Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50069-50073]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20600]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade
Adjustment Assistance
    In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade
Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (``Act''), as amended, the
Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations
regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under
Chapter 2 of the Act (``TAA'') for workers by (TA-W) number issued
during the period of August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. (This
Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places
however, changes such as the inclusion of subheadings, a reorganization
of language, or ``and,'' ``or,'' or other words are added for
clarification.)
Section 222(a)--Workers of a Primary Firm
    In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of
a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to
apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a)
of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)) must be met, as follows:
    (1) The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the Act,
19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(1)) is that a significant number or proportion of the
workers in such workers' firm (or ``such firm'') have become totally or
partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially
separated;
AND (2(A) or 2(B) below)
    (2) The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the
Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied by either (A) the Increased
Imports Path, or (B) the Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign
Country Path/Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country
Path, as follows:
    (A) Increased Imports Path:
    (i) the sales or production, or both, of such firm, have decreased
absolutely;
AND (ii and iii below)
    (ii)(I) imports of articles or services like or directly
competitive with articles produced or services supplied by such firm
have increased; OR (II)(aa) 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; OR
(II)(bb) imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles
which are produced directly using the services supplied by such firm,
have
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increased; OR (III) 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;
AND
    (iii) the increase in imports described in clause (ii) contributed
importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to
the decline in the sales or production of such firm; OR
    (B) Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path OR
Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country Path:
    (i)(I) there has been a shift by such workers' firm to a foreign
country in the production of articles or the supply of services like or
directly competitive with articles which are produced or services which
are supplied by such firm; OR
    (II) such workers' firm has acquired from a foreign country
articles or services that are like or directly competitive with
articles which are produced or services which are supplied by such
firm;
AND
    (ii) the shift described in clause (i)(I) or the acquisition of
articles or services described in clause (i)(II) contributed
importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation.
Section 222(b)--Adversely Affected Secondary Workers
    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 TAA, the group eligibility
requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(b)) must be
met, as follows:
    (1) a 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;
AND
    (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 (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)), and
such supply or production is related to the article or service that was
the basis for such certification (as defined in subsection 222(c)(3)
and (4) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(c)(3) and (4));
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 determined under paragraph (1).
Section 222(e)--Firms Identified by the International Trade Commission
    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 TAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(e) of the
Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(e))must be met, by following criteria (1), (2), and
(3) as follows:
    (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) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(b)(1)); OR
    (B) an affirmative determination of market disruption or threat
thereof under section 421(b)(1)of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2436(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));
AND
    (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) of the Trade Act
(19 U.S.C. 2252(f)(1)) with respect to the affirmative determination
described in paragraph (1)(A) is published in the Federal Register
under section 202(f)(3) (19 U.S.C. 2252(f)(3)); OR
    (B) notice of an affirmative determination described in
subparagraph (B) or (C)of paragraph (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) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2273(b)),
the 1-year period preceding the 1-year period described in paragraph
(2).
Affirmative Determinations for 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 Path) of the Trade Act have
been met.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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94,564.......................  R&M Sea Level Marine LLC, R&M  Davie, FL...............  February 25, 2018.
                                Ship Technologies USA, Inc.
94,613.......................  Hawkins Architectural          Stafford, VA............  March 8, 2018.
                                Products, LLC, Solar Seal
                                Division, Express Employment
                                Professionals.
94,635.......................  Porcelain Industries, Inc.,    Dickson, TN.............  March 15, 2018.
                                Express, People Ready,
                                Talent Force, Safe Harbor,
                                Volt.
95,081.......................  Mueller Copper Tube Products,  Wynne, AR...............  August 15, 2018.
                                Inc., Mueller Industries,
                                Inc..
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    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of
Section 222(a)(2)(B) (Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign
Country Path or Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign
Country Path) of the Trade Act have been met.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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94,472.......................  MSCI ESG Research LLC, MSCI    Portland, ME............  January 22, 2018.
                                Inc.
94,704.......................  Sulzer Pumps (US) Inc., Pumps  Portland, OR............  May 7, 2018.
                                Equipment Division, Sulzer
                                US Holding, Madden
                                Industrial Craftsmen.
94,704A......................  Quadco Industrial Services     Portland, OR............  April 4, 2018.
