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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 4 through February 8, 2008.

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.

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.

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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-62,512; Dunlap Industries, Inc., Production Department, Dunlap, TN: November 13, 2006.

TA-W-62,542; Syntax-Brillian Corporation, Tempe, AZ: November 28, 2006.

TA-W-62,695; Springs Global US, Inc., Fort Mill Executive Office, On-Site Workers from Diversco, Fort Mill, SC: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-62,695A; Springs Global US, Inc., New York, NY: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-62,695B; Springs Global US, Inc., Bentonville, AR: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-62,695C; Springs Global US, Inc., Plano, TX: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-62,695D; Springs Global US, Inc., Park Ridge, IL: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-62,695E; Springs Global US, Inc., Minneapolis, MN: January 28, 2008.

TA-W-62,180; Cooper Standard Automotive, Fluid Systems Division, Archbold, OH: September 20, 2006.

TA-W-62,515; Drive Sol Global Steering, Inc., Steering Division, Watertown, CT: November 29, 2006.

TA-W-62,570; Umpqua Lumber Company, Dillard, OR: December 10, 2006.

TA-W-62,571; France—A Scott Fetzer Company, On-Site Leased Workers of Personnel Management, Fairview, TN: December 10, 2006.

TA-W-62,624; State Tool and Manufacturing Company, Benton Harbor, MI: December 20, 2006.

TA-W-62,782; Quality Industrial Services, Inc., QIS Lordstown Division, Warren, OH: January 30, 2007.

TA-W-62,664; Catawba Valley Finishing, LLC, Newton, NC: January 10, 2007.

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-62,283; Cordis Corporation, A Subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, Miami Lakes, FL: October 5, 2007.

TA-W-62,474; Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation, Huntsville, AL: November 14, 2006.

TA-W-62,532; The Hoover Company, Floor Care Division, Main Plant, North Canton, OH: January 25, 2008.

TA-W-62,532A; The Hoover Company, Floor Care Division, Main Plant, North Canton, OH: January 25, 2008.

TA-W-62,532B; The Hoover Company, Floor Care Division, Distribution Center, North Canton, OH: January 25, 2008.

TA-W-62,573; Lexmark International, Inc., Lexington, KY: December 13, 2006.

TA-W-62,575; Norgren, Inc., Filter, Regulator, Lubricator Division, Littleton, CO: January 20, 2008.

TA-W-62,609; Standard Motor Products, Inc., Long Island City, NY: December 24, 2006.

TA-W-62,620; Lohmann and Rauscher, Inc., A Subsidiary of Lohmann and Rauscher International GMBH, Burlingame, KS: December 17, 2006.

TA-W-62,621; Carrier Access Corporation, Formerly Mangrove Systems, Wallingford, CT: December 31, 2006.

TA-W-62,681; Tyco Electronics Corporation, On-Site Leased Workers From Kelly Services, Reading, PA: January 14, 2007.

TA-W-62,681A; Tyco Electronics Corporation, On-Site Leased Workers From Kelly Services, Birdsboro, PA: January 14, 2007.

TA-W-62,691; Von Weise, Inc., St. Clair, MO: January 14, 2007.

TA-W-62,730; The Bartech Group, On-Site at Delphi Corporation, Powertrain Division, Oak Creek, WI: January 18, 2007.

TA-W-62,730A; The Bartech Group, On-Site at Delphi Corporation, Electronics and Safety Division, Oak Creek, WI: January 18, 2007.

TA-W-62,590; Imation Corporation, Consumer-Research and Development Division, Oakdale, MN: December 18, 2006.

TA-W-62,601; H and H Tube, A Division of Sunspring America, Leased Workers From Northern, Cheybogan, MI: December 20, 2006.

TA-W-62,601A; H and H Tube, A Division of Sunspring America, Leased Workers From Northern, Vanderbilt, MI: December 20, 2006.

TA-W-62,610; Robert Bosch Tool Corp., A Subsidiary of Robert Bosch Corp., On-Site Leased Workers of Employee Staffing, Heber Springs, AR: February 8, 2008.

TA-W-62,625; Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, Kosciusko, MS: December 20, 2006.

TA-W-62,714; F.W. Rickard Seeds, Inc., Winchester, KY: January 21, 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-62,764; Pineer Manufacturing Company, Rillton, PA: January 29, 2007.

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.

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.

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. Start Printed Page 9836

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-62,560; Motorola, Inc., Motorola Credit Corporation, Finance Department QZ349, Schaumburg, IL.

TA-W-62,790; Donaldson Company, Inc., Grinnell, IA.

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-62,608; Precision Magnetics, Division of Arnold Magnetics Technologies, Wayne, NJ.

TA-W-62,611; Conn-Selmer, Inc., G. Leblanc, Inc. Division, Kenosha, WI.

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-62,458; Hutchens Industries, Inc., Fabrication Department, Mansfield, MO.

TA-W-62,569; New York Air Brake Corp., A Subsidiary of Knorr Bremse, Watertown, NY.

TA-W-62,723; Chestertown Foods, Inc., Chestertown, MD.

TA-W-62,683; Harvey Industries, LLC, Wabash, IN.

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

TA-W-62,551; Lenovo, Bellevue, WA.

TA-W-62,558; Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC, A Division of HSBC North America, Fort Mill, SC.

TA-W-62,568; IBM Corporation, Lexington, KY.

TA-W-62,688; SEI Data, Inc., A Subsidiary of SEI Communications, Dillsboro, IN.

TA-W-62,698; Bodycote Materials Testing, Inc., Hillsdale, 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 February 4 through February 8, 2008. 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 14, 2008.

Ralph DiBattista,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E8-3215 Filed 2-21-08; 8:45 am]

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