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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 April 8, 2013 through April 12, 2013.

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 Start Printed Page 28637a 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
81,860Resolute Forest Products, Catawba Mill—aper Machine No. 1, Commercial Printing Papers, etcCatawba, SCAugust 3, 2011.
82,515DuPont Teijin Films US LP, E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Teijin, Holdings USA, Allied Barton Security, etcHopewell, VAFebruary 28, 2012.
82,535Asteelflash US East Corp., US East, Asteelflash GroupOwego, NYMarch 6, 2012.

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
82,249NUnitedHealth Group, United Payment Integrity Operations, On-Site Leased WorkersEden Prairie, MNDecember 11, 2011.
82,249YUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions, Provider Data MaintenanceBloomington, MNDecember 11, 2011.
82,353Comcast Cable, West Division, Repair Call Service GroupBeaverton, ORDecember 27, 2011.
82,353AComcast Cable, West Division, Billing Call Service GroupBeaverton, ORDecember 27, 2011.
82,363XOR Media, Formerly Seachange InternationalActon, MAJanuary 23, 2012.
82,402YP Midwest Publishing LLC, Publishing Operations Group, YP Subsidiary Holdings LLC, Zero ChaosBrookfield, WIJanuary 31, 2012.
82,435Pfizer—Pearl River, Pfizer Global SupplyPearl River, NYApril 1, 2013.
82,435ALeased Workers from Atrium Staffing and VisionIT, Working On-Site at PfizerPearl River, NYFebruary 7, 2012.
82,485Nestle Healthcare Nutrition, Inc., Adecco USASt. Louis Park, MNMay 5, 2013.
82,516Micro Contacts, IncHicksville, NYFebruary 28, 2012.
82,524Level 3 Communications, LLC, Iqnavigator, Synergy Services, Horizontal Integration, etcCoudersport, PAMarch 4, 2012.
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82,531Apex Tool Group, LLC, Bain Capital, North American Hand Tools Ops, TEC Staffing, Kelly StaffingSpringdale, ARMarch 6, 2012.
82,544Citigroup Technology, Inc. (CTI), Citigroup Inc., Project Management, Global Tech, Citi Shared, Leased WorkersIrving, TXMarch 7, 2012.
82,558Abbott Diabetes Care, Abbott, Abbott Technical Support Division, Sykes EnterprisesLanghorne, PAMarch 13, 2012.
82,582Standard Motor Products, Express Employment ProfessionalsIndependence, KSMarch 20, 2012.
82,583Chromalloy Gas Turbine, LLC, Los Angeles Division, Sequa CorpGardena, CAMarch 20, 2012.
82,591CIBA Vision Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical, Kelly Services, Sargan, Validant and PharmtechDes Plaines, ILMarch 22, 2012.
82,595AIG Global Services, Inc., Service Management Production OperationsLivingston, NJMarch 25, 2012.
82,602Wells Fargo & Company, Consumer Lending Group, Non-Phone Credit Bureau, Randstad etcBeaverton, ORMarch 25, 2012.
82,622ETI Precision Corp, Elmet Holdings, LLCGordonsville, TNApril 1, 2012.
82,624Heraeus Materials Technology North America, Heraeus Holding GMBH, Aerotek, ModisChandler, AZMarch 26, 2013.

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
82,487Miller Welding & Machine Co., Spherion Staffing ServiceBrookville, PAFebruary 20, 2012.
82,487AMiller Welding & Machine Co., Spherion Staffing ServiceBrookville, PAFebruary 20, 2012.

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
82,249AUnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare Community and State Legal DepartmentMinnetonka, MN.
82,249EUnitedHealth Group, Optum Insight Financial Performance Solutions, Revenue Cycle Managed ServiceEden Prairie, MN.
82,249GUnitedHealth Group, OptumInsight, Payer Consulting, On-Site Leased WorkersEden Prairie, MN.
82,249HUnitedHealth Group, OptumInsight, Payer Consulting, On-Site Leased WorkersMinnetonka, MN.
82,249IUnitedHealth Group, OptumInsight, Payer Product ManagementEden Prairie, MN.
82,249RUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., Optum Shared Services, Business Operations, Genesis 10Bloomington, MN.
82,249SUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., Optum Shared Services, Business Operations, Genesis 10Golden Valley, MN.
82,249VUnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare Financial Data Management Department, Leased WorkersMinnetonka, MN.
82,249WUnitedHealth Group, OptumHealth Application DevelopmentPlymouth, MN.
82,249XUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions, New MarketsBloomington, MN.

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
82,249UnitedHealth Group, OptumHealth Financial Services, Aerotek, On-Site Leased WorkersCoon Rapids, MN
82,249BUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., Credit Balance Field OperationsEden Prairie, MN
82,249FUnitedHealth Group, OptumInsight, Provider Consulting, On-Site Leased WorkersEden Prairie, MN
82,249JUnitedHealth Group, OptumInsight, X Hub, On-Site Leased WorkersEden Prairie, MN
82,249KUnitedHealth Group, OptumInsight, X Hub, On-Site Leased WorkersEden Prairie, MN
82,249LUnitedHealth Group, OptumInsight, Life SciencesEden Prairie, MN
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82,249MUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Payer Transformation Team, On-Site Leased WorkersEden Prairie, MN
82,249OUnitedHealth Group, United Payment Integrity, Advanced Analytics ProcessEden Prairie, MN
82,249PUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., Credit Balance Field OperationsEden Prairie, MN
82,249QUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., United Payment Integrity, Program ManagementEden Prairie, MN
82,249TUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., OptumHealth Financial Services, Stop Loss, Health Wealth, LeaGolden Valley, MN
82,249UUnitedHealth Group, Optum, Inc., OptumHealth Financial Services, Stop Loss, Health Wealth, LeaMinnetonka, MN
82,353BComcast Cable, West Division, Residential Inbound Sales Group, Manpowergroup SolutionsBeaverton, OR
82,353CComcast Cable, West Division, Customer Retention GroupBeaverton, OR
82,476SuperValu, Inc., Pleasant Prairie Distribution Center, Progressive Logistics ServicesPleasant Prairie, WI
82,497TransUnion, LLC, End User Support—IT DepartmentChicago, IL

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
82,463BP Solar International, Inc., BP Corporation North America, Inc., BP America International, IncFrederick, MD

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
82,550Verizon Business Networks Services, Inc., Senior-Analysts-Order Management Voice Over Internet Protocol, etcTampa, FL

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitions are the subject of ongoing investigations under petitions filed earlier covering the same petitioners.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
82,620Hewlett Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Business Unit, EG HP Storage, etcAndover, MA

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of April 8, 2013 through April 12, 2013. 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.

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Dated: April 16, 2013.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance .

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[FR Doc. 2013-11460 Filed 5-14-13; 8:45 am]

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