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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance

 

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In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA-W) issued during the period of August, 2001.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance to be issued, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222 of the Act must be met.

1. That a significant number of proportion of the workers in the workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision thereof, have become totally or partially separated,

(2) that sales or production, or both, of the firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely, and

(3) that increases of imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by the firm or appropriate subdivision have contributed importantly to the separations, or threat thereof, and to the absolute decline in sales or production.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance Back to Top

In each of the following cases the investigation revealed that criterion (3) has not been met. A survey of customers indicated that increased imports did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the firm.

TA-W-38,891; Pelton Casteel, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

TA-W-39,375; Sun Studs, Inc., Lone Rock Timber Co., Lone Rock Logging Co., Roseburg, OR

In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.

Increased imports did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the firm.

TA-W-39,498; Hibbing Taconite, Hibbing, MN

TA-W-39,639; Food Filters, Camden, OH

TA-W-38,819; New Era Die Co., Red Lion, PA

The works firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

TA-W-39,501; Thos. Iseri Produce Co., Ontario, OR

TA-W-39,457; Agilent Technologies, Imaging Electronics Div., Fort Collins, CO

TA-W-38,919; Battle Mountain Gold Co., Sparks, NV

TA-W-39,510; Cadmus Professional Communication, Akron, PA

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance Back to Top

The following certifications have been issued; the date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination.

TA-W-39,534; Robert Bosch Corp., Automotive Group, Braking Systems Div., Ashland, OH: June 14, 2000.

TA-W-39,598; Palliser Furniture Corp., Carolina Div., Troutman, NC: June 21, 2000.

TA-W-39,526; CTS Reeves Frequency Products, Carlisle, PA: June 18, 2000.

TA-W-38,395 A, B, C, D; Flynt Fabrics, Inc., Graham, NC, Hillsborough, NC, Burlington, NC, Wadesboro, NY and New York, NY: May 24, 2000.

TA-W-39,475; Thomas and Betts Corp., Including Leased Workers of Manpower, Inc., Vidalia, GA: July 3, 2001.

TA-W-39,572; Owens-BriGam Medical Co., Fletcher, NC: June 28, 2000.

TA-W-38,981; Equatorial Tonopah, Inc., Tonopah, NV: March 21, 2000.

TA-W-38,427; M.H. Rhodes, Avon, CT: December 1, 1999.

TA-W-39,589; Northwest Alloys, Inc., Addy, WA: January 9, 2001.

TA-W-39,773 A, C; Russell Corp., Jerzees Activewear, Lafayette, AL Russell Yarn—Coosa, Alexander City, AL and Russell Athletic (HI-Tech Plant, Alexander City, AL: July 9, 2000.

TA-W-39,773B; Russell Corp., Jerzees Activewear, Sylacauga, AL: June 9, 2001.

TA-W-39,128; Delta Fashions, Newark, NJ: April 11, 2000.

TA-W-38,979; Skf-USA, C.R. Bearing Seals Div., Bethehem, PA: March 21, 2000.

TA-W-39,244; Hart, Schaffner, and Marx, Biltwell Clothing Company, Farmington, MO: May 3, 2000.

TA-W-39,305; Stearns, Inc., Carlton, MN: April 25, 2000.

TA-W-39,387; Steiger Lumber Company, Bessemer, MI: May 21, 2000.

TA-W-39,007; Fruit of the Loom, Union Yarn Mills, Jacksonville, AL: March 26, 2000.

TA-W-39,592; Viceroy Gold Corp., Castle Mountain Mine, Searchlight, NV: June 20, 2000.

Also, pursuant to Title V of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (103) concerning transitional adjustment assistance hereinafter called (NAFTA-TAA) and in accordance with Section 250(a), Subchapter D, Chapter 2, Title II, of the Trade Act as amended, the Department of Labor presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for NAFTA-TAA issued during the month of August, 2001.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made and a certification of eligibility to apply for NAFTA-TAA the following group eligibility requirements of Section 250 of the Trade Act must be met:

(1) That a significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision thereof, (including workers in any agricultural firm or appropriate subdivision thereof) have become totally or partially separated from employment and either—

(2) That sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely,

(3) That imports from Mexico or Canada of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have increased, and that the increases imports contributed importantly to such workers' separations or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or

(4) That there has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or subdivision to Mexico or Canada of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by the firm or subdivision.

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In each of the following cases the investigation revealed that criteria (3) and (4) were not met. Imports from Canada or Mexico did not contribute importantly to workers' separations. There was no shift in production from the subjection firm to Canada or Mexico during the relevant period.

NAFTA-TAA-04606; Collis, Inc., Elizabethtown, KY

NAFTA-TAA-04939; Sun Studs, Inc., Lone Rock Timber Co., Lone Rock Logging Co., Roseburg, OR

NAFTA-TAA-04927 A,B,C,D; Flynt Fabrics, Inc., Graham, NC, Hillsborough, NC, Burlington, NC, Wadesboro, NC and New York, NY

NAFTA-TAA-04965; Hibbing Taconite, Hibbing, MN

The investigation revealed that the criteria for eligibility have not been met for the reasons specified.

The workers firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

NAFTA-TAA-04986; Thos. Iseri Produce Co., Ontario, OR

NAFTA-TAA-04429; Benetti, Inc., Rock Hill, SC

Affirmative Determinations NAFTA-TAA Back to Top

NAFTA-TAA-05141 A, C: Russell Corp., Jerzees Activewear, Lafayette, AL, Russell Yarn—Coosa, Alexander City, AL, and Russell Atheletic (HI-Tech Plant), Alexander City, AL: July 9, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05141B; Russell Corp., Jerzees Activewear, Sylacauga, AL: June 9, 2001.

NAFTA-TAA-04945; Thomas and Betts Corp. Including Leased Workers of Manpower, Inc., Vidalia, GA: May 30, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05126; AMI Doduco, Inc., Cedar Knolls, NJ: August 4, 2001.

NAFTA-TAA-05070; Owens-BriGam Medical Co., Fletcher, NC: June 28, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-04855; Price Pfister, Injection Molding Department, Pacoima, CA: March 19, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05076; H. Oritsky, Reading, PA: June 29, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-04873; Hart, Schaffner, and Marx, Biltwell Clothing Co., Farmington, MO: May 3, 2000.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the month of August, 2001. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C-5311, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 during normal business hours or will be mailed to persons who write to the above address.

Dated: August 10, 2001.

Edward A. Tomchick,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 01-21317 Filed 8-22-01; 8:45 am]

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