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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 December 5, 2011 through December 9, 2011.Start Printed Page 79222

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

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
81,089Catawba Valley Finishing, LLCNewton, NCFebruary 13, 2010.
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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 No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
80,458TeleTech Transition Services LLC, TeleTech Transition Corporation, Former Workers of Clearwire WirelessLas Vegas, NVSeptember 19, 2010.
80,480Elsevier, Inc., Editorial Production-Journals Division, RandstadSan Diego, CASeptember 28, 2010.
80,535Cooper US, Inc., Bussman Division, Megaforce Staffing, McCain Employment Services, etc.Goldsboro, NCOctober 19, 2010.
81,002GFSI, Inc., D/B/A GEAR For SportsChillicothe, MOFebruary 13, 2010.
81,003BNY Mellon Investment Servicing (US) Inc., Bank of New Year Mellon, Aardvark Systems and Programming, etc.Pawtucket, RIFebruary 13, 2010.
81,012Maersk Agency USA Line, A.P. Moller Maersk, Customer Service Division, Tempfinders PersonnelThe Woodlands, TXFebruary 13, 2010.
81,012AMaersk Agency USA Line, A.P. Moller Maersk, Customer Service Division, REXX and Remote WorkersMiami, FLFebruary 13, 2010.
81,012BMaersk Agency USA Line, A.P. Moller Maersk, Customer Service DivisionCharlotte, NCFebruary 13, 2010.
81,032Hampton Lumber Mills—Washington, Inc., Darrington DivisionDarrington, WAAugust 19, 2011
81,059.Suntec Industries, Inc.Glasgow, KYDecember 13, 2010.
81,065ITT Veam, LLC., Interconnect Solutions, Kelly Services, UI Wages ITT CorporationWatertown, CTFebruary 13, 2010.
81,077Maida Development Company, Integrity Staffing Services, Inc.Hampton, VAJune 27, 2011.
81,082Motorola Solutions, Inc., iDen Engineering DivisionSchaumburg, ILFebruary 13, 2010.
81,101Cequent Performance Products, Trimas Corporation, Manpower, Inc.Tekonsha, MIFebruary 13, 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 firmLocationImpact date
80,536Fortis Plastics, LLCFort Smith, ARSeptember 29, 2011.
81,053KFP Corporation, Leased Workers from SpherionSomerset, PAFebruary 13, 2010.

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
81,027The Wise Company, IncRector, 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
81,013Maersk Agency, USA Inc., A.P. Moller Maersk, Remote Workers Across Viriginia Report to MiamiMiami, FL
81,014Maersk Agency, USA Inc., A.P. Moller Maersk, Customer Services Division, RexxCharlotte, NC
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I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of December 5, 2011 through December 9, 2011. These determinations are available on the Department's Web site at tradeact/taa/taa search form.cfm under searchable listing of determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll-free at (888) 365-6822.

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Dated: December 13, 2011.

Michael W. Jaffe,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2011-32613 Filed 12-20-11; 8:45 am]

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