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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 February 1, 2020 through February 29, 2020. (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 Start Printed Page 16656eligibility 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 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
94,943Stimson Lumber Company, AerotekGaston, ORDecember 29, 2018
95,226Electric Research and Manufacturing Cooperative, Inc. (ERMCO), Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), Hughes Staffing, IncLittle Rock, ARSeptember 26, 2018
95,277SSB Manufacturing Company, Fredericksburg Plant, Simmons Bedding Company, Serta Simmons Bedding, etcFredericksburg, VAOctober 10, 2018
95,316AIntegra Lifesciences, Dental Instruments, York Division, Willis International Limited, etcYork, PAOctober 22, 2018
95,474Motionwear, LLCIndianapolis, INDecember 12, 2018
95,556Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Acro Service Corporation, Aerotek, Aircraft Technology Group, etcWichita, KSJanuary 10, 2019

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
95,043McAfee LLC, Enterprise ProductsHillsboro, ORAugust 5, 2018.
95,043AMcAfee LLC, Customer Success GroupHillsboro, ORAugust 5, 2018.
95,066Hotelbeds USA, Inc., Global Financial Services department, Kelly ServicesOrlando, FLAugust 12, 2018.
95,066AHotelbeds, Tourico Holidays Flights, Global Financial Services department, Robert HalfAltamonte Springs, FLAugust 12, 2018.
95,145Deutsche Bank USA Core Corporation, Trade Finance and Lending Operations Division, Deutsche Bank AGNew York, NYSeptember 4, 2018.
95,190Eagle Mine LLC, Exploration Department, Lundin MiningNegaunee, MISeptember 17, 2018.
95,204Concentrix CVG Customer Management Group IncLongview, TXSeptember 23, 2018.
95,253Rohr, Inc., Collins Aerospace, United Technologies, Adecco, etcChula Vista, CAOctober 3, 2018.
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95,316Integra Lifesciences, Surgical Lighting Products, York Division, Willis International, etcYork, PAOctober 22, 2018.
95,330SpringAhead, Inc., TallieWalnut Creek, CAOctober 27, 2018.
95,348Sitel Operating Corporation, Sitel LLC, Sitel Worldwide CorporationGlasgow, KYNovember 2, 2018.
95,360LEONI Wiring Systems, Inc., Accountemps, Robert Half, Finkenthal, UTGTucson, AZNovember 6, 2018.
95,36399 Cents Only Store, Number Holdings Inc., Corporate Support CenterCommerce, CANovember 6, 2018.
95,365Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Accounting Services, CH2M Hill, CH2M Hill Engineers, etcEnglewood, CONovember 7, 2018.
95,369SAP America, SAP Sybase, IncSan Ramon, CANovember 8, 2018.
95,393Syniverse Technologies, LLC., Syniverse Holdings, IncTampa, FLNovember 19, 2018.
95,410TE Connectivity, Medical, Terra Staffing Group, Express Employment Professionals, etcWilsonville, ORNovember 21, 2018.
95,452CFS Brands LLCSparta, WIDecember 5, 2018.
95,453Circa of America, LLCSan Francisco, CADecember 5, 2018.
95,464Tenneco IncLincoln, NEDecember 6, 2018.
95,466Accenture LLP, Software Utility Services (SUS) DivisionMinneapolis, MNDecember 9, 2018.
95,493Powerex, IncYoungwood, PADecember 16, 2018.
95,504JTEKT North America, Staffmark, AerotekOrangeburg, SCDecember 20, 2018.
95,506Morgan Stanley Services Group, Inc., Corporate & Funding Technology (CFT)New York, NYDecember 20, 2018.
95,552Koos Manufacturing, IncSouth Gate, CAApril 7, 2019.
95,577Constantia Colmar, LLC., Constantia Flexibles America Company, PeopleShareColmar, PAJanuary 17, 2019.
95,590International Automotive Components (IAC), EG Workforce SolutionsMendon, MIJanuary 22, 2019.
95,591Liberty Mutual Group, Inc., Agent Distribution & Services, Channel Support Operations Department, etcMontoursville, PAJanuary 22, 2019.
95,650Langer Biomechanics, Inc., Orthotics Holdings, Inc., AerotekRonkonkoma, NYFebruary 4, 2019.
95,654Brazeway, LLC, Brazeway Kentucky Plant, Evaporator Cell 6, Axel Johnson, Manpower, etcHopkinsville, KYFebruary 5, 2019.
95,664Spang Engineered Solutions, Magnetics Division, Spang & Company, Corporate Job BankPhonenix, AZFebruary 5, 2019.

