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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 16, 2012 through January 20, 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
80,443Olympic Panel Products LLCShelton, WADecember 13, 2010.
80,487Stimson Lumber Company, Arden DivisionColville, WASeptember 27, 2010.
81,039HDM Furniture Industries, Inc., Henredon Plant 10, Furniture Brands International, Furniture Brands ResourceMt. Airy, NCApril 16, 2011.
81,039AHDM Furniture Industries, Inc., Henredon/Maitland, Furniture Brands International, Furniture Brands ResourceHigh Point, NCMarch 31, 2011.
81,039BWorkforce Carolina Working On-Site, at HDM Furniture Industries, IncMt. Airy, NCFebruary 13, 2010.
81,039CThe Personnel Center, Inc. and Onin Staffing, Working On-Site at HDM Furniture Industries, IncHigh Point, NCFebruary 13, 2010.
81,054High Cotton Enterprises, Inc.Fort Payne, ALFebruary 13, 2010.
81,118Matrix IV Inc., The Agency StaffingWoodstock, ILFebruary 13, 2010.
81,1251SolTech, Inc.Farmers Branch, TXFebruary 13, 2010.
81,207American Axle & Mfg. (AAM), Detroit Manufacturing Complex (DMC)Detroit, MINovember 25, 2010.
81,207AMSX International, American Axle & Mfg., Detroit Manufacturing Complex, Detroit ManufacturingDetroit, MIFebruary 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
80,448Hampton Lumber Mills, Randle DivisionRandle, WASeptember 14, 2010.
81,024Atmel Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado Division, Planning and Assembly GroupsColorado Springs, COFebruary 13, 2010.
81,040HDM Furniture Industries, Inc., Drexel Heritage Plant 75, Furniture Brands InternationalMorganton, NCJanuary 24, 2011.
81,040AHDM Furniture Industries, Inc., Drexel Heritage Plant 60, Furniture Brands InternationalMorganton, NCJanuary 24, 2011.
81,040BFriday Staffing Services Working On-Site at Drexel Heritage, Plant 60 and Drexel Heritage Plant 75, HDM Furniture Industries, IncLenoir, NCFebruary 13, 2010.
81,137Wellpoint, Inc., Credentialing: CDO and CPC Division, Aerotek, Kelly Services, etcAndover, MAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,140Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc., Global Quality Assurance DepartmentAmherst, NYFebruary 13, 2010.
81,149CQMS Razer, Jean Simpson Personnel Services, Inc.Mansfield, LAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,171The Seydel Companies, Seydel-Woolley & Co., Inc. Division, Spherion Staffing, LLCPendergrass, GAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,177Heartland Bakery Company, LLC, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, SelectremedyDu Quoin, ILFebruary 13, 2010.
81,178Sunpower Corporation, Systems, Pluto Acquisition Co., LLC., Aerotek, Bayside Solutions, Robert Half, etcRichmond, CAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,191Bristol, Inc., A Business Unit of Emerson Electric Co, dba Emerson Process, etcWatertown, CTAugust 19, 2011.
81,208American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), Metal Forming DivisionCheektowaga, NYJuly 18, 2010.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of January 16, 2012 through January 20, 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: January 25, 2012.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 2012-3322 Filed 2-13-12; 8:45 am]

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