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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

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In accordance with the Section 223 (19 U.S.C. 2273) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (“Act”), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act (“TAA”) for workers by (TA-W) number issued during the period of October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019. (This Notice primarily follows the language of the Trade Act. In some places however, changes such as the inclusion of subheadings, a reorganization of language, or “and,” “or,” or other words are added for clarification.)

Section 222(a)—Workers of a Primary Firm

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for TAA, the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)) must be met, as follows:

(1) The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(1)) is that a significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm (or “such firm”) have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

AND (2(A) or 2(B) below)

(2) The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied by either (A) the Increased Imports Path, or (B) the Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path/Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country Path, as follows:

(A) Increased Imports Path

(i) the sales or production, or both, of such firm, have decreased absolutely;

AND (ii and iii below)

(ii)(I) imports of articles or services like or directly competitive with articles produced or services supplied by such firm have increased; OR

(II)(aa) 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; OR

(II)(bb) imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced directly using the services supplied by such firm, have increased; OR

(III) 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;

AND

(iii) the increase in imports described in clause (ii) contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or production of such firm; OR

(B) Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path OR Acquisition of Articles or Services From a Foreign Country Path

(i)(I) there has been a shift by such workers' firm to a foreign country in the production of articles or the supply of services like or directly competitive with articles which are produced or services which are supplied by such firm; OR

(II) such workers' firm has acquired from a foreign country articles or services that are like or directly competitive with articles which are produced or services which are supplied by such firm;

AND

(ii) the shift described in clause (i)(I) or the acquisition of articles or services described in clause (i)(II) contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation.

Section 222(b)—Adversely Affected Secondary Workers

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 TAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(b)) must be met, as follows:

(1) a significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

AND

(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 (19 U.S.C. 2272(a)), and such supply or production is related to the article or service that was the basis for such certification (as defined in subsection 222(c)(3) and (4) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(c)(3) and (4));

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 determined under paragraph (1).

Section 222(e)—Firms Identified by the International Trade Commission

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 TAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(e) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2272(e))must be met, by following criteria (1), (2), and (3) as follows:

(1) the workers' firm is publicly identified by name by the International Start Printed Page 64930Trade 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) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(b)(1)); OR

(B) an affirmative determination of market disruption or threat thereof under section 421(b)(1)of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2436(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));

AND

(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) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(f)(1)) with respect to the affirmative determination described in paragraph (1)(A) is published in the Federal Register under section 202(f)(3) (19 U.S.C. 2252(f)(3)); OR

(B) notice of an affirmative determination described in subparagraph (B) or (C)of paragraph (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) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2273(b)), the 1-year period preceding the 1-year period described in paragraph (2).

Affirmative Determinations for Trade 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 Path) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
94,903Tahari ASLMillburn, NJOctober 30, 2017.
94,995John Hassall, LLCWestbury, NYJuly 15, 2018.
95,023AJ Oster, LLC, Global Brass & Copper, Monroe Staffing, RandstadWarwick, RIJuly 30, 2018.
95,057Congoleum Corporation—Marcus HookTrainer, PAAugust 9, 2018.
95,074Pace Industries, Inc., St. Paul (Metalcraft) Division, Pace Industries LLCArden Hills, MNAugust 13, 2018.
95,077Omnimax International, Inc., Specialty Division, Omnimax Holdings, IncHelena, ARAugust 15, 2018.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path or Acquisition of Articles or Services from a Foreign Country Path) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
94,684Superior Industries International, TEC, WorkSourceFayetteville, ARApril 1, 2018.
94,780Target Corporation, Finance Process & Technology DivisionMinneapolis, MNMay 2, 2018.
94,780ATarget Corporation, Financial Accounting & Reporting DivisionMinneapolis, MNMay 2, 2018.
94,780BTarget Corporation, Finance Operations DivisionMinneapolis, MNMay 2, 2018.
94,806Sysco Hampton Roads Inc., Finance DivisionSuffolk, VAMay 10, 2018.
94,843Sabre GLBL Inc., Airline Solutions, Professional Services and Consulting Organization, etcSouthlake, TXMay 23, 2018.
94,985Sphera Solutions Inc., Genstar Capital, Ascent, TMA ResourcesChicago, ILJuly 8, 2018.
95,022Glen Gery Corporation, Brickworks NA, Labor FindersManassas, VAJuly 30, 2018.
95,035Adidas America Inc., Finance/Expense Management, Adidas AG, Apex Systems, Tek Systems, etcPortland, ORAugust 1, 2018.
95,050Selectra Industries CorporationVernon, CAAugust 6, 2018.
95,054Goodman Company, L.P., Sheet Metal Stamped Parts Division, Fayetteville FacilityFayetteville, TNAugust 7, 2018.
95,078Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Global Engines & Power Division, Murray Plant, Hamilton RykerMurray, KYAugust 15, 2018.
95,100iHealth Solutions, LLC dba Advantum HealthLouisville, KYAugust 21, 2018.
95,108MC Electronics, LLCHollister, CAAugust 22, 2018.
95,119Riverbend Foods LLCPittsburgh, PAAugust 23, 2018.
95,126Insourcing Specialists Inc., Columbia Forest Products, ManpowerSalem, ORAugust 27, 2018.
95,150Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Shared Business Services, Kelly Services, Robert Half, Insight GlobalAntioch, TNSeptember 5, 2018.
95,158Keystone Powered Metal Company, Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy, LtdSt. Marys, PAAugust 26, 2018.
95,167West Corporation, West Unified Communications Services, Inc., West Facilities, LCC, etcManassas, VASeptember 9, 2018.
95,186Westech Building Products (Evansville) LLC, Westlake Chemical CompanyMount Vernon, INSeptember 16, 2018.
95,189TI Fluid Systems, FTDS division, TI Group Automotive Systems, LLC, Elwood Staffing, BenchmarkGreeneville, TNSeptember 16, 2018.
95,191MTBC-Med, Incorporated, MTBC IncorporatedSomerset, NJApril 14, 2019.
95,195Trelleborg Coated Systems, Printing Solutions Division, Second LAC, IncMorristown, TNSeptember 19, 2018.
95,196West Corporation, West Unified Communications Services, Inc., West Facilities, LCC, etcWest Point, GASeptember 19, 2018.
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95,197Comscore-Portland, Comscore, IncPortland, ORSeptember 20, 2018.
95,197AComscore-Reston, Comscore, IncReston, VASeptember 20, 2018.
95,198IBM Cognitive Applications, IBM Research division, IBMBeaverton, ORSeptember 20, 2018.
95,199Kennametal IncIrwin, PASeptember 23, 2018.
95,216TTEC Healthcare Solutions, Inc., TTEC Holdings, IncTemple, TXSeptember 24, 2018.
95,217U.S. Bank, National Association, Consumer & Business Banking Operations Unit, Foreclosure, etcOwensboro, KYSeptember 23, 2018.
95,220Harman Becker Automotive Systems, HW Validation-Environmental Test, Harman International, Tata, AcroFarmington Hills, MISeptember 25, 2018.
95,222Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Bermuda Co. Ltd., Agile 1Raritan, NJSeptember 24, 2018.
95,224U.S. Bank National Association, Consumer & Business Banking Operations Unit, etcIrving, TXSeptember 25, 2018.
95,233Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Wells Fargo & Company, Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation, etcShoreview, MNSeptember 27, 2018.
95,242Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., US TAPI Missouri Division, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LtdMexico, MOOctober 1, 2018.
95,246Cochlear Americas, Service & Repair, Cochlear LimitedCentennial, COOctober 2, 2018.
95,252USF Reddaway Inc., Corporate Division, YRC Worldwide, Integrity Staffing Solutions, etcTualatin, ORJune 23, 2019.
95,257Philips Healthcare, Invivo Manufacturing DivisionPewaukee, WIOctober 4, 2018.

