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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 February 20, 2012 through February 24, 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
81,030Calisolar Inc., Certified Green Technologies, Spherion Staffing and Dewinter GroupSunnyvale, CAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,141Sewteam, Inc.Dallas, TXFebruary 13, 2010.
81,141ASewteam, Inc.Corsicana, TXFebruary 13, 2010.
81,141BSewteam, Inc.Ferris, TXFebruary 13, 2010.
81,173Reichhold, Inc, Express Employment and Securitas Security ServicesAzusa, CAFebruary 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
81,042Verizon Data Services, LLC, GTE Wireless, Sales Lifecycle and Ordering, Contractors and Remote WorkersGreenville, SCFebruary 13, 2010.
81,056Ball Metal Beverage Container Corporation, Ball Packaging Corporation, leased workers from Kelly ServicesTorrance, CAFebruary 13, 2010.
81,269Cummins Filtration, A Subsidiary of Cummins, Inc., Allegis and ManpowerCookeville, TNDecember 11, 2011.
81,284BASF Corporation, Water Solutions, Nextsource, Inc.Suffolk, VAJanuary 30, 2011.
81,286CHF Industries, Inc.Fall River, MAJanuary 31, 2011.
81,295Classic Industries, Inc., Texas Division, Adecco and Its QuestEl Paso, TXFebruary 1, 2011.
81,301Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, USIG B & T Solutions, Post Issue Testing ServicesSpringfield, MAJanuary 24, 2011.
81,301AMassachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, USIG B & T and Technology Solutions, Post Issue Testing ServicesEnfield, CTJanuary 24, 2011.
81,302American Technical Ceramics New York Office, AVX CorporationHuntington Station, NYFebruary 6, 2011.
81,307Avon Products, Inc., Randstad USASpringdale, OHApril 9, 2012.
81,315Tandy Brands Accessories, IncLos Angeles, CAFebruary 7, 2011.
81,318Cooper Standard Automotive, Bowling Green Seal Plant, Adecco Employment Services & Career IntegrationsBowling Green, OHFebruary 6, 2011.
81,322Steiff North America, Inc., On-site leased workers from Accountemps and Office TeamRaynham, MAFebruary 9, 2011.
81,328Wellpoint, Inc., Utilization Management UnitDenver, COFebruary 13, 2011.
81,334SWM International, Inc.Spotswood, NJFebruary 14, 2011.
81,345Rain Bird Corporation, On-site leased workers from Select StaffingAzusa, CAFebruary 16, 2011.

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
81,132Narrow Fabric IndustriesWest Reading, PADecember 4, 2011.
81,312Seattle-Snohomish Mill Company, Inc., Boitano Pacific Trucking Company and Pacific Log ScalingSnohomish, WAFebruary 3, 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 criteria under paragraphs (a)(2)(A)(i) (decline in sales or production, or both) 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
81,228Schlaadt Plastics Limited, Executive Personnel GroupNew Bern, NC

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
80,513Centurion Medical Products Corporation, Customer Service CenterJeanette, PA
81,018Kandy Kiss of California, Inc.Sylmar, Van Nuys, CA
81,069Americal Corporation, Qualified StaffingHenderson, NC
81,081RR Donnelley, Subsidiary fo RR Donnelley & Sons, Financial Services DivisionDetroit, MI
81,129Job 1 USA SecurityAlbany, GA
81,216Parkersburg Bedding, LLCParkersburg, WV

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
81,061Emhart Teknologies, Emhart—Parker Kalon Plant, A Stanley Black and Decker CompanyCampbellsville, KY

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of February 20, 2012 through February 24, 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: March 2, 2012.

Michael W. Jaffe,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 2012-5924 Filed 3-12-12; 8:45 am]

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