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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 July 6, 2010 through July 9, 2010.

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 Start Printed Page 43558eligibility 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

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 firmLocationImpact date
72,319General Motors Company, formerly known as General Motors Corporation, Willow Run Transmission PlantYpsilanti, MISeptember 14, 2008.
72,436Special Tool Engineering, IncFraser, MISeptember 7, 2008.
72,582General Motors Corporation, Powertrain Flint North; Leased Workers from Allegis Group ServicesFlint, MIOctober 2, 2008.
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72,647Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Graphic Packaging Holding Company; Flexible/Multiwall Bag DivisionWellsburg, WVOctober 21, 2008.
72,692ITW/St. Jude Polymer, Signode CPO Plastics, Illinois Tool Works, Leased Workers Workforce, etcFrackville, PAOctober 27, 2008.
73,204The Tie King, IncorporatedBrooklyn, NYDecember 17, 2008.
73,297The Sherwin Williams CompanyDeshler, OHJanuary 5, 2009.
73,724Rhinestahl Corporation, On-site leased workers from Staffmark ServicesCincinnati, OHMarch 15, 2009.
73,915ITW Shippers Products, Illinois Tool Works; Leased Workers from Randstad and All StaffMt. Pleasant, TNApril 14, 2009.
74,048Cedar Creek CorporationHigh Point, NCMay 4, 2009.
74,056K & CSan Francisco, CAApril 27, 2009.

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 firmLocationImpact date
72,096Amphenol Antenna Solutions, FKA Jaybeam Wireless. Subsidiary Amphenol Corp. Leased workers Manpower, etcHickory, NCAugust 14, 2008.
72,148Spansion, LLC, Spansion, Inc.; Leased Workers of Volt Staffing AgencySunnyvale, CAAugust 26, 2008.
72,608Quark, Inc., Technical Support DivisionDenver, COOctober 13, 2008.
72,770DEX One Corporation, R.H. Donnelley Corporation; Dex Media DivisionBellevue, WAOctober 23, 2008.
72,770ADEX One Corporation, R.H. Donnelley Corporation; Dex Media DivisionOmaha, NEOctober 23, 2008.
72,770BDEX One Corporation, R.H. Donnelley Corporation; Dex Media DivisionPhoenix, AZOctober 23, 2008.
72,770CDEX One Corporation, R.H. Donnelley Corporation; Dex Media DivisionBeaverton, OROctober 23, 2008.
72,770DDEX One Corporation, R.H. Donnelley Corporation; Dex Media DivisionMurray, UTOctober 23, 2008.
72,876Electronic Data Systems, Subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company; Consulting ServicesFlint, MINovember 12, 2008.
73,500Franklin Electric Co., IncSiloam Springs, ARFebruary 13, 2010.
73,712Fiserv Fulfillment Services, Inc., Div. of ISGN Solutions, Inc., leased workers Spherion, Dolphin Staffing, etcSt. Louis Park, MNMarch 10, 2009.
73,822Ingersoll Rand, On-site leased workers from ManpowerAthens, PAMarch 29, 2009.
73,843Hasbro, Inc., Hasbro Managerial Services, IncEast Longmeadow, MAApril 1, 2009.
73,843AReliable Temp Agency, Working on-site at Hasbro, IncEast Longmeadow, MAApril 1, 2009.
73,962Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC, Nashville Business CenterFranklin, TNApril 12, 2009.
74,113Serena Software, Inc., Research and DevelopmentBellevue, WAApril 29, 2009.
74,128Oki Data Americas, Inc., Information Technology Division, Leased workers from Technology Services LLCMount Laurel, NJMay 20, 2009.
74,255Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC, Ford Credit, Greenville Business CenterGreenville, SCJune 7, 2009.
74,257Hewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers On and Off-Sites at Multiple LocationsPalo Alto, CAMay 16, 2009.
74,257AHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across CaliforniaCupertino and Other Cities, CAMay 16, 2009.
74,257BHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Workers On-Sites at Multiple LocationsColorado Springs and Other Cities, COMay 16, 2009.
74,257CHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across ConnecticutState Wide, CTMay 16, 2009.
74,257DHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across FloridaMiami, FLMay 16, 2009.
74,257EHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across GeorgiaAlpharetta, GAMay 16, 2009.
74,257FHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across BoiseBoise, IDMay 16, 2009.
74,257GHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across MassachusettsAndover and Others Cities, MAMay 16, 2009.
74,257HHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Workers On-SiteBethesda, MDMay 16, 2009.
74,257IHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Workers On-SiteMinnetonka, MNMay 16, 2009.
74,257JHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Workers On-Site InOmaha, NEMay 16, 2009.
74,257KHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across New HampshireState Wide, NHMay 16, 2009.
74,257LHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Workers On-Site InNew Providence, NJMay 16, 2009.
74,257MHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across North CarolinaCharlotte, NCMay 16, 2009.
74,257NHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Workers On-Site InCorvallis, ORMay 16, 2009.
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74,257OHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across PennsylvaniaState Wide, PAMay 16, 2009.
74,257PHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Teleworkers Across Texas, On-Site inAustin and Other Cities, TXMay 16, 2009.
74,257QHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Workers On-Site InHerndon, VAMay 16, 2009.
74,257RHewlett Packard Company, Finance Division, Leased Workers and Workers On-Site InVancouver, WAMay 16, 2009.

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 firmLocationImpact date
73,073Ventra Belvidere, LLC, Leased Workers from Placement ProsBelvidere, ILDecember 9, 2008.
73,392ABB Paint Finishing, Incorporated, Subsidiary of ABB, LTD, on-site leased workers from Beeline CorporationPontiac, MIJanuary 14, 2009.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(c) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
73,738Allied Systems, LtdFremont, CAMarch 17, 2009.

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.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
73,634Republic Engineered Products, Inc., Canton PlantCanton, OH.

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 firmLocationImpact date
72,076Hapag-Lloyd (America), Inc., HeadquartersPiscataway, NJ.
72,825Guardian Automotive Products, Inc., A Division of Guardian Industries CorporationUpper Sandusky, OH.
72,990Reliant Machine, IncGreen Bay, WI.
73,055Nuart, Inc., Taylor Corporation; Leased Workers from Volt Workforce ServicesBedford Park, IL.
73,113FXI—Foamex Innovations, FKA Foamex International, Inc., Automotive Products GroupNovi, MI.
73,473Westar Transportation, IncWichita Falls, TX.
73,487Sonnie'sWoodbury, MN.
73,514Edward W. Daniel, LLCCleveland, OH.
73,779Portland Title Group, Fidelity National FinancialBeaverton, OR.

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.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
73,599Forreston Tool, IncForreston, IL.
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73,977The Flint JournalFlint, MI.

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.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
74,163HSBC Household BeneficialHuber Heights, OH.
74,314Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Tyler PlantTyler, TX.

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.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
73,544Premier Manufacturing Support Services, IncFremont, 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 No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
74,249Hoffman-LaRoche, IncNutley, NJ.
74,330San Francisco ChronicleUnion City, CA.
74,338Madison County Employment and TrainingWood River, IL

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of July 6, 2010 through July 9, 2010. 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 Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/​tradeact under the searchable listing of determinations.

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Dated: July 16, 2010.

Michael W. Jaffe,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2010-18183 Filed 7-23-10; 8:45 am]

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