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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 August 22, 2016 through September 2, 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 Start Printed Page 87072the 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
91,209L&M Radiator, Inc., Always There Staffing, IncHibbing, MNDecember 9, 2014.
91,639FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions, Inc., Measurement Products Division, FMC Technologies, Inc., Remedy Staffing, etcErie, PAMarch 29, 2015.
91,741Precision Computer Services, Inc., Kenzie & Company, LLC and Advantage Technical ResourcingShelton, CTApril 22, 2015.
91,758Alexander & Baldwin, LLC, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, Alexander & Baldwin, Exceptional IncPuunene, HIApril 26, 2015.
91,758AAlexander & Baldwin, LLC, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, Alexander & Baldwin, Exceptional IncPuunene, HINovember 17, 2016.
91,804American Grass Seed ProducersTangent, ORMay 12, 2015.
91,804AStalford Seed FarmTangent, ORMay 12, 2015.
91,845Olympic Panel Products LLC, New Wood Resources LLC, Express Employment ProfessionalsShelton, WAMay 24, 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
91,143Citizens Bank, NA, Citizens Financial Group, Infrastructure Services Division, Bridge, etcRiverside, RINovember 16, 2014.
91,143ACitizens Bank, NA, Citizens Financial Group, Infrastructure Services Division, Bridge, etcCranston, RINovember 16, 2014.
91,380Gardner Denver Nash, LLC, R&D Engineering Department, The Marine Group, Gardner Denver IncTrumbull, CTJanuary 22, 2015.
91,598Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Product and Test Engineering Division, Qualcomm, IncSan Diego, CAMarch 15, 2015.
91,638EMC Corporation, Disk Library for Mainframe (DLM) DivisionHopkinton, MAJune 5, 2015.
91,638AOn-Site Leased Workers from Advantage Technical Resources, IGATE (Now Capgemini), and TATA America reporting to EMC Corporation, etcHopkinton, MAMarch 29, 2015.
91,644Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Technical Publications Group, Qualcomm, IncSan Diego, CAMarch 18, 2015.
91,644AQualcomm Technologies, Inc., Technical Publications Group, Qualcomm, IncSan Jose, CAMarch 18, 2015.
91,645ITT Corporation—Interconnect Solutions, ITT Cannon LLC, ITT CorporationSanta Ana, CADecember 12, 2016.
91,778Fujitsu America, Inc., Retail Managed Services and Technical Maintenance Services, etcRichardson, TXMay 4, 2015.
91,778AFujitsu America, Inc., Retail Managed Services and Technical Maintenance Services, etcSchaumburg, ILMay 4, 2015.
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91,782Veris Industries, Schneider Electric USA, KForce Inc., Express Services Inc., etcTualatin, ORMay 5, 2015.
91,921Centrex Revenue Solutions, LLC, Integra Connect, LLC, Randstad Temporary ServicesEllicott City, MDJune 14, 2015.
91,927DIRECTV Customer Services, Inc., DIRECTV Care Division, AT&T, Inc., Sitel, Convergys, Alorica, VXI, TPUSATulsa, OKJune 15, 2015.
91,945Kennametal, IncHouston, TXJune 21, 2015.
91,952Maersk Agency USA Inc., Maersk Group, Customer Service, Operations, Marketing DivisionsCharlotte, NCMay 26, 2015.
91,952AMaersk Agency USA Inc., Maersk Group, Finance, Customer Service, Operations, Marketing DivisionsOakbrook Terrace, ILMay 26, 2015.
91,952BMaersk Agency USA Inc., Maersk Group, Customer Service, Operations, Marketing DivisionsFlorham Park, NJMay 26, 2015.
91,952CMaersk Agency USA Inc., Maersk Group, Operations, Marketing DivisionsThe Woodlands, TXMay 26, 2015.
91,984EMC Corporation, Resource Management DivisionHopkinton, MAJuly 5, 2015.
91,994Strippit, Inc., LVD Company NV, Durham Staffing, Inc., and SelectOneAkron, NYMay 21, 2016.
91,994AJaniMart Janitorial Sales & Services and AppleOne, Strippit, Inc., LVD Company NVAkron, NYJuly 1, 2015.
92,002Havells USA, Inc., Havells India Limited, RandstadAtlanta, GAJuly 8, 2015.
92,005CTS Corporation, Specialized Staffing, Manpower, Aerotek, Personnel Partners, etcElkhart, INJuly 8, 2015.
92,033Viskase Companies, Inc., StaffmarkOsceola, ARJuly 19, 2015.
92,095360training.com, Inc., 360training.comEl Segundo, CAAugust 8, 2015.
92,118CVG Alabama, LLC, Global Truck and Bus Segment, Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc., etcPiedmont, ALJune 24, 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
90,287Blackhawk Engineering, Inc., EXX, IncCedar Falls, IAJanuary 1, 2014.
91,298Furin & Shea Welding & Fabricating, Inc., Always There Staffing, Inc., Express Services, IncHibbing, MNJanuary 6, 2015.
91,305Waste Management of Oregon, Pacific NW DivisionNewberg, ORJanuary 7, 2015.
91,967Prime Electric Motors, Inc., Bonney StaffingGorham, MEJune 27, 2015.
92,085T. Bruce Sales, IncWest Middlesex, PAAugust 3, 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 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
91,107Hartzell Veneer Products LLC, Hartzell Veneer International LLC, US Staffing and Elwood StaffingHillsdale, MI

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
90,324Embarq Management Company/United Telephone of Pennsylvania, Embarq Corporation, CenturyLink, IncCarlisle, PA
90,328Dixie Consumer Products, LLC, Georgia Pacific, Aerotek Staffing AgencyParchment, MI
90,338Unverferth Manufacturing Company, IncShell Rock, IA
91,153Horizon Mud Company, Inc., Irvin Wellsite Consultants, LLCMidland, TX
91,398K Building Components, IncHibbing, MN
91,401William J. Schwartz & Son, IncBovey, MN
91,463Volvo Trucks North America, New River Valley Facility, Volvo Trucks, Additional Technical Support, etcDublin, VA
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91,526Fairmont Supply Company, Formerly Fairmont Supply Oil and Gas, LLCTroy, PA
91,787Jersey Shore Steel CompanyJersey Shore, PA

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
91,637Georgia Chair CompanyGainesville, GA
91,805Greenwillow Grains, LLCTangent, OR
92,036Illinois Tool Works, IncNew Berlin, WI

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
91,711Broadcom Limited, Avago Technologies LimitedNorcross, GA
91,806Stalford Seed FarmTangent, OR
91,870International Business Machines (IBM), Global Technology Services (GTS), Collabera, Artech, CDI, InfiniteEndicott, NY
91,870AInternational Business Machines (IBM), Global Technology Services (GTS), Collabera, Artech, CDI, InfiniteOmaha, NE
91,972Sensata Technologies, Inc., Staffmark, Signature Consultants, AerotekSpringfield, TN

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of August 22, 2016 through September 2, 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 18th day of November 2016.

Hope D. Kinglock

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2016-28910 Filed 12-1-16; 8:45 am]

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