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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 March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. (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));Start Printed Page 24023

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
95,380Columbian Home Products, LLCTerre Haute, INNovember 15, 2018.
95,484Anthony Timberlands, IncBeirne, ARDecember 16, 2018.
95,769Stewart and Stevenson, LLC, Manufacturing, Kirby, TPI Staffing, Weldforce Fabricators, etcHouston, TXMarch 3, 2019.
96,080Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC, HSC Holdings LLC, Qualified Staffing Services, Adecco USA IncHemlock, MIJuly 22, 2019.
96,120Sunbury Textile Mills, Inc., Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC, Ravenwood International CorpSunbury, PAAugust 4, 2019.
96,175Exterran Energy Solutions, L.P., Compression Fabrication Services, Exterran, Aerotek, etcHouston, TXSeptember 2, 2019.
96,196Cameron International Corporation, Schlumberger LimitedLittle Rock, ARSeptember 16, 2019.
96,402JSW Steel (USA), IncBaytown, TXSeptember 25, 2019.
96,553Entergy Nuclear Operations, IncBuchanan, NYSeptember 28, 2019.
96,610Kennametal, IndustrialJohnson City, TNNovember 10, 2019.
96,671Tube Forgings of America, IncPortland, ORJanuary 14, 2020.
96,721EVRAZ Oregon SteelPortland, ORApril 20, 2020.

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
95,839IPSCO Koppel Tubulars, Inc., Tenaris S.ABaytown, TXMarch 23, 2019.
96,081Overhead Door Corporation, TODCO Division, Surge and Custom StaffingMarion, OHJuly 22, 2019.
96,098PK USA, Inc., Press Kogyo Co., LtdShelbyville, INJuly 24, 2019.
96,507Howmet Aerospace, Howmet Engines DivisionHampton, VASeptember 30, 2019.
96,542Choice Hotels International Services Corp., Customer Care/Customer Engagement and Support DepartmentPhoenix, AZOctober 8, 2019.
96,552DUS—Operations Inc., Operations and Controlled Systems Division Dura Automotive Systems LLCMilan, TNOctober 12, 2019.
96,562Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, Lee BHM Corp., Omaha World-Herald, Advertising Department Lee BHM Corp., and under BH Media Group, IncOmaha, NEOctober 16, 2019.
96,642SuperVista North America, Inc., MarketingIrvine, CADecember 10, 2019.
96,675Cardinal Health, Inc., Presource DivisionFort Mill, SCJanuary 19, 2020.
96,688Torax Medical IncSaint Paul, MNJanuary 27, 2020.
96,690HSBC Technology and Services, USA, U.S. Operational Risk Oversight teamDepew, NYFebruary 12, 2021.
96,695Grass Valley USA LLC, Global Billing/FinanceGrass Valley, CAJanuary 29, 2020.
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96,706Betsy & Adam LtdNew York, NYJanuary 19, 2020.
96,722Eaton CorporationWatertown, WIFebruary 11, 2020.
96,723West Penn Wire, Assembly DeptWashington, PAFebruary 11, 2020.
96,726Zimmer, Inc. and Zimmer US, Inc., Finance, HR, & Global Customer Operations, wholly owned subsidiaries of Zimmer Biomet HoldingsWarsaw, INFebruary 12, 2020.
96,728G-III Leather Fashions, JH, VC, and EJ divisionsNew York, NYJanuary 30, 2020.
96,729Industrial Connections & Solutions LLCWest Burlington, IAFebruary 12, 2020.
96,730Philips, Sleep & Respiratory Care/ServiceMount Pleasant, PAFebruary 15, 2020.
96,732Breg, IncGrand Prairie, TXJuly 4, 2021.
96,7333M Technical Ceramics, Inc. (Formerly Ceradyne Inc.), Lexington NorthLexington, KYFebruary 16, 2020.
96,734Medtronic Plc, ManufacturingBoulder, COFebruary 17, 2020.
96,737Philips Healthcare, Invivo ManufacturingGainesville, FLJuly 23, 2021.
96,740Savant Systems, Inc., Savant Technologies, LLC dba GE Lighting, a Savant company's Bucyrus Lamp Plant General Electric CompanyBucyrus, OHFebruary 19, 2020.
96,741Eaton Corporation, Power Systems Division Cooper Power SystemsPewaukee, WIFebruary 19, 2020.
96,743Standard Insurance CompanyPortland, ORFebruary 22, 2020.
96,764Alex Apparel Group, IncNew York, NYFebruary 24, 2020.
96,765LEDVANCE LLC, HeadquartersWilmington, MASeptember 26, 2021.
96,768Marley Precision, IncBattle Creek, MIMarch 4, 2020.
96,768AMarley Precision, IncBattle Creek, MIMarch 4, 2020.
96,773Hitachi Cable America, Inc., Automotive Products DivisionPensacola, FLMarch 8, 2020.

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
96,635Mid-Continent Instrument Co., IncWichita, KSDecember 3, 2019.
96,673Umbra Cuscinetti, IncEverett, WAJanuary 14, 2020.
96,708United States Steel Corporation, Annandale ArchivesBoyers, PAFebruary 1, 2020.

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
96,406GRI Texas TowerAmarillo, TXAugust 25, 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
96,193The Bank of New York Mellon Corp., Operations and Shared Technology (BUD) of Technology II divisionEast Syracuse, NY

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
96,308Albers Finishing & SolutionsCheney, KS
96,676IBEX Global Solutions, IncNew Braunfels, TX
96,739Versum Materials US, LLCAllentown, PA
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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
94,838Medical Depot Inc., Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Medical Depot Holdings IncSanta Fe Springs, CA
94,968Reflection Foods, BBSITucson, AZ
95,287The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., Home Fragrance Business Unit Distribution Center, Newell Brands, etcSouth Deerfield, MA
95,287AThe Yankee Candle Company, Inc., Home Fragrance Business Unit Headquarters Offices, Newell Brands, etcSouth Deerfield, MA
96,053Trane US Inc., Commercial HVAC Americas, Trane Technologies, RemedyLa Crosse, WI
96,105Ulterra Drilling TechnologiesFort Worth, TX
96,105AUlterra Drilling TechnologiesWilliston, ND
96,309Howmet Castings and Services, Howmet AerospaceLaPorte, IN
96,664LSC Communications, Kendallville DivisionKendallville, IN
96,669The Roanoke TimesRoanoke, VA
96,699Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., RetailSaint Louis, MO
96,713Simple Finance Technology CorporationPortland, OR

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
95,187Apricot Power IncLakeport, CA

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued in cases where the petition regarding the investigation has been deemed invalid.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
96,193AThe Bank of New York Mellon Corp., Operations and Shared Technology (BUD) of Technology II divisionPittsburgh, PA

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
96,766EFCO CorporationSpringfield, MO

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. 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 21st day of April 2021.

Hope D. Kinglock,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 2021-09473 Filed 5-4-21; 8:45 am]

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