[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18366-18368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06889]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for 
Worker Adjustment Assistance

    In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended 
(19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of 
determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment 
assistance for workers by (TA-W) number issued during the period of 
February 25, 2013 through March 1, 2013.
    In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of 
a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to 
apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility 
requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met.
    I. Under Section 222(a)(2)(A), the following must be satisfied:
    (1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are 
threatened to become totally or partially separated;
    (2) The sales or production, or both, of such firm have decreased 
absolutely; and
    (3) One of the following must be satisfied:
    (A) Imports of articles or services like or directly competitive 
with articles produced or services supplied by such firm have 
increased;
    (B) 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;
    (C) 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;
    (D) Imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles 
which are produced directly using services supplied by such firm, have 
increased; and
    (4) The increase in imports contributed importantly to such 
workers' separation or threat of separation and to the decline in the 
sales or production of such firm; or
    II. Section 222(a)(2)(B) all of the following must be satisfied:
    (1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are 
threatened to become totally or partially separated;
    (2) One of the following must be satisfied:
    (A) There has been a shift by the workers' firm to a foreign 
country in the production of articles or supply of services like or 
directly competitive with those produced/supplied by the workers' firm;
    (B) There has been an acquisition from a foreign country by the 
workers' firm of articles/services that are like or directly 
competitive with those produced/supplied by the workers' firm; and
    (3) The shift/acquisition contributed importantly to the workers' 
separation or threat of separation.
    In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely 
affected workers in public agencies and a certification issued 
regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each 
of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must 
be met.
    (1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in the public 
agency have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to 
become totally or partially separated;
    (2) The public agency has acquired from a foreign country services 
like or directly competitive with services which are supplied by such 
agency; and
    (3) The acquisition of services contributed importantly to such

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workers' separation or threat of separation.
    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 worker adjustment assistance, each 
of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(c) of the Act must 
be met.
    (1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in the 
workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are 
threatened to become totally or partially separated;
    (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, and such supply or 
production is related to the article or service that was the basis for 
such certification; 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.
    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 worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility 
requirements of Section 222(f) of the Act must be met.
    (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);
    (B) An affirmative determination of market disruption or threat 
thereof under section 421(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));
    (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) with respect to 
the affirmative determination described in paragraph (1)(A) is 
published in the Federal Register under section 202(f)(3); or
    (B) Notice of an affirmative determination described in 
subparagraph (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)(1), the 1-year period preceding 
the 1-year period described in paragraph (2).

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

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       TA-W No.                    Subject firm                   Location                  Impact date
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82,211...............  AGY Huntingdon, AGY Holding          Huntingdon, PA......  October 8, 2012.
                        Corporation.
82,264...............  American Cotton Growers, Plains      Littlefield, TX.....  December 14, 2011.
                        Cotton Cooperative Association.
82,270...............  Trim Masters, Inc., Toyota Boshuko   Nicholasville, KY...  October 23, 2012.
                        American and Johnson Controls
                        Automotive, Nesco Resources.
82,303...............  O. Mustad & Son, Inc., Kelly         Auburn, NY..........  December 26, 2011.
                        Services.
82,331...............  Harte-Hanks Response Management/     Austin, TX..........  January 9, 2012.
                        Austin, Inc., Technisource and
                        Adecco.
82,337...............  Grede II, LLC, Key Staff Source....  Marion, AL..........  January 11, 2012.
82,338...............  Hampton Capital Partners, LLC,       Aberdeen, NC........  January 12, 2012.
                        Gulistan Carpet Division, Ronile,
                        Mega Force Staffing Group.
82,338A..............  Hampton Capital Partners, LLC,       Wagram, NC..........  January 12, 2012.
                        Gulistan Carpet Division, Ronile,
                        Inc..
82,352...............  Versalogic Corporation, Quantum      Eugene, OR..........  January 14, 2012.
                        Recruiters and VanderHouwen &
                        Associates.
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    The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of 
Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services) of the Trade Act 
have been met.

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       TA-W No.                    Subject firm                   Location                  Impact date
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82,361...............  General Electric, Energy Division..  San German, PR......  January 22, 2012.
82,368...............  Imation Corporation, Research and    Oakdale, MN.........  February 5, 2013.
                        Development and Engineering
                        Organization.
82,369...............  Energizer Holdings, Inc., Staff      Maryville, MO.......  January 17, 2012.
                        Management/SMX, Seaton Companies.
82,369A..............  Energizer Holdings, Inc., Staff      St. Albans, VT......  January 17, 2012.
                        Management/SMX, Seaton Companies.
82,375...............  Apex Tool Group, LLC, Gastonia       Gastonia, NC........  January 25, 2012.
                        Operation Division, Adecco USA and
                        Aerotek Commercial Staffing.
82,384...............  Schawk, Atlanta....................  Atlanta, GA.........  January 30, 2012.
82,419...............  ZF Marine Propulsion Systems LLC,    Mukilteo, WA........  February 4, 2012.
                        Northwest Staffing, UI Wages
                        Though ZF Marine Electronics LLC.
82,443...............  NXP Semiconductors, U.S. Automotive  San Jose, CA........  February 11, 2012.
                        Design, Randstad General Partner
                        LLC and Targetcw.
82,445...............  Mersen USA Newburyport MA LLC,       Newburyport, MA.....  February 11, 2012.
                        Mersen USA BN Corporation,
                        Aerotek, Accountemps & Office
                        Team, etc.
82,449...............  Entegris, Inc., Volt Workforce       Billerica, MA.......  February 5, 2012.
                        Solutions.

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82,454...............  Laserwords US, Inc., Madison         Madison, WI.........  September 17, 2012.
                        Division, Laserwords Private
                        Limited.
82,471...............  Amantea Nonwovens, Express           Cincinnati, OH......  February 18, 2012.
                        Employment Professionals and The
                        Job Store.
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Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

    In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the 
eligibility criteria for worker adjustment assistance 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) and (a)(2)(B) 
(shift in production or services to a foreign country) of section 222 
have not been met.

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       TA-W No.                    Subject firm                   Location                  Impact date
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82,044...............  International Paper Company........  Albany, OR.           ..............................
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    The investigation revealed that the criteria under 
paragraphs(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B) (shift in 
production or services to a foreign country) of section 222 have not 
been met.

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       TA-W No.                    Subject firm                   Location                  Impact date
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82,004...............  TRG Customer Solutions, Inc., TRG    Oil City, PA.         ..............................
                        Holdings, Inc.
82,345...............  Connextions Olympus Program,         Concord, NC.          ..............................
                        Connextions, Inc.
82,365...............  Siwel Consulting, Inc., Working on   Tulsa, OK.            ..............................
                        Site at Verizon.
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Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Worker 
Adjustment Assistance

    After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register 
and on the Department's Web site, as required by Section 221 of the Act 
(19 USC 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these 
petitions.
    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued 
because the petitioning groups of workers are covered by active 
certifications. Consequently, further investigation in these cases 
would serve no purpose since the petitioning group of workers cannot be 
covered by more than one certification at a time.

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       TA-W No.                    Subject firm                   Location                  Impact date
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82,082...............  Manpower, The Evercare Company.....  Waynesboro, GA.       ..............................
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    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued 
during the period of February 25, 2013 through March 1, 2013. These 
determinations are available on the Department's Web site tradeact/taa/
taa search form.cfm under the searchable listing of determinations or 
by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888-
365-6822.

    Dated: March 5, 2013.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2013-06889 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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