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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 November, 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 sub-division 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-39,242; Osram Sylvania Products, Inc., Glass Technologies Div., Wellsboro, PA

TA-W-39,609; Valeo Engine Cooling, Inc., Jamestown, NY

TA-W-39,711; L & N Metallurgical Products Co., Ellwood City, PA

TA-W-39,762; Edinboro Molding, Inc., Edinboro, PA

TA-W-40,179; Ruppe Hosiery, Inc., Kings Mountain, NC

TA-W-40,113; Kings Mountain Hosiery Mill, Inc., Kings Mountain, NC

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-40,055; GFC Fabricating, LLC, Berwick, PA

TA-W-39,273; United States Steel LLC, Fairless Hills, PA

All workers of United States Steel LLC, Fairless Hills, PA engaged in employment related to the production of tin mill products are denied.

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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-39,071; H.H. Fessler Knitting Co., Crown-Globe Div., Shoemakersville, PA: April 6, 2000.

TA-W-39,633; Gamco Manufacturing Co., Inc., Jamestown, TN: June 29, 2000.

TA-W-39,902; Suncook Trim Corp., Allenstown, NH: August 16, 2000.

TA-W-40,203; Hamrick's, Inc., St. Matthews Plant, St. Matthews, SC: September 27, 2000.

TA-W-40,231; Weiser Lock, Tucson, AZ: December 29, 2001.

TA-W-40,189; Philadelphia Glass Bending Co., Philadelphia, PA: September 10, 2001

TA-W-39,788; Lancer Partnership, Ltd., Screw Machine Department, San Antonio, TX: July 31, 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 November, 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.Start Printed Page 63262

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-05183; Cognis Corp., Lock Haven, PA

NAFTA-TAA-05448; Kings Mountain Hosiery Mills, Inc., Kings Mountain, NC

NAFTA-TAA-05102; General Mills, Carlisle, PA

NAFTA-TAA-05316; GFC Fabricating, LLC, Berwick, PA

NAFTA-TAA-05202; General Cable Corp., Montoursville, PA

NAFTA-TAA-05229; Edinboro Molding, Inc., Edinboro, PA

NAFTA-TAA-05161; Greenbrier Leasing Corp., Gunderson, Inc., Lake Oswego, OR

NAFTA-TAA-05106; L.E. Smith Glass Co., Mount Pleasant, PA

NAFTA-TAA-04684; Crane Pumps and Systems, Piqua, OH

NAFTA-TAA-05158; Valeo Engine Cooling, Inc., Jamestown, NY

NAFTA-TAA-04750; H.H. Fessler Knitting Co., Crown-Globe Div., Shoemakersville, PA

Affirmative Determinations NAFTA-TAA

NAFTA-TAA-05296; Parker Hannifin Corp., Integrated Hydraulics Div., Lincolnshire, IL: August 17, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-04840; Osram Sylvania Products, Inc., Glass Technologies Div., Wellsboro, PA: May 1, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05057; Gamco Manufacturing Co., Inc., Jamestown, TN: July 9, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05447; VF Imagewear (West), Inc., Mathiston, MS: October 16, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-04636; Freightliner LLC, Truck Manufacturing Plant, Portland, OR: March 9, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05383; Hamrick's, Inc., St. Matthews Plant, St. Matthews, SC: September 27, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05329; Emerson Process Management, Regulator Div., McKinney, TX: September 11, 2000.

NAFTA-TAA-05442; Weiser Lock, Tucson, AZ: December 29, 2001.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the month of November, 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: November 26, 2001.

Edward A. Tomchick,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 01-30055 Filed 12-4-01; 8:45 am]

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