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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 September 22 through September 26, 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 Start Printed Page 58981eligibility 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.

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-63,745; Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, Simplicity Div., Port Washington, WI: July 24, 2007

TA-W-63,857; Flexsteel Industries, Inc., Lancaster, PA: August 4, 2007

TA-W-64,040; Borg Warner Thermal Systems, Friday's Staffing, Fletcher, NC: September 5, 2007

TA-W-63,677; T.L. Bayne Co., Inc., Harlan, KY: July 10, 2007

TA-W-63,794; Norwalk Furniture Corporation, Norwalk, OH: July 23, 2007

TA-W-63,818; Delphi Thermal Systems, Lockport Operations, Lockport, NY: August 4, 2007

TA-W-63,871; Maui Pineapple Co., Kahului, HI: August 6, 2007

TA-W-63,997; Lapeer Metal Stamping Companies, Inc., Dearborn Division, Dearborn, MI: September 4, 2007

TA-W-64,002; Lapeer Metal Stamping Companies, Sebewaing Div., Sebewaing, MI: September 5, 2007

TA-W-64,003; Lapeer Metal Stamping Companies, Mt. Clemens Divisions, Mt. Clemens, MI: September 5, 2007

TA-W-64,044; Kace International, LLC, Dana Division, Shreveport, LA: September 12, 2007

TA-W-64,045; Kace International, LLC, Siegel Reports Division, Shreveport, LA: September 12, 2007

TA-W-63,841; Great Lakes Industry, Inc., Jackson, MI: December 17, 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-63,967; Merkle-Korff Industries, Mt. Prospect Road Plant Division, Des Plaines, IL: August 18, 2007

TA-W-63,980; Stoneridge Control Devices, A Subsidiary Stoneridge, Pollak Division, Canton, MA: September 2, 2007

TA-W-63,994; JCIM US, LLC, Wages Paid By LDM Technologies, d/b/a Plastech, Hartland, MI: August 20, 2007

TA-W-64,033; Eaton Corporation, Clutch Division, Auburn, IN: September 10, 2007

TA-W-64,035; The Hershey Company, Reading Plant, Reading, PA: September 11, 2007

TA-W-63,911; Cypress Semiconductor (Texas), Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Fab2, Round Rock, TX: August 19, 2007

TA-W-63,917; Materials Management, Inc., Easley, SC: August 21, 2007

TA-W-64,022; Honeywell International, Scanning Mobility, Manpower, Skaneateles Falls, NY: September 9, 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-63,771; Blue Water Automotive Systems, Inc., Burlington, NC: July 25, 2008

TA-W-63,867; Unifi, Inc., Staunton, VA: August 12, 2007

TA-W-63,971; Trim Masters, Inc., Automotive Technology Systems Division, Lawrenceville, IL: September 2, 2007

TA-W-64,049; Meridian Automotive Systems, Leased Workers From Manpower, Shreveport, LA: September 12, 2007

TA-W-64,054; Modas, LLC, Shreveport, LA: September 12, 2007

TA-W-64,082; Precision Manufacturing and Assembly, Dayton, OH: September 13, 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 Start Printed Page 58982significant 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.

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-63,805; International Paper Company, Pensacola Mill, Cantonment, OH.

TA-W-63,887; Sun Microsystems, Inc., Sun Learning Services Division, Broomfield, PA.

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-63,923; Vanguard Furniture, Conover, 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-63,728; Leggett and Platt, Nova Bond Facility, Nashville, WI.

TA-W-63,811; H. B. Fuller Company, Wise Personnel, Paducah, NY.

TA-W-63,895; Sewall Gear Manufacturing, St. Paul, HI.

TA-W-63,897; IAC Canton, LLC, Inter'l Automotive Components Group North America, Canton, MI.

TA-W-63,942; Mega Building Systems Ltd, Springfield, MI.

TA-W-63,962; GE Consumer and Industrial Lighting, Willoughby Lucalox Plant, Willoughby, NC.

TA-W-63,964; Boise Cascade LLC, Salem Converting Division, Salem, LA.

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

TA-W-64,074; First Insight Corporation, Customer Service Department, Hillsboro,

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.

TA-W-63,539; DMAX, LTD., Dayton, KY.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of September 22 through September 26, 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: October 2, 2008.

Erin Fitzgerald,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E8-23850 Filed 10-7-08; 8:45 am]

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