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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 25, 2016 through August 5, 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;Start Printed Page 66086

(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 eligibility 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 the1-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
86,116QG Printing II Corporation, ExpressPortland, ORJune 22, 2014.
91,507Seneca Foods CorporationBuhl, IDFebruary 9, 2015.
91,702Seissenschmidt Corporation, USA Division, Linamar-Seissenschmidt Forging LFC, Seissenschmidt GMBH, etcOscoda, MIApril 13, 2015.
91,891Tokyo Ohka Kogyo America, Inc., Tokyo Ohka Kogyo, Ltd. Co., Aerotek, Addeco, Kelly ServicesHillsboro, ORJune 8, 2015.
91,968Noranda Intermediate Holding Corporation, VacoFranklin, TNJune 27, 2015.
91,968ANorandal USA, Inc., Noranda Intermediate Holding Corporation, Great Rivers, etcHuntington, TNJune 27, 2015.
91,968BNorandal USA, Inc., Noranda Intermediate Holding Corporation, Resourcemfg, etcSalisbury, NCDecember 3, 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
90,048Atmel CorporationColorado Springs, COJune 5, 2015.
90,048AKelly Services, ProUnlimited, Add Staff, Atmel CorporationColorado Springs, COJanuary 1, 2014.
90,241SASOL, Wood Group Production Consulting Services, IncTulsa, OKJanuary 1, 2014.
91,134Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems, LLC, Meritor, IncHeath, OHNovember 19, 2015.
91,237Siemens Industry, Inc., Process Industries and Drive DivisionNorwood, OHNovember 17, 2014.
91,392Graphic Packaging International Inc., Graphic Packaging Holding CompanyRenton, WAJanuary 25, 2015.
91,648Ciena Corporation, Product Supply Chain Group, Networking Platforms Division, etcLinthicum, MDMarch 30, 2015.
91,834International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Cloud Storage Manager Services, Global Technology Services Division, etcBoulder, COMay 20, 2015.
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91,853Yellow Pages Digital Media Solutions, LLC, Information Systems and Information Technology Division, etcBlue Bell, PAMay 16, 2015.
91,855CH2M Inc., CH2M HILL Companies Ltd., Division of Finance and AccountingEnglewood, COMay 12, 2015.
91,858John Crane Inc. (JCI), Smiths Group, CieloMorton Grove, ILMay 25, 2015.
91,865DLA, Inc., Sercotel, S.A. de C.V., TFI Resources, IncDoral, FLMay 26, 2015.
91,885Caterpillar, Inc., CR Coatings, The Tool Gage House, Vonachen Services, Inc., etcJoliet, ILJune 6, 2015.
91,906Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Service Management-Onboarding DivisionPlano, TXJune 10, 2015.
91,920Compucom Systems, Inc., Dallas Service DeskDallas, TXJune 14, 2015.
91,928Caterpillar, Inc./Balderson, Work Tools Division, Caterpillar, IncJacksonville, FLJune 15, 2015.
91,943ALM Media LLC, ALM Media, IncNew York, NYJune 21, 2015.
91,949One Call Care Management, Align Networks Division (SmartComp), ECA Staffing Solutions, Inc., etcCanonsburg, PAJune 22, 2015.
91,950Branded Entertainment Network, Inc., Corbis Corporation, Branded Entertainment Network Holdings, Inc., SCOM, etcSeattle, WAJune 20, 2015.
91,960Dana Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing LLC, Dana Holding Corporation, Bluegrass and Associates, Ahead StaffingGlasgow, KYJune 26, 2015.
91,961Aurora Casket Company, D/B/A Matthews-Aurora Funeral Solutions, Belflex Staffing Belcan StaffingAurora, INJune 24, 2015.
91,965Masonite D/B/A Algoma Hardwoods, ABRAlgoma, WIJune 24, 2015.
91,975Cascades U.S. Holdings Cascades Auburn Fiber, Cascades, IncAuburn, MEJune 29, 2015.
91,976Motorola Solutions, Inc., Products and Services, Devices Engineering Development Team, etcSchaumburg, ILJune 29, 2015.
91,979GE Transportation Engine System, GE Transportation DivisionLatham, NYJuly 1, 2015.
91,981GAP Sample Room, Gap Inc., ProunlimitedNew York, NYApril 22, 2015.
91,986Grede II LLC, Bessemer (Foundry) Division, Metaldyne Performance Group, etcBessemer, ALJuly 5, 2015.
91,987Solera Holdings Inc., Audatex North America Division, Database Development Group (DBD), etcSan Diego, CAJuly 5, 2015.
91,991Caterpillar Precision Engine Components, Industry Solutions, Components, and Distribution Division, etcMorganton, NCJuly 6, 2015.
91,997Pall Corporation, Validation Testing DivisionPort Washington, NYJuly 7, 2015.
92,009Epicor Software Corporation, EGL Holdco, Inc., Zero Chaos, Wildes EnterprisesWestminster, COJuly 12, 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
91,618Kato Engineering, IncNorth Mankato, MNMarch 22, 2015.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (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
91,849Vallourec Drilling Products USA, Inc., Vallourec USA Corporation, Burnett Specialists, 6300 Navigation BoulevardHouston, TXMay 24, 2015.
91,849AVallourec Drilling Products USA, Inc., Vallourec USA Corporation, 4424 West Sam Houston Parkway NorthHouston, TXMay 24, 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), or (b)(1) (employment decline or threat of separation) of section 222 has not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
90,320Atos IT Solutions and Services Inc., NSC GlobalCheshire, CT
91,709Avery Dennison, Printing and Converting Platform TeamWestborough, MA.

