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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 June 11 through June 15, 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 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 Start Printed Page 35516section 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-61,489; Lake Region Manufacturing, Chaska, MN: May 9, 2006

TA-W-61,493; Alsco Industries, Inc., Dental Flossers Dept., ET Staffing, Express Personnel, Sturbridge, MA: May 9, 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-61,544; Bodiform, Inc., a Division of Ballet Makers, Hialeah, FL: 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) 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-61,195; Eaton Corporation, Golf Grip Division, Laurinburg, NC: March 20, 2006

TA-W-61,423C; Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., Upholstery Division, Pontotoc, MS: April 30, 2006

TA-W-61,520; Fair-Rite Products Corporation, Flat Rock, IL: May 15, 2006

TA-W-61,555; National Braid Manufacturing Co., Long Island City, NY: May 15, 2006

TA-W-61,570; HDM Furniture Industries, Inc., High Point, NC: May 17, 2006

TA-W-61,583; Margaret O'Leary Inc., San Francisco, CA: May 23, 2006

TA-W-61,621; DeRoyal Textiles, Camden, SC: June 4, 2006

TA-W-61,579; Jockey International, Inc., Manufacturing Division, Millen, GA: March 22, 2006

TA-W-61,514; WestPoint Home, Inc., Marianna, FL: 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-61,327; Freightliner LLC, Mt. Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant, Fuel Tank Fab Div, Mount Holly, NC: April 13, 2006

TA-W-61,329; Fleetwood Travel Trailers of California, Rialto, CA: April 16, 2006

TA-W-61,433; Nacom Corporation, Kelly Services and Simos, Griffin, GA: April 11, 2006

TA-W-61,538; Intermetic Corporation, Working World, Spring Grove, IL: May 17, 2006

TA-W-61,595; Asheboro Elastics Corporation, Asheboro, NC: May 30, 2006

TA-W-61,597; Vishay Transducers, Ltd, City of Industry, CA: May 30, 2006

TA-W-61,612; FCI USA Inc., Auto Div., Premium Services, Quality Specialist, Westland, MI: May 30, 2006

TA-W-61,613; Premier Manufacturing Support Services Inc., Spring Hill, TN: June 1, 2006

TA-W-61,485; QRS Music Technologies, Inc., Seneca, PA: May 1, 2006

TA-W-61,513; WestPoint Home, Inc., Chipley, FL: 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-61,418; Temco Metal Products, Clackamas, OR: April 27, 2006

TA-W-61,465; IIG DSS Technologies LLC, Fair Haven, MI: May 7, 2006

TA-W-61,509; WestPoint Home, Inc., Griffex Chemicals, Opelika, AL: May 14, 2006

TA-W-61,600; Chamber's Fabrics, Inc., High Point, NC: May 31, 2006

TA-W-61,616; TDS Automotive US, A Subsidiary of TDS Logistics, Mt. Pleasant, TN: June 1, 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.

TA-W-61,493; Alsco Industries, Inc., Dental Flossers Dept., ET Staffing, Express Personnel, Sturbridge, MA.

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-61,489; Lake Region Manufacturing, Chaska, MN.

TA-W-61,544; Bodiform, Inc., a Division of Ballet Makers, Hialeah, FL.

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-61,365; Ingersoll Rand, Climate Control Technologies Division, Bridgeton, MO. Start Printed Page 35517

TA-W-61,423; Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., Upholstery Division, Tupelo, MS.

TA-W-61,423A; Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., Corporate Office, Tupelo, MS.

TA-W-61,423D; Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., Upholstery Division, Saltillo, MS.

TA-W-61,423E; Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., Upholstery Division, Belden, MS.

TA-W-61,459; Honeywell International, Aerospace, Customer and Product Support, Technical, Tucson, AZ.

TA-W-61,483; GE Money, Formerly Know as GE Consumer Finance, Kettering, OH.

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-61,328; H.C. Starck, Inc., Latrobe, PA.

TA-W-61,474; Interfacefabrics, Inc., Interface, Inc., Elkin, NC.

TA-W-61,601; Intel Corporation, FAB 23, Colorado Springs, CO.

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-61,205; Collins and Aikman, Sterling Heights, MI.

TA-W-61,477; Gibraltar Industries, Metal Div., Buffalo, NY.

TA-W-61,564; Metal Powder Products Co., A Subsidiary of Revere Industries, Ford Road Division, St. Mary's, PA.

TA-W-61,429; Burns Best, Inc., Spooner, WI.

TA-W-61,437; Freightliner, LLC, Cleveland, NC.

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

TA-W-61,423B; Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., Wood Division, Nettleton, MS.

TA-W-61,472; Strategic Distribution, Inc., El Paso, TX.

TA-W-61,577; J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, Transaction Services, Detroit Item Processing, Belleville, MI.

TA-W-61,624; Lexington Furniture Industries, Plant #1, Thomasville, NC.

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 June 11 through June 15, 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 22, 2007.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E7-12517 Filed 6-27-07; 8:45 am]

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