F.L. Smithe Machine Company Duncansville, PA; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration, 11150-11151 [E8-3795]

Download as PDF 11150 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Notices Dated: February 20, 2008. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. E8–3875 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau Of Prisons Notice of the Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Federal Correctional Institution—Hazelton, WV U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. ACTION: Public Comment on Draft Environmental Assessment. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed development of a Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) to be located in Hazelton, Preston County, West Virginia. The BOP is seeking to expand the facilities that currently exist at BOP’s USP Hazelton facility due to a growing population of federal inmates and an increased demand in the Mid-Atlantic Region for facilities to house the growing inmate population. SUMMARY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Background Information Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500– 1508), BOP has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a medium-security FCI to house approximately 1,200 adult male inmates in Hazelton, West Virginia. USP Hazelton occupies 915 acres and is currently comprised of a high-security penitentiary housing approximately 1,608 male inmates, a Secured Female Facility (SFF) housing approximately 623 female inmates and a Federal Prison Camp (FPC) housing approximately 124 low-security inmates. Environmental studies were conducted before the construction of the USP Hazelton and the FPC in 1999, and the SFF in 2000. It is the intent of the BOP to construct the FCI on a portion of the existing 915 acres currently owned by BOP. Project Information The proposed action in Hazelton, West Virginia, is part of the BOP’s comprehensive expansion effort to accommodate an increasing federal inmate population and reduce system- VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:22 Feb 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 wide inmate crowding. The proposed action would consist of construction and operation of a medium-security FCI at the existing USP Hazelton facility. The principal function of the correctional facility would be to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for the care and custody of federal inmates, primarily from the MidAtlantic region of the country. Upon activation, the facility would have a staff of approximately 250 full-time employees who would provide 24-hour supervision. Development of the proposed facility will occur on 250 acres of the 915 acres comprising the existing USP Hazelton facilities. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared for the original development of the 915-acre site in 1999 and additional environmental studies were prepared for further development of the site in 2000. The current EA is being undertaken to evaluate current environmental, cultural and socioeconomic resources and potential impacts of the proposed FCI. The previous NEPA documents included the area currently being evaluated in this EA. Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment The BOP evaluated alternatives as part of the Draft EA including the No Action Alternative and development of three alternative placements of the facility on the proposed site. Each of the alternatives located on the 250-acre site in Hazelton, West Virginia, was evaluated in the Draft EA, with the development of Option C being identified by the Draft EA as the Preferred Alternative. The Draft EA will be the subject of a 30-day review period which begins February 29, 2008 and ends March 30, 2008. Comments concerning the Draft EA and the proposed action must be received during this time to be assured of consideration. All written comments received during this review period will be taken into consideration by the BOP. Copies of the Draft EA are available for public viewing at: Preston County Courthouse, 101 West Main Street, Room 101, Kingwood, WV 26537. Kingwood Public Library, 205 West Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537. Terra Alta Public Library, 701B East State Avenue, Terra Alta, WV 26764. The Draft EA and other information regarding this project are available upon request. To request a copy of the Draft EA, please contact: Pamela J. Chandler, Chief, or Issac J. Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, Site Selection and Environmental Review PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534 Tel: 202–514–6470, Fax: 202– 616–6024 / E-mail: pchandler@bop.gov or igaston@bop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela J. Chandler, or Issac J. Gaston, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Dated: February 22, 2008. Issac J. Gaston, Site Specialist, Site Selection and Environmental Review Branch. [FR Doc. E8–3680 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,276] F.L. Smithe Machine Company Duncansville, PA; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By applications dated January 16, 2008 and January 19, 2008, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and a company official, respectively, requested administrative reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The denial notice was signed on December 28, 2007 and published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2008 (73 FR 2944). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of envelope making machines, printing presses and related parts did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firms and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. In the request for reconsideration, both petitioners indicated that not enough information was supplied pertaining to printing press machines manufactured at the subject plant. The Department has carefully reviewed the requests for reconsideration and the existing record and determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974. Conclusion After careful review of the applications, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Notices reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed in Washington, DC, this 21st day of February, 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–3795 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–59,168] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Joan Fabrics Corporation, Including Workers Whose Wages Were Paid by Accuforce Staffing Agency and Valdese Weavers LLC, Siler City, NC; 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 1074 (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 April 25, 2006, applicable to workers of Joan Fabrics Corporation, Siler City, North Carolina. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2006 (71 FR 27519). The certification was amended on July 26, 2007 to include workers whose wages were paid by AccuForce Staffing Service. The notice as published in the Federal Register on August 2, 2007 (72 FR 42432). At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in the production of upholstery, wall panel and tie lining fabrics. New information shows that following a corporate decision, workers of the Siler City, North Carolina location of the subject firm will have their wages reported under a separated unemployment insurance (UI) tax account for Valdese Weavers LLC between November 12, 2007 and February 29, 2008. 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 Joan Fabrics Corporation, Siler City, North Carolina who were adversely VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:22 Feb 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 affected by a shift in production to Mexico. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–59,168 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Joan Fabrics Corporation, including workers whose wages were paid by AccuForce Staffing Agency and Valdese Weavers LLC, Siler City, North Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 5, 2005, through April 25, 2008, 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 15th day of February, 2008. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–3794 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the period of February 11 through February 15, 2008. In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of section 222(a) of the Act must be met. I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11151 separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. There has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and C. One of the following must be satisfied: 1. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made for secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of section 222(b) of the Act must be met. (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers’ firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) Either— (A) The workers’ firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers’ firm; or (B) A loss or business by the workers’ firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-62,276]


F.L. Smithe Machine Company Duncansville, PA; Notice of 
Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration

    By applications dated January 16, 2008 and January 19, 2008, the 
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and a 
company official, respectively, requested administrative 
reconsideration of the Department of Labor's Notice of Negative 
Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment 
Assistance, applicable to workers and former workers of the subject 
firm. The denial notice was signed on December 28, 2007 and published 
in the Federal Register on January 16, 2008 (73 FR 2944).
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
based on the finding that imports of envelope making machines, printing 
presses and related parts did not contribute importantly to worker 
separations at the subject firms and no shift of production to a 
foreign source occurred.
    In the request for reconsideration, both petitioners indicated that 
not enough information was supplied pertaining to printing press 
machines manufactured at the subject plant.
    The Department has carefully reviewed the requests for 
reconsideration and the existing record and determined that the 
Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the 
workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the applications, I conclude that the claim 
is of sufficient weight to justify

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reconsideration of the Department of Labor's prior decision. The 
application is, therefore, granted.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 21st day of February, 2008.
 Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E8-3795 Filed 2-28-08; 8:45 am]
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