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.Start Printed Page 66088

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
90,011Wilson Creek Energy, LLC, Roxcoal Inc., PBS Coals Inc., Corsa Coal CorporationFriedens, PA
90,055Solutia, Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Henkel CorporationSpringfield, MA
90,312Fab-Tech Inc., Critical Process Systems Group (CPSG), WestaffColchester, VT
90,340Celanese Corporation, Emulsions Division, Brock Jacobs, Allied BartonMeredosia, IL
91,214Parker Aerospace, Parker Hannifin, Jackie Kabrell, AG Energy Solutions, etcLiberty Lake, WA
91,461Sprint Wireless Call CenterTemple, TX
91,636Alorica, Inc., Albuquerque DivisionAlbuquerque, NM
91,641General Electric Company, GE Capacitor and Power Quality Products, Energy Connections DivisionFort Edward, NY
91,750NWS Traffic LLC, Pole Manufacturing Division, Signal Group, Inc., Peek Traffic CorporationTualatin, OR
91,831Vesta Corporation, Unosquare LLC, Infogroup Northwest, Inc., Lexicon SolutionsPortland, OR
91,962Minnesota Wire Cable, Manpower, Express Employment Professionals, Kelly Services, AdeccoEau Claire, 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
92,027McDonald's CorporationColumbus, OH

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
91,850Verso Corporation, Wickliffe Mill, Select Staffing, U.S. Security Associates, etcWickliffe, KY
91,850AVerso Corporation, Beaver Dam WoodyardBeaver Dam, KY
91,850BVerso Corporation, Eddyville WoodyardEddyville, KY
91,850CVerso Corporation, Waldschmidt WoodyardWickliffe, KY
91,850DVerso Corporation, Bethel Springs WoodyardBethel Springs, TN
91,850EVerso Corporation, Big Sandy WoodyardCamden, TN
91,850FVerso Corporation, Dover WoodyardDover, TN
92,039Norandal USA, Inc., Noranda Intermediate Holding Corporation, Great Rivers Employment, etcHuntington, TN
92,039ANorandal USA, Inc., Noranda Intermediate Holding Corporation, Resourcemfg, etcSalisbury, NC

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
91,982CaterpillarThomasville, GA

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of July 25, 2016 through August 5, 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 8th day of August 2016.

Jessica R. Webster,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2016-23031 Filed 9-23-16; 8:45 am]

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