Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply For Worker Adjustment Assistance, 16073-16074 [2012-6570]

Download as PDF 16073 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 53 / Monday, March 19, 2012 / Notices I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of February 27, 2012 through March 2, 2012. 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 9, 2012. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–6571 Filed 3–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply For Worker Adjustment Assistance Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221 (a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) and are identified in the Appendix to this notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to Section 221 (a) of the Act. The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title II, Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the firm involved. The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than March 29, 2012. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than March 29, 2012. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–5428, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of March 2012. Michael Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [40 TAA petitions instituted between 2/20/12 and 3/2/12] TA–W emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 81348 81349 81350 81351 81352 81353 81354 81355 81356 81357 81358 81359 81360 81361 81362 81363 81364 81365 81366 81367 81368 81369 81370 81371 81372 81373 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ 81374 ................ 81375 ................ 81376 ................ 81377 81378 81379 81380 81381 81382 81383 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 Date of institution Date of petition Subject firm (petitioners) Location Fashion Tech (Company) ..................................................... Alcatel—Lucent (Workers) .................................................... Fashion Ability Inc. (Workers) .............................................. Quanex Corporation/Truseal Technologies Inc. (Union) ...... Simclar, Inc. (Company) ....................................................... UBS Services LLC (Workers) ............................................... ALCOA, Tennessee Operations (Union) .............................. Sanmina—SCI Corporation (State/One-Stop) ...................... The W.E. Bassett Company (Company) .............................. Tri-Fab (State/One-Stop) ...................................................... Clipper Windpower Inc. (Workers) ....................................... Codi Inc. (Company) ............................................................ Robert Bosch, LLC (Union) .................................................. The State Journal-Register (Workers) ................................. Prairie Mountain Publishing (Workers) ................................. FLABEG Automotive US Corporation (Company) ............... Jeld Wen, Inc. (State/One-Stop) .......................................... Avaya, Audio and Video Group (State/One-Stop) ............... Lumber Products, Sunrise Division (State/One-Stop) .......... Infinite Convergence Solutions (Workers) ............................ CitiGroup (State/One-Stop) .................................................. Versatile Entertainment, Inc. (Company) ............................. Intelius, Inc. (Workers) ......................................................... Flo-Pro, Inc. (Company) ....................................................... Simpson Lumber Co. LLC (Union) ....................................... RS Medical (International Rehabilitative Services) (State/ One-Stop). Emhart Teknologies (State/One-Stop) ................................. Dow Jones Corporation (State/One-Stop) ........................... Stanley Black and Decker, working from home in Houston, Texas (Workers). Allied Motion Motor Products (Workers) .............................. II–VI Inc. (Workers) .............................................................. IBM (State/One-Stop) ........................................................... YPG (Workers) ..................................................................... Coplas, Inc. (State/One-Stop) .............................................. Vector Engineering Inc. (Workers) ....................................... Impact Confections (State/One-Stop) .................................. Salt Lake City, UT ................. Charlotte, NC ........................ New York, NY ....................... Barbourville, KY .................... Dayton, OH ........................... Jersey City, NJ ...................... Alcoa, TN .............................. Huntsville, AL ........................ Shelton, CT ........................... Fremont, CA .......................... Carpinteria, CA ..................... Tower City, PA ...................... St. Joseph, MI ....................... Springfield, IL ........................ Boulder, CO .......................... Brackenridge, PA .................. Bend, OR .............................. Highlands Ranch, CO ........... Spokane Valley, WA ............. Arlington Heights, IL ............. Tampa, FL ............................. Los Angeles, CA ................... Bothell, WA ........................... Bedford, NH .......................... Shelton, WA .......................... Vancouver, WA ..................... 02/21/12 02/21/12 02/21/12 02/21/12 02/21/12 02/21/12 02/21/12 02/22/12 02/22/12 02/22/12 02/22/12 02/23/12 02/24/12 02/24/12 02/24/12 02/24/12 02/24/12 02/24/12 02/27/12 02/27/12 02/27/12 02/27/12 02/27/12 02/27/12 02/27/12 02/28/12 02/17/12 02/17/12 02/19/12 02/18/12 02/17/12 02/17/12 02/07/12 02/21/12 02/08/12 02/10/12 02/21/12 02/22/12 02/23/12 02/17/12 02/23/12 02/23/12 02/23/12 02/23/12 02/23/12 02/27/12 02/24/12 02/24/12 02/24/12 02/24/12 02/21/12 02/27/12 Campbellsville, KY ................ Princeton, NJ ........................ Townson, MD ........................ 02/28/12 02/28/12 02/28/12 02/27/12 02/28/12 02/27/12 Owosso, MI ........................... Saxonburg, PA ...................... Phoenix, AZ .......................... Blue Bell, PA ......................... Shreveport, LA ...................... Grass Valley, CA .................. Roswell, NM .......................... 02/29/12 02/29/12 02/29/12 02/29/12 03/01/12 03/01/12 03/02/12 02/28/12 02/10/12 02/03/12 02/04/12 02/29/12 02/28/12 02/29/12 13:40 Mar 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 16074 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 53 / Monday, March 19, 2012 / Notices APPENDIX—Continued [40 TAA petitions instituted between 2/20/12 and 3/2/12] TA–W 81384 81385 81386 81387 ................ ................ ................ ................ Location Industrial Plastics (Union) ..................................................... Pfizer, Inc. (State/One-Stop) ................................................ W Scott & Co. (Workers) ...................................................... Eastman Kodak (Workers) ................................................... Valley City, OH ..................... Groton, CT ............................ St. Joseph, MO ..................... Kettering, OH ........................ [FR Doc. 2012–6570 Filed 3–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Listening Sessions on Implementation of Unemployment Insurance Provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–96) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice and request for participation in listening sessions. AGENCY: This notice announces listening sessions designed to gain input from employers, labor organizations, State workforce agencies, and relevant program experts on the implementation of provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 related to Short Time Compensation (STC) and Self Employment Assistance (SEA) programs. Specifically the Department of Labor (Department) is interested in hearing from stakeholders on the following issues: • Model State legislation to support implementation of the two programs; • Guidance and technical assistance to States; and • Reporting requirements. Times and Dates: The listening sessions for the STC and SEA programs are as follows: SUMMARY: Short Time Compensation Monday, March 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. EST. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 3 p.m. EST. emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Self Employment Assistance Monday, March 19, 2012 at 3 p.m. EST. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. EST. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To Register: You must be a registered user of Workforce3 One to participate in the listening sessions. To register for Workforce 3 One go to www. workforce3one.org. To register for the listening sessions please visit: https:// www.workforce3one.org/view/ 1001206655621113753/info to register. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Date of institution Subject firm (petitioners) 13:40 Mar 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 Once an individual has registered, an email will be sent with detailed instructions for accessing the listening session and for dialing into the conference call line. The listening sessions will be recorded. Space is limited, so please only register for one STC session and one SEA session. Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–96) (Act) includes within it Title II—Unemployment Benefit Continuation and Program Improvement, which contains Subtitle D—Short-Time Compensation Program, that has new provisions that promote significant expansion of the STC program (also known as work sharing) and Subtitle E—Self-Employment Assistance, both provide incentives for States to implement these programs. Below are summaries of the provisions for both the STC and SEA programs in the Act. Short Time Compensation Program The Act codifies and expands the existing definition of STC by amending section 3306, Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), to add a new subsection defining ‘‘short-time compensation program’’ as a program under which: • Employer participation is voluntary; • Employers reduce employee hours in lieu of layoffs; • The reduction of hours is at least 10 percent and not more than 60 percent and employees are not disqualified from unemployment compensation; • Employees receive a pro rata share of unemployment benefits that they would have received if totally unemployed; • Employees meet work availability and work search requirements if they are available for their workweek as required; • Eligible employees may participate in appropriate training, either employer sponsored or funded under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; • Employers are required to certify that, if health and retirement benefits are provided, those benefits will not be PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 03/02/12 03/02/12 03/02/12 03/02/12 Date of petition 03/02/12 02/27/12 03/01/12 03/01/12 reduced due to participation in the STC program; and • The State unemployment insurance agency requires the employer to submit a written plan describing how the requirements of this subsection will be implemented, with an estimate of the number of layoffs that would have occurred but for the STC program; the plan must be consistent with employer obligations under Federal law. The Act provides for a transition period and effective date for existing programs that can be either the date the State changes its law or 2 years and 6 months after the enactment of the Act. Except for the transition period, the STC provisions are effective upon enactment, pending guidance from the Department. The Act provides for two ways that States may implement and/or expand their STC programs. To encourage States to implement permanent STC programs, the Act provides for 100 percent reimbursement of the amount of STC paid under a program meeting the new definition for an STC program in section 3306(v), up to 26 times the amount of regular compensation, including dependents’ allowances, payable to the individual under State law. However, no payments may be made to a State for STC benefits paid to an individual who is employed on a seasonal, temporary, or intermittent basis. States operating an STC program under the old definition will be eligible for 2 years of reimbursement until they amend their laws to conform to the new definition under 3306(v). Payments are available for STC programs for weeks of unemployment beginning on or after February 22, 2012, and ending on or before the date that is 3 years and 6 months after the date of enactment. To enable States that need to enact new State legislation, which could take time, the Act also provides for a temporary Federal STC program. If a State’s law does not provide for payment of STC, States may enter into an agreement with the Secretary OF Labor (Secretary) such that the State will be paid, by way of reimbursement, one-half of the amount of STC paid to individuals pursuant to the agreement, and any additional administrative E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply 
For Worker Adjustment Assistance

    Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 
221 (a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (``the Act'') and are identified in 
the Appendix to this notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the 
Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and 
Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to 
Section 221 (a) of the Act.
    The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether 
the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title 
II, Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as 
appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial 
separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the 
firm involved.
    The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest 
in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public 
hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, 
Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not 
later than March 29, 2012.
    Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding 
the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Office of 
Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than 
March 29, 2012.
