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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 December 1, 2019 through December 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 Start Printed Page 5245received 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 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) 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
94,690Tosoh Quartz, Inc., Tosah Corporation-U.S. OperationsPortland, ORApril 3, 2018.
94,923Theis Precision SteelBristol, CTJune 20, 2018.
95,042Woodcor America, Inc. dba Cedar AmericaMountain View, ARAugust 5, 2018.
95,214Roseburg Forest Products, Dillard Plywood DivisionDillard, ORDecember 28, 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
94,783Sitel Operating Corporation, Sitel LLC, Sitel Worldwide Corporation, Horizon HR ServicesAlbuquerque, NMMay 3, 2018.
95,104Ricoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncMalvern, PAAugust 21, 2018.
95,104ARicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncBoulder, COAugust 21, 2018.
95,104BRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncBuffalo, NYAugust 21, 2018.
95,104CRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncChicago, ILAugust 21, 2018.
95,104DRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncConcord, CAAugust 21, 2018.
95,104ERicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncDuluth, GAAugust 21, 2018.
95,104FRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncFenton, MOAugust 21, 2018.
95,104GRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncHouston, TXAugust 21, 2018.
95,104HRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncIrvine, CAAugust 21, 2018.
95,104IRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncLawrenceville, GAAugust 21, 2018.
95,104JRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncMacon, GAAugust 21, 2018.
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95,104KRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncMaitland, FLAugust 21, 2018.
95,104LRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncNashville, TNAugust 21, 2018.
95,104MRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncPhoenix, AZAugust 21, 2018.
95,104NRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncTucker, GAAugust 21, 2018.
95,104ORicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncWayne, PAAugust 21, 2018.
95,104PRicoh USA, Inc., IT Infrastructure division, Ricoh Americas Holdings IncWest Caldwell, NJAugust 21, 2018.
95,121Bank of the West, BancWest Holding, IT Application Support Group, Allegis Global SolutionsOmaha, NEAugust 26, 2018.
95,147State Street Bank & Trust Co., Legal—Global Markets Center of Excellence, State Street CorporationBoston, MASeptember 4, 2018.
95,156XP Power LLC, Aerotek, Blue Ribbon, Sourced StaffingMinden, NVAugust 28, 2018.
95,164State Street Bank and Trust Company, Private Equity Operations, State Street CorporationBoston, MASeptember 9, 2018.
95,170CreativeDrive, Inc., Sandbox Studio, LLCPortland, ORSeptember 10, 2018.
95,188State Street Corporation, Tax DepartmentNorth Quincy, MASeptember 16, 2018.
95,205Prysmian Cables and Systems USA, LLC, Draka Cableteq USA Inc., Energy division, Team Employment, ManpowerGroupHutchinson, KSSeptember 23, 2018.
95,235AVX Filters Corporation, Medical division, AVX CorporationSun Valley, CASeptember 30, 2018.
95,245ABB Inc., Industrial Automation division, Pontoon SolutionsLewisburg, WVOctober 1, 2018.
95,250Dagoba Organic Chocolate, The Hershey Company, Express ProsAshland, OROctober 3, 2018.
95,263Nokia of America Corporation, Nokia, Nokia Solutions & Networks LLC, Alcatel-Lucent USA IncCoppell, TXOctober 8, 2018.
95,268Tri Star Electronics International, Inc., Carlisle Interconnect Technologies division, Skillset Group, Amtec, etcEl Segundo, CAOctober 8, 2018.
95,292Citibank Credit Services Inc., Global Consumer Technology Operations Digitization & Technology, etcKansas City, MOOctober 17, 2018.
95,292ACitibank N.A., GCB O&T Finance, Citicorp LLC, Citigroup IncKansas City, MOOctober 17, 2018.
95,298Smith & Nephew, Endoscopy Division, AerotekPlymouth, MNOctober 17, 2018.
95,313Del Monte Foods, Inc., Del Monte Foods Holdings LimitedSleepy Eye, MNOctober 22, 2018.
95,338Refinitiv US LLC, Refinitiv Holdings Limited, Randstad Professionals US, LLCEagan, MNOctober 29, 2018.
95,344Synchrony Bank, Synchrony FinancialPhoenix, AZOctober 22, 2018.
95,344ASynchrony Bank, Synchrony FinancialCharlotte, NCOctober 22, 2018.
95,344BSynchrony Bank, Synchrony FinancialAlpharetta, GAOctober 22, 2018.
95,344CSynchrony Bank, Synchrony FinancialCanton, OHOctober 22, 2018.
95,344DSynchrony Bank, Synchrony FinancialKettering, OHOctober 22, 2018.
95,345Cascades Tissue Group- Waterford, Cascades Holding US Inc., Cascades Tissue Group, Manpower, AdeccoWaterford, NYNovember 1, 2018.
95,350Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Advanta StaffingSouth Chesterfield, VANovember 4, 2018.
95,361Vision Ease, LP, Performance Optics, Hoya Optical Labs of America, Inc., Hoya, IndrotecRamsey, MNNovember 6, 2018.
95,362WaveFront Technology Inc., CalTek Staffing, ESA Temps, Kimco Staffing Services, IncParamount, CANovember 6, 2018.
95,368Doctors Foster and Smith Call Center, Petco Animal Supplies, IncRhinelander, WINovember 11, 2018.
95,370AvMed, Inc., SantaFe Healthcare Inc., Claims Processing DivisionMiami, FLNovember 8, 2018.
95,371Bank of the West, Commercial Loan Services & Branch Deposit Service Administration, etcCity of Industry, CANovember 12, 2018.
95,383Superior Steel Fabrication, Staffing Partners, Elwood Staffing, Northwest Industrial Staffing, etcEugene, ORNovember 15, 2018.
95,398Crescent Bank & Trust, CB&T Holding Corporation, Call Center DivisionChesapeake, VANovember 20, 2018.
95,402Echo Bay Minerals Company, Kinross Gold, Spring Clean, Golder Associates, Stotts ConstructionRepublic, WADecember 2, 2019.
95,402AOn-Site Leased Workers from HR Advantages LLC, Republic Security, WR Tires, 3 Rivers Business Intelligence Solutions, Pine GroveRepublic, WANovember 19, 2018.
95,472Inteva ProductsGadsden, ALDecember 11, 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.Start Printed Page 5247

