Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

 
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Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 22 (Wednesday, February 3, 2016)

Federal Register Volume 81, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 3, 2016)

Notices

Pages 5785-5789

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

FR Doc No: 2016-01868

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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 December 14, 2015 through January 8, 2016.

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--

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

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    (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) not withstanding 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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    85,976............... Bonney Forge Corporation........... Mount Union, PA..... March 26, 2014.

    90,016............... GrafTech USA LLC................... Saint Marys, PA..... August 18, 2014.

    90,330............... Outokumpu Stainless Pipe Inc....... Wildwood, FL........ January 1, 2014.

    91,105............... Startek, USA Inc................... Grand Junction, CO.. October 20, 2014.

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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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    85,066............... SunEdison, Inc., STP Manufacturing St. Peters, MO...... April 20, 2013.

    Plant, MEMC Electronic Materials,

    Adecco.

    85,154............... Xerox Imager Delivery Center, El Segundo, CA...... March 14, 2013.

    Global Technology Development

    Group Division, Imager Delivery

    Group, etc.

    85,254............... Sony Electronics, Inc., REMX/Select/ Carson, CA.......... April 21, 2013.

    NGroup.

    85,254A.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., Staffmark.. Los Angeles, CA..... April 21, 2013.

    85,254B.............. Sony Electronics, Inc.............. Los Angeles, CA..... April 21, 2013.

    85,254C.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., REMX/Select San Diego, CA....... June 21, 2014.

    and Staffmark.

    85,254D.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., REMX/Select San Jose, CA........ June 21, 2014.

    and Staffmark.

    85,254E.............. Sony Electronics, Inc.............. Fort Myers, FL...... June 21, 2014.

    85,254F.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., Staffmark.. Honolulu, HI........ April 21, 2013.

    85,254G.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., REMX/Select Itasca, IL.......... June 21, 2014.

    and Staffmark.

    85,254H.............. Sony Electronics, Inc.............. Bloomington, MN..... April 21, 2013.

    85,254I.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., REMX/Select Park Ridge, NJ...... June 21, 2014.

    and Staffmark.

    85,254J.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., Kelly OCG, Laredo, TX.......... April 21, 2013.

    Manpower, and Staff AMIGO.

    85,254K.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., Kelly OCG, Laredo, TX.......... April 21, 2013.

    Manpower, and Staff AMIGO.

    85,254L.............. Sony Electronics, Inc.............. Redmond, WA......... April 21, 2013.

    85,254M.............. Sony Electronics, Inc., Staffmark.. Middleton, WI....... April 21, 2013.

    85,254N.............. YOH/DAY Zimmerman, Sony San Diego, CA....... April 21, 2013.

    Electronics, Inc.

    85,254O.............. YOH/DAY Zimmerman, Sony San Jose, CA........ April 21, 2013.

    Electronics, Inc.

    85,254P.............. YOH/DAY Zimmerman, Sony Park Ridge, NJ...... April 21, 2013.

    Electronics, Inc.

    85,381............... Gamestop Texas, Ltd., Customer Grapevine, TX....... June 18, 2013.

    Service Department.

    85,420............... Swank, Inc., Int'l Export Sales Taunton, MA......... July 9, 2013.

    Documentation, Randa Accessories

    Leather Goods LLC.

    85,545............... Rural/Metro Corporation, Indiana Indianapolis, IN.... September 22, 2013.

    Billing Office, WP Rocket Holdings.

    85,594............... SuperValu, Inc., Tier 1 Helpdesk Boise, ID........... October 13, 2013.

    Call Center, Corporate

    Technologies.

    85,637............... Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company, Norwood, OH......... November 7, 2013.

    LLC.

    85,747............... JP Morgan Chase and Company, Akron, OH........... December 5, 2013.

    Consumer Banking Operations.

    85,834............... Mondelez International, Customer Wilkes Barre, PA.... February 18, 2014.

    Service Operations Division, Kelly

    Services.

    85,915............... Pfizer Inc., Global Reference Groton, CT.......... March 27, 2014.