    The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at 
the Office of the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, 
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room 
N-5428, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of March 2012.
 Michael Jaffe,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

                                                    Appendix
                            [40 TAA petitions instituted between 2/20/12 and 3/2/12]
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                                                                                      Date of         Date of
            TA-W              Subject firm (petitioners)         Location           institution      petition
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81348......................  Fashion Tech (Company).....  Salt Lake City, UT....        02/21/12        02/17/12
81349......................  Alcatel--Lucent (Workers)..  Charlotte, NC.........        02/21/12        02/17/12
81350......................  Fashion Ability Inc.         New York, NY..........        02/21/12        02/19/12
                              (Workers).
81351......................  Quanex Corporation/Truseal   Barbourville, KY......        02/21/12        02/18/12
                              Technologies Inc. (Union).
81352......................  Simclar, Inc. (Company)....  Dayton, OH............        02/21/12        02/17/12
81353......................  UBS Services LLC (Workers).  Jersey City, NJ.......        02/21/12        02/17/12
81354......................  ALCOA, Tennessee Operations  Alcoa, TN.............        02/21/12        02/07/12
                              (Union).
81355......................  Sanmina--SCI Corporation     Huntsville, AL........        02/22/12        02/21/12
                              (State/One-Stop).
81356......................  The W.E. Bassett Company     Shelton, CT...........        02/22/12        02/08/12
                              (Company).
81357......................  Tri-Fab (State/One-Stop)...  Fremont, CA...........        02/22/12        02/10/12
81358......................  Clipper Windpower Inc.       Carpinteria, CA.......        02/22/12        02/21/12
                              (Workers).
81359......................  Codi Inc. (Company)........  Tower City, PA........        02/23/12        02/22/12
81360......................  Robert Bosch, LLC (Union)..  St. Joseph, MI........        02/24/12        02/23/12
81361......................  The State Journal-Register   Springfield, IL.......        02/24/12        02/17/12
                              (Workers).
81362......................  Prairie Mountain Publishing  Boulder, CO...........        02/24/12        02/23/12
                              (Workers).
81363......................  FLABEG Automotive US         Brackenridge, PA......        02/24/12        02/23/12
                              Corporation (Company).
81364......................  Jeld Wen, Inc. (State/One-   Bend, OR..............        02/24/12        02/23/12
                              Stop).
81365......................  Avaya, Audio and Video       Highlands Ranch, CO...        02/24/12        02/23/12
                              Group (State/One-Stop).
81366......................  Lumber Products, Sunrise     Spokane Valley, WA....        02/27/12        02/23/12
                              Division (State/One-Stop).
81367......................  Infinite Convergence         Arlington Heights, IL.        02/27/12        02/27/12
                              Solutions (Workers).
81368......................  CitiGroup (State/One-Stop).  Tampa, FL.............        02/27/12        02/24/12
81369......................  Versatile Entertainment,     Los Angeles, CA.......        02/27/12        02/24/12
                              Inc. (Company).
81370......................  Intelius, Inc. (Workers)...  Bothell, WA...........        02/27/12        02/24/12
81371......................  Flo-Pro, Inc. (Company)....  Bedford, NH...........        02/27/12        02/24/12
81372......................  Simpson Lumber Co. LLC       Shelton, WA...........        02/27/12        02/21/12
                              (Union).
81373......................  RS Medical (International    Vancouver, WA.........        02/28/12        02/27/12
                              Rehabilitative Services)
                              (State/One-Stop).
81374......................  Emhart Teknologies (State/   Campbellsville, KY....        02/28/12        02/27/12
                              One-Stop).
81375......................  Dow Jones Corporation        Princeton, NJ.........        02/28/12        02/28/12
                              (State/One-Stop).
81376......................  Stanley Black and Decker,    Townson, MD...........        02/28/12        02/27/12
                              working from home in
                              Houston, Texas (Workers).
81377......................  Allied Motion Motor          Owosso, MI............        02/29/12        02/28/12
                              Products (Workers).
81378......................  II-VI Inc. (Workers).......  Saxonburg, PA.........        02/29/12        02/10/12
81379......................  IBM (State/One-Stop).......  Phoenix, AZ...........        02/29/12        02/03/12
81380......................  YPG (Workers)..............  Blue Bell, PA.........        02/29/12        02/04/12
81381......................  Coplas, Inc. (State/One-     Shreveport, LA........        03/01/12        02/29/12
                              Stop).
81382......................  Vector Engineering Inc.      Grass Valley, CA......        03/01/12        02/28/12
                              (Workers).
81383......................  Impact Confections (State/   Roswell, NM...........        03/02/12        02/29/12
                              One-Stop).

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81384......................  Industrial Plastics (Union)  Valley City, OH.......        03/02/12        03/02/12
81385......................  Pfizer, Inc. (State/One-     Groton, CT............        03/02/12        02/27/12
                              Stop).
81386......................  W Scott & Co. (Workers)....  St. Joseph, MO........        03/02/12        03/01/12
81387......................  Eastman Kodak (Workers)....  Kettering, OH.........        03/02/12        03/01/12
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