Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

 
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Federal Register, Volume 77 Issue 26 (Wednesday, February 8, 2012)

Federal Register Volume 77, Number 26 (Wednesday, February 8, 2012)

Notices

Pages 6588-6591

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

FR Doc No: 2012-2886

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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 January 23, 2012 through January 27, 2012.

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 workers in public agencies 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 public agency have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

    (2) The public agency has acquired from a foreign country services like or directly competitive with services which are supplied by such agency; and

    (3) The acquisition of services contributed importantly to such 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(c) 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

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    (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(f) 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);

    (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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    80,375.......... Newton Falls Fine Newton Falls, August 15,

    Paper Company LLC, NY. 2010.

    Scotia Newton, Inc.

    81,034.......... Roseburg Forest Louisville, MS. February 13,

    Products Louisville 2010.

    MS Particleboard,

    Composite Panel

    Division.

    81,057.......... HarperCollins Williamsport, February 13,

    Publishers, PA. 2010.

    Distribution

    Operations

    Division, Keystone

    Staffing, One

    Source Staff, etc.

    81,198.......... Andersen Corporation Bayport, MN.... February 13,

    2010.

    81,204.......... Cooper Tire & Rubber Findlay, OH.... May 19, 2011.

    Company.

    81,204A......... Cooper Tire & Rubber Findlay, OH.... February 13,

    Company, 2010.

    Alternative Mgmt

    Resources, Time

    Staffing, Inc., etc.

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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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    80,433.......... Werner Company, Merced, CA..... September 12,

    Merced Division, a 2010.

    Subsidiary of New

    Werner Holding Co.,

    Placement, etc.

    80,465.......... JDS Uniphase Santa Rosa, CA. February 13,

    Corporation, Leased 2010.

    Workers from Source

    Right Solutions.

    81,028.......... Thomasville Lenoir, NC..... February 13,

    Furniture 2010.

    Industries, Inc.,

    Furniture Brands,

    Lenoir Case Goods

    Plant 25,

    Onin Staffing.

    81,029.......... Hostess Brands, St. Louis, MO.. February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029A......... Hostess Brands, Hodgkins, IL... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029B......... Hostess Brands, Peoria, IL..... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029C......... Hostess Brands, Davenport, IA.. February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029D......... Hostess Brands, Alexandria, LA. February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029E......... Hostess Brands, Cincinnati, OH. February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029F......... Hostess Brands, Biddeford, ME.. February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029G......... Hostess Brands, Ogden, UT...... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029H......... Hostess Brands, Tulsa, OK...... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029I......... Hostess Brands, Emporia, KS.... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029J......... Hostess Brands, Indianapolis, February 13,

    Inc., Interstate IN. 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029K......... Hostess Brands, Philadelphia, February 13,

    Inc., Interstate PA. 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

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    81,029L......... Hostess Brands, Northwood, OH.. February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029M......... Hostess Brands, Rocky Mount, NC February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029N......... Hostess Brands, Knoxville, TN.. February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029O......... Hostess Brands, Memphis, TN.... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029P......... Hostess Brands, Jacksonville, February 13,

    Inc., Interstate FL. 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029Q......... Hostess Brands, Columbus, GA... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029R......... Hostess Brands, Orlando, FL.... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029S......... Hostess Brands, Sacramento, CA. February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029T......... Hostess Brands, Billings, MT... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,029U......... Hostess Brands, Lakewood, WA... February 13,

    Inc., Interstate 2010.

    Brands Corp.,

    Resources Global

    Int'l, Ranstad

    Finance, etc.

    81,045.......... Aerotek Inc., Princeton, NJ.. February 13,

    Working On-Site at 2010.

    Dow Jones

    Corporation.

    81,063.......... Cole Hersee Schertz, TX.... February 13,

    Distribution 2010.

    Center, Aerotek and

    VIP Staffing.

    81,068.......... ET Publishing Virginia February 13,

    International, Gardens 2010.

    LLC., Cosmopolitan (Miami), FL.

    Continental

    Department.

    81,078.......... The Genie Company, A Alliance, OH... February 13,

    Division of 2010.

    Overhead Door

    Corporation.

    81,090.......... Lattice Hillsboro, OR.. February 13,

    Semiconductor 2010.

    Corporation,

    Information

    Technology

    Department,

    Contract Wkrs from

    Igate Technologies.

    81,090A......... Lattice San Jose, CA... February 13,

    Semiconductor 2010.

    Corporation,

    Information

    Technology

    Department,

    Contract Wkrs from

    Igate Technologies.

    81,090B......... Lattice Bethlehem, PA.. February 13,

    Semiconductor 2010.

    Corporation,

    Information

    Technology

    Department.

    81,113.......... The Gillette Boston, MA..... November 20,

    Company, Procter & 2011.

    Gamble Company,

    Leased Workers from

    Adecco and Versatex.

    81,176.......... Bombardier Pittsburgh, PA. February 13,

    Transportation 2010.

    (Holdings) USA,

    Inc., Systems, LLE

    and RCS, Adecco,

    Synergy Staffing,

    etc.

    81,183.......... Avalon Laboratories, Rancho February 13,

    LLC. Dominguez, CA. 2010.

    81,203.......... American Institute Melville, NY... November 26,

    of Physics, Access 2011.

    Staffing and Office

    Team.

    81,203A......... American Institute College Park, February 13,

    of Physics; Off- MD. 2010.

    Site Workers in

    College Park, MD,

    Reporting to

    Melville, NY.

    81,222.......... CPS Color Equipment, Concord, NC.... February 13,

    Inc., Including on- 2010.

    site leased workers

    from Pionear and

    Integra Staffing.

    81,239.......... The Fechheimer Grantsville, MD February 13,

    Brothers Company, 2010.

    Berkshire Hathaway,

    Grantsville Mfg.

    Plant.

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    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(c) (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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    81,242.......... Johnson Controls, Shreveport, LA. January 13,

    Inc., dba Hoover 2011.

    Universal, On-Site

    Leased Workers from

    Kelly Services.

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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), or (c)(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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    81,122.......... Siemens IT Solutions Pittsburgh, PA. ...............

    and Services,

    Siemens Energy,

    Renewables-Energy

    Lab Division.

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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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    80,402.......... Richline Group Inc.. New York, NY... ...............

    80,424.......... Manistique Papers, Manistique, MI. ...............

    Inc.

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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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    81,102.......... Samsung Information San Jose, CA... ...............

    Systems America,

    Inc.

    81,102A......... Samsung Information Irvine, CA..... ...............

    Systems America,

    Inc.

    81,159.......... Transcom Worldwide Lafayette, LA.. ...............

    North America.

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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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    80,232.......... StarTek USA, Inc.... Collinsville, ...............

    VA.

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    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of January 23, 2012 through January 27, 2012. These determinations are available on the Department's Web site 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.

    Dated: February 1, 2012.

    Elliott S. Kushner,

    Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

    FR Doc. 2012-2886 Filed 2-7-12; 8:45 am

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