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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 September, 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 or 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

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-39,185; Cemex Kosmos Cement Co., Pittsburgh Plant, Pittsburgh, PA

TA-W-39,015; Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Wheeling, WV And Operating at the Following Locations A; Beech Bottom, WV, B; Allenport, PA, C; Steubenville, OH, D; Martins Ferry, OH, E; Yorkville, OH

TA-W-39,769; Paxar Corp., Paxar Label Group Woven Division, Canton, NC

TA-W-39,499; Tescom Corp., High Purity Controls Division, Elk River, MN

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-39,444; Berenfield Containers, Ltd, Masury, OH

TA-W-38,851; Norgen, Inc., Mt Clemens, MI

TA-W-39,651; Cranston Print Works, Webster, MA

TA-W-39,889; Wisne Automation and Engineering Co., Novi, MI

The investigation revealed that criteria (2) has not been met. Sales or production did not decline during the relevant period as required for certification.

TA-W-39,946; Valley Machining Co., Rock Valley, IA

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

TA-W-39,653; Covington Industries, Inc., New York, NY

TA-W-39,776; River Parishes Oil Co., Inc., Norco, LA

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

The following certifications have been issued; the date following the company Start Printed Page 50685name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination.

TA-W-39,203; Lobelson and McCabe, Inc., Chapel Hill, TN: April 24, 2000.

TA-W-39,727; Malbon, Inc., Hiram, GA: July 16, 2000.

TA-W-39,680; Great Lakes Stitchery, Manistee, MI: July 10, 2000.

TA-W-39,654; Wilcox Forging Co., Mechanicsburg, PA: July 1, 2000.

TA-W-39,825; Area Tool and Manufacturing, Meadville, PA: August 3, 2000.

TA-W-39,135; Brooke Glass Co., Inc., Wellsburg, WV: April 9, 2000.

TA-W-39,690; Atlas Bag, Houston, TX: July 3, 2000.

TA-W-39,900; Bonifay Manufacturing, Inc., Bonifay, FL: August 10, 2000.

TA-W-39,583; Visteon Systems LLC, Connersville, IN: June 21, 2000.

TA-W-39,809; KMA Manufacturing, Inc., Livingston, TN: July 24, 2000.

TA-W-39,691; Meadowbrook Co., Division of T.L. Diamond and Co., Spelter, WV: July 12, 2000.

TA-W-39,309; Supreme Laundry and Reed Manufacturing Co., a/k/a D and G Investment Co., El Paso, TX: July 8, 2000.

Also, pursuant to Title V of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-182) 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 September, 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.

Negative Determinations NAFTA-TAA

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 subject firm to Canada or Mexico during the relevant period.

NAFTA-TAA-05075; Wilcox Forging Co., Mechanicsburg, PA

NAFTA-TAA-05184; Wisne Automation and Engineering, Novi, MI

NAFTA-TAA-04810; Lobelson and McCabe, Inc., Chapel Hill, TN

NAFTA-TAA-05175; Paxar Corp., Paxar Label Group—Woven Division, Canton, NC

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

NAFTA-TAA-05208; Dunlap Sales, Inc., Hopkinsville, KY

NAFTA-TAA-05166; TNT Logistics North America, Bloomington, IN

Affirmative Determinations NAFTA-TAA

NAFTA-TAA-05178; Timgley Rubber Corp., South Plainfield, NJ: July 27, 2000

NAFTA-TAA-05299; Meadowbrook Co., Division of T.L. Diamond and Co., Spelter, WV: July 12, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05169; A.O. Smith Corp., Electrical Products Co., Owosso, MI: August 1, 2000

NAFTA-TAA-04860; Supreme Laundry and Dry Cleaners, a/k/a D and G Investment Co., El Paso, TX: May 8, 2000

NAFTA-TAA-04837; FCI USA, Inc., Electrical Connectors, Hanover, PA: April 26, 2000

NAFTA-TAA-04952; Atlantic Wire and Cable Corp., College Point, NY: May 11, 2000

NAFTA-TAA-05143; Howes Leather Corp., 101 Meadow Street, Curwensville, PA: July 26, 2000

NAFTA-TAA-05123; Atlas Bags, Houston, TX: July 3, 2000. April 27, 2000.

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

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Dated: September 24, 2001.

Edward A. Tomchick,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 01-24826 Filed 10-3-01; 8:45 am]

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