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
95,179Innocor Foam Technologies, Division 5600, Innocor, Inc., ManpowerLebanon, MOSeptember 12, 2018
95,201United State Steel Corporation, Great Lakes WorksEcorse, MISeptember 20, 2018
95,225Conifex El Dorado, Inc., Conifex USA, IncEl Dorado, ARSeptember 26, 2018
95,262E. Roko Distributions, Inc., E. Roko Distributors, LTDKent, WAOctober 4, 2018
95,524Cree, Inc., Radio Frequency (RF) BusinessMorgan Hill, CADecember 31, 2018
95,589Ducommun Inc., Structures Solutions, Penmac Staffing, Contract Engineering Service, PMGParsons, KSJanuary 22, 2019
95,608Schenker Inc., Randstad, AerotekWichita, KSJanuary 24, 2019
95,612Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, LLC, Cuba Gypsum Facility, Georgia-Pacific Building Products Operations LP, etcCuba, MOJanuary 27, 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 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
95,034Transaction Network Services, Inc., Trident Private Holdings I, Accenture, Aricent Technologies, etcReston, VA
95,291Caterpillar Inc., Global Financial Service DivisionPeoria, IL

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.Start Printed Page 16658

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
94,665JK Architecture EngineeringAuburn, CA
95,183Bausch Health US, LLC, Customer Service, Bausch + Lomb/International division, etcIrvine, CA
95,213Medtronic Plc, QC Analytical Lab, Cardiac & Vascular GroupSanta Rosa, CA
95,251Daimler Trucks North America, Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant, Daimler AGCleveland, NC
95,523Volvo Trucks North America, New River Valley Operations, Volvo GroupDublin, VA

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
94,698Lumentum Operations LLC, Lumentum Holdings Inc., Randstad USAMilpitas, CA
94,882AT&T Business—Global Operations & Services, Delivery Excellence/Regional Ordering Customer Care Team, etcBellaire, TX
94,917Johnny Appleseed, Inc., Orchard Portfolio Division, Bluestem Brands IncMiddleton, MA
94,997TMK-IPSCO, IPSCO Tubulars IncCamanche, IA
95,058International Ingredient Corporation, SnellingClovis, NM
95,070Alsico USA, Inc., 3B Holdings, Accountemps, Randstad USAKent, OH
95,132Welocalize, Inc., NEPAL Parent Holdings, LLC, Linguistic ReviewersPortland, OR
95,202Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Bimbo Bakeries Inc., Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.VSouth Sioux City, NE
95,210Quad/Graphics Inc., Shakopee Minnesota Plant, Masterson Staffing Services, Atlas Staffing, etcShakopee, MN
95,239Tire Tread DevelopmentMogadore, OH
95,241Bayou Steel BD Holdings LLC, EIU, Adecco, Core LLC, Personnel Consulting, River Parish Contractors, etcLaPlace, LA
95,260SMM New England Corporation, Sims Metal Management, Ship Repair Business, Metal Management NortheastProvidence, RI
95,355Morgantown Machine & Hydraulics of West VirginiaMorgantown, WV
95,582Fort Dearborn Company, FD Winchester, LLC, Fort Dearborn CompanyHarahan, LA

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
95,349Chattem Chemicals, IncChattanooga, TN
95,663Resolute Forest ProductsAugusta, GA

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
94,644Georgia-Pacific Consumer Operations LLC, Port Hudson Operations, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Koch Industries IncZachary, LA
94,644AGeorgia-Pacific Consumer Operations LLC, Sterling CNS Mill, Georgia-Pacific Building Products Operations LP, etcBrunswick, GA
94,940Georgia-Pacific Consumer Operations LLC, Crossett Paper Operations, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Koch Industries IncCrossett, AR
95,010Sitel Operating Corporation, Sitel LLC, Sitel Worldwide CorporationCaribou, ME
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I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of February 1, 2020 through February 29, 2020. 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 of March 10th, 2020.

Hope D. Kinglock,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2020-06089 Filed 3-23-20; 8:45 am]

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