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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

 

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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 February 22, 2011 through February 25, 2011.

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.

I. 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

II. 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

(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 Back to Top

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.

TA-W number Subject firm Location Impact date
74,789 Convergys Corporation, Customer Management Orem, UT September 29, 2009.
75,158 Penske Logistics, LLC, Customer Service Dept., General Electric, Kelly Temporary Services, etc El Paso, TX January 31, 2010.

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.

TA-W number Subject firm Location Impact date
74,797 Martin Mills, Inc., Jeanerette Distribution Center; Fruit of the Loom; Leased Workers Spherion Jeanerette, LA
74,902 Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc., Leased Workers of Manpower Alameda, CA November 18, 2009.
75,007 Serigraph, Inc., Integrated Graphics Group; Leased Workers from Seek Inc West Bend, WI December 15, 2009.
75,152 Pratt and Whitney, Cheshire Engine Center; United Technologies Corp.; Leased Workers Belcan, etc Cheshire, CT January 11, 2010.
75,154 Apex Tool Group, LLC, Leased Workers from Staffmark Monroe, NC January 24, 2010.
75,190 Compucredit Holdings Corporation, Credit Cards—Collections Division; Leased Workers Axiom and Resource Mosaic Atlanta, GA February 8, 2010.
75,200 RBC Manufacturing Corporation, West Plains Division, Regal Beloit Corporation West Plains, MO January 27, 2011.
75,201 Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division; Leased Workers from Manpower, Comsys, Apex, etc Irving, TX February 9, 2010.
75,202 Welco Technologies, Western Sky Division, Electromech Technologies, Nesco Services Co Maysville, KY February 9, 2010.

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.

TA-W number Subject firm Location Impact date
74,631 General Motors Components Holdings LLC Lockport, NY September 26, 2010.
75,128 Olympic Fabrication, LLC, Sealaska Corporation Shelton, WA January 20, 2010.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance Back to Top

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 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.

TA-W number Subject firm Location Impact date
74,581 CMC Joist and Deck, CMC Joist Fabrication, Inc New Columbia, PA
74,744 Ingersoll Rand Company, Formerly Trane Company, Residential Solutions Fort Smith, AR
74,785 Southeast Missouri Hospital Cape Girardeau, MO

Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Worker Adjustment Assistance Back to Top

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.

TA-W number Subject firm Location Impact date
75,246 Deluxe Laboratories Hollywood, CA
75,246A Deluxe Laboratories Burbank, CA

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

TA-W number Subject firm Location Impact date
75,213 The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., EIT/TSS/Application Configuration Support Division Hartford, CT

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of February 22, 2011 through February 25, 2011. Copies of these determinations may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act. Requests may be submitted by fax, courier services, or mail to FOIA Disclosure Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210 or tofoiarequest@dol.gov. These determinations also are available on the Department's website at http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact under the searchable listing of determinations.

Dated: March 3, 2011.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 2011-5477 Filed 3-9-11; 8:45 am]

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