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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 Start Printed Page 58130trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA-W) number issued during the period of September 24 through September 28, 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 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.

TA-W-61,972; Metolius Mountain Products, Bend, OR: December 23, 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.

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.

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-61,901; Woodgrain Millworks, Inc., White City Division, On-Site Leased Workers From Hire Calling, White City, OR: July 30, 2006.

TA-W-61,979; Continental Sprayers International, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers of T&T Staffing and Staffing Solutions, El Paso, TX: August 9, 2006.

TA-W-61,985; Mayfield Cap Company, Mayfield, KY: August 6, 2006.

TA-W-61,988; Sun Chemical Corporation, Rosebank, NY: August 14, 2006.

TA-W-62,020; Denton Hosiery Mills, Denton, NC: August 23, 2006.

TA-W-62,145; Osram Sylvania, General Lighting Division, Saint Marys, PA: September 13, 2006.

TA-W-62,178; Alloc, Inc., A Subsidiary of Alloc As, Racine, WI: September 20, 2006.

TA-W-62,194; Seagroatt Floral Company, Inc., Berlin Greenhouse, Berlin, NY: September 21, 2006.

TA-W-61,818; Welco, LLC, Naples Division, Also Known as Welco of Idaho, Naples, ID: July 11, 2006.

TA-W-61,884; Crystal Lite Manufacturing Company, Tualatin, OR: July 5, 2006.

TA-W-61,898; Welco Lumber Company, Shelton Division, Shelton, WA: July 27, 2006.

TA-W-61,898A; Welco Lumber Company, Marysville Division, Shelton, WA: July 27, 2006.

TA-W-61,903; TTM Technologies, Inc., On-Site Leased Workers of Kelly Services, Chippewa Falls, WI: July 24, 2006. Start Printed Page 58131

TA-W-61,937; Wheatland Tube Company, Little Rock Division, A Subsidiary of John Maneely Co., Little Rock, AR: August 2, 2006.

TA-W-61,961; Hickory House Furniture, Newton, NC: August 1, 2006.

TA-W-61,971; Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Connellsville, PA: August 9, 2006.

TA-W-62,012; Clayson Knitting Company, Inc., Red Springs, NC: August 16, 2007.

TA-W-62,024; CDS Ensembles, Inc., Greer, SC: July 29, 2007.

TA-W-62,047; Wheatland Tube Company, A Subsidiary of John Maneely Company, Collingswood, NJ: August 24, 2006.

TA-W-62,066; Magna Donnelly Grand Haven, A Subsidiary of Magna International, On-Site Leased Workers From Manpower, Grand Haven, MI: August 28, 2006.

TA-W-61,997; High Rock Hosiery, Inc., Lexington, NC: August 15, 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-61,920; Unit Parts Company, A Division of Remy International, Inc., Edmond, OK: July 12, 2007.

TA-W-61,920A; Unit Parts Company, Express Personnel, Sunbelt Staffing, Remedy Staffing on site at Unit Parts, Edmond, OK: July 30, 2006.

TA-W-61,952; The Glidden Company, A Subsidiary of ICI Paints, Mfg. Division, On-Site Leased Workers of Manpower, Reading, PA: August 7, 2006.

TA-W-61,952A; The Glidden Company, A Subsidiary of ICI Paints, Mfg. Division, On-Site Leased Workers of Manpower, Reading, PA: August 7, 2006.

TA-W-61,992; Tyco Electronics, Global Automotive North America Division, Spartanburg, SC: August 15, 2006.

TA-W-62,000; Lear Corporation, Detroit, MI: August 8, 2006.

TA-W-62,006; Albany International Corp., Menands Mount Vernon Dryer Fabrics Division, Mennands, NY: August 16, 2006.

TA-W-62,044; Foamex International, Eddystone, PA: August 24, 2006.

TA-W-62,105; Christy Industries, Inc., A Division of Magna International, Fraser, MI: August 31, 2006.

TA-W-62,155; Daws Manufacturing Co., Pensacola, FL: September 4, 2006.

TA-W-62,167; Dura Automotive Systems, Jacksonville, FL: September 10, 2006.

TA-W-61,908; Paulstra CRC, Grand Rapids, MI: July 27, 2006.

TA-W-62,111; Mbtech Autodie LLC, A Subsidiary of Mbtech North America, Formerly Known as Autodie International, Grand Rapids, MI: July 30, 2007.

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-62,087; Grant Western Lumber Co., John Day, OR: August 31, 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-61,972; Metolius Mountain Products, Bend, OR.

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.

None.

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-61,840; Converse Industries, Inc., Kenosha, WI.

TA-W-61,976; Intel Corporation, Mobile Wireless Mfg. Operations Division, Hillsboro, OR.

TA-W-62,021; Emcore Corporation, Emcore Fiber Optics Division, Naperville, IL.

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

TA-W-62,110; Bekaert Carding Solutions, Inc., A Subsidiary of Bekaert Corporation, Simpsonville, SC.

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 September 24 through September 28, 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: October 3, 2007.

Ralph DiBattista,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E7-20111 Filed 10-11-07; 8:45 am]

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