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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 October 12, 2010 through October 15, 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 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 Start Printed Page 67772

(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
73,760Propex Operating Company, LLC, Propex, Inc., Carpet Backing, Leased Workers from Advantage StaffingBainbridge, GAMarch 19, 2009.
73,811Schrupp Industries, IncParker, PAMarch 26, 2009.
73,935Pratt-Read CorporationShelton, CTApril 15, 2009.
74,482Airolite, LLC, Greenheck Fan CorporationMarietta, OHJuly 9, 2009.
74,568Cardone Industries, Plant #20Philadelphia, PAAugust 17, 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
73,347Summit Polymers, Inc., Technical CenterPortage, MIJanuary 22, 2009.
74,068Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, Coinstar, Inc., Leased Workers from LaSalle NetworkDowners Grove, ILMay 10, 2009.
74,225Efficient Technology, Inc.Redondo Beach, CAJune 9, 2009.
74,247Trinity Containers, LLCQuincy, ILJune 2, 2009.
74,253International Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerPhoenix, AZJune 3, 2009.
74,253AInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerCosta Mesa and El Segundo, CAJune 3, 2009.
74,253BInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerAtlanta, GAJune 3, 2009.
74,253CInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerLenexa, KSJune 3, 2009.
74,253DInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerLouisville, KYJune 3, 2009.
74,253EInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerMinneapolis, MNJune 3, 2009.
74,253FInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerOmaha, NEJune 3, 2009.
74,253GInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerBedford, NHJune 3, 2009.
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74,253HInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Tech., Unix System, Support Disney, TeleworkerEnglewood Cliffs, NJJune 3, 2009.
74,452Leisure Arts, Inc., Liberty Media, Publishing Division, Leased Workers from Express EmploymentLittle Rock, ARJuly 30, 2009.
74,578Solon Manufacturing CompanyRhinelander, WIJuly 4, 2010.
74,578AA/P Staffing and Employment Options, Working at Solon Manufacturing CompanyRhinelander, WIAugust 30, 2009.
74,589Rexam Closure, Closure Division, Leased Workers from Perry Personnel Plus, Inc. & AdeccoConstantine, MIAugust 27, 2009.
74,636Deluxe Laboratories, Inc., Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., Adecco, etcHollywood, CASeptember 15, 2009.
74,643Disetronic Sterile Products, Inc., Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Seaside Assoc. & AdeccoPortsmouth, NHSeptember 16, 2009.
74,645Panasonic Semiconductor Development Center, Panasonic Corporation of North AmericaMount Laurel, NJSeptember 17, 2009.
74,680Stanley Black and Decker, Formerly Stanley Bostitich/CDIY DivisionEast Greenwich, RISeptember 8, 2009.
74,707EBI Holdings, LLC, D/B/A Biomet Spine, Trauma, Osteobiologics and Bracing/Biomet, IncParsippany, NJOctober 7, 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
73,515Miniature Precision ComponentsPrairie Du Chien, WIJanuary 15, 2009.
74,618Young's Furniture Manufacturing Company, Inc.Whitesburg, TNSeptember 9, 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
74,371Hewitt Associates, LLC, Point Solutions Absence Management DivisionNew Britain, CT.
74,587The Ripley Group, Inc.Los Angeles, CA
74,687Burns Industrial GroupHinckley, 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
73,091Basic Aluminum Castings Co. (The)Cleveland, OH.
73,433Moog Components GroupBlacksburg, VA
73,684Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Consumer Products DivisionLawrenceburg, TN
73,693Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc., North America RegionResearch Triangle Park, NC
73,697Federal Coach, LLC, J.B. Poindexter & Co., On-Site Leased Workers from Snelling PersonnelFort Smith, AR
73,783Scot Industries, IncLonestar, TX
73,856Accent Marketing Services, LLC, MDC Partners, Inc.Monroe, LA
74,032Biolab, A Chemtura Company, Chemtura CorporationAshley, IN
74,066Ceva LogisticsPlainfield, IN
74,244John Hancock Life Insurance (U.S.A.), Investment Division, The Manulife Financial CorporationBoston, MA
74,276MedUS Services, LLC, HealthNow New York IncEndicott, NY
74,566Bob Evans Farms, Inc. an Ohio Corporation, Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Delaware CorporationGalva, IL
74,646American Municipal PowerMarietta, OH
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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.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
74,520Automation EngineeringFort Smith, AR
74,521Johnson Material HandlingHackett, AR

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
74,268The Peltier Glass Company, Crossville, IncOttawa, IL

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of October 12, 2010 through October 15, 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 website at http://www.doleta.gov/​tradeact under the searchable listing of determinations.

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Dated: October 22, 2010.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2010-27756 Filed 11-2-10; 8:45 am]

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