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,172Sykes Enterprises, IncorporatedVansant, VASeptember 9, 2018.

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 requirements of Trade Act section 222 (a)(1) and (b)(1) (significant worker total/partial separation or threat of total/partial separation), or (e) (firms identified by the International Trade Commission), have not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,129Farwest Steel CorporationEugene, OR.
95,461Northwest Hardwoods Inc., Littlejohn & Company, Waterfield Labor Solutions LLC, etcBuena Vista, VA.

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
95,193Manac Trailers USA, IncOran, MO.

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
94,392Essity North America, LLC, On-Call StaffingBellemont, AZ.
94,837HCL America, IncFrisco, TX.
95,090Insight Global, LLC, IG Staffing Holdings, LLC, IG Igloo Holdings, Inc., Remote WorkersAtlanta, GA.
95,143AK Steel Corporation, Ashland Works division, AK Steel Holding, Hatzel & Buehler, L.R. DanielsAshland, KY.
95,159MMP Enterprises USA IncSidney, NE.
95,181Omega ApparelSmithville, TN.
95,273Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream Company, Direct Store Delivery, Nestle USA, IncAberdeen, SD.
95,275Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream Company, Direct Store Delivery, Nestle USA, IncBrooklyn Park, MN.
95,351LZB Manufacturing, Inc., La-Z-Boy West, Merchants Building Maintenance, OS4Labor, Roth StaffingRedlands, CA.

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
94,947Conair CorporationGlendale, AZ.

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the worker group on whose behalf the petition was filed is covered under an existing certification.Start Printed Page 5248

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,118Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Ocwen Financial, Kelly Vendor Management Services, Securitas, etcWaterloo, IA.
95,141Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc., Supply Chain Solutions division, General Motors Lordstown Complex, etcWarren, OH.
95,209Owens-Brockway Glass Container, IncWaco, TX.
95,403Owens-Brockway Glass Container, IncPortland, OR.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of December 1, 2019 through December 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 9th day of January 2020.

Hope D. Kinglock,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2020-01502 Filed 1-28-20; 8:45 am]

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