                                Inc. and Randstad, Sulzer
                                Pumps (US) Inc., Pumps
                                Equipment Division, Sulzer
                                US Holding Inc.
94,765.......................  Cenveo Publisher Services,     Richmond, VA............  April 29, 2018.
                                Richmond--Content Division,
                                Cenveo Worldwide Limited,
                                Cenveo, Inc.
94,805.......................  Purewick Corporation, Express  El Cajon, CA............  May 10, 2018.
                                Employment Professionals.
94,824.......................  AIG Employee Services, Inc.,   New York, NY............  May 19, 2018.
                                Investments & Corporate IT-
                                Water Street, American
                                International Group, etc.
94,824A......................  AIG Employee Services, Inc.,   Berkeley Heights, NJ....  May 19, 2018.
                                Investments & Corporate IT--
                                Berkeley Heights, etc.
94,861.......................  Becton, Dickinson and          Chelmsford, MA..........  May 30, 2018.
                                Company, Finance Division,
                                ZForce.
94,879.......................  Kulicke & Soffa, Industries,   Santa Ana, CA...........  June 5, 2018.
                                Intellisource, LLC, John
                                Galt.
94,883.......................  Gray & Company, Seneca Foods   Dayton, OR..............  June 5, 2018.
                                Corporation, Aerotek, GLISS
                                General Labor & Industrial.
94,896.......................  AT&T Digital Retail and Care,  Houston, TX.............  June 13, 2018.
                                Customer Loyalty, AT&T
                                Services, AT&T, Sutherland
                                Global Services.
94,927.......................  CCPI Inc., Staffmark,          Blanchester, OH.........  June 21, 2018.
                                Contingent WorkForce.
94,955.......................  Citibank, Global Consumer      Sioux Falls, SD.........  June 28, 2018.
                                Technology Division.
94,962.......................  X-Cel Optical Company,         Sauk Rapids, MN.........  July 1, 2018.
                                Essilor of America, Inc.,
                                Aerotek.
94,964.......................  Perry Capital Holding,         Jackson, KY.............  July 2, 2018.
                                Appalachian Regional
                                Manufacturing.
94,972.......................  TMG Health, A Cognizant        Amarillo, TX............  July 3, 2018.
                                Company, Cognizant Domestic
                                Holdings, Cognizant
                                Technology Solutions,
                                Aerotek, etc.
94,976.......................  Novo Nordisk Case Processing   Plainsboro Township, NJ.  July 9, 2018.
                                team, Product Safety, Novo
                                Nordisk Inc.
94,986.......................  Sargent Manufacturing          New Haven, CT...........  July 12, 2018.
                                Company, Assa Abloy,
                                Information Technology Help
                                Desk Support, Tek Systems,
                                etc.
95,000.......................  Cleveland Hardware & Forging   Cleveland, OH...........  July 17, 2018.
                                Co., Cleveland Hardware
                                Division, Express Employment.
95,005.......................  CommScope Technologies, LLC,   Forest, VA..............  July 19, 2018.
                                CommScope Inc., CommScope
                                Holding Company, Inc.
95,011.......................  Black Diamond Equipment,       Salt Lake City, UT......  July 23, 2018.
                                Synergy Staffing, BBSI
                                Staffing, Elwood Staffing.
95,012.......................  Frontier Communications,       Norwich, NY.............  July 23, 2018.
                                Network Translations
                                Organization Team, Frontier
                                Communications Corporation.
95,018.......................  Flexsteel Industries, Inc.,    Harrison, AR............  July 25, 2018.
                                Penmac, Synergy HR,
                                PeopleLink.
95,020.......................  Kimball Hospitality, Debbie's  Martinsville, VA........  July 26, 2018.
                                Staffing.
95,021.......................  Affinity Insurance Services,   Fort Washington, PA.....  July 29, 2018.
                                Inc., Aon Services Corp.,
                                Tapfin, TCS, and Genpact.
95,029.......................  Vesuvius USA Corporation,      Dillon, SC..............  July 30, 2018.
                                Fused Silica Division,
                                Olsten Staffing Services and
                                Amotec.
95,032.......................  First Call Resolution, LLC,    Roseburg, OR............  July 31, 2018.
