Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Industrial Outsourcing, Wichita Falls, TX; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 30976 [E8-11904]

Download as PDF 30976 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices I further determine that all workers of Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, including on-site leased workers from Industrial Outsourcing, Wichita Falls, Texas, are denied eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,093] Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Industrial Outsourcing, Wichita Falls, TX; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Signed at Washington, DC this 21st day of May 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–11904 Filed 5–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on April 25, 2008, applicable to workers of SaintGobain Vetrotex America, Wichita Falls, Texas. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2008 (73 FR 27560). At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production of continuous strand fiberglass products. New information shows that leased workers of Industrial Outsourcing were employed on-site at the Wichita Falls, Texas location of Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of the subject firm to be considered leased workers. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include leased workers of Industrial Outsourcing working onsite at the Wichita Falls, Texas location of the subject firm. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers employed at Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, Wichita Falls, Texas who were adversely affected by increased imports. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–63,093 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, including on-site leased workers from Industrial Outsourcing, Wichita Falls, Texas, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 19, 2007, through April 25, 2010, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 May 12 through May 16, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-63,093]


Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, Including On-Site Leased Workers 
From Industrial Outsourcing, Wichita Falls, TX; Amended Certification 
Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and 
Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for 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 Negative Determination 
Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment 
Assistance on April 25, 2008, applicable to workers of Saint-Gobain 
Vetrotex America, Wichita Falls, Texas. The notice was published in the 
Federal Register on May 13, 2008 (73 FR 27560).
    At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the 
certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged 
in the production of continuous strand fiberglass products.
    New information shows that leased workers of Industrial Outsourcing 
were employed on-site at the Wichita Falls, Texas location of Saint-
Gobain Vetrotex America. The Department has determined that these 
workers were sufficiently under the control of the subject firm to be 
considered leased workers.
    Based on these findings, the Department is amending this 
certification to include leased workers of Industrial Outsourcing 
working on-site at the Wichita Falls, Texas location of the subject 
firm.
    The intent of the Department's certification is to include all 
workers employed at Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, Wichita Falls, Texas 
who were adversely affected by increased imports.
    The amended notice applicable to TA-W-63,093 is hereby issued as 
follows:

    ``All workers of Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, including on-
site leased workers from Industrial Outsourcing, Wichita Falls, 
Texas, who became totally or partially separated from employment on 
or after March 19, 2007, through April 25, 2010, are eligible to 
apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act 
of 1974.'' and
    I further determine that all workers of Saint-Gobain Vetrotex 
America, including on-site leased workers from Industrial Outsourcing, 
Wichita Falls, Texas, are denied eligibility to apply for alternative 
trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 21st day of May 2008.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E8-11904 Filed 5-28-08; 8:45 am]
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