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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 20, 2012 through February 24, 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.

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 No. Subject firm Location Impact date
81,030 Calisolar Inc., Certified Green Technologies, Spherion Staffing and Dewinter Group Sunnyvale, CA February 13, 2010.
81,141 Sewteam, Inc. Dallas, TX February 13, 2010.
81,141A Sewteam, Inc. Corsicana, TX February 13, 2010.
81,141B Sewteam, Inc. Ferris, TX February 13, 2010.
81,173 Reichhold, Inc, Express Employment and Securitas Security Services Azusa, CA February 13, 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 No. Subject firm Location Impact date
81,042 Verizon Data Services, LLC, GTE Wireless, Sales Lifecycle and Ordering, Contractors and Remote Workers Greenville, SC February 13, 2010.
81,056 Ball Metal Beverage Container Corporation, Ball Packaging Corporation, leased workers from Kelly Services Torrance, CA February 13, 2010.
81,269 Cummins Filtration, A Subsidiary of Cummins, Inc., Allegis and Manpower Cookeville, TN December 11, 2011.
81,284 BASF Corporation, Water Solutions, Nextsource, Inc. Suffolk, VA January 30, 2011.
81,286 CHF Industries, Inc. Fall River, MA January 31, 2011.
81,295 Classic Industries, Inc., Texas Division, Adecco and Its Quest El Paso, TX February 1, 2011.
81,301 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, USIG B & T Solutions, Post Issue Testing Services Springfield, MA January 24, 2011.
81,301A Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, USIG B & T and Technology Solutions, Post Issue Testing Services Enfield, CT January 24, 2011.
81,302 American Technical Ceramics New York Office, AVX Corporation Huntington Station, NY February 6, 2011.
81,307 Avon Products, Inc., Randstad USA Springdale, OH April 9, 2012.
81,315 Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc Los Angeles, CA February 7, 2011.
81,318 Cooper Standard Automotive, Bowling Green Seal Plant, Adecco Employment Services & Career Integrations Bowling Green, OH February 6, 2011.
81,322 Steiff North America, Inc., On-site leased workers from Accountemps and Office Team Raynham, MA February 9, 2011.
81,328 Wellpoint, Inc., Utilization Management Unit Denver, CO February 13, 2011.
81,334 SWM International, Inc. Spotswood, NJ February 14, 2011.
81,345 Rain Bird Corporation, On-site leased workers from Select Staffing Azusa, CA February 16, 2011.

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 No. Subject firm Location Impact date
81,132 Narrow Fabric Industries West Reading, PA December 4, 2011.
81,312 Seattle-Snohomish Mill Company, Inc., Boitano Pacific Trucking Company and Pacific Log Scaling Snohomish, WA February 3, 2011.

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)(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.

TA-W No. Subject firm Location Impact date
81,228 Schlaadt Plastics Limited, Executive Personnel Group New Bern, NC  

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 No. Subject firm Location Impact date
80,513 Centurion Medical Products Corporation, Customer Service Center Jeanette, PA  
81,018 Kandy Kiss of California, Inc. Sylmar, Van Nuys, CA  
81,069 Americal Corporation, Qualified Staffing Henderson, NC  
81,081 RR Donnelley, Subsidiary fo RR Donnelley & Sons, Financial Services Division Detroit, MI  
81,129 Job 1 USA Security Albany, GA  
81,216 Parkersburg Bedding, LLC Parkersburg, WV  

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 No. Subject firm Location Impact date
81,061 Emhart Teknologies, Emhart—Parker Kalon Plant, A Stanley Black and Decker Company Campbellsville, KY  

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of February 20, 2012 through February 24, 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: March 2, 2012.

Michael W. Jaffe,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 2012-5924 Filed 3-12-12; 8:45 am]

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