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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 30 through July 3, 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 Start Printed Page 42370the 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.

TA-W-63,388; The News and Observer Publishing Company, Advertising Department, Raleigh, NC: May 14, 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) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W-63,569; Leggett and Platt, Super Sagless Division, Tupelo, MS: June 18, 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) 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-63,336; CHR Hansen, Inc., Mahwah, NJ: May 6, 2007.

TA-W-63,350; Solon Manufacturing Company, Rhinelander, WI: April 29, 2007.

TA-W-63,614; Benmatt Industries, A Subsidiary of Lafrance Corporation, Federalsburg, MD: June 26, 2007.

TA-W-63,219; OCV Fabrics, Inc., Ridgeway, SC: April 17, 2007.

TA-W-63,273; Sherman Textile Company, Dallas, NC: April 28, 2007.

TA-W-63,340; S. Shamash and Sons, Secaucus, NJ: May 7, 2007.

TA-W-63,416; Novelis Corporation, Louisville Rolled Products Division, Louisville, KY: May 20, 2007.

TA-W-63,441; Metaldyne Corporation, Powertrain Division, Hamburg, MI: May 27, 2007.

TA-W-63,479; S.U.S. Cast Products, Inc., Logansport, IN: June 2, 2007.

TA-W-62,663; C and D Technologies, Inc, Conyers, GA: January 9, 2007.

TA-W-63,433; General Motors Metal Fabricating Division, Parma, OH: May 27, 2007.

TA-W-63,495; Nova Knits, Inc., San Francisco, CA: May 23, 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-63,405; Esselte Corporation, Buena Park, CA: May 19, 2007.

TA-W-63,505; Permacel Automotive, Kansas City, MO: June 2, 2007.

TA-W-63,529; Fisher and Company, Inc., Fisher Dynamics Division, St. Clair Shores, MI: July 13, 2008.

TA-W-63,543; Pliant Corporation, Deerfield Converter Films Div., Reliable Temp, South Deerfield, MA: June 12, 2007.

TA-W-63,562; Winchester Electronics, Metz, KPB and Venturi, Rock Hill, SC: June 16, 2007.

TA-W-63,563; Winchester Electronics—Franklin, Franklin, MA: June 16, 2007.

TA-W-63,584; NxStage Medical, Inc., Lawrence, Inc., MA: June 23, 2007.

TA-W-63,620; Plastech Engineered Products, Exterior Division, Romulus, MI: June 27, 2007.

TA-W-63,489; Weastec, Inc., Reserves Network, Hillsboro, OH: June 5, 2007.

TA-W-63,571; WestPoint Home, New York Sales Office, New York, NY: June 19, 2007.

TA-W-63,532; Woodward Controls, Inc., A Subsidiary of Woodward Governor Company, Niles, IL: May 19, 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.

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) 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 Start Printed Page 42371246(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-63,388; The News and Observer Publishing Company, Advertising Department, Raleigh, NC.

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-63,569; Leggett and Platt, Super Sagless Division, Tupelo, MS.

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-63,496; Boyd Corporation, Chino, CA.

TA-W-63,583; Dicon Fiber Optics, Inc., Richmond, CA.

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-63,431; Greenville Tool & Die Company, Greenville, MI.

TA-W-63,466; Citation Corporation, Butler, IN.

TA-W-63,533; Thomasville Furniture Industries, Upholstery Plant 9, Hickory, NC.

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-63,452; Katahdin Paper Company LLC, Millinocket, ME.

TA-W-63,444; Skyline McMinnville Nomad Division, McMinnville, OR.

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

TA-W-63,512; Dynamic Technology, Inc., Leased Workers On-Site at General Motors, Proving Ground, Milford, MI.

TA-W-63,512A; Dynamic Technology, Inc., Leased Workers On-Site at General Motors, Research & Development, Warren, MI.

TA-W-63,512B; Dynamic Technology, Inc., Leased Workers On-Site at General Motors, Research & Development, Pontiac, MI.

TA-W-63,512C; Dynamic Technology, Inc., Leased Workers On-Site at General Motors, Proving Ground, Proving Ground, AZ.

TA-W-63,541; Avery Dennison Corporation, Corp. Center, Customer Operations D.C., Fontana, CA.

TA-W-63,561; United Airlines, Information Services Division, El Segundo, CA.

TA-W-63,573; Avon Products, Inc., Suwannee, GA.

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 30 through July 3, 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: July 10, 2008.

Linda G. Poole,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E8-16562 Filed 7-18-08; 8:45 am]

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