The H.B. Smith Company, Westfield, MA; Notice of Termination of Investigation, 10621 [E9-5186]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 11, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–65,251] [TA–W–65,348] The H.B. Smith Company, Westfield, MA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Small Parts Manufacturing, Portland, OR; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on February 23, 2009 in response to a petition filed on behalf of workers of Small Parts Manufacturing, Portland, Oregon. The Department has determined that the petition is invalid. The petitioner is a worker and not a state agency representative as indicated on the petition. A petition filed by workers must be completed by three workers. Accordingly, this petition investigation is terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of February 2009. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–5190 Filed 3–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P [TA–W–65,227] Tama Manufacturing Co., Inc. Allentown, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on February 10, 2009 in response to a worker petition filed by UNITE HERE on behalf of workers of Tama Manufacturing Co., Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration American Multimedia, Inc., Burlington, NC; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration Employment and Training Administration Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of March 2009. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–5172 Filed 3–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P 17:01 Mar 10, 2009 Signed in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of March 2009. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–5186 Filed 3–10–09; 8:45 am] [TA–W–64,020] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR VerDate Nov<24>2008 In accordance with Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on February 13, 2009 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers of The H. B. Smith Company, Westfield, Massachusetts. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Jkt 217001 By application dated January 6, 2009, a worker requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding eligibility for workers and former workers of American Multimedia, Inc., Burlington, North Carolina (subject firm) to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The Department’s Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration was signed on January 9, 2009, and published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2009 (74 FR 2632). The initial determination was based on the Department’s findings that imports of replicated media (CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, and cassette tapes) did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and that no shift of production to a foreign country occurred. In the request for reconsideration, the worker provided additional information regarding the customers of the subject firm and alleges that the customers PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10621 might have increased imports of CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, and cassette tapes. In order to apply for TAA based on increased imports, the subject worker group must meet the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Under Section 222(a)(2)(A), the following criteria must be met: 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; and 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. A careful review of previouslysubmitted information revealed that neither the subject firm nor its major declining customers imported CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, and cassette tapes. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department conducted a survey of the customers identified in the request for reconsideration regarding their purchases of CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, and cassette tapes (including like or directly competitive articles) during 2006, 2007, and 2008. Based on the information provided by the respondents, the Department determines that none of the customers increased their imports while decreasing their purchases from the subject firm during the relevant period. Based on the information above, the Department determines that the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, were not met. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the subject worker group must be certified eligible to apply for TAA. Since the subject workers are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA. Conclusion After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of American Multimedia, Inc., Burlington, North Carolina. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 11, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 10621]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5186]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-65,251]


The H.B. Smith Company, Westfield, MA; Notice of Termination of 
Investigation

    In accordance with Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended, an investigation was initiated on February 13, 2009 in 
response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers 
of The H. B. Smith Company, Westfield, Massachusetts.
    The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. 
Consequently, the investigation has been terminated.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of March 2009.
Richard Church,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E9-5186 Filed 3-10-09; 8:45 am]
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