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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 15, 2013 through July 19, 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;Start Printed Page 47781

(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
82,662Thomas Nelson, Inc., Harpercollins Publishers, Spartan Staffing, Wood Personnel, etc.Nashville, TNApril 15, 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.Start Printed Page 47782

TA-W numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
82,500Mondelez InternationalPhiladelphia, PAFebruary 23, 2012.
82,629Boeing Company (The), Business Unit of Engineering, Operations & Technology, Print ServicesBellevue, WAApril 3, 2012.
82,758Republic Steel, Massillon Cold Finish DivisionMassillon, OHMay 21, 2012.
82,767Westmount Financial (US) LLLP, Mattei Insurance Service, Family Insurance Solutions, Economical InsuranceSeattle, WAMay 24, 2012.
82,781FLSmidth, Inc., Financial Services GroupBethlehem, PAJune 4, 2012.
82,803Cadmus Journal Services, Inc., D/B/A Cenveo Publisher Services, Lancaster Content, ManpowerLancaster, PAJune 12, 2012.
82,808American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., World Service Global Service Delivery-Electronic, American Express, etc.Phoenix, AZJune 12, 2012.
82,810Direct Brands Inc., DVD Direct Acquisition, LLCMechanicsburg, PAJune 12, 2012.
82,812Seco Tools, Inc., Sandvik, Inc., Express Employment ProfessionalsLenoir City, TNJune 12, 2012.
82,815Deloitte Services LP, Payroll Processing Support ServicesHermitage, TNJune 17, 2012.
82,823A.P. Sales Co., Doing Business As Applied Power Inc., IccnexergyBrighton, MIJune 17, 2012.
82,825J.K. Products and Services, Inc., AID Temporary Services, Inc.Jonesboro, ARSeptember 3, 2012.
82,826AMETEK Aerospace and Defense, Measurement and Power Systems Division, AMETEK, Inc., M and K etc.Wilmington, MAJune 19, 2012.
82,827Wonik Quartz International CorporationAlbuquerque, NMJune 13, 2012.
82,830Cast Metals Organization, Caterpillar Inc., Large Power Systems DivisionMapleton, ILJune 19, 2012.
82,835Cambridge International Inc., f/k/a Alloy Wire BeltModesto, CAJune 20, 2012.
82,859American Medical Alert Corporation, DBA TunstallLong Island City, NYJune 27, 2012.
82,862United States Enrichment Corporation, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Diversified Management Consultants, etc.Paducah, KYJune 27, 2012.
82,873Tyco Electronics, ICT Division, Randstad Staffing ServicesTullahoma, TNJuly 2, 2012.
82,875Nordex USA, Inc., Nordex SE, StaffmarkJonesboro, ARJuly 3, 2012.
82,875ANordex USA, Inc., Nordex SE, StaffmarkChicago, ILJuly 3, 2012.
82,878Honeywell Process Solutions, Honeywell International, Honeywell Field Products, CARA Resources, etc.York, PAJuly 3, 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 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 numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
82,640Renewable Environmental SolutionsCarthage, MO

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
82,513Veyance Technologies, Inc., Adecco ServicesLincoln, NE
82,737California Newspapers Partnership, DBA San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Advertisement DivisionWest Covina, CA
82,819Vaughan Furniture Company, Corporate Office, 816 Glendale RoadGalax, VA
82,819AVaughan Furniture Company, T.G. Vaughan Distribution Center, 100 T. George Vaughan, Jr. RoadGalax, VA

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 numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
82,738Verizon Communications, Inc., and AffiliatesVictorville, CA
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82,795Thermo Fisher ScientificSun Prairie, WI
82,836Water Pik, Inc.Fort Collins, CO

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
82,759Perpetua Forests CompanyCave Junction, OR
82,809Verizon Business Networks Services, Inc., Senior Analysts-Sales Implementation (SA-SI)Alpharetta, GA
82,853Boeing Company (The), Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA)Auburn, WA
82,853ABoeing Company (The), Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA)Everett, WA
82,853BBoeing Company (The), Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA)Puyallup, WA
82,853CBoeing Company (The), Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA)Renton, WA
82,853DBoeing Company (The), Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA)Seattle, WA
82,853EBoeing Company (The), Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA)Tukwila, WA

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 numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
82,867Liberty MedicalPort Saint Lucie, FL
82,899Hewlett PackardConway, AR

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of July 15, 2013 through July 19, 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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Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of July 2013.

Michael W. Jaffe

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2013-18930 Filed 8-5-13; 8:45 am]

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