Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, MI; Notice of Revised Determination on Reopening, 2634-2635 [E9-646]

Download as PDF 2634 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Notices Avenue, NW., Room C–4312, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Announcement of Public Briefings on Using Redesigned Labor Certification Forms and Stakeholder Meeting jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) in the Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration (ETA) has been reengineering several of its program forms to improve the information it collects from the public. These changes are intended to improve the application to and day-to-day operation of OFLC programs. The system re-engineering will impact the program for the Temporary Employment of Nonimmigrants in Professional, Specialty Occupations, and as Fashion Models (H–1B, H–1B1, and E–3). The Form ETA 9035, the Labor Condition Application (OMB control number 1205–0310) used for the H–1B, H–1B1, and E–3 programs, was redesigned and submitted for public comment, 73 FR 36357, Jun. 26, 2008, and for review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 73 FR 66259, Nov. 7, 2008. In addition, the Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM), OFLC will be implementing changes to the electronic filing process and is implementing a revised application form. The redesigned Form ETA 9089 (OMB control number 1205–451) has been approved by OMB subject to review of the final electronic version. ETA is issuing this notice to announce that OFLC will offer two public briefings to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on using the reengineered 9035 and 9089 application forms, and the online portal system by which most users file program applications. ETA will also hold a stakeholder meeting in San Diego, California on February 3, 2009. As currently planned, the two briefings will take place in February, 2009 in San Diego and Baltimore, Maryland. This notice provides the public with locations, dates, and registration information regarding the briefings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:58 Jan 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 The following registration information should be used by any member of the public planning to attend any of the briefing sessions. San Diego: February 4, 2009. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PERM Update (changes to electronic filing and new application form) and H– 1B LCA Form 9035. Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego, California 92101 Washington, DC: February 9, 2009. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PERM Update (changes to electronic filing and new application form) and H– 1B LCA Form 9035. Location: Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, 110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Registration: To register for one of the briefings listed above, please use the following information. To complete the registration process on-line, please visit http://www.dtiassociates.com/ oflcbriefings. For questions regarding the registration process, please call (703) 299–1623 (this is not a toll-free number). Due to space considerations, attendance will be limited to those who register on-line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signed in Washington, DC, this 9th day of January 2009. Brent R. Orrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E9–678 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–64,218] Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, MI; Notice of Revised Determination on Reopening On January 5, 2009, the Department, on its own motion, reopened its investigation for workers and former workers of the subject firm. Trilogy Finishing, Inc. in Detroit, Michigan is comprised of the Office and Buffing Plant and the Plating Plant. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination issued on December 15, 2008, based on the finding that there were no increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with buffed, polished and/or nickel-plated PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 metal parts produced by Trilogy Finishing, Inc., nor did the firm shift that production to a foreign country. Since the workers were denied eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) they were also denied eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. The notice will be published soon in the Federal Register. After the decision was issued, the Department received a response to the survey conducted for the primary customers of Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, regarding their purchases of buffed, polished and/or nickel-chrome plated metal parts (including like or directly competitive articles) in 2006, 2007, and January through September of 2007 and 2008. This late survey response showed that the customer increased import purchases while reducing purchases from the subject firm. There were declines in employment and production at Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, during the relevant period. Based on these findings, it is determined in this case that the requirements of (a)(2)(A) of Section 222 have been met. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance 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. Conclusion After careful consideration of the new facts obtained on reopening, it is concluded that increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with buffed, polished and/or nickel-chrome plated metal parts produced by Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of workers and to the decline in sales or production at that firm or subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of the Trade Act of 1974, I make the following revised determination: ‘‘All workers of Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after October 3, 2007 through two years from the date of 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, as amended.’’ E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, this 6th day of January 2009. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–646 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [SGA/DFA–PY–08–09] Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice: Reopening of period to submit applications for SGA/DFA–PY– 08–09. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on November 17, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and issuing a solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for Local Young Offender Planning Grants, State/Local Juvenile Offender Implementation Grants and an Intermediary Juvenile Reentry Grant 73 FR 67884 (Nov. 17, 2008). This notice reopens the period during which applications for such funds may be submitted. DATES: Key Dates: The new closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is January 29, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B. Jai Johnson, Grant Specialist, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693–3296. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Date Extension: In the Federal Register of November 17, we established a December 18, 2008 closing date for applications under this SGA. It subsequently came to our attention that we mistakenly referred to a different due date for electronically submitted applications under the heading, ‘‘Part IV—Application and Submission Information, Section C, Submission Date, Times, and Addresses’’ on page 67888. We attempted to correct this mistake by publishing a separate notice in the December 1, 2008, Federal Register to clarify that the December 18 due date applied to all applications, including those submitted electronically (73 FR 72853). However, we remain concerned that the December 1 notice may not have resolved confusion over the applicable deadline. Therefore we are reopening for two weeks the period during which VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:58 Jan 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 we will accept applications until January 29, 2009. Submission instructions: Applications must be submitted in accordance with instructions contained in Part IV of the SGA by the date specified above. All other terms, conditions, criteria and provisions of the SGA remain in effect (including the correction regarding the goal of the intermediary reentry grant in Part I as provided in the December 1 Federal Register Notice). Other Information: Applicants that have applied before for this solicitation are not required to resubmit their application. However, such applicants have the option to withdraw their proposal and re-submit if they so choose. If you choose to re-submit, you must notify the Grant Officer by E-mail (Magruder.Chari@dol.gov) stating that you wish to withdraw the initial proposal and resubmit. Once withdrawn the initial proposal will not be considered and failure to resubmit or a late resubmittal will disqualify the applicant from consideration. For tracking purposes, resubmitted or new first time proposals must use the following on the cover sheet: ‘‘SGA– DFA–PY 08–09A.’’ Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th of January 2009. Chari Magruder, Grant Officer. [FR Doc. E9–650 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY COORDINATION OFFICE Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment Workshop: Public Meeting ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on February 24–25, 2009 to provide an open forum to discuss the state-of-theart of the science related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanoscale materials in the area of human and environmental exposure assessment. Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment is one of the five environmental, health, and safety research categories identified in the PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2635 NSET Subcommittee document Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (http://www.nano.gov/ NNI_EHS_Research_Strategy.pdf), which was released February 14, 2008. DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be at the Consumer Protection Safety Commission conference facility, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Metro stop: Bethesda on the Red Line). For directions, please see http:// www.cpsc.gov/about/direct.html. Registration: Due to space limitations and security requirements, preregistration for the workshop is required. People interested in attending the workshop should register online at http://www.nano.gov/html/meetings/ exposure/registration.html. Written notices of participation by e-mail should be sent to exposure@nnco.nano.gov. Written notices may be mailed to the Exposure Assessment Workshop, c/o NNCO, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Registration is on a first-come, firstserve basis. Registration will close on February 21, 2009 at 5 p.m. EST. Information about the meeting, including the agenda, is posted at http://www.nano.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, please contact Liesl Heeter, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. Telephone: (703) 292–4533. E-mail: exposure@nnco.nano.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Human and environmental exposure assessment research is used to guide efforts to improve environmental, health, and safety (EHS) protection with regard to nanoscale engineered materials and to monitor trends and progress. The purpose of this workshop is to hold an open forum to discuss the progress achieved in the area of human and environmental exposure assessment research and to discuss the path forward for addressing the research needs in this area. Specifically, the Nanotechnology Environmental Health Implications (NEHI) Working Group of the NSET Subcommittee has identified five priority research needs within the human and environmental exposure category: Characterizing exposure among workers; identifying population groups and environments exposed to engineered nanoscale materials; characterizing exposure to the general population from industrial processes E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 10 (Thursday, January 15, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2634-2635]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-646]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-64,218]


Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, MI; Notice of Revised 
Determination on Reopening

    On January 5, 2009, the Department, on its own motion, reopened its 
investigation for workers and former workers of the subject firm. 
Trilogy Finishing, Inc. in Detroit, Michigan is comprised of the Office 
and Buffing Plant and the Plating Plant.
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
issued on December 15, 2008, based on the finding that there were no 
increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with buffed, 
polished and/or nickel-plated metal parts produced by Trilogy 
Finishing, Inc., nor did the firm shift that production to a foreign 
country. Since the workers were denied eligibility to apply for trade 
adjustment assistance (TAA) they were also denied eligibility to apply 
for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. 
The notice will be published soon in the Federal Register.
    After the decision was issued, the Department received a response 
to the survey conducted for the primary customers of Trilogy Finishing, 
Inc., Detroit, Michigan, regarding their purchases of buffed, polished 
and/or nickel-chrome plated metal parts (including like or directly 
competitive articles) in 2006, 2007, and January through September of 
2007 and 2008. This late survey response showed that the customer 
increased import purchases while reducing purchases from the subject 
firm.
    There were declines in employment and production at Trilogy 
Finishing, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, during the relevant period.
    Based on these findings, it is determined in this case that the 
requirements of (a)(2)(A) of Section 222 have been met.
    In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility 
to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance 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.

Conclusion

    After careful consideration of the new facts obtained on reopening, 
it is concluded that increased imports of articles like or directly 
competitive with buffed, polished and/or nickel-chrome plated metal 
parts produced by Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, 
contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of workers 
and to the decline in sales or production at that firm or subdivision.
    In accordance with the provisions of the Trade Act of 1974, I make 
the following revised determination:

    ``All workers of Trilogy Finishing, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, who 
became totally or partially separated from employment on or after 
October 3, 2007 through two years from the date of 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, as amended.''


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    Signed in Washington, DC, this 6th day of January 2009.
Linda G. Poole,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E9-646 Filed 1-14-09; 8:45 am]
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