Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 13016-13017 [E8-4664]

Download as PDF 13016 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 11, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 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 25 through February 29, 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Mar 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade AdjustmentAssistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. 1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. 2. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. 3. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance The following certifications have been issued. The date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 date for all workers of such determination. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been met. None. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been met. None. 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) of the Trade Act have been met. None. 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) of the Trade Act have been met. None. Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance The following certifications have been issued. The date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA-W–62,728; Haldex Brake Products, Commercial Vehicles Systems, Block Plant, Prattville, AL: January 23, 2007. TA-W–62,737; Cherry Corporation, Cherry Electrical Products Division, Pleasant Prairie, WI: November 1, 2007. TA-W–62,797; Andin International, Inc., Headquarters, New York, NY: February 2, 2007. TA-W–62,657; Plum Creek Evergreen Sawmill and Reman, Plum Creek Administrative Corporation, On-Site Leased Workers of LC Staffing, Kalispell, MT: January 9, 2007. TA-W–62,700; Contact Industries, dba Clear Pine Mouldings, Prineville, OR: January 15, 2007. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA-W–62,580; Belden, dba Mohawk, Manchester, CT: December 17, 2006. TA-W–62,689; Emerson Power Transmission, A Subsidiary of E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 11, 2008 / Notices Emerson Electric, Aurora, IL: January 15, 2007. TA-W–62,769; Nemak USA, Inc., A Subsidiary of Nemak, Dickson, TN: January 12, 2007. TA-W–62,838; Delphi Corporation, Steering Division, On-Site Leased Workers From Bartech, Tech Central etc., Athens, AL: February 11, 2007. TA-W–62,866; International Automotive Components North America, Hard Trim Division, Edinburgh, IN: February 9, 2007. TA-W–62,704; Springs Window Fashions, On-Site Leased Workers from Kelly Services, Montgomery, PA: January 4, 2007. TA-W–62,406; Ceratizit South Carolina, LLC, A Subsidiary of Ceratizit USA, Inc., Columbia, SC: November 2, 2006. TA-W–62,654; Leggett and Platt, Design Fabricators Division, Leased Workers From Above The Rest Staffing, Thornton, CO: January 4, 2007. TA-W–62,669; La-Z-Boy Greensboro, Inc., Lea/American Drew Division, North Wilkesboro, NC: October 29, 2007. TA-W–62,693; Huffman Hosiery Mills, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers from Express Office Systems, Granite Falls, NC: December 19, 2006. TA-W–62,701; Tri-Core Mold and Die, Inc., Machesney Park, IL: January 4, 2007. TA–W–62,774; Agfa Corporation, Wilmington, MA: January 30, 2007. TA–W–62,816; FMC Corporation, Agricultural Products Group, Baltimore, MD: February 7, 2007. 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–62,488; Aleris International, Inc., Formerly Known as Wabash Alloys, Inc., Dickson, TN: November 20, 2006. TA–W–62,626; Visteon Systems LLC, Bedford Plant, A Subsidiary of Visteon Corp., On-Site Leased Workers Securitas, Bedford, IN: January 21, 2008. TA–W–62,699; Victor Plastics, Inc., North Liberty Division, North Liberty, IA: January 15, 2007. TA–W–62,857; Circuit Images, Inc., Boulder, CO: February 14, 2007. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Mar 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. None. 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. None. The Department has determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable. None. The Department has determined that criterion (3) of Section 246 has not been met. Competition conditions within the workers’ industry are not adverse. None. 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 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. None. 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–62,750; Carson’s, Inc., Archdale, NC. 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–62,665; Chemcraft Systems LLC, A Subsidiary of Akzo Nobel, Cullman, AL. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–62,812; TTX Company, I.T. Department, Chicago, IL. The investigation revealed that criteria of Section 222(b)(2) has not been PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13017 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 February 25 through February 29, 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. Dated: March 5, 2008. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–4664 Filed 3–10–08; 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 March 21, 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 March 21, 2008. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Division of Trade E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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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 
25 through February 29, 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 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 importantly to the 
workers' separation or threat of separation.
    In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a 
certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade 
AdjustmentAssistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility 
requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.
    1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 
50 years of age or older.
    2. Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are 
not easily transferable.
    3. The competitive conditions within the workers' industry (i.e., 
conditions within the industry are adverse).

