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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 August 13 through August 17, 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 of 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.

None.

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.

TA-W-61,948; Chassis Supply Partners, On-Site Leased Workers From Randstad, Columbia, TN: August 2, 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) 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-61,400; Smart Papers, LCC, International Distribution Center (IDC), Formerly Known as PF Papers, LLC, West Chicago, IL: April 26, 2006.

TA-W-61,455; Ogihara America Corporation, On-Site Leased Workers From Action Associates, Howell, MI: May 4, 2006.

TA-W-61,495; Irvin Automotive Products, Inc., Including On-site Start Printed Page 50126Leased Workers of Kirby Services, Pontiac, MI: May 7, 2006.

TA-W-61,522; Unifi, Inc., Dillon Plant, Dillon, SC: May 10, 2006.

TA-W-61,550; Linq Industrial Fabrics, Inc., Summerville, SC: April 30, 2006.

TA-W-61,628; Walter Dimension Company, Jamestown, TN: June 5, 2006.

TA-W-61,656; Glen Raven Technical Fabrics, LLC, A Subsidiary of Glen Raven, Inc., Burnsville, NC: June 8, 2006.

TA-W-61,827; Collins and Aikman, Americus Division, Americus, GA: July 10, 2006.

TA-W-61,913; Sumersault Manufacturing Corp., Closter, NJ: July 31, 2006.

TA-W-61,924; Domtar Industries, Inc., Workers of Domta Industries, Inc., excluding the Pulp Mill, Baileyville, ME: July 31, 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-61,676; Lynch Systems, Inc., Bainbridge, GA: June 12, 2006.

TA-W-61,740; Continental Tire North America, Inc., A Division of Continental AG, Charlotte, NC: August 10, 2007.

TA-W-61,807; Collins and Aikman, Plastic Division, On-Site Leased Workers of Spherion Co., Modern Professional, Farmington, NH: July 9, 2006.

TA-W-61,857; Hypertronics Corporation, Hudson, MA: July 19, 2006.

TA-W-61,899; Ortronics, Inc., A Subsidiary of Legrand, On-Site Workers From Defender Services, Dallas, NC: July 27, 2006.

TA-W-61,906; The Intec Group, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers From Manpower, Morocco, IN: July 27, 2006.

TA-W-61,929; Ametek, Inc., Dixson Division, On-Site Leased Workers From SOS Staffing Services, Grand Junction, CO: April 14, 2007.

TA-W-61,950; Delphi Corporation, Automotive Holdings Group, Chassis Division, Kettering, OH: September 16, 2007.

TA-W-61,851; Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Lancaster, PA: July 19, 2006.

TA-W-61,896; Brookwood Furniture Co., Inc., Pontotoc, MS: July 20, 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-61,798; Ryerson, Inc., RCP Middletown Division, Middletown, OH: June 27, 2006.

TA-W-61,949; Burke Mills, Inc., Valdese, NC: July 25, 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. The firm does not have a significant number of workers 50 years of age or older.

TA-W-61,948; Chassis Supply Partners, On-Site Leased Workers From Randstad, Columbia, TN.

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-61,930; Astro American Chemical Co., Inc., Fountain Inn, SC.

TA-W-61,924; Domtar Industries, Inc., Pulp Mill, Baileyville, Maine.

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-61,909; Rotation Dynamics Corp., Also known as Rotadyne Molded Goods Division, Chicago, IL.

TA-W-61,927; C-Tech Industries, A Subsidiary of Alfred Karcher GMBH and Co., Calumet, MI.

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-61,481; Continental Structural Plastics, Carey, OH.

TA-W-61,643; Ashley Manor, Inc., High Point, NC.

TA-W-61,672; Atwood Mobile Products, Inc., Division of Dura Automotive, Sellingsgrove, PA.

TA-W-61,737; Champion Parts, Inc., Carburetor Department, Hope, AR.

TA-W-61,782; Dent Manufacturing, Inc., Northampton, PA.

TA-W-61,799; Peres Pattern Company, Erie, PA.

TA-W-61,824; Diebold, Inc., Manufacturing Division, Hebron, OH.

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

TA-W-61,725; NCR Corporation, Global Operations, Peachtree City, GA.

TA-W-61,761; Brilliant Jewelers/MJJ, Inc., Diamond Sort Department, New York, NY.

TA-W-61,812; General Fasteners Company, Warehouse, Livonia, MI.

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 August 13 through August 17, 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: August 22, 2007.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E7-17105 Filed 8-29-07; 8:45 am]

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