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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 December 19, 2016 through December 30, 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

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(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 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
92,086Wing Fai Label IncBells, CAAugust 2, 2015.
92,153Duro Textiles, LLC, Abel AssociatesFall River, MAAugust 29, 2015.
92,357Samson Technologies Corporation, Sam Ash Music Corporation, Randstad US and Access StaffingHauppauge, NYOctober 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
91,289CommScope Connectivity LLC, ADC Telecommunications, Inc., Sidney, CommScope Technologies, etcSidney, NEDecember 24, 2014.
91,483Sprint, Hampton Call CenterHampton, VAFebruary 19, 2015.
91,515Sprint, Shared Services, Commissions Operations and Compensations and IncentivesOverland Park, KSFebruary 24, 2015.
91,802CooperSurgical Inc., The Cooper Companies, HART Employment ServicesPasadena, CAMay 12, 2015.
91,809Sprint, Overland Park Call CenterOverland Park, KSMay 12, 2015.
91,824Paso Del Norte Publishing, Inc., El Diario De El PasoEl Paso, TXMay 18, 2015.
92,183Applied Materials, Applied Materials Inc., Division of Common Solutions Mfg. Group, etcAustin, TXAugust 8, 2016.
92,198Ericsson, Inc., Insight Global, GlobalLogic, and EssentialPlano, TXSeptember 12, 2015.
92,229BASF Corporation, BASF SE, Brown & Root Industrial Services and Insulation & RefractoriesWest Memphis, ARSeptember 20, 2015.
92,232Loud Technologies, EAW Division, Microtech StaffingWhitinsville, MASeptember 14, 2015.
92,252LDLA Holdings LLC, Division of Garment Sample CoordinatorsLos Angeles, CASeptember 27, 2015.
92,350Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Industrial and Mobile Applications Division, Robert Bosch LLC, etcBethlehem, PAOctober 20, 2015.
92,352GE Fairchild, LLC, GE Transportation, AdeccoGlen Lyn, VAOctober 20, 2015.
92,364GE Dover Products Plant, GE Lighting, GE Lighting IncDover, OHOctober 25, 2015.
92,364ATungsten Products Plant, GE Lighting, GE Lighting IncEuclid, OHOctober 25, 2015.
92,382Flowserve Corporation, Nesco Resources, Aerotek, and AffinityLawrence, MAOctober 28, 2015.
92,404Yodle Web.com, Inc., Client Services Division, Web.com Group, IncAustin, TXNovember 8, 2015.
92,409GE Packaged Power, Inc., General Electric Company, Kelly ServicesHouston, TXNovember 9, 2015.
92,424WorleyParsons Group, Inc., Reading Office, WorleyParsons Ltd., Energy Resourcing AmericasReading, PANovember 16, 2015.
92,467Lufkin-RMT, GE Oil and GasWellsville, NYDecember 6, 2015.
92,492Getinge-La Calhene USA, Getinge-La Calhene SASRush City, MNDecember 15, 2015.
92,493Pentair Technical Solutions, Panel Shop, Pentair plc, AmeriTech Staffing, Inc., CoWorx Staffing ServicesHouston, TXDecember 15, 2015.
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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
92,398Kahului Trucking and Storage, Inc., Bulk Sugar and Molasses Division, Alexander and Baldwin, IncKahului, HINovember 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 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
91,666Haymarket Media, Inc., Production DepartmentNew York, NY
92,250IBEX GlobalIndiana, 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
92,335Titanium Wire Corporation, ATI Specialty Alloys and Components Division, Allegheny Technologies, etcFrackville, PA

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
91,882SPX FLOW, Inc., SPX Flow Technology, Adecco, Manpower, SGF Global, Remedy Staffing, etcMcKean, PA
91,918Lufkin Industries LLC, Gear Repair Division, GE Oil & Gas, Malone's Cleaning Service, IncLufkin, TX
91,924Mattel, Inc., Design and Development, Pro UnlimitedEl Segundo, CA
91,946York Metal Toll ProcessingSyracuse, NY
91,993TimkenSteel Corporation, Harrison Steel PlantCanton, OH
91,993ATimkenSteel Corporation, Faircrest Steel PlantCanton, OH
91,993BTimkenSteel Corporation, Faircrest Steel PlantCanton, OH
92,010Atos IT Solutions and Services, Inc., NSC GlobalRedmond, WA
92,286Salem Hospital, Salem Health, Division of Medical TranscriptionistsSalem, OR

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
92,142Erickson Inc., Division of Accounting, Payroll, and Expense Reporting, NW Staffing, etcPortland, OR
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I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of December 19, 2016 through December 30, 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 3rd day of January 2017.

Hope D. Kinglock,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2017-01215 Filed 1-18-17; 8:45 am]

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