Notice of Continuation of Certification, 56870-56871 [2012-22649]

Download as PDF 56870 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2012 / Notices electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–OWCP. Title of Collection: Authorization for Release of Medical Information for Black Lung Benefits. OMB Control Number: 1240–0034. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 900. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 75. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: September 6, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–22631 Filed 9–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of New Process Gear, a division of Magna Powertrain to be considered leased workers. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include workers leased from IS One, Inc. working on-site at the East Syracuse, New York location of New Process Gear, a division of Magna Powertrain. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–74,940 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of New Process Gear, a division of Magna Powertrain, including onsite leased workers from ABM Janitorial Service Northeast, Inc., and IS One, Inc., East Syracuse, New York, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after December 17, 2010, through January 7, 2013, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial separation from employment on the date of certification through two years from the date of certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Signed at Washington, DC, this 31st day of August 2012. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–74,940] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES New Process Gear, a Division of Magna Powertrain, Including On-Site Leased Workers From ABM Janitorial Service Northeast, Inc., and IS One, Inc., East Syracuse, NY; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance [FR Doc. 2012–22650 Filed 9–13–12; 8:45 am] In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on January 7, 2011, applicable to workers of New Process Gear, a division of Magna Powertrain, East Syracuse, New York, The workers produce automotive components. The notice was published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2011 (75 FR 77669). The notice was amended on June 21, 2012 to include on-site leased workers from ABM Janitorial Service Northeast, Inc. The amended notice was published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2012 (77FR 41807). At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The company reports that workers leased from IS One, Inc. were employed on-site at the East Syracuse, New York location of New Process Gear, a division of Magna Powertrain. The Department has Notice of Continuation of Certification VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:39 Sep 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–80,308] Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers of Robert Half, Orangeburg, SC [TA–W–80,308A] Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers of Robert Half, Russellville, SC On August 12, 2011, the Department of Labor (Department) issued a certification regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina (TA–W– 80,308) and Russellville, South Carolina (TA–W–80,308A). The Department’s Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on September 2, 2011 (76 FR 54796). The certification was based on the Department’s findings that aggregate industry imports of articles like or directly competitive with the articles PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 produced by Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina and Russellville, South Carolina had contributed importantly to subject worker group separations. Subsequent to the issuance of the certification, the Department received information that suggested that the aggregate industry import data on which the certification determination relied may have included related articles that may not be either like or directly competitive with either particleboard or laminated wood panels. On July 17, 2012, the Department issued a Notice of Investigation Regarding Termination of Certification of workers and former workers of Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina and Russellville, South Carolina. The Department’s Notice of Investigation Regarding Termination of Certification was published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2012 (77 FR 44683), and the Department conducted what is referred to herein as the ‘‘immediate investigation.’’ During the immediate investigation, Roseburg Forest Products (subject firm) confirmed that the subject facilities produced particleboard and/or laminated wood panels, and provided additional information regarding the subject facilities’ operations related to particleboard and/or laminated wood panel production and their respective relationships to the subject firm’s customers of particleboard and/or laminated wood panels. Taking into consideration the new information provided by the subject firm, the Department reviewed previously-submitted aggregate industry import data and the previouslyconducted aggregate import analysis. The Department then excluded import data unrelated to particleboard and/or laminated wood panels (and like or directly competitive articles) and conducted another aggregate industry import analysis for the same time period but using the revised aggregate import database. The Department’s analysis of this database revealed that the import levels of the subject articles and like or directly competitive articles did not increase during the relevant period. Therefore, aggregate data did not provide a basis for certifying the subject worker groups under Section 222 of the Act, 19 U.S.C., 2272, as described in the determination issued on August 12, 2011. After determining that the basis for certification as described in the determination was not valid, the Department continued the immediate E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES investigation to determine whether conditions during the relevant time period nevertheless supported the ultimate conclusion of the determination that the workers and former workers of Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina and Russellville, South Carolina met the eligibility criteria set forth in the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the Act). The Department obtained new information regarding the subject firm’s major declining customers of particleboard and/or laminated wood panels and related import data of particleboard and/or laminated wood panels (and like or directly competitive articles) by the subject firm’s customers. Using the new customer information and previously-submitted information from the subject firm regarding particleboard and/or laminated wood panels sales and production at Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina and Russellville, South Carolina, the Department conducted another import analysis for the relevant time period. The immediate investigation revealed increased imports (direct and indirect imports) of particleboard wood panels by major declining customer(s) of the subject firm during 2010 from 2009 levels and during partial year 2011 from the corresponding 2010 period (the relevant period). Based on a careful analysis of all information provided in the immediate and earlier investigations, the Department determines that increased customer imports of articles like or directly competitive with the particleboard and/or laminated wood panels produced at the subject facilities contributed importantly to worker group separations at Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina and Russellville, South Carolina. Conclusion After careful review of the facts obtained in the initial investigation of the petition referenced as TA–W–80,308 and TA–W–80,308A and the immediate investigation, I determine, in accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2273, that the certification of workers and former workers of Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, including on-site leased workers of Robert Half, Orangeburg, South Carolina (TA–W–80,308) and Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, including on-site leased workers of Robert Half, Russellville, South Carolina (TA–W–80,308A), issued on August 12, 2011 and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:39 Sep 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 published in the Federal Register on September 2, 2011 (76 FR 54796) should not be terminated. As described in the certification, I conclude that these workers, who are/were engaged in activities related to production of particleboard and/or laminated wood panels, have met the worker group certification criteria under 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a). Signed in Washington, DC, this 31st day of August, 2012 Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–22649 Filed 9–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P 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 August 27, 2012 through August 31, 2012. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56871 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 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 E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Continuation of Certification

