Household Utilities, Inc., Kiel, WI; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 31888 [E8-12391]

Download as PDF 31888 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 4, 2008 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, this 29th day of May, 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–12389 Filed 6–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,858] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Household Utilities, Inc., Kiel, WI; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration On April 17, 2008, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application on Reconsideration applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice was published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2008 (73 FR 21988). The previous investigation initiated on February 15, 2008, resulted in a negative determination issued on March 5, 2008, was based on the finding that sales and production of industrial parts, medical carts and medical cabinets increased in 2007 as compared to 2006 and no shift in production to a foreign source occurred. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2008 (73 FR 15218). In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner alleged that sales and production decreased in 2008 and customers of the subject firm shifted production abroad. The Department requested from the subject firm sales and production information for January and February 2008. New information revealed that sales and production of industrial parts, medical carts and medical cabinets decreased in January and February 2008 when compared with the same period in 2007. Upon further investigation it has also been determined that Household Utilities, Inc., Kiel, Wisconsin, supplied industrial parts for marine outboard motors and plastic molded parts, and at least 20 percent of its production or sales is supplied to a manufacturer whose workers were certified eligible to apply for adjustment assistance. The parts supplied were related to the article that was the basis of certification. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I determine that workers of Household Utilities, Inc., Kiel, Wisconsin, qualify as adversely affected secondary workers under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Household Utilities, Inc., Kiel, Wisconsin, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after February 13, 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 also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC, this 29th day of May 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–12391 Filed 6–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Payment of Compensation Without Award (LS– 206). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before August 4, 2008. DATES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, e-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). ADDRESSES: I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The Act provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing or building a vessel. Under sections 914(b) and (c) of the Longshore Act, a self-insured employer or insurance carrier is required to pay compensation within 14 days after the employer has knowledge of the injury or death. Upon making the first payment, the employer or carrier shall immediately notify the district director of payment. Form LS–206 has been designated as the proper form on which report of first payment is to be made. The LS–206 is also used by OWCP district offices to determine the payment status of a given case. This information collection is currently approved for use through December 31, 2008. 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; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-12391]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-62,858]


Household Utilities, Inc., Kiel, WI; Notice of Revised 
Determination on Reconsideration

    On April 17, 2008, the Department issued an Affirmative 
Determination Regarding Application on Reconsideration applicable to 
workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice was 
published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2008 (73 FR 21988).
    The previous investigation initiated on February 15, 2008, resulted 
in a negative determination issued on March 5, 2008, was based on the 
finding that sales and production of industrial parts, medical carts 
and medical cabinets increased in 2007 as compared to 2006 and no shift 
in production to a foreign source occurred. The denial notice was 
published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2008 (73 FR 15218).
    In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner alleged that 
sales and production decreased in 2008 and customers of the subject 
firm shifted production abroad.
    The Department requested from the subject firm sales and production 
information for January and February 2008. New information revealed 
that sales and production of industrial parts, medical carts and 
medical cabinets decreased in January and February 2008 when compared 
with the same period in 2007.
    Upon further investigation it has also been determined that 
Household Utilities, Inc., Kiel, Wisconsin, supplied industrial parts 
for marine outboard motors and plastic molded parts, and at least 20 
percent of its production or sales is supplied to a manufacturer whose 
workers were certified eligible to apply for adjustment assistance. The 
parts supplied were related to the article that was the basis of 
certification.
    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.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the additional facts obtained on 
reconsideration, I determine that workers of Household Utilities, Inc., 
Kiel, Wisconsin, qualify as adversely affected secondary workers under 
Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. In accordance with 
the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification:

    All workers of Household Utilities, Inc., Kiel, Wisconsin, who 
became totally or partially separated from employment on or after 
February 13, 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 also eligible to apply 
for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the 
Trade Act of 1974.


    Signed in Washington, DC, this 29th day of May 2008.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E8-12391 Filed 6-3-08; 8:45 am]
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