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
95,116Concentrix CVG Customer Management Group Inc., MSS Program, Concentrix CVG CorporationLas Cruces, NMAugust 23, 2018.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(e) (firms identified by the International Trade Commission) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,140McWane, Inc., AB&I Foundry DivisionOakland, CAAugust 29, 2019.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the eligibility criteria for TAA 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), or (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country or acquisition of articles or services from a foreign country), (b)(2) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA or downstream producer to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA), and (e) (International Trade Commission) of section 222 have not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
94,991Spectrum Oceanic, LLC, Charter Communications, Inc., Charter Communications LLCMililani, HI
95,281John Deere Davenport Works, Construction and Forestry DivisionDavenport, IA

The investigation revealed that the criteria under paragraphs(a)(2)(A) (increased imports), (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country or acquisition of articles or services from a foreign country), (b)(2) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA or downstream producer to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA), and (e) (International Trade Commission) of section 222 have not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
94,497American Buildings Company, West Division, Magnatrax Corporation, Nucor CorporationCarson City, NV
94,611The J.G. Hernandez Company, Collard Rose Optical Company, Essilor Laboratories of America Holding CoWhittier, CA
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94,739Amphenol Printed Circuits, Amphenol Corporation, Technical NeedsNashua, NH
94,807Asteelflash USA Corp., Raleigh Plant, Asteelflash Group, ResourceMFG, etcMorrisville, NC
94,863Lightspeed Online Research LLC, Kantar Division, KantarBellevue, WA
94,916United Healthcare Services, Inc., Benefits Operations (QuEST), United Health Group Incorporated, etcMinnetonka, MN
95,054AGoodman Company, L.P., PTAC Division, Fayetteville FacilityFayetteville, TN
95,061United Steelworkers Local 8-676Westernport, MD
95,062United Structures of America, IncPortland, TN
95,109Pentair Flow Technologies LLC, Pentair Water Group IncCosta Mesa, CA
95,162Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Juniata Locomotive Shop, Norfolk Southern CorporationAltoona, PA
95,175Annan Marketing Services, IncOverland Park, KS
95,194Coorstek, Inc., Kelly Services, AerotekHillsboro, OR
95,208Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Shaffers Crossing and East End Shop, Norfolk Southern CorporationRoanoke, VA
95,232Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo & Company, Business Payroll Services, DISYS, Randstad, etcBloomington, MN
95,259Norcraft Companies L.P., Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., ManpowerLynchburg, VA
95,304Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Littlejohn & CompanyFront Royal, VA

Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Trade Adjustment Assistance

After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register and on the Department's website, 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
94,853Detroit Renewable PowerDetroit, MI
95,192Nestle USA IncGlendale Heights, IL

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the worker group on whose behalf the petition was filed is covered under an existing certification.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,151Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Global Engines & Power Division, Murray PlantMurray, KY
95,240Workforce Logiq, APC Workforce Solutions LLCDallas, TX

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitioning group of workers is covered by an earlier petition that is the subject of an ongoing investigation for which a determination has not yet been issued.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,101Georgia-Pacific Consumer Operations LLC, Crossett Paper Operations, Georgia Pacific LLC, Koch Industries IncCrossett, AR

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019. These determinations are available on the Department's website https://www.doleta.gov/​tradeact/​petitioners/​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 day 7th of November 2019.

Hope D. Kinglock,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2019-25490 Filed 11-22-19; 8:45 am]

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