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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 January 6, 2014 through January 14, 2014.

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; andStart Printed Page 4502

(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
83,232Glen Oak Lumber & Milling, Inc.Montello, WINovember 20, 2012.
83,295Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLCLincoln, MEDecember 16, 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
83,128Catalyst Paper (Snowflake) Inc., Catalyst Paper Holdings IncSnowflake, AZOctober 1, 2012.
83,157Eaton, U.S., Inc., Bussman Division, McCain Employment, etcGoldsboro, NCDecember 10, 2013.
83,157ALeased Workers from Adecco, Working on-Site at EatonGoldsboro, NCOctober 20, 2012.
83,216NTT Data, Inc., Information Technology Consulting GroupNorth Syracuse, NYNovember 12, 2012.
83,235QBE Americas, Inc., QBE Holdings, Inc., Travel DepartmentSun Prairie, WINovember 21, 2012.
83,252Congoleum CorporationTrenton, NJNovember 30, 2012.
83,252ACongoleum CorporationMercerville, NJNovember 30, 2012.
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83,254Brady Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Electromark, Inc., Brady Corporation, Randstad and AdeccoWolcott, NYNovember 18, 2012.
83,258Apex Tool Group—Dallas Operations, Bain Capital, Employee Solutions and AerotekGarland, TXDecember 3, 2012.
83,261Commercial Operations, Personal Printing Systems Division, Hewlett-Packard Company, etcOmaha, NEDecember 2, 2012.
83,268Magnetics Division of Spang & Company, Magnetics Division, Spang & CompanyEast Butler, PAOctober 13, 2013.
83,268AMagnetics Division of Spang & Company, Magnetics Division, Spang & CompanyPittsburgh, PAOctober 13, 2013.
83,271ShoeDazzle, JustFabulous, ADP Totalsource, Act 1 Personnel Services and TecheadLos Angeles, CADecember 5, 2012.
83,281Weyerhaeuser NR Company, Propagation of High Value Trees (PHVT) Unit, VoltFederal Way, WADecember 6, 2012.
83,282Econolite Control Products, Inc., Econolite Group, Inc.Anaheim, CADecember 10, 2012.
83,284Navex Global, Inc., Formerly “ELT, Inc.”San Francisco, CADecember 4, 2012.
83,289Distinctive Industries, Roadwide, Inc., Employment Service AgencySanta Fe Springs, CADecember 11, 2012.
83,291The Fabri-Form Company, Engineered Components Division,The Penda Form Company, Manpower, etcPekin, INDecember 13, 2012.
83,294Benteler Automotive, ManpowerGrand Rapids, MIDecember 11, 2012.
83,305Merastar, Kemper Preferred DivisionDewitt, NYDecember 13, 2012.

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
83,266WW Metal Fab, WW Group, Inc., AerotekMilwaukee, ORNovember 26, 2012.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(c) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
83,190Rockwell Collins, Inc., Service Solutions Organization, Dallas Service Center, Allegis GroupIrving, TXOctober 31, 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
83,223CDS Publications—San Diego, Consolidated GraphicsVista, CA
83,226American Express Travel Related Services Company Inc., World Service-Service Networking Engineering, American Express, etcSalt Lake City, UT
83,283IMPCO Technologies, Inc., Fuel Systems Solutions, IncSterling Heights, MI

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
83,181Kloeckner MetalsBensalem, PA
83,307Veeco Instrument Inc.Plainview, NY
83,307AVeeco Instrument Inc. (MOCVD Systems)Somerset, NJ
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The following determinations terminating investigations were issued in cases where these petitions were not filed in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 90.11. Every petition filed by workers must be signed by at least three individuals of the petitioning worker group. Petitioners separated more than one year prior to the date of the petition cannot be covered under a certification of a petition under Section 223(b), and therefore, may not be part of a petitioning worker group. For one or more of these reasons, these petitions were deemed invalid.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
83,352Abt Associates, Inc.Bethesda, 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
83,262OSRAM Sylvania, Manpower and Superior Tech ServicesYork, PA

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of January 6, 2014 through January 14, 2014. 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 16th day of January 2014.

Michael W. Jaffe,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2014-01538 Filed 1-27-14; 8:45 am]

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