Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, 54733-54734 [2011-22476]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2011 / Notices erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Darlene Moul, Census Bureau/Field Division, Room 5H051, Washington, DC 20233, or 301–763– 1935, or via the Internet at darlene.a.moul@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Because of both the monetary costs associated with turnover and the potential impact on data quality, the retention of trained field interviewing staff is a major concern for the Census Bureau. In a continuous effort to devise policies and practices aimed at reducing turnover among interviewers, the Census Bureau collects data on the reasons interviewers voluntarily quit their jobs with the Census Bureau. The BC–1294, Field Representative Exit Questionnaire, is the instrument used to collect this data from a sample of former current survey interviewers. The BC–1294 asks questions about the factors that affected an interviewer’s decision to voluntarily leave Census Bureau employment. The goal or purpose of the exit questionnaire is to identify the reasons for interviewer turnover and determine what the Census Bureau might have done, or can do, to influence interviewers not to leave their jobs. The exit questionnaire seeks reasons interviewers quit, inquires about motivational factors that would have kept the interviewers from leaving, identifies training program strengths and areas for improvement, and explores the impact of automation and the influence of pay and other working conditions on turnover. As the environment in which surveys take place, the nature of surveys conducted, and the characteristics of our labor force continue to change, it is important that we continue to examine the interviewers’ concerns about their former job as Census Bureau interviewers. Information obtained from the exit survey has provided insight on the measures the Census Bureau might take to decrease turnover, and has been useful in helping to determine if the reasons for interviewer turnover appear to be systemic and/or localized. From the BC–1294, we have learned that interviewer turnover is often a combination of reasons rather than one single reason. We have also learned that there are some reasons for turnover within the Census Bureau’s control and some which are not. The data we have collected from former current survey field representatives has helped the Census Bureau develop plans to reduce turnover. Results from prior versions of the exit survey have allowed for better VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:37 Sep 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 informed management decisions regarding the future field work force and the implementation of more effective recruitment, pay plans, interviewer training, and retention strategies. The BC–1294, Field Representative Exit Questionnaire, has proven to be very useful and we want to continue to use it. Since our last clearance, our current survey interviewers have been given new tools (e.g., a GPS and mapping software) to help them work more effectively and efficiently. In addition, the Census Bureau implemented a new current survey selection process designed to improve recruiting and retention. We plan to incorporate questions into the BC–1294 to ask former employees what, if any, impact these program changes had on their decision to leave their Census Bureau job. Plans for the current 2020 interdecade testing have not been finalized at this time. We do not anticipate any large scale field site tests involving the use of the BC–1294(D), Decennial Field Staff Exit Questionnaire or the BC–1294(CM), Coverage Measurement Exit Questionnaire during the upcoming three years. II. Method of Collection The exit questionnaire will be administered by telephone. 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Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 30, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–22533 Filed 9–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 54734 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2011 / Notices decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE 7/27/2011 THROUGH 8/25/2011 Date accepted for investigation Firm name Address Colonial Mills, Inc ..................................... 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02862. 8/23/2011 Dungeness Development Associates, Inc 313 E Robert Bush Dr., P.O. Box 127, South Bend, WA 98586. 501 S. 8th Street, La Porte, TX 77571– 4949. 216 8th Street North, Nampa, ID 83687 8/19/2011 621 N. Jackson Street, Covington, LA 70433–2533. 104 Sayton Road, Fox Lake, IL 60020 .. 8/8/2011 Esher & Hamilton, Inc .............................. Great American Appetizers, Inc ............... Jackson Cabinetry, LLC ........................... Methods Distributors and Manufacturers, Inc. Permlight Products, Inc ............................ 422 West 6th Street, Tustin, CA 92780– 4334. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 7106, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Dated: August 26, 2011. Bryan Borlik, Director, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program. [FR Doc. 2011–22476 Filed 9–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC) will meet on September 16, 2011, 8:30 a.m., Room 3884, at the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW., Washington, DC. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:37 Sep 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 8/4/2011 8/2/2011 7/27/2011 8/25/2011 Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on emerging technology and research activities, including those related to deemed exports. Agenda Friday, September 16 Closed Session: 9 a.m.–11 a.m. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). Open Session: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. 1. ETRAC Member Discussion Emerging Technology Analysis. Open Session: 1 p.m.–5 p.m. 1. ETRAC Member Discussion Emerging Technology Analysis. 2. Public Comments. 3. ETRAC Member Discussion Emerging Technology Analysis. The open sessions will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov no later than September 9, 2011. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Products The firm manufactures braided-texture area rugs and accessories including baskets, stair treads and chair pads. The firm manufactures canned shrimp and canned albacore. The firm manufactures custom cabinets. The firm manufactures appetizers for retail, club, and foodservice customers. The firm manufactures custom and semi-custom cabinets. The firm manufactures plastic and metal screws and fasteners for pressurized devices such as fuel pumps, and compressed air pumps. The firm manufactures LED-based light engines for general illumination. the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via e-mail. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on August 15, 2011, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, that the portion of the meeting dealing with matters of which would be likely to frustrate significantly implementation of a proposed agency action as described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)1 and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: August 29, 2011. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 171 (Friday, September 2, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54733-54734]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-22476]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To 
Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment.

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    Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 
U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has 
received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade 
Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has 
initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into 
the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those 
produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or 
partial separation of the firm's workers, or threat thereof, and to a

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decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm.

List of Petitions Received by EDA for Certification of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance 7/27/
                                             2011 Through 8/25/2011
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                                                                     Date accepted
              Firm name                          Address                  for                 Products
                                                                     investigation
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Colonial Mills, Inc.................  560 Mineral Spring Avenue,         8/23/2011  The firm manufactures
                                       Pawtucket, RI 02862.                          braided-texture area rugs
                                                                                     and accessories including
                                                                                     baskets, stair treads and
                                                                                     chair pads.
Dungeness Development Associates,     313 E Robert Bush Dr., P.O.        8/19/2011  The firm manufactures canned
 Inc.                                  Box 127, South Bend, WA                       shrimp and canned albacore.
                                       98586.
Esher & Hamilton, Inc...............  501 S. 8th Street, La Porte,        8/4/2011  The firm manufactures custom
                                       TX 77571-4949.                                cabinets.
Great American Appetizers, Inc......  216 8th Street North, Nampa,        8/2/2011  The firm manufactures
                                       ID 83687.                                     appetizers for retail,
                                                                                     club, and foodservice
                                                                                     customers.
Jackson Cabinetry, LLC..............  621 N. Jackson Street,              8/8/2011  The firm manufactures custom
                                       Covington, LA 70433-2533.                     and semi-custom cabinets.
Methods Distributors and              104 Sayton Road, Fox Lake,         7/27/2011  The firm manufactures
 Manufacturers, Inc.                   IL 60020.                                     plastic and metal screws
                                                                                     and fasteners for
                                                                                     pressurized devices such as
                                                                                     fuel pumps, and compressed
                                                                                     air pumps.
Permlight Products, Inc.............  422 West 6th Street, Tustin,       8/25/2011  The firm manufactures LED-
                                       CA 92780-4334.                                based light engines for
                                                                                     general illumination.
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    Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may 
request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing 
must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms 
Division, Room 7106, Economic Development Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) 
calendar days following publication of this notice.
    Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA's regulations at 13 
CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program 
under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment 
Assistance for Firms.

    Dated: August 26, 2011.
Bryan Borlik,
Director, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-22476 Filed 9-1-11; 8:45 am]
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