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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 23, 2012 through January 27, 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

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
80,375Newton Falls Fine Paper Company LLC, Scotia Newton, IncNewton Falls, NYAugust 15, 2010.
81,034Roseburg Forest Products Louisville MS Particleboard, Composite Panel DivisionLouisville, MSFebruary 13, 2010.
81,057HarperCollins Publishers, Distribution Operations Division, Keystone Staffing, One Source Staff, etcWilliamsport, PAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,198Andersen CorporationBayport, MNFebruary 13, 2010.
81,204Cooper Tire & Rubber CompanyFindlay, OHMay 19, 2011.
81,204ACooper Tire & Rubber Company, Alternative Mgmt Resources, Time Staffing, Inc., etcFindlay, OHFebruary 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 firmLocationImpact date
80,433Werner Company, Merced Division, a Subsidiary of New Werner Holding Co., Placement, etcMerced, CASeptember 12, 2010.
80,465JDS Uniphase Corporation, Leased Workers from Source Right SolutionsSanta Rosa, CAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,028Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc., Furniture Brands, Lenoir Case Goods Plant # 25, Onin StaffingLenoir, NCFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029Hostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcSt. Louis, MOFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029AHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcHodgkins, ILFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029BHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcPeoria, ILFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029CHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcDavenport, IAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029DHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcAlexandria, LAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029EHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcCincinnati, OHFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029FHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcBiddeford, MEFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029GHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcOgden, UTFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029HHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcTulsa, OKFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029IHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcEmporia, KSFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029JHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcIndianapolis, INFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029KHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcPhiladelphia, PAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029LHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcNorthwood, OHFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029MHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcRocky Mount, NCFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029NHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcKnoxville, TNFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029OHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcMemphis, TNFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029PHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcJacksonville, FLFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029QHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcColumbus, GAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029RHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcOrlando, FLFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029SHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcSacramento, CAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029THostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcBillings, MTFebruary 13, 2010.
81,029UHostess Brands, Inc., Interstate Brands Corp., Resources Global Int'l, Ranstad Finance, etcLakewood, WAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,045Aerotek Inc., Working On-Site at Dow Jones CorporationPrinceton, NJFebruary 13, 2010.
81,063Cole Hersee Distribution Center, Aerotek and VIP StaffingSchertz, TXFebruary 13, 2010.
81,068ET Publishing International, LLC., Cosmopolitan Continental DepartmentVirginia Gardens (Miami), FLFebruary 13, 2010.
81,078The Genie Company, A Division of Overhead Door CorporationAlliance, OHFebruary 13, 2010.
81,090Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Information Technology Department, Contract Wkrs from Igate TechnologiesHillsboro, ORFebruary 13, 2010.
81,090ALattice Semiconductor Corporation, Information Technology Department, Contract Wkrs from Igate TechnologiesSan Jose, CAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,090BLattice Semiconductor Corporation, Information Technology DepartmentBethlehem, PAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,113The Gillette Company, Procter & Gamble Company, Leased Workers from Adecco and VersatexBoston, MANovember 20, 2011.
81,176Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) USA, Inc., Systems, LLE and RCS, Adecco, Synergy Staffing, etcPittsburgh, PAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,183Avalon Laboratories, LLCRancho Dominguez, CAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,203American Institute of Physics, Access Staffing and Office TeamMelville, NYNovember 26, 2011.
81,203AAmerican Institute of Physics; Off-Site Workers in College Park, MD, Reporting to Melville, NYCollege Park, MDFebruary 13, 2010.
81,222CPS Color Equipment, Inc., Including on-site leased workers from Pionear and Integra StaffingConcord, NCFebruary 13, 2010.
81,239The Fechheimer Brothers Company, Berkshire Hathaway, Grantsville Mfg. PlantGrantsville, MDFebruary 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
81,242Johnson Controls, Inc., dba Hoover Universal, On-Site Leased Workers from Kelly ServicesShreveport, LAJanuary 13, 2011.

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
81,122Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Siemens Energy, Renewables-Energy Lab DivisionPittsburgh, PA

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
80,402Richline Group IncNew York, NY
80,424Manistique Papers, IncManistique, MI

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
81,102Samsung Information Systems America, IncSan Jose, CA
81,102ASamsung Information Systems America, IncIrvine, CA
81,159Transcom Worldwide North AmericaLafayette, LA

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
80,232StarTek USA, IncCollinsville, VA

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of January 23, 2012 through January 27, 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: February 1, 2012.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 2012-2886 Filed 2-7-12; 8:45 am]

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