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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 February 19 through February 23, 2007.

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 Start Printed Page 10561eligibility 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 issue 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.

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-60,704; Hewlett Packard Company, Technology Solutions Group Division, Mahwah, NJ: December 29, 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-60,785; Transportation Research Center, Inc., Contract Services, Moraine, OH: December 29, 2005

TA-W-60,848; WestPoint Home, Inc., Graphics Facility, West Point, GA: January 27, 2006

TA-W-60,901; Perfect Fit Glove Company, LLC, Subsidiary of Bacou Dalloz SA, Spherion, Adecco, EGW, Ablest, Buffalo, NY: February 1, 2006

TA-W-60,907; Ski Country Imports, Inc., dba Ouray Sportswear, Denver, CO: February 2, 2006

TA-W-60,913; Reed Sportswear, Detroit, MI: January 30, 2006

TA-W-60,962; Mitchel Manufacturing, Div. of Quaker Lave, Honea Path, SC: February 6, 2006

TA-W-60,506; Kelsey Hayes Company, A Subsidiary TRW Automotive, Mt. Vernon, OH: November 27, 2005

TA-W-60,684; Mohican Mills, Inc., Fab Industries Corp, Lincolnton, NC: October 14, 2006

TA-W-60,875; Vescom Corporation, Working at Georgia Pacific Corp., Ft. James Operating Division , Koch Ind., Hampden, ME: January 29, 2006

TA-W-60,742; Jordan Alexander, Inc., Granite Falls, NC: January 10, 2006

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-60,783; Lear Corporation, Interior Systems Division, Carlisle, PA: February 5, 2007

TA-W-60,838; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Corporation, Engineered Products Division, Lincoln, NE: January 18, 2007

TA-W-60,864; Elcom, Inc., A Subsidiary of Yazaki International Corp., El Paso, TX: January 29, 2006

TA-W-60,869; International Legwear Group, Also Know As Neuville Industries, Hickory Facility Division, Hickory, NC: January 30, 2006

TA-W-60,943; Teamlinden, Div. of Fisher & Company, Linden, TN: January 23, 2006

TA-W-60,578; Loud Technologies, Inc., Whitinsville, MA: December 11, 2005

TA-W-60,744; Worthington Precision Metals, Franklin, TN: January 10, 2006

TA-W-60,781; Hearth and Home Technologies, Colville, WA: January 12, 2006

TA-W-60,795; Pride Manufacturing Company, Burnham, ME: January 19, 2006

TA-W-60,833; Master Halco, Inc., Fontana, CA: January 23, 2006

TA-W-60,845; Maida Development Company, Integrity Staffing Services, Hampton, VA: March 13, 2006

TA-W-60,888; Triplett Corporation, Bluffton, OH: February 1, 2006

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-60,854; Unifi, Inc., Yadkinville, NC: January 29, 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 has determined that criterion (1) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm are 50 years of age or older.

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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.

TA-W-60,704; Hewlett Packard Company, Technology Solutions Group Division, Mahwah, NJ.

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-60,763; Enkeboll Company (The), Raymond E Enkeboll, Carson, CA.

TA-W-60,765; Woodhead, A Division of Molex, Industrial Division, Northbrook, IL.

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.

TA-W-60,863; Intier Seating Systems, Lewisburg, TN.

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-60,471; Armstrong Wood Products, Nashville, TN.

TA-W-60,533; International Filing Company, Waukegan, IL.

TA-W-60,792; Dexter Centerless Grinding, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI.

TA-W-60,696; LeNature's, Inc., Latrobe, PA.

TA-W-60,770; Regal Cutting Tools, Inc., Roscoe, IL.

TA-W-60,347; Timken U.S. Corporation, Torrington, CT.

TA-W-60,681; Boeing Company (The), Boeing Commercial Airplane, Commercial Aircraft Components, Oak Ridge, TN.

TA-W-60,681A; Boeing Company (The), Boeing Commercial Airplane, Centrifuge Machine Components, Oak Ridge, 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).

None

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

TA-W-60,842; United Parcel Service Cartage, Inc., Dayton Hub Division, Dayton, OH.

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 February 19 through February 23, 2007. 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: February 27, 2007.

Ralph Dibattista,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E7-4060 Filed 3-7-07; 8:45 am]

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