Kemet Electronics Corporation, A Subsidiary of Kemet Corporatiion Simpsonville Facility Including On-Site Leased Workers From Blanton Phillps Staffing Simpsonville, SC; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 22167-22168 [E8-8984]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 80 / Thursday, April 24, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES principles of Work-Flex is that it will result in improved performance outcomes for persons served and that waiver authority will be granted in consideration of improved performance. Work-Flex State Plan Instructions States requesting designation as a Work-Flex State must submit a WorkFlex Plan which includes descriptions of: a. The process by which local areas in the State may submit and obtain approval by the State of applications for waivers of requirements applicable under Title I of WIA, including provisions for public review and comment on local area waiver applications. b. The statutory and regulatory requirements of Title I that are likely to be waived by the State under the plan. c. The requirements applicable under Sections 8 through 10 of the WagnerPeyser Act that are proposed to be waived, if any. d. The statutory and regulatory requirements of the Older Americans Act of 1965 applicable to State agencies on aging with respect to administration of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) that are proposed to be waived, if any. e. The outcomes to be achieved by the waiver authority including, where appropriate, revisions to adjusted levels of performance included in the State or Local Plan under Title I of WIA. f. Special measures (in addition to current procedures) to be taken to ensure appropriate accountability for Federal funds in connection with the waivers. g. Prior to submitting a Work-Flex Plan to the Secretary for approval, the State must provide notice to all interested parties and to the general public adequate notice and a reasonable opportunity for comment on the waivers proposed to be implemented. The plan should describe the process used for ensuring meaningful public comment. Include a description of the Governor’s and the State Workforce Investment Board’s involvement in drafting, reviewing and commenting on the Plan. Describe the actions taken to collaborate in the development of the State Work-Flex Plan with local chief elected officials, local workforce investment boards and youth councils, the business community (including small businesses), labor organizations, educators, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and other interested parties, such as service providers, welfare agencies, community and faith-based organizations, transportation providers and other stakeholders. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Apr 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Work-Flex Quarterly Report Instructions Report for each waiver granted: 1. Waiver (assigned by State). 2. Date received. 3. Date granted. 4. Local Area(s) requesting waiver. 5. Purpose (brief statement). 6. Regulation/statute affected. Summary (year-to-date): 1. Of waivers granted. 2. Of waivers denied. 3. Of waivers pending. 4. Total waivers received. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without change. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Work-Flex State Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements. OMB Number: 1205–0432. Recordkeeping: Consistent with 29 CFR 97.42, records and supporting documentation should be retained for three years on a Federal fiscal year basis. The retention period for quarterly reports associated with a fiscal year status on the date the State submits its last quarterly report for that fiscal year. The retention period for the State WorkFlex Plan starts on the last day of the fiscal year for which it was initially approved or subsequently modified, whichever is later. Affected Public: State and local governments. Form: See above instructions. Total Respondents: 5. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22167 Frequency: 5 state plans annually; 20 quarterly reports. Total Responses: 25. Average Time per Response: 38.4 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 960. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of April, 2008. Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment. [FR Doc. E8–8813 Filed 4–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,784] Kemet Electronics Corporation, A Subsidiary of Kemet Corporatiion Simpsonville Facility Including On-Site Leased Workers From Blanton Phillps Staffing Simpsonville, SC; 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 1974 (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 March 12, 2008, applicable to workers of Kemet Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of Kemet Corporation, Simpsonville Facility, including on-site leased workers from Blanton Phillips Staffing, Simpsonville, South Carolina. The notice will be published soon in the Federal Register. At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in the production of tantalum capacitors. Findings show that there was a previous certification, TA–W–58,661A, issued on February 7, 2006, for the workers of the Simpsonville Facility, Simpsonville, South Carolina. That certification expired February 7, 2008. To avoid an overlap in worker group E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 22168 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 80 / Thursday, April 24, 2008 / Notices coverage for the workers of the Simpsonville, South Carolina location, the certification is being amended to change the impact date from January 25, 2007 to February 8, 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 Kemet Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of Kemet Corporation who were adversely affected by a shift in production of tantalum capacitors to Mexico. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–62,784 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Kemet Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of Kemet Corporation, Simpsonville Facility, including on-site leased workers from Blanton Phillips Staffing, Simpsonville, South Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after February 8, 2008, through March 12, 2010, 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 25th day of March 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–8984 Filed 4–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 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 March 17 through March 21, 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: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Apr 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Adjustment Assistance (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. Insert Cd. E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 80 (Thursday, April 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22167-22168]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-62,784]


Kemet Electronics Corporation, A Subsidiary of Kemet Corporatiion 
Simpsonville Facility Including On-Site Leased Workers From Blanton 
Phillps Staffing Simpsonville, SC; 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 1974 (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 March 12, 2008, applicable to workers of Kemet 
Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of Kemet Corporation, 
Simpsonville Facility, including on-site leased workers from Blanton 
Phillips Staffing, Simpsonville, South Carolina. The notice will be 
published soon in the Federal Register.
    At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the 
certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged 
in the production of tantalum capacitors.
    Findings show that there was a previous certification, TA-W-
58,661A, issued on February 7, 2006, for the workers of the 
Simpsonville Facility, Simpsonville, South Carolina. That certification 
expired February 7, 2008. To avoid an overlap in worker group

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coverage for the workers of the Simpsonville, South Carolina location, 
the certification is being amended to change the impact date from 
January 25, 2007 to February 8, 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 Kemet Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of Kemet 
Corporation who were adversely affected by a shift in production of 
tantalum capacitors to Mexico.
    The amended notice applicable to TA-W-62,784 is hereby issued as 
follows:

All workers of Kemet Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of Kemet 
Corporation, Simpsonville Facility, including on-site leased workers 
from Blanton Phillips Staffing, Simpsonville, South Carolina, who 
became totally or partially separated from employment on or after 
February 8, 2008, through March 12, 2010, 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 25th day of March 2008.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E8-8984 Filed 4-23-08; 8:45 am]
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