    Standards, Pfizer Global Supply,

    Artech Information, etc.

    86,125............... Verizon Business Network Services, Tulsa, OK........... June 23, 2014.

    Inc., Order Management.

    86,137............... Dex Media, Advantage Technical Williamsville, NY... June 26, 2014.

    Resourcing, TAC.

    86,138............... Verizon Business Network Services, Richardson, TX...... June 25, 2014.

    Inc., Order Management.

    90,010............... Honeywell International, Inc., Lynnwood, WA........ January 1, 2014.

    Automation and Control Solutions

    Business Group, Honeywell

    Scanning, etc.

    90,025............... Alorica, West Corp................. Tulsa, OK........... February 1, 2015.

    90,051............... World Wide Imports Inc............. Kent, WA............ January 1, 2014.

    90,085............... Sprint United Management Company, Irving, TX.......... January 1, 2014.

    BCOM Group.

    90,108............... Parker Hannifin Corporation, New Haven, IN....... September 29, 2014.

    Instrumentation Group--Sporlan

    Division, Pro Resources Staffing

    Services.

    90,108A.............. Leaders Staffing, Parker Hannifin New Haven, IN....... January 1, 2014.

    Corporation, Instrumentation

    Group--Sporlan Division.

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    90,146............... Reynolds Metals Company, Alcoa Lake Charles, LA.... January 1, 2014.

    Global Primary Products, Alcoa,

    Inc.

    90,155............... Donaldson Company, Inc............. Cresco, IA.......... January 1, 2014.

    90,174............... Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, Kansas City, MO..... January 1, 2014.

    Technology and Business

    Enablement, Tata Consultancy

    Services.

    90,174A.............. Hallmark Cards, Incorporated and Kansas City, MO..... January 1, 2014.

    Hallmark Marketing Company, LLC,

    Consumer Solutions, Tata

    Consultancy Services.

    90,177............... Lufkin Industries LLC, Lufkin-- Lufkin, TX.......... January 1, 2014.

    Foundry, GE Oil & Gas, Double S,

    Weisinger Electric.

    90,187............... International Paper Company, Memphis, TN......... January 1, 2014.

    Procure-To-Pay Group.

    90,190............... Arrow International, Inc., Vascular Reading, PA......... March 27, 2015.

    Division, Teleflex Inc.

    90,190A.............. Office Team and Aerotek, Arrow Reading, PA......... January 1, 2014.

    International, Inc., Vascular

    Division, Teleflex Inc.

    90,200............... Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, New New York, NY........ January 1, 2014.

    York Branch, Information

    Technology Department, Linium

    Resources, LLC.

    90,227............... ResMed Motor Technologies Inc., Chatsworth, CA...... January 1, 2014.

    Triad Systems International, Two

    Roads Professional Resources, etc.

    90,230............... Energizer Holdings, Inc., Adecco... Westlake, OH........ July 26, 2015.

    90,244............... Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc., Piscataway, NJ...... January 1, 2014.

    Tech Mahindra Limited.

    90,257............... Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Skaneateles Falls, January 1, 2014.

    Solutions, Adecco Staffing. NY.

    90,263............... Annie's Baking, LLC, General Mills, Joplin, MO.......... January 1, 2014.

    Inc., Express Employment

    Professionals, etc.

    90,273............... Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, South Burlington, VT January 1, 2014.

    Sutherland Healthcare Solutions,

    formerly Apollo Health Street

    Limited, etc.

    90,291............... Honeywell International, Inc., Tempe, AZ........... January 1, 2014.

    Corporate Information Technology,

    Enterprise Services.

    90,318............... International Business Machines Dubuque, IA......... January 1, 2014.

    Corporation (IBM), Global

    Technology Services (GTS), Dubuque

    Service Delivery Center, etc.

    91,054............... McDavid, Inc....................... Woodridge, IL....... September 21, 2014.

    91,071............... SKF Sealing Solutions, SKF USA, Hobart, OK.......... October 23, 2014.

