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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 July 30, 2012 through August 3, 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 numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
81,674Archer Trim, Inc.Lumberton, NCMay 31, 2011.
81,751General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing, Aerotek, Kelly Services, Voith, Shreveport Ramp, Dana Holding, etcShreveport, LAJuly 28, 2012.
81,820PSB Limited, SFN Group, IncRochester, NYJuly 11, 2011.

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 firmLocationImpact date
81,558Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA), HCA Mountain Division, Mountain Star Health, Inc., Off-Site Workers from UtahCottonwood Heights, UTApril 30, 2011.
81,607Verizon Business Networks, Inc., Service Program Delivery DivisionAshburn, VAMay 11, 2011.
81,664Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine, WellPoint, Inc., Enterprise Business Services, Aerotek, etcSouth Portland, MEMay 30, 2011.
81,664AAnthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire, WellPoint, Inc., Enterprise Business Services, Aerotek, etcManchester, NHMay 30, 2011.
81,664BAnthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut, WellPoint, Inc., Enterprise Business Services, Aerotek, etcNorth Haven, CTMay 30, 2011.
81,710Sun Life Financial (US) Services Company, Inc., Sun Life Financial, Inc., Adecco USA, IncWellesley Hills, MAJune 7, 2011.
81,711The Nielsen Company (US), LLC, GBS NA Watch Operations, Audience Measurement, AdeccoOldsmar, FLJune 12, 2011.
81,712Hawker Beechcraft CorporationSalina, KSMay 4, 2012.
81,755Thomson Reuters, Finance Operations & Technology Div., AdeccoEagan, MNJune 25, 2011.
81,762SMC Corporation of America, SMC Corporation, Kelly ServicesTustin, CAJune 20, 2011.
81,773IdaTech, LLCBend, ORJuly 2, 2011.
81,776HCL America, Inc., HCL Technologies Limited, Xerox Corp., V Dart, KRG, Genuent, etcWebster, NYJuly 3, 2011.
81,780American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., Global Prepaid Servicing—Global Payment Options (GPS), Kelly ServicesSalt Lake City, UTJuly 5, 2011.
81,789Easy Gardener Products, Inc., AdeccoBatesburg-Leesville, SCJuly 9, 2011.
81,806Gates Corporation, Ashe County P2P Hydraulic Tubing Assembly Facility, Tomkins, LTD, Kelly ServicesJefferson, NCJuly 16, 2011.
81,808Ferrara Candy Company, Inc., Formerly Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc., Select StaffChattanooga, TNJuly 29, 2012.
81,808AFerrara Candy Company, Inc., Formerly Farley's & Sathers Candy, Select StaffingChattanooga, TNJuly 17, 2011.
81,809Sathers Trucking, Inc., Ferrara Candy, Farley's & Sathers Candy, Traffic Dept, Select StaffingChattanooga, TNJuly 17, 2011.
81,810ESIS, Inc., ACE American Insurance Co.Chatsworth, CAJuly 17, 2011.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(f) (firms identified by the International Trade Commission) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
81,644Sapa Extrusions, Personnel PlusCity of Industry, CAMay 19, 2010.

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 numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
81,689ANiles America Wintech, Inc., Assembly & Testing Div., Valeo Company, Adecco Employment ServicesWinchester, KY
81,778GP Strategies Corporation, RWD Technologies, On-site at Continental Automotive SystemsHuntsville, AL
81,815Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Commercial/Actuarial/(IDS)/Corporate & Financial ReportingHartford, CT

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 numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
81,571Cadmus Print ServicesEaston, PA
81,601Celestica, Dallas DivisionFarmers Branch, TX
81,689Niles America Wintech, Inc., Warehousing Div., Valeo Company, Adecco Employment ServicesWinchester, KY

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 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 numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
81,785DTE Energy, RG Steel Sparrows Point LLC, Severstal Sparrows Point LLC, RG Steel LLCSparrows Point, MD
81,825Institute for Career Development, RG Steel Sparrows Point LLC, Severstal Sparrows Point LLC, RG Steel LLCSparrows Point, MD
81,833Onsite Innovations, Inc., RG Steel Sparrows Point LLC, Severstal Sparrows Point LLC, RG Steel LLCSparrows Point, MD

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of July 30, 2012 through August 3, 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: August 7, 2012.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 2012-20113 Filed 8-15-12; 8:45 am]

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