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

    The following certifications have been issued. The date following 
the company name and location of each determination references the 
impact date for all workers of such determination.
    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been 
met.
     None.
    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been 
met.
     None.
    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) of the Trade Act have been met.
     None.
    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) of the Trade Act have been 
met.
     None.

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and 
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    The following certifications have been issued. The date following 
the company name and location of each determination references the 
impact date for all workers of such determination.
    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) 
of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-62,728; Haldex Brake Products, Commercial Vehicles Systems, Block 
Plant, Prattville, AL: January 23, 2007.
TA-W-62,737; Cherry Corporation, Cherry Electrical Products Division, 
Pleasant Prairie, WI: November 1, 2007.
TA-W-62,797; Andin International, Inc., Headquarters, New York, NY: 
February 2, 2007.
TA-W-62,657; Plum Creek Evergreen Sawmill and Reman, Plum Creek 
Administrative Corporation, On-Site Leased Workers of LC Staffing, 
Kalispell, MT: January 9, 2007.
TA-W-62,700; Contact Industries, dba Clear Pine Mouldings, Prineville, 
OR: January 15, 2007.

    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) 
of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-62,580; Belden, dba Mohawk, Manchester, CT: December 17, 2006.
TA-W-62,689; Emerson Power Transmission, A Subsidiary of

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Emerson Electric, Aurora, IL: January 15, 2007.
TA-W-62,769; Nemak USA, Inc., A Subsidiary of Nemak, Dickson, TN: 
January 12, 2007.
TA-W-62,838; Delphi Corporation, Steering Division, On-Site Leased 
Workers From Bartech, Tech Central etc., Athens, AL: February 11, 2007.
TA-W-62,866; International Automotive Components North America, Hard 
Trim Division, Edinburgh, IN: February 9, 2007.
TA-W-62,704; Springs Window Fashions, On-Site Leased Workers from Kelly 
Services, Montgomery, PA: January 4, 2007.
TA-W-62,406; Ceratizit South Carolina, LLC, A Subsidiary of Ceratizit 
USA, Inc., Columbia, SC: November 2, 2006.
TA-W-62,654; Leggett and Platt, Design Fabricators Division, Leased 
Workers From Above The Rest Staffing, Thornton, CO: January 4, 2007.
TA-W-62,669; La-Z-Boy Greensboro, Inc., Lea/American Drew Division, 
North Wilkesboro, NC: October 29, 2007.
TA-W-62,693; Huffman Hosiery Mills, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers from 
Express Office Systems, Granite Falls, NC: December 19, 2006.
TA-W-62,701; Tri-Core Mold and Die, Inc., Machesney Park, IL: January 
4, 2007.
TA-W-62,774; Agfa Corporation, Wilmington, MA: January 30, 2007.
TA-W-62,816; FMC Corporation, Agricultural Products Group, Baltimore, 
MD: February 7, 2007.

    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-62,488; Aleris International, Inc., Formerly Known as Wabash 
Alloys, Inc., Dickson, TN: November 20, 2006.
TA-W-62,626; Visteon Systems LLC, Bedford Plant, A Subsidiary of 
Visteon Corp., On-Site Leased Workers Securitas, Bedford, IN: January 
21, 2008.
TA-W-62,699; Victor Plastics, Inc., North Liberty Division, North 
Liberty, IA: January 15, 2007.
TA-W-62,857; Circuit Images, Inc., Boulder, CO: February 14, 2007.

    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.

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.
     None.
    The Department has determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has 
not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily 
transferable.
     None.
    The Department has determined that criterion (3) of Section 246 has 
not been met. Competition conditions within the workers' industry are 
not adverse.
     None.

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 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.
     None.
    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-62,750; Carson's, Inc., Archdale, NC.

    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-62,665; Chemcraft Systems LLC, A Subsidiary of Akzo Nobel, 
Cullman, AL.

    The workers' firm does not produce an article as required for 
certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

TA-W-62,812; TTX Company, I.T. Department, Chicago, IL.

    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 February 25 through February 29, 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.

    Dated: March 5, 2008.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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