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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 January 17, 2011 through January 21, 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 Start Printed Page 5835separated, 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
74,161Mestek, IncWrens, GAMay 28, 2009.
74,162Designs Des CarolinesMorganton, NCMay 24, 2009.
74,193Mission Valley Cabinet and CountertechPoway, CAJune 1, 2009.
74,202Hubbell Lighting, Inc., HLI Division, Hubbell, IncChristiansburg, VAMay 27, 2009.
74,206CenterPoint Teleservices, LLC, Leased Workers from Robert Half Management Resources, etcEliot, MEJune 4, 2009.
74,389Domtar Paper Company, Inc., Accountemps, ManpowerCerritos, CAJuly 16, 2009.
74,428MH Technologies, LLCMt. Holly Springs, PAMay 19, 2009.
74,565Smead Manufacturing CompanyMcGregor, TXAugust 25, 2009.
74,596International Communication Materials, Inc., Nukote International, IncConnellsville, PAAugust 31, 2009.
74,720Environ Biocomposites Manufacturing, LLCMankato, MNOctober 11, 2009.
74,741Seneca Foods CorporationBuhl, IDSeptember 10, 2009.
74,760Eagle Industries, LLCBowling Green, KYOctober 15, 2009.
74,766Rocon Manufacturing CorporationRochester, NYOctober 12, 2009.
74,970The Wise Company, Inc., A Subsidiary of D. Canale Company, IncPiggott, ARDecember 7, 2009.
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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.

TA-W numberSubject firmLocation 1Impact date
74,188Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc., Client Support Services (CSS) Unit, Native Staffing, etcBellefontaine, OHMay 21, 2009.
74,633The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Information Technology Help Desk, ELC Management LLC and Sourcewave, Inc.Melville, NYSeptember 15, 2009.
74,633AAveda Corporation, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Estee Lauder Companies Inc., IT Help DeskBlaine, MNSeptember 15, 2009.
74,651Time Insurance Company, dba Assurant Health, Answerport, Inc., etcMilwaukee, WISeptember 21, 2009.
74,651ATime Insurance Company, DBA Assurant Health, ManpowerPlymouth, MNSeptember 21, 2009.
74,654Plainfield Stamping—Texas, Inc., Plainfield Tool & Engineering, Inc., Select StaffingEl Paso, TXSeptember 2, 2009.
74,695Vico Company, Leased Workers from Roper Personnel ServicesSumter, SCOctober 4, 2009.
74,701Avaya, Inc., Global Sales, Nortel Networks, DiamondWare, etcBasking Ridge, NJOctober 5, 2009.
74,851EMC Corporation, Information Infrastructure Products; Unified Storage, Off-Site Workers, etc.Hopkinton, MANovember 5, 2009.
74,874Solo Cup Operating CorporationNorth Andover, MANovember 8, 2009.
74,875Pitney Bowes, Global Financial Services Unit, Purchase Power CollectionsSpokane, WANovember 10, 2009.
74,892Stanley Black and Decker, CDIY Division; Leased Workers from ManpowerMcAllen, TXNovember 8, 2009.
74,909Heritage Valley Health System, Pennsylvanian Medical Transcriptionist, Work from HomeMoon Township, PANovember 5, 2009.
74,972CEVA Logistics, U.S., Inc., Accountemps, Randstad Work Solutions, ICX GroupJacksonville, FLDecember 6, 2009.
75,004Burroughs Payment Systems, Inc., Including Workers Whose Wages Were Reported Under Unisys CorporationPlymouth, MIDecember 14, 2009.
75,004ALeased Workers from Pinnacle, Renhill and Snelling, Working On-Site at Burroughs Payment Systems, Inc.Plymouth, MIDecember 14, 2009.
75,019Suss Microtec, Inc., Technical Connections, Inc.Waterbury Center, VTDecember 20, 2009.
75,032PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Internal Firm ServicesDetroit, MIDecember 15, 2009.
75,037Hartford Compressors, Inc., Dunham—Bush Industries, SDN BHDWest Hartford, CTDecember 21, 2009.
75,064SOPHOS, Inc.Dublin, OHJanuary 3, 2010.
75,068Dana Holding Corporation, Off Highway Division, Manpower, Inc., Accountemp, AerotekLugoff, SCJanuary 3, 2010.
75,074MAHLE Industries, Inc., MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc.Franklin, KYJanuary 6, 2010.
75,074AMAHLE Industries, Inc., MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc., Purchasing UnitMuskegon, MIJanuary 6, 2010.
75,078NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc., NGK Spark Plugs Co., Ltd, Select Staffing, Express EmploymentIrvine, CAJanuary 10, 2010.
75,084Valley Towing Products, Express Personnel Services and AccountabilitiesLodi, CAJanuary 11, 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 No.Subject firmLocation 1Impact date
74,226Starn Tool and Manufacturing CompanyMeadville, PAJune 7, 2009.
74,825Mountain City Lumber Company, Roan Sawmill, Cranberry Hardwoods, IncRoan Mountain, TNOctober 25, 2009.
74,825AMountain City Lumber Company, Sawmill, Cranberry Hardwoods, IncMountain City, TNOctober 25, 2009.
74,825BMountain City Lumber Company, Kiln/Millworks, Cranberry Hardwoods, IncMountain City, TNOctober 25, 2009.
74,926Advance Urethane Technologies, Inc., Sleep InnovationDubuque, IANovember 30, 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.Start Printed Page 5837

TA-W No.Subject firmLocation 1Impact date
74,323Verizon Business Network Services, Inc., Verizon Communications, IncMiami, FL

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 firmLocation 1Impact date
74,070California Redwood CompanyEureka, CA
74,635Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Formerly Wachovia Corporation, Business Banking DivisionWilkesboro, NC
74,856ACS Education Services, Inc., Financial Services DivisionLong Beach, CA
74,943Assurant, Inc., Business Enterprise Application Services DivisionWoodbury, MN

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 firmLocation 1Impact date
74,769Goodrich Lighting SystemsOldsmar, FL

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of January 17, 2011 through January 21, 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 Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/​tradeact under the searchable listing of determinations.

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Dated: January 25, 2011.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2011-2246 Filed 2-1-11; 8:45 am]

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