comp)  Bedford, IN...............        01/02/08        12/19/07
62627...................  Newton Transportation       Hudson, NC................        01/03/08        01/02/08
                           Company (Comp).
62628...................  Holcim (US), Inc. (Comp)..  Weirton, WV...............        01/03/08        12/26/07
62629...................  Giant Merchandising, Inc.   Commerce, CA..............        01/03/08        12/10/07
                           (State).
62630...................  Link Technologies, LLC      Brown City, MI............        01/03/08        01/02/08
                           (Comp).
62631...................  Pfizer Company (Wkrs).....  Portage, MI...............        01/04/08        01/02/08
62632...................  Wellstone Mills (Comp)....  Eufaula, AL...............        01/04/08        12/21/07
62633...................  Faurecia Exhaust Systems    Granger, IN...............        01/04/08        01/02/08
                           (Comp).
62634...................  Perras Lumber, Inc. (Comp)  Groveton, NH..............        01/04/08        01/03/08
62635...................  St. John Companies, Inc.    West Jordan, UT...........        01/04/08        01/03/08
                           (The) (Comp).
62636...................  Norandal USA, Inc. (State)  Newport, AR...............        01/04/08        01/02/08
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