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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

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In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA-W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA-W) number issued during the period of September 11 through September 15, 2006.

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

I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied:

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;

B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and Start Printed Page 56171

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; or

II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied:

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;

B. There has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and

C. One of the following must be satisfied:

1. The country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States;

2. The country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or

3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision.

Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made for secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met.

(1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

(2) The workers' firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and

(3) Either—

(A) The workers' firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers' firm; or

(B) A loss or business by the workers' firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers' separation or threat of separation.

In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issued a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.

1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 50 years of age or older.

2. Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are not easily transferable.

3. The competitive conditions within the workers' industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse).

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.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-59,931; Flex-O-Lite, Inc., Low Index Department, Paris, TX: August 15, 2005.

TA-W-59,855A; Reliance Trading Company of America, Blue Island, IL: August 7, 2005.

TA-W-59,888; Oakwood Custom Coating, Oakwood Plastic Division, Taylor, MI: August 10, 2005.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been met.

T TA-W-59,837; Stapleton, Inc., Including Leased Workers of TEC Employment, Van Buren, AR: August 2, 2005.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met.

None.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) of the Trade Act have been met.

None.

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-59,913; Feldman Manufacturing Corp., Long Island City, NY:August 10, 2005.

TA-W-59,914; Sudden Swimwear LLC, Long Island City, NY: August 10, 2005.

TA-W-59,946; International Textile Group, New York Sales Office, New York, NY: August 16, 2005.

TA-W-59,947; Hamrick's, Inc., Plant 1, Gaffney, SC: August 1, 2005.

TA-W-59,947A; Hamrick's, Inc., Plant 2, Gaffney, SC: August 1, 2005.

TA-W-59,949; Thermo Electron Corp, Thermo Elemental, Scientific Instruments Division, Fitchburg, WI: August 23, 2005.

TA-W-59,955; Lawrence Hardware, LLC, Rock Falls, IL: August 25, 2006.

TA-W-59,991; Sparta Manufacturing, Sparta, WI:August 29, 2005.

TA-W-59,997; Whirlpool Corporation, LaVergne Division, Lavergne, TN: August 18, 2005.

TA-W-60,012; Federal Mogul Corporation, Lighting Division, Sparta, TN: September 5, 2005.

TA-W-59,855; Reliance Trading Company of America, Bennettsville, SC: August 7, 2005.

TA-W-59,803; Irving Tanning Co., Hartland, ME: December 12, 2005.

TA-W-59,851; B. A. Ballou and Co., Inc., East Providence, RI: July 28, 2005.

TA-W-59,852; Sekisui TA Industries, LLC, Formerly J.P. Prada, Cranston, RI: August 3, 2005.

TA-W-59,926; TRW Automotive Holdings, Braking Division, Fowlerville, MI: August 17, 2005.

TA-W-59,939; Newco, Inc., Newton, NJ: August 11, 2005

TA-W-59,904; Hartz And Company, Frederick, MD: August 14, 2005.

TA-W-59,964; Gerald Smith Hosiery, Fort Payne, AL: August 25, 2005.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

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TA-W-59,827; Ansell Protective Clothing, Thomasville, NC: July 28, 2005.

TA-W-59,877; BIC Corporation, BIC Consumer Products Mfg. Co., BIC USA, Milford, CT: September 10, 2006.

TA-W-59,935; Moll Industries, Tucson, AZ: August 18, 2005.

TA-W-59,999; Paxar Corporation, Graphics Division, Huger Heights, OH: August 31, 2005.

TA-W-59,943; Lee's Shipping, A Subdivision of Arlee Home Fashions, Thayer, MO: August 22, 2005.

TA-W-59,976; Briggs and Stratton Corp., Engine Power Products Group, Rolla, MO: August 28, 2005.

TA-W-59,983; Ruggiero Seafood, Inc., Newark, NJ: August 24, 2005.

TA-W-59,994; Yushin, D/B/A Ortech, A Division of U-Shin, Kirksville, MO: August 30, 2005.

TA-W-60,024; Agilent Technologies, Inc., Memory Test Solutions, Loveland, CO: September 5, 2005.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-59,950; Stanley Fastening Systems, LLP, A Division of Stanley Works, Clinton, CT: August 23, 2005.

TA-W-60,005; Johnson Controls, Inc., ASG Interiors, Interior Tech. and Cottonwood Plants, Holland, MI: April 20, 2006.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met.

None.

Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) have not been met for the reasons specified.

The Department as determined that criterion (1) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm are 50 years of age or older.

TA-W-59,888; Oakwood Custom Coating, Oakwood Plastic Division, Taylor, MI.

The Department as determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable.

TA-W-59,931; Flex-O-Lite, Inc., Low Index Department, Paris, TX.

TA-W-59,855A; Reliance Trading Company of America, Blue Island, IL.

TA-W-59,837; Stapleton, Inc., Including Leased Workers of TEC Employment, Van Buren, AR.

The Department as determined that criterion (3) of Section 246 has not been met. Competition conditions within the workers' industry are not adverse.

None.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

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

Since the workers of the firm are denied eligibility to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA.

The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.A.) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A.) (employment decline) have not been met.

TA-W-59,816; Ingenix, United Health Group, Eden Prairie, MN.

TA-W-59,854; Esselte Corporation, Americas Division, Union, MO.

TA-W-59,932; Dun and Bradstreet, Bethlehem, PA.

TA-W-60,022; Ingram Micro, Inc., Williamsville, NY.

TA-W-60,046; Skip's Cutting, Inc., Ephrata, PA.

The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met.

None.

The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met.

TA-W-59,788; Ace Products, LLC, Newport, TN.

TA-W-59,874; Ahlstrom Air Media LLC, New Windsor, NY.

TA-W-59,977; Central Penn Sewing Machine Co., Inc., Bloomsburg, PA.

TA-W-59,973; Camel Manufacturing, Pioneer, TN.

TA-W-59,973A; Camel Manufacturing, Jamestown, TN.

The investigation revealed that the predominate cause of worker separations is unrelated to criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.C) (shift in production to a foreign country under a free trade agreement or a beneficiary country under a preferential trade agreement, or there has been or is likely to be an increase in imports).

TA-W-59,741; Eaton Corporation, Golf Pride Division, Laurinburg, NC.

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

TA-W-59,836; McGraw-Hill Companies (The), Helpdesk Department, Hightstown, NJ.

TA-W-59,850; W-C Designs, Anaheim, CA.

TA-W-59,861; Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., A Division of Bayer Healthcare AG, West Haven, CT.

TA-W-59,897; Interior Alternative (The), A Division of F. Schumacher and Co., Dallas, TX.

TA-W-59,897A; Interior Alternative (The), A Division of F. Schumacher and Co., Dalton, GA.

TA-W-59,897B; Interior Alternative (The), A Division of F. Schumacher and Co., Adams, MA.

TA-W-59,979; Vital Performance, LLC, A Subsidiary of Vital Apparel Group, Beaverton, OR.

TA-W-60,031; Velcorex, Inc., A Division of Dollus Mieg Co., Orangeburg, SC.

TA-W-60,050; Five Star Food Service, Klopman Cafeteria, On-Site At Burlington Industries, Hurt, VA.

TA-W-60,059, Hoover Precision Products, Inc., Washington, IN.

The investigation revealed that criteria of Section 222(b)(2) has not been met. The workers' firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier to or a downstream producer for a firm whose workers were certified eligible to apply for TAA.

None.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued from September 11 through September 15, 2006. 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 19, 2006.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E6-15741 Filed 9-25-06; 8:45 am]

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