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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 June 27, 2016 through July 8, 2016.

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 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(b) 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 Start Printed Page 51494eligibility requirements of Section 222(e) 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) not withstanding 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
90,043Polyfusion Electronics, Inc., Durham Staffing, IncLancaster, NYJanuary 1, 2014.
90,063Oerlikon Fairfield, OC, Oerlikon Corporation AGLafayette, INMarch 27, 2015.
91,278Jewel Acquisition, LLC, ATI Flat Rolled Products Midland Operations, Allegheny Technologies, etcMidland, PAJanuary 4, 2015.
91,539Genpact, LLC—Farmington Hills Office, Genpact International, Inc., Kelly Services, IncFarmington Hills, MIMarch 2, 2015.
91,822GatewayCDI Inc. DBA Brand Addition, Express Services, Inc.; Kforce Professional Staffing, and KeystoneSt. Louis, MOMay 18, 2015.
91,951Noranda Alumina, LLC, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, DMI Contractors, IncGramercy, LAJune 21, 2015.

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
91,031Vestas American Wind Technology, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, General Ledger and Accounts Payable DepartmentsPortland, OROctober 6, 2014.
91,441Sealed Air Corporation (US), Cryovac, Inc., Sealed Air Corporation, Phillips Staffing, Robert Half, etcDuncan, SCAugust 7, 2015.
91,441ASealed Air Corporation (US), Cryovac, Inc., Sealed Air Corporation, Phillips StaffingGreenville, SCFebruary 4, 2015.
91,441BSealed Air Corporation (US), Cryovac, Inc., Sealed Air CorporationDanbury, CTFebruary 4, 2015.
91,566UBS Financial Services, Inc., Group Operations, Account Opening DivisionWeehawken, NJMarch 8, 2015.
91,604Dairy Farmers of America, IncSpringfield, MOMarch 17, 2015.
91,718ITW Medical Division, ITW (Illinois Tool Works), SEEK Careers/Staffing, IncSheboygan, WIApril 18, 2015.
91,728Bank of America, Consumer Sourcing DivisionChandler, AZApril 21, 2015.
91,754QBE North Americas, INC., QBE Holdings, IncBellevue, WAApril 27, 2015.
91,771QBE North Americas, Inc., QBE Holdings, IncJacksonville, FLMay 3, 2015.
91,789Genpact, LLC, Finance Department, Genpact International, Inc., ManpowerParsippany, NJMay 9, 2015.
91,808Resolute Forest Products Augusta LLC, Augusta StaffingAugusta, GAMay 12, 2015.
91,838Crawford & Company, Information and Communications Technology DivisionSunrise, FLMay 23, 2015.
91,839Crawford & Company, Information and Communications Technology DivisionLake Zurich, ILMay 25, 2015.
91,840Crawford & Company, Information and Communications Technology DivisionAtlanta, GAMay 25, 2015.
91,868Hewlett Packard, Inc., Global Indirect Procurement DivisionVancouver, WAMay 26, 2015.
91,888T-Systems North America, Inc., Deutsche Telekom, Aptuity, Finezi, ICON, Pinnacle, Recruit 121, etcTempe, AZJune 7, 2015.
91,889Siemens Corporate, IT Americas DivisionBuffalo Grove, ILMay 12, 2015.
91,892CDK Global, LLC, Aerotek/Teksystems, Apex Systems, Inc., Edgelink, LLC, etcPortland, ORJune 8, 2015.
91,896Smilebox, Inc., Incredimail, Inc., Accountemps, Aim Consulting, Arper & CO, etcRedmond, WAJune 8, 2015.
91,905Hodges Trucking Company, LLC, Rodan Transport (U.S.A.) Ltd, Office Administration DivisionOklahoma City, OKJune 9, 2015.
91,914Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Kelly Vendor Management Services, Ocwen Financial CorporationWest Palm Beach, FLJune 10, 2015.
91,914AOcwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Ocwen Financial CorporationCoppell, TXApril 25, 2015.
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91,914BKelly Vendor Management Services, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLCCoppell, TXJune 10, 2015.
91,929Sandvik, Inc., Sandvik Coromant, Sandvik AB, Complete Staffing Services, Inc., etcStafford, TXJune 16, 2015.
91,939Graphic Packaging International IncMenasha, WIJune 20, 2015.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (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
91,296Tritec of Minnesota, IncVirginia, MNJanuary 6, 2015.

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) and (b)(1) (employment decline or threat of separation) of section 222 has not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
90,232International Business Machines (IBM), Management Consulting Digital Operations, Global Business ServicesGlendale, CA
90,238BIC Corporation, BIC Fuel Cell Project, Kelly ServicesMilford, CT
90,240ABB, Inc., High Voltage Service Division, Pontoon SolutionsGreensburg, PA

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 No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
91,097Toyota Auto Body California (TABC), Inc., TABC Holding, Aerotek ServicesLong Beach, CA
91,253Cast CorporationHibbing, MN
91,414Keywell Metals LLC, FKA SGK Ventures (FKA Keywell LLC)Falconer, NY

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
90,007Swiss International Airlines LtdEast Meadow, NY
91,213Superior Rock Bit CompanyVirginia, MN
91,269Dom-Ex, Inc., H-E Parts InternationalHibbing, MN
91,269ACrown Parts & Machine, Inc., H-E Parts International, Mining SolutionsHibbing, MN
91,447National OilWell Varco L.P., Nov Hydra RigDuncan, OK
91,724Newpark Drilling Fluids LLC, North America Region, AIP Inc., and Upstream Fluid Consultants, LLCKaty, TX
91,785Campbell Global, LLC, OMAM, Inc.Fort Bragg, CA
91,842Hewlett Packard Enterprise, f/k/a Hewlett Packard Corporation, ES EUWS AMS ITO-CITI Support UnitJersey City, NJ

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 No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
91,705D+H USA Corp/Harland Financial Solutions, Inc.Portland, OR
91,749Premise HealthBrentwood, TN
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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
91,742General Electric Company, D/B/A GE Capacitor and Power Quality Products, Energy Connections DivisionFort Edward, NY
91,833EMC Corporation, Disk Library for Mainframe (DLM) DivisionHopkinton, MA

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of June 27, 2016 through July 8, 2016. These determinations are available on the Department's Web site https://www.doleta.gov/​tradeact/​taa/​taa_​search_​form.cfm under the searchable listing 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 14th day of July 2016.

Jessica R. Webster,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2016-18411 Filed 8-3-16; 8:45 am]

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