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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 August 13, 2012 through August 17, 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)(B) (shift in production or services) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
81,532Verizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupTemple Terrace, FLApril 14, 2011.
81,532AVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupAlexandria, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532AAVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupCedar Rapids, IAApril 14, 2011.
81,532BVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupAlpharetta, GAApril 14, 2011.
81,532BBVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupIrving, TXApril 14, 2011.
81,532CVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration Group, Infovision & Infinite Computing, etc.Ashburn, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532CCVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupJackson, CAApril 14, 2011.
81,532DVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupAustin, TXApril 14, 2011.
81,532DDVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupLakeland, FLApril 14, 2011.
81,532EVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupBoise, IDApril 14, 2011.
81,532EEVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupLaurel, MSApril 14, 2011.
81,532FVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupBoston, MAApril 14, 2011.
81,532FFVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupLeander, TXApril 14, 2011.
81,532GVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupBristow, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532GGVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupLittleton, COApril 14, 2011.
81,532HVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupCary, NCApril 14, 2011.
81,532HHVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupMountville, SCApril 14, 2011.
81,532IVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupCentreville, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532IIVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupNorth Potomac, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532JVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupChesterfield, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532JJVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupOakton, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532KVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupClemmons, NCApril 14, 2011.
81,532KKVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupPiscataway, NJApril 14, 2011.
81,532LVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupClinton, MSApril 14, 2011.
81,532LLVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupRichardson, TXApril 14, 2011.
81,532MVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration Group, CrossfireColorado Springs, COApril 14, 2011.
81,532MMVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupRye Brook, NYApril 14, 2011.
81,532NVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupDade City, FLApril 14, 2011.
81,532NNVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupSan Antonio, TXApril 14, 2011.
81,532OVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupDenver, COApril 14, 2011.
81,532OOVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupSandusky, OHApril 14, 2011.
81,532PVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupElkridge, MDApril 14, 2011.
81,532PPVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupSilver Spring, MDApril 14, 2011.
81,532QVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupEvergreen, COApril 14, 2011.
81,532QQVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupSpringfield, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532RVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupFairfax, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532RRVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupTampa, FLApril 14, 2011.
81,532SVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupFairview, TNApril 14, 2011.
81,532SSVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupTulsa, OKApril 14, 2011.
81,532TVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupFort Wayne, INApril 14, 2011.
81,532TTVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupWhitmore Lake, MIApril 14, 2011.
81,532UVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupFreehold, NJApril 14, 2011.
81,532UUVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupWhite Plains, NYApril 14, 2011.
81,532VVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupGermantown, MDApril 14, 2011.
81,532VVVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupWilliston Park, NYApril 14, 2011.
81,532WVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupHerndon, VAApril 14, 2011.
81,532WWVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupWinooski, VTApril 14, 2011.
81,532XVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupHighland Ranch, COApril 14, 2011.
81,532YVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupHilliard, OHApril 14, 2011.
81,532ZVerizon Data Services LLC, System Database Administration GroupHillsborough, NJApril 14, 2011.
81,587South Carolina Yutaka Technologies, Inc., Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Allstaff Employment, Services, LLC, SkillsLugoff, SCMay 7, 2011.
81,798CoreLogic Consumer Services, LLC, CoreLogic, Call Center Operations, Action Staffing, Aerotek, Appleone, etcDes Moines, IAJuly 12, 2011.
81,805Texas/New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, Medianews Group, RM Personnel and Account TempsEl Paso, TXJune 30, 2011.
81,807CoreLogic, Inc. LLC, CoreLogic, Inc., Matrix ResourcesWestlake, TXJuly 17, 2011.
81,816Powertex, Inc.Rouses Point, NYJuly 19, 2011.
81,823Champion Photochemistry Incorporated, Manpower and Kelly ServicesRochester, NYJuly 24, 2011.
81,832The Bank of New York Mellon, Billing and Revenue Operations, Addison Serach, BNG Consulting, etcBrooklyn, NYJuly 26, 2011.
81,836THQ Inc., Quality Assurance Division, Zero ChaosPhoenix, AZJuly 26, 2011.
81,853GrafTech U.S.A. LLC, GrafTech International Holdings, IncSt. Marys, PAAugust 2, 2011.
81,869Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Personal Lines/Support Services DivisionSimsbury, CTAugust 6, 2011.
81,875Darly Custom Technology, Inc., Engineering Design and Drafting Dept., Off-Site Workers from ArizonaWindsor, CTAugust 9, 2011.
81,876Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Commercial/Group Benefits/List Bill DivisionOverland Park, KSAugust 8, 2011.
81,877Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Commercial/Biss/Claim Coding DivisionClinton, NYAugust 8, 2011.
81,877AHartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Commercial Markets/Biss/Claim Coding DivisionSan Antonio, TXAugust 8, 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) (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
81,414TE Connectivity, CIS-Appliances Division, Kelly ServicesJonestown, PA
81,802Southeast Poultry, Inc.Rogers, AR
81,819Medical Card System, Inc.De Pere, WI

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
81,788ConAgra Foods, Conagra Commercial Division, Aid Temporary Services and Manpower StaffingBatesville, AR

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of August 13, 2012 through August 17, 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 22, 2012.

Michael W. Jaffe,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 2012-21620 Filed 8-31-12; 8:45 am]

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