[TA-W-80,308]
    Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Including 
On-Site Leased Workers of Robert Half, Orangeburg, SC
[TA-W-80,308A]
    Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Including 
On-Site Leased Workers of Robert Half, Russellville, SC

    On August 12, 2011, the Department of Labor (Department) issued a 
certification regarding workers' eligibility to apply for Trade 
Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of 
Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South 
Carolina (TA-W-80,308) and Russellville, South Carolina (TA-W-80,308A). 
The Department's Notice of determination was published in the Federal 
Register on September 2, 2011 (76 FR 54796).
    The certification was based on the Department's findings that 
aggregate industry imports of articles like or directly competitive 
with the articles produced by Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel 
Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina and Russellville, South Carolina 
had contributed importantly to subject worker group separations.
    Subsequent to the issuance of the certification, the Department 
received information that suggested that the aggregate industry import 
data on which the certification determination relied may have included 
related articles that may not be either like or directly competitive 
with either particleboard or laminated wood panels.
    On July 17, 2012, the Department issued a Notice of Investigation 
Regarding Termination of Certification of workers and former workers of 
Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South 
Carolina and Russellville, South Carolina. The Department's Notice of 
Investigation Regarding Termination of Certification was published in 
the Federal Register on July 30, 2012 (77 FR 44683), and the Department 
conducted what is referred to herein as the ``immediate 
investigation.''
    During the immediate investigation, Roseburg Forest Products 
(subject firm) confirmed that the subject facilities produced 
particleboard and/or laminated wood panels, and provided additional 
information regarding the subject facilities' operations related to 
particleboard and/or laminated wood panel production and their 
respective relationships to the subject firm's customers of 
particleboard and/or laminated wood panels.
    Taking into consideration the new information provided by the 
subject firm, the Department reviewed previously-submitted aggregate 
industry import data and the previously-conducted aggregate import 
analysis. The Department then excluded import data unrelated to 
particleboard and/or laminated wood panels (and like or directly 
competitive articles) and conducted another aggregate industry import 
analysis for the same time period but using the revised aggregate 
import database.
    The Department's analysis of this database revealed that the import 
levels of the subject articles and like or directly competitive 
articles did not increase during the relevant period. Therefore, 
aggregate data did not provide a basis for certifying the subject 
worker groups under Section 222 of the Act, 19 U.S.C., 2272, as 
described in the determination issued on August 12, 2011.
    After determining that the basis for certification as described in 
the determination was not valid, the Department continued the immediate

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investigation to determine whether conditions during the relevant time 
period nevertheless supported the ultimate conclusion of the 
determination that the workers and former workers of Roseburg Forest 
Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina and 
Russellville, South Carolina met the eligibility criteria set forth in 
the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the Act).
    The Department obtained new information regarding the subject 
firm's major declining customers of particleboard and/or laminated wood 
panels and related import data of particleboard and/or laminated wood 
panels (and like or directly competitive articles) by the subject 
firm's customers.
    Using the new customer information and previously-submitted 
information from the subject firm regarding particleboard and/or 
laminated wood panels sales and production at Roseburg Forest Products, 
Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, South Carolina and Russellville, 
South Carolina, the Department conducted another import analysis for 
the relevant time period.
    The immediate investigation revealed increased imports (direct and 
indirect imports) of particleboard wood panels by major declining 
customer(s) of the subject firm during 2010 from 2009 levels and during 
partial year 2011 from the corresponding 2010 period (the relevant 
period).
    Based on a careful analysis of all information provided in the 
immediate and earlier investigations, the Department determines that 
increased customer imports of articles like or directly competitive 
with the particleboard and/or laminated wood panels produced at the 
subject facilities contributed importantly to worker group separations 
at Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel Division, Orangeburg, 
South Carolina and Russellville, South Carolina.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the facts obtained in the initial 
investigation of the petition referenced as TA-W-80,308 and TA-W-
80,308A and the immediate investigation, I determine, in accordance 
with Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2273, that the certification of 
workers and former workers of Roseburg Forest Products, Composite Panel 
Division, including on-site leased workers of Robert Half, Orangeburg, 
South Carolina (TA-W-80,308) and Roseburg Forest Products, Composite 
Panel Division, including on-site leased workers of Robert Half, 
Russellville, South Carolina (TA-W-80,308A), issued on August 12, 2011 
and published in the Federal Register on September 2, 2011 (76 FR 
54796) should not be terminated. As described in the certification, I 
conclude that these workers, who are/were engaged in activities related 
to production of particleboard and/or laminated wood panels, have met 
the worker group certification criteria under 222(a) of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. 2272(a).

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 31st day of August, 2012
 Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2012-22649 Filed 9-13-12; 8:45 am]
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