                                Ortana, Elwood Staffing,
                                Express Employment, Aerotek
                                Professionals, etc.
95,044.......................  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries    Franklin, IN............  August 5, 2018.
                                Climate Control, Inc.,
                                Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
                                Thermal Systems, Crown
                                Services, etc.
95,064.......................  Experian Services Corp.,       Costa Mesa, CA..........  August 12, 2018.
                                Alliance Resource Group LP,
                                Apex Systems, Compunnel
                                Software Group, etc.
95,106.......................  Vesuvius Pittsburgh Research,  Pittsburgh, PA..........  August 21, 2018.
                                Flow Control VISO Division,
                                Medix and Apex Life Sciences.
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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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94,692.......................  AT&T Services, Inc.,           San Ramon, CA...........  April 4, 2018.
                                Corporate Telecommunications
                                Services (CTS).
94,692A......................  AT&T Services, Inc.,           Oakland, CA.............  April 4, 2018.
                                Corporate Telecommunications
                                Services (CTS).
94,692B......................  AT&T Services, Inc.,           Cerritos, CA............  April 4, 2018.
                                Corporate Telecommunications
                                Services (CTS).
94,775.......................  General Motors, Warren         Warren, MI..............  August 17, 2019.
                                Transmission Operations.
94,775A......................  Allegis, Jones Lang Lasalle,   Warren, MI..............  May 1, 2018.
                                Eurest Services, and
                                Integrity Fleet Services,
                                General Motors, Warren
                                Transmission Operations.
94,901.......................  Parker Hannifin Corporation,   Kennett, MO.............  June 13, 2018.
                                Hose Product Division.
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    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of
Section 222(e) (firms identified by the International Trade Commission)
of the Trade Act have been met.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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94,945.......................  Arconic Lancaster DBA Alumax   Lancaster, PA...........  February 5, 2018.
                                Mill Products, Inc., Global
                                Rolled Products Division,
                                Arconic Inc.
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Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance
    In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the
eligibility criteria for TAA have not been met for the reasons
specified.
    The investigation revealed that the requirements of Trade Act
section 222 (a)(1) and (b)(1) (significant worker total/partial
separation or threat of total/partial separation), or (e) (firms
identified by the International Trade Commission), have not been met.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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94,874.......................  Lodging Solutions,             Melville, NY............  ........................
                                Accommodations Plus
                                International, Information
                                Technology Unit.
94,911.......................  Fidelity Information           Woodbury, MN............  ........................
                                Services, LLC, Fidelity
                                National Information
                                Services, Inc.
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    The investigation revealed that the criteria under paragraphs
(a)(2)(A)(i) (decline in sales or production, or both), or (a)(2)(B)
(shift in production or services to a foreign country or acquisition of
articles or services from a foreign country), (b)(2) (supplier to a
firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA or
downstream producer to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to
apply for TAA), and (e) (International Trade Commission) of section 222
have not been met.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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94,487.......................  Integrated Device Technology   San Jose, CA............  ........................
                                Inc. (IDT), Eastridge, West
                                Valley.
94,608.......................  JW Aluminum Company..........  Russellville, AR........  ........................
94,691.......................  Android Industries-Belvidere,  Belvidere, IL...........  ........................
                                LLC, QPS Employment Group-
                                Rockford, Spherion Staffing
                                Services.
94,811.......................  Liberty Mutual Group Inc.,     Mishawaka, IN...........  ........................
                                Mishawaka Customer Response
                                Center.
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    The investigation revealed that the criteria under
paragraphs(a)(2)(A) (increased imports), (a)(2)(B) (shift in production
or services to a foreign country or acquisition of articles or services
from a foreign country), (b)(2) (supplier to a firm whose workers are
certified eligible to apply for TAA or downstream producer to a firm
whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA), and (e)
(International Trade Commission) of section 222 have not been met.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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93,577.......................  Tech Mahindra (Americas),      Mount Clemens, MI.......  ........................
                                Inc., Tech Mahindra Limited,
                                System Database
                                Administrators, AT&T Account.
93,993.......................  Mellanox Technologies Silicon  Monterey Park, CA.......  ........................
                                Photonics Inc. (MTSP),
                                Mellanox Technologies Inc.,
                                Aerotek.