    Inc., Express Employment

    Professionals.

    91,082............... Anodex Anodizing, Inc., Kathrein Medford, OR......... October 26, 2014.

    Holding USA, Inc., Express

    Employment Professionals.

    91,086............... NSC Global Managed Resources LLC, Mason, OH........... October 28, 2014.

    Logistics and Call Coordinators.

    91,088............... TerraSource Global................. Cuyahoga Falls, OH.. October 28, 2014.

    91,099............... Frontier Airlines, Inc., Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI....... November 2, 2014.

    Reservations Department, Ajilon

    Professional Staffing.

    91,101............... Safety Syringes, Inc., Becton, Carlsbad, CA........ November 2, 2014.

    Dickinson and Company, Aerotek

    Commercial Staffing, etc.

    91,110............... Triangle Brass Manufacturing Co. Los Angeles, CA..... November 4, 2014.

    Inc., ILM Employment Group, Inc.

    91,112............... ATSCO, Division of BBB Industries, Phoenix, AZ......... November 5, 2014.

    LLC, Allegiance Staffing Phoenix.

    91,131............... Aero Precision Products, LLC....... Summerville, SC..... November 11, 2014.

    91,188............... NN, Inc. Autocam Precision Wheeling, IL........ December 2, 2014.

    Components Group, Industrial

    Quality Temps Inc.

    91,196............... Federal-Mogul MotorParts, Braking Orangeburg, SC...... February 6, 2016.

    Division, Federal-Mogul Corp., SMX/

    Staffing Management, etc.

    91,207............... LG NanoH2O, Inc., LG Chem Ltd, Hawthorne, CA....... December 9, 2014.

    Kelly Temporary Services.

    91,207A.............. LG NanoH2O, Inc., LG Chem Ltd, El Segundo, CA...... December 9, 2014.

    Kelly Temporary Services.

    91,260............... Vishay Siliconix, Siliconix Mosfets Santa Clara, CA..... December 23, 2014.

    Division.

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    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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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    86,135............... Harrington Machine & Tool Co. Inc.. Franklin, PA........ June 26, 2014.

    91,198............... Chester Forest Products, LLC, W. T. Chester, ME......... December 4, 2014.

    Gardner & Sons, Inc.

    91,226............... Vani Quality Quest, Inc., Sentech Dearborn, MI........ December 14, 2014.

    Skilled Trade Services Inc.

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    Negative Determinations for Worker 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.

    The investigation revealed that the criterion under paragraph (a)(1) or (b)(1) (employment decline or threat of separation) of section 222 has not been met.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    85,285............... Wave Accounting Inc. (Delaware), Wilmington, DE......

    Including Workers whose UI Wages

    Reported thru Wave Accounting Inc.

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    85,285A.............. Wave Accounting Inc. (Delaware), Webster, NY.........

    Including Workers whose UI Wages

    Reported thru Wave Accounting Inc.

    85,603............... Eighth Floor Promotions............ Celina, OH..........

    85,612............... CA Technologies.................... Plano, TX...........

    85,645............... Cardinal Health.................... McDonough, GA.......

    85,814............... Grape Solar, Inc................... Eugene, OR..........

    90,118............... RR Donnelley, Financial Business Philadelphia, PA....

    Unit.

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    The investigation revealed that the criteria under paragraphs (a)(2)(A)(i) (decline in sales or production, or both) and (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country) of section 222 have not been met.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    85,351............... Gold Inc. D/B/A Goldbug, Inc., Aurora, CO..........

    Sourcing Division.

    85,806............... Premier Tech Chronos, VonGal Montgomery, AL......

    Division, Premier Tech Inc.,

    Workforce and Career Personnel.

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    The investigation revealed that the criteria under paragraphs (a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country) of section 222 have not been met.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    85,263.................... SC&H Group, Real Tax Sparks, MD...............

    Department.

    85,420A................... Swank, Inc., Accounting and Taunton, MA..............

    Finance, Credit Collections,

    Chargeback Resolution, etc.

