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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 May 28 through June 1, 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; andStart Printed Page 32917

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-61,528; Laneventure Furniture, a subsidiary of Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., Conover, NC: May 16, 2006.

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-61,521; Durham Manufacturing Co., Injection Molding Department, On-Site Leased Workers of Outsource Solutions, Durham, CT: May 15, 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) 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-61,378; Applied Biotech, Inc., a subsidiary of Inverness Medical Innovations, San Diego Division, San Diego, CA: April 24, 2006.

TA-W-61,430; Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc. (TFI), Upholstery Plant #4, Troutman, NC: April 30, 2006.

TA-W-61,463; Leick Furniture, Inc., Sheboygan, WI: May 4, 2006.

TA-W-61,518; Culligan International, Corporate Division, Northbrook, IL: April 27, 2006.

TA-W-61,323; Rapid Die and Engineering, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI: April 17, 2006.

TA-W-61,540; Santens of America, a subsidiary of Santens NV, Including On-Site Leased Workers of Defender, Upstate, Anderson, SC: May 16, 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-61,537; Sony Electronics, Inc., Aperture Grille Division, On-Site Leased Workers of Staffmark, Mt. Pleasant, PA: May 17, 2006.

TA-W-61,367; Air System Components, Inc., El Paso Division, El Paso, TX: April 20, 2006.

TA-W-61,372; Rockwell Collins, Workers Producing In-Flight Entertainment System, Cabin Systems Division, Tustin, CA: April 16, 2006.

TA-W-61,379; Chromalox, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers From Kelly Services, Albany, WI: June 24, 2006.

TA-W-61,408; The Toro Company, On-Site Leased Workers From Volt Services, Irrigation/El Paso Division, El Paso, TX: September 15, 2006.

TA-W-61,453; Deckerville Metal Systems, LLC, Leased Workers of Trillium Staffing Solutions and Employment Giant/Select, Deckerville, MI: April 30, 2006.

TA-W-61,512; Freudenberg—NOK, Gasket Division, Newport, TN: May 15, 2006.

TA-W-61,519; Thermal Fisher L.L.C., International Projects Department, Mountainside, NJ: May 5, 2006.

TA-W-61,571; Bristol, Inc., dba Remote Automation Solutions, Also known as Bristol Babcock, Printed Circuit Board Division, Watertown, CT: May 23, 2006.

TA-W-61,588; Automatic Systems USA, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers from Westaff, Plattsburgh, NY: May 25, 2006.

TA-W-61,363; Methode Electronics, Inc., Automotive Electronics Division, Carthage, IL: April 16, 2006.

TA-W-61,422; WestPoint Home—Fairfax Manufacturing, Leased Workers of Ambassador Personnel, Valley, AL: April 30, 2006.

TA-W-61,431; Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc. (TFI), Plant C, Thomasville, NC: April 30, 2006. Start Printed Page 32918

TA-W-61,476; Eureka Manufacturing Company, Division of Reed and Barton, Norton, MA: May 8, 2006.

TA-W-61,532; GHS Corporation, dba GHS Strings, Battle Creek, MI: May 16, 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-61,446; Bosal Industries Tennessee, A Subsidiary of Bosal North America, Columbia, TN: April 24, 2006.

TA-W-61,446A; Bosal Industries Georgia, Saturn Department, A Subsidiary of Bosal North America, Lavonia, GA: April 24, 2006.

TA-W-61,501; Visteon Regional Assembly and Manufacturing, LLC, Chesapeake, VA: May 10, 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.

None.

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

TA-W-61,528; Laneventure Furniture, A Subsidiary of Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., Conover, NC.

TA-W-61,521; Durham Manufacturing Co., Injection Molding Department, On-Site Leased Workers of Outsource Solutions, Durham, CT.

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-60,809; Woods Equipment Company, Wainroy Division, Gardner, MA.

TA-W-61,291; RR Donnelley, Liberty Division, Liberty, MO.

TA-W-61,539; Interlake Material Handling, Inc., Lodi, CA.

TA-W-61,586; Reis Associated Company, Inc., Ballwin, MO.

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-61,306; Analog Devices, Inc, Santa Clara, CA.

TA-W-61,348; Nortech Systems, Inc., Bemidji, MN.

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-61,339; Klote International Corp., Maryville, TN.

TA-W-61,438; TMP Directional Marketing, LLC, Graphics Division, Fort Wayne, IN.

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

TA-W-61,480; Elston Richards, Inc., Anderson, IN.

TA-W-61,487; Pennsylvania House Showroom, Hickory, NC.

TA-W-61,542; Kenakore Solutions, Van Wert, 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 May 28 through June 1, 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: June 6, 2007.

Ralph DiBattista,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E7-11476 Filed 6-13-07; 8:45 am]

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