MTD Southwest, Inc., Tempe, AZ; Notice of Termination of Investigation, 32740 [E8-12967]

Download as PDF 32740 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 10, 2008 / Notices apparel nylon filaments to Mexico over two years earlier. That the subject workers were not threatened with separation until November 14, 2006 (more than two years after the subject firm’s shift of production of nylon apparel filament to Mexico) and that the customer service representatives have been replaced by workers in Brazil and Delaware, SAR 3, 8, 11, 18, and not by workers in Mexico, support the Department’s findings that the subject workers’ employment with the subject firm was not dependent upon domestic production and that the subject firm’s shift of nylon apparel filament production to Mexico was not a factor in the subject workers’ separations. Based on previously-submitted material and information provided during the remand investigation, the Department finds that, while the subject firm shifted its production of nylon apparel filament to Mexico, that event was not a cause of the subject workers’ separations. Therefore, the Department determines that the group eligibility to apply for benefits under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, has not been met. Because the administrative record clearly demonstrates that the shift of production to a foreign country was not a cause to the workers’ separations, the Department has not addressed the impact of the fact that no production took place at the subject firm during the twelve month period prior to filing of the petition. In addition, in accordance with Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, the Department herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA. In order to apply for ATAA, the subject worker group must be certified eligible to apply for TAA. Since the workers are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, they cannot be certified eligible to apply for ATAA. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Conclusion After careful review of the findings of the remand investigation, I affirm the notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of Invista, S.A.R.L, Nylon Apparel Filament Fibers Group, A Subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Jun 09, 2008 Jkt 211001 Signed at Washington, DC this 2nd day of June 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–12971 Filed 6–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P 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; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance By letter dated May 2, 2008, a company official of Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America requested administrative reconsideration regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) applicable to workers of the subject firm. The negative determination was signed on April 25, 2008. The notice of affirmative determination for ATAA was erroneously published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2008 (73 FR 27560). The workers of Saint-Gobain Vetrotex America, Wichita Falls, Texas were certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on April 25, 2008. The decision was amended to include on-site leased workers from Industrial Outsourcing on May 21, 2008. The amended version of the determination was published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2008 (73 FR 30976). The initial ATAA investigation determined that workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are easily transferrable. In the request for reconsideration, the company official stated that the information provided by the subject firm in the initial investigation was inaccurate and that skills of the workers employed at the subject firm are not easily transferrable to other businesses within the local commuting area. The company official provided sufficient information confirming this statement. Additional investigation has determined that the workers possess skills that are not easily transferable and that the conditions within the industry are adverse. A significant number or proportion of the worker group is age fifty years or over. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that the requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, have been met for workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following revised determination: 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 alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC this 2nd day of June, 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–12973 Filed 6–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [A–W–63,457] MTD Southwest, Inc., Tempe, AZ; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on June 2, 2008 in response to a petition filed by company officials on behalf of the workers at MTD Southwest, Inc., Tempe, Arizona. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of June 2008. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–12967 Filed 6–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act; Lower Living Standard Income Level; Correction Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[A-W-63,457]


MTD Southwest, Inc., Tempe, AZ; Notice of Termination of 
Investigation

    Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an 
investigation was initiated on June 2, 2008 in response to a petition 
filed by company officials on behalf of the workers at MTD Southwest, 
Inc., Tempe, Arizona.
    The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. 
Consequently, the investigation has been terminated.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of June 2008.
Richard Church,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E8-12967 Filed 6-9-08; 8:45 am]
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