    85,609.................... RNYK LLC D.B.A. J & R New York, NY.............

    Music World.

    85,788.................... Engineered Polymer Solutions, Garland, TX..............

    (aka EPS, DBA Valspar

    Coatings), Architectural/

    Consumer, Aerotek, etc.

    85,797.................... Revett Mining Company, Inc., Troy, MT.................

    Troy Mine, Inc., Revett

    Silver Company.

    85,937.................... Advanced Supply Chain Anchorage, AK............

    International, LLC, BP

    Explorations (Alaska) Inc.,

    Procurement Division.

    85,937A................... Advanced Supply Chain Prudhoe Bay, AK..........

    International, LLC, BP

    Explorations (Alaska) Inc.,

    Prudhoe Bay (North Slope)

    Division.

    85,977.................... Sanguine Gas Exploration, LLC. Tulsa, OK................

    86,005.................... DCP Midstream, A Joint Venture Tulsa, OK................

    Between Spectra Energy and

    Phillips 66.

    86,031.................... Oil States Industries, Inc., Tulsa, OK................

    American Staffcorp.

    86,055.................... Aztec Well Servicing, Aztec Aztec, NM................

    Drilling, Triple S Trucking

    Company, Double M Sales, etc.

    86,055A................... Aztec Well Servicing, Aztec Hobbs, NM................

    Drilling, Triple S Trucking

    Company.

    86,072.................... ConocoPhillips, Bartlesville Bartlesville, OK.........

    Shared Services, Associated

    Resources, Primary Services,

    etc.

    86,117.................... ConocoPhillips San Juan Farmington, NM...........

    Business Unit, Ayan Tech

    Solutions, Baker Petrolite,

    Baker Hughes Oilfield, etc.

    90,021.................... Digitec, Inc., Lindsay Milford, NE..............

    Corporation, Elecsys Corp.,

    Betty's Bunch Temporaries.

    90,164.................... Bay Side Recycling Company, Duluth, MN...............

    LLC.

    90,165.................... Retro Systems LLC, Labormax Valley Center, KS........

    and Choson Resource.

    90,169.................... Bradford Supply Company....... Robinson, IL.............

    90,186.................... Grays Harbor Community Aberdeen, WA.............

    Hospital (East Campus),

    Health Information Management

    Department.

    90,256.................... Phoenix Technology Services Houston, TX..............

    USA Inc., Superior Talent

    Resources, Automation

    Personnel Services, etc.

    91,043.................... QEP Energy Company............ Tulsa, OK................

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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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    86,077............... HARMAN............................. Northridge, CA......

    90,254............... Leggett & Platt Springs Delano, PA..........

    Manufacturing, LLC, Leggett &

    Platt, Inc.

    91,024............... Applied Leverage Technology........ Sanford, ME.........

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    91,206............... TGI Fridays........................ Carrollton, TX......

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    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued in cases where these petitions were not filed in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 90.11. Every petition filed by workers must be signed by at least three individuals of the petitioning worker group. Petitioners separated more than one year prior to the date of the petition cannot be covered under a certification of a petition under section 223(b), and therefore, may not be part of a petitioning worker group. For one or more of these reasons, these petitions were deemed invalid.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    90,116............... Riverside Veneer Company, Inc...... Heuvelton, NY.......

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    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitioning groups of workers are covered by active certifications. Consequently, further investigation in these cases would serve no purpose since the petitioning group of workers cannot be covered by more than one certification at a time.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    85,694............... Tyco Fire Protection Products, Westminster, MA.....

    Technical Services Division.

    91,026............... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Volt Austin, TX..........

    and HCL America, Inc.

    91,066............... Sony Electronics, Inc.............. Park Ridge, NJ......

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    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitions are the subject of ongoing investigations under petitions filed earlier covering the same petitioners.

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    TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date

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    91,202............... Covidien........................... Mansfield, MA.......

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    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of November 9, 2015 through December 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 12th day of January 2016.

    Jessica R. Webster,

    Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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