In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on December 11, 2008, applicable to workers of Qimonda 200MM Facility, Sandston, Virginia. The notice was published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2008 (73 FR 79914). The certification was amended on February 10, 2009, March 3, 2009 and March 31, 2009 to include on-site leased workers of Tokyo Electron America, Nikon Precision, Ebara Technologies and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and Qimonda North America Corp., Qimonda Richmond, an on-site subsidiary of the subject firm. These notices were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 2009 (74 FR 8111), March 11, 2009 (74 FR 10619) and April 7, 2009 (74 FR 15752) respectfully.
At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production of DRAM semiconductor wafers.
The company reports that workers leased from PSI Repair Services, Exel Logistics, Xperts, Inc. and KLA/Tencor were employed on-site at the Sandston, Virginia location of Qimonda 200MM Facility. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of Qimonda 200MM Facility to be considered leased workers.
Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include workers leased from PSI Repair Services, Exel Logistics, Xperts, Inc. and KLA/Tencor working on-site at the Sandston, Virginia location of the subject firm.
The intent of the Department's certification to include all workers employed at Qimonda 200MM Facility, Sandston, Virginia who were adversely affected by a shift in production to a foreign country followed by increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with DRAM semiconductor wafers produced by the subject firm.
The amended notice applicable to TA-W-64,401 is hereby issued as follows:
All workers of Qimonda 200MM Facility, including on-site leased workers from Tokyo Electron America, Nikon Precision, Inc., Ebara Technologies, Inc., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., PSI Repair Services, Exel Logistics, Xperts, Inc., and KLA-Tensor and including on-site workers of Qimonda North America Corp., Qimonda Richmond, a subsidiary of Qimonda AG, Sandston, Virginia, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 11, 2007 through December 11, 2010, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC this 12th day of June 2009.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E9-14763 Filed 6-23-09; 8:45 am]
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