Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

 
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Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)

Federal Register Volume 80, Number 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)

Notices

Pages 64014-64016

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2015-26825

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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 by (TA-W) number issued during the period of August 25, 2015 through September 11, 2015.

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.

  1. Under Section 222(a)(2)(A), the following must be satisfied:

    (1) a significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

    (2) the sales or production, or both, of such firm have decreased absolutely; and

    (3) One of the following must be satisfied:

    (A) Imports of articles or services like or directly competitive with articles produced or services supplied by such firm have increased;

    (B) imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles into which one or more component parts produced by such firm are directly incorporated, have increased;

    (C) imports of articles directly incorporating one or more component parts produced outside the United States that are like or directly competitive with imports of articles incorporating one or more component parts produced by such firm have increased;

    (D) imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced directly using services supplied by such firm, have increased; and

    (4) the increase in imports contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or production of such firm; or

  2. Section 222(a)(2)(B) all of the following must be satisfied:

    (1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

    (2) One of the following must be satisfied:

    (A) There has been a shift by the workers' firm to a foreign country in the production of articles or supply of services like or directly competitive with those produced/supplied by the workers' firm;

    (B) there has been an acquisition from a foreign country by the workers' firm of articles/services that are like or directly competitive with those produced/supplied by the workers' firm; and

    (3) the shift/acquisition contributed importantly to the workers' separation or threat of separation.

    In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected secondary 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) a significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

    (2) the workers' firm is a Supplier or Downstream Producer to a firm that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the Act, and such supply or production is related to the article or service that was the basis for such certification; and

    (3) either--

    (A) the workers' firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied to the firm described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers' firm; or

    (B) a loss of business by the workers' firm with the firm described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers' separation or threat of separation.

    In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected workers in firms identified by the International Trade Commission and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(e) of the Act must be met.

    (1) the workers' firm is publicly identified by name by the International Trade Commission as a member of a domestic industry in an investigation resulting in--

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    (A) an affirmative determination of serious injury or threat thereof under section 202(b)(1);

    (B) an affirmative determination of market disruption or threat thereof under section 421(b)(1); or

    (C) an affirmative final determination of material injury or threat thereof under section 705(b)(1)(A) or 735(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)(1)(A) and 1673d(b)(1)(A));

    (2) the petition is filed during the 1-year period beginning on the date on which--

    (A) a summary of the report submitted to the President by the International Trade Commission under section 202(f)(1) with respect to the affirmative determination described in paragraph (1)(A) is published in the Federal Register under section 202(f)(3); or

    (B) notice of an affirmative determination described in subparagraph (1) is published in the Federal Register; and

    (3) the workers have become totally or partially separated from the workers' firm within--

    (A) the 1-year period described in paragraph (2); or

    (B) notwithstanding section 223(b)(1), the 1-year period preceding the 1-year period described in paragraph (2).

    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.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    86,039.......... Arcelormittal Georgetown, SC. April 5, 2015.

    Georgetown.

    86,039A......... Phoenix Services, Georgetown, SC. May 27, 2014.

    Working On-Site at

    Arcelormittal

    Georgetown.

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    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services) of the Trade Act have been met.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    85,144.......... IP & Science (Patent Bingham Farms, March 12, 2013.

    Payments), Master MI.

    Data Center, Global

    Operations, Thomson

    Reuters, Pontoon,

    and Adecco.

    85,173.......... Xerox State and Waite Park, MN. March 21, 2013.

    Local Solutions,

    Inc., Business

    Services, LLC,

    Finance &

    Accounting

    Departments, Robert

    Half, etc.

    85,247.......... MoneyGram Payment Brooklyn April 18, 2013.

    Systems, Inc., Center, MN.

    MoneyGram,

    International,

    Accountemps, Apex

    Systems, Baker

    Tilly, etc.

    85,350.......... Computer Sciences Blythewood, SC. May 30, 2013.

    Corporation (CSC),

    Insurance Division,

    Shared Engineering

    & Technology

    Services Group.

    85,427.......... MoneyGram Payment Lakewood, CO... July 15, 2013.

    Systems, Inc.,

    MoneyGram

    International,

    Accountemps, APEX

    Systems, Baker

    Tilly, etc.

    85,427A......... MoneyGram Payment Lakewood, CO... November 19,

    Systems, Inc., 2013.

    MoneyGram

    International,

    Customer Car

    Division,

    Intellisource.

    85,495.......... Sumitomo Electric Albuquerque, NM August 20,

    Device Innovations 2013.

    USA, Inc., Sumitomo

    Electric USA

    Holding, Inc.,

    VCSEL Group.

    85,527.......... Syncreon Technology Allentown, PA.. September 10,

    (America), Inc., 2013.

    Express Employment

    Professionals.

    85,605.......... GE Power Galion, OH..... October 17,

    Electronics, Inc., 2013.

    GE Energy

    Management

    Division, General

    Electric Company.

    85,903.......... Accenture LLP, Richardson, TX. March 25, 2014.

    Verizon Customer

    Case and

    Operations, Verizon

    Business Network,

    etc..

    85,903A......... Accenture LLP, Richardson, TX. March 25, 2014.

    Verizon Customer

    Case and

    Operations, Verizon

    Business Network,

    etc..

    86,076.......... Omnicare, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. June 8, 2014.

    Omnicare

    Headquarters--Cinci

    nnati, IT Business

    Group.

    86,076A......... Omnicare, Inc., OIS Dublin, OH..... June 8, 2014.

    Helpdesk and Data

    Center, IT Business

    Group, DotStaff.

    86,076B......... Omnicare, Inc., Trevose, PA.... June 8, 2014.

    Omnicare

    Information

    Solutions--Trevose,

    IT Business Group.

    86,108.......... Sol Inc., Carmanah Palm City, FL.. June 17, 2014.

    Technologies

    Corporation, ADP

    Totalsource.

    86,114.......... Regal Beloit West Plains, MO May 22, 2015.

    America, Inc., West

    Plains Division,

    Regal Beloit

    Corporation.

    86,120.......... Avery Dennison, Greensboro, NC. June 22, 2014.

    Retail Branding &

    Information

    Solutions (RBIS)

    Division, Adecco,

    Zero Chaos.

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    Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Worker Adjustment Assistance

    After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register and on the Department's Web site, as required by Section 221 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these petitions.

    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    86,070.......... Interplex Tech Group North Haven, ...............

    CT..

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    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of August 25, 2015 through September 11, 2015. These determinations are available on the Department's Web site www.tradeact/

    taa/taa_search_form.cfm under the searchable listing of determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888-365-6822.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of September 2015.

    Hope D. Kinglock,

    Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

    FR Doc. 2015-26825 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am

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