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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 November 20 through November 24, 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

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. Start Printed Page 71195

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.

None.

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

TA-W-60,325; West Tennessee Machining, Camden, TN: October 27, 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-60,245; R.L. Stowe Mills, Chronicle Division, Sewing Department, Belmont, NC: October 12, 2005.

TA-W-60,320; Agilent Technologies, Global Infrastructure Organization, Santa Clara, CA: October 24, 2005.

TA-W-60,378; Chemtrade Performance Chemical US, LLC, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Chemtrade Logistics, Carlisle, SC: November 3, 2005.

TA-W-60,173; LeRocato Manufacturing, Plainfield, CT: September 29, 2005.

TA-W-60,286; Himmelberger Harrison Mfg Co., Frame Components Division, Morehouse, MO: October 24, 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.

TA-W-60,291; Photometrics, A Division of Roper Scientific, Tucson, AZ: October 20, 2005.

TA-W-60,330; Paige Electric, McConnellsburg, PA: October 24, 2005.

TA-W-60,336; Ward Products LLC, New Jersey Division, North Brunswick, NJ: October 30, 2005.

TA-W-60,345; Pride Manufacturing Co., A Subsidiary of Cintsa Corporation, Cutting Line, Portal, GA: October 25, 2005.

TA-W-60,350; Clariant Corporation, Pigments and Additives Division, Coventry, RI: October 27, 2005.

TA-W-60,416; Moore's Machine Co., Of Fayetteville, Inc., Fayetteville, NC: November 9, 2005.

TA-W-60,423; 3M Company, Electronic Solutions Division, Columbia, MO: November 13, 2005.

TA-W-60,441; ITW Tomco, Bryan, OH: November 13, 2005.

TA-W-60,279; Aquaria, Inc., dba Marineland, Consumer Division, Moorpark, CA: October 20, 2005.

TA-W-60,289; Vesuvius USA, Beaver Falls, PA: October 24, 2005.

TA-W-60,452; Coleman Cable, Siler City, NC: November 15, 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-60,185; Southern Steel and Wire Co., A Subsidiary of SSW Holding Co., Fort Smith, AR: October 2, 2005.

TA-W-60,377; Springfield LLC, Customer Service and Administrative Center, Rockhill, SC: November 3, 2005.

TA-W-60,379; Springfield LLC, Limestone Plant, Gaffney, SC: November 3, 2005.

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

TA-W-60,325; West Tennessee Machining, Camden, TN: October 27, 2005.

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

None.

The Department has 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.

Because the workers of the firm are not eligible 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-60,182; Oaklawn Packaging, Inc., Fort Smith, AR.

TA-W-60,365; KHS USA, Inc., Waukesha Division, Waukesha, WI.

TA-W-60,422; Ahlstrom Corporation, LLC, Mt. Holly Springs, 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-60,236; Tracewell Electronics, Cuba, NY.

TA-W-60,295; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co., Bedding Division, Micaville, NC.

TA-W-60,300; Wak Industries, Gastonia, NC. Start Printed Page 71196

TA-W-60,366; Jones Apparel Group, NY Better Apparel Production, New York, NY.

TA-W-60,159; Brown International Corporation, Covina, CA.

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).

None.

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

TA-W-60,265; Physical Rehab Works, Working Onsite at Maytag Corp., Herrin, IL.

TA-W-60,265A; Executive Security Specialists, Working Onsite at Maytag Corp., Herrin, IL.

TA-W-60,272; Elder Manufacturing Co., Dexter Facility, Dexter, MO.

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 during the period of November 20 through November 24, 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: November 30, 2006.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E6-20832 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]

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