94,695.......................  Grupo Antolin Illinois, Staff  Belvidere, IL...........  ........................
                                On Site Midwest, Inc.
94,705.......................  Syncreon, US, QPS, Cortech...  Belvidere, IL...........  ........................
94,714.......................  Verizon Wireless, Call Center  Albuquerque, NM.........  ........................
94,812.......................  Premier Aviation Overhaul      Rome, NY................  ........................
                                Center, Ltd., Launch
                                Technical Workforce
                                Solutions, STS Aerostaff,
                                Aviation Personnel.
94,815.......................  AEC Virginia, LLC, Asheboro    Boykins, VA.............  ........................
                                Elastics Corporation.
94,825.......................  Payless Shoesource Worldwide,  Topeka, KS..............  ........................
                                Inc., Payless, Inc.,
                                Logistics Department.
94,839.......................  Xerox Corporation, Global      Webster, NY.............  ........................
                                Communications Services
                                Operations, Creative
                                Services.
95,025.......................  Futurewei Technologies, Inc.,  Framingham, MA..........  ........................
                                Huawei Technologies, Boston
                                Research Center, Workforce
                                Logiq, Experis, etc.
95,025A......................  Futurewei Technologies, Inc.,  Cambridge, MA...........  ........................
                                Huawei Technologies Co.,
                                Ltd, Boston Research Center.
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Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Trade
Adjustment Assistance
    After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register
and on the Department's website, 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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94,946.......................  AT&T Services, Inc...........  St. Louis, MO...........  ........................
95,026.......................  Hexagon Manufacturing          North Kingstown, RI.....  ........................
                                Intelligence.
95,037.......................  El Dorado Paper Bag            El Dorado, AR...........  ........................
                                Manufacturing Company, Inc..
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    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued
in cases where the petition regarding the investigation has been deemed
invalid.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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95,125.......................  Briggs & Stratton              Murray, KY..............  ........................
                                Corporation, Murray Plant.
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    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued
because the worker group on whose behalf the petition was filed is
covered under an existing certification.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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93,659.......................  Sykes Enterprises              Amherst, NY.............  ........................
                                Incorporated.
94,121.......................  Sykes Enterprises,             Milton Freewater, OR....  ........................
                                Incorporated.
94,508.......................  Smith & Nephew, KellyOCG.....  Mansfield, MA...........  ........................
94,646.......................  Smith & Nephew...............  Andover, MA.............  ........................
94,646A......................  Smith & Nephew...............  Austin, TX..............  ........................
94,701.......................  Cognizant Technology           Topeka, KS..............  ........................
                                Solutions U.S. Corp., Retail
                                Consumer Goods Division.
94,816.......................  Primus Global Services, Inc.,  Jessup, PA..............  ........................
                                Sriven Systems of TX Inc.,
                                Teknaux, Cogent Infotech,
                                TMG Health, A Cognizant
                                Company, etc.
94,842.......................  ConAgra Brands, Inc., Global   Parsippany, NJ..........  ........................
                                Business Information
                                Services.
94,897.......................  Insight and Exela              Rapid City, SD..........  ........................
                                Technologies, Ditech Holding
                                Corporation.
94,971.......................  TE Connectivity, Randstad....  Menlo Park, CA..........  ........................
94,994.......................  Fargo Assembly of PA, Inc.,    David City, NE..........  ........................
                                Electrical Components
                                International Inc.,
                                Essential Personnel.
95,017.......................  AT&T Business-Global           Grand Rapids, MI........  ........................
                                Operations & Services,
                                Delivery Excellence-Global
                                Product Ordering, Business
                                VOIP Team, etc.
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    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued
because the petitioning group of workers is covered by an earlier
petition that is the subject of an ongoing investigation for which a
determination has not yet been issued.
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           TA-W No.                     Subject firm                  Location                 Impact date
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94,864.......................  Teck Washington Incorporated.  Metaline Falls, WA......  ........................
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    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued
during the period of August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. These
determinations are available on the Department's website https://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/petitioners/taa_search_form.cfm under the
searchable listing determinations or by calling the Office of Trade
Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888-365-6822.
    Signed at Washington DC this 9th day of September 2019.
Hope D. Kinglock,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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