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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, 2020 through October 31, 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 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

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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 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
95,576C&D Technologies, Inc., Doral Corporation, Pieper Electric Inc., Scrub N Shine, Per Mar SecurityMilwaukee, WIJanuary 17, 2019.
95,585Cambria Cogen Company, Northern Star Generation Services, Attem, WorkLink Staffing, etcEbensburg, PAJanuary 21, 2019.
95,761FEI Company, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Aerotek, Amerit Consulting, Chipton-Ross, etcHillsboro, ORMarch 2, 2019.
95,888Western Forge, Inc., IDEAL Industries, Staffing Solutions Southwest, etcColorado Springs, COApril 13, 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
95,451Ascena Retail Group, Inc.Mahwah, NJDecember 5, 2018.
95,458Ebonite International, Inc., Brunswick, Staff EasyHopkinsville, KYDecember 6, 2018.
95,495Dentsply Sirona, Inc., Corporate, Financial Services, JFC Global, Robert Half/Accountemps, AdeccoYork, PADecember 18, 2018.
95,509Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corp., Digital Operations, Provider Operations, Cognizant Technology SolutionsNew York, NYDecember 23, 2018.
95,520Castelli America LLC, Castelli American Group, Inc., AdeccoAshville, NYDecember 23, 2018.
95,535Jones Lang Lasalle Americas, Inc., Finance-Accounting Services, Client Accounting Services, Aston Carter, etcWestmont, ILJanuary 6, 2019.
95,548HCL America IncWebster, NYJanuary 8, 2019.
95,558Veritas Genetics, IncDanvers, MAJanuary 8, 2019.
95,563Hologic, Inc., Accounting and Financial Division, RandstadMarlborough, MAJanuary 13, 2019.
95,566Autolite Operations LLC, FRAMAUTO Holdings LLCDuncan, SCJanuary 15, 2019.
95,594Wipro Limited, Comcast XfinityEnglewood, COJanuary 22, 2019.
95,621HCL AmericaNorth Canton, OHJanuary 28, 2019.
95,779Synamedia Americas LLC, PermiraCosta Mesa, CAMarch 5, 2019.
95,795DST Pharmacy Solutions, Inc., SS&C Technology Holdings, Inc., Kelly Temporary ServicesKansas City, MOMarch 5, 2019.
95,817HCL AmericaWethersfield, CTMarch 16, 2019.
95,824HCL AmericaLewisville, TXMarch 18, 2019.
95,864HCL AmericaBroomfield, COApril 1, 2019.
95,928Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Freezer DivisionSaint Cloud, MNMay 21, 2019.
95,942Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, Vitro Automotive Glass, Cornerstone Staffing SolutionsEvart, MIMay 27, 2019.
95,954Closetmaid, LLC, Distribution CenterBelle Vernon, PAMay 28, 2019.
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95,966BT Conferencing Video, Inc., Teleconferencing Customer Support Center, ManpowerWestminster, COJune 4, 2019.
95,995Technicolor Home Entertainment Services Southeast, LLC, Afeea Staffing, Alliance HR, Automation Personnel Services, Epsco, etcHuntsville, ALJune 16, 2019.
96,197TE Connectivity, Terra Staffing Group, Kelly Services, AccountempsTualatin, ORSeptember 17, 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
95,724Joy of Life LLCOntario, CA

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
95,854FLIR Surveillance, Inc., FLIR Systems, Inc., 3rd Part Software, Aerotek, Atum Group, etcWilsonville, OR.

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
95,585AColver Power Project, Northern Star Generation Services, Attem, WorkLink Staffing, etcColver, PA.
95,789Jeannette Shade & Novelty Company, Jeannette Specialty Glass, JSG Oceana LLCJeannette, PA.
95,946GenOn Energy Services LLC, Dickerson Generating Plant, Allied Universal Security Services, etcDickerson, MD.
96,058Wool Felt Products, Inc., Collegiate PacificRoanoke, 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 worker group on whose behalf the petition was filed is covered under an existing certification.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
95,347Formativ Health ManagementSomerest, NJ.
95,574Walmart, Inc., Global Business Services DivisionCharlotte, NC.
95,821Cox Machine IncHarper, KS.

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of October 1, 2020 through October 31, 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 16th day of November 2020.

Hope D. Kinglock,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2020-26381 Filed 11-30-20; 8:45 am]

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