Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, AR; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 71636-71637 [2012-29059]

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Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 26. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 208. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 8,060. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 19, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–29063 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–81,475] Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, AR; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration On August 8, 2012, the Department of Labor issued a Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration applicable to workers and former workers of Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, Arkansas (subject firm). The workers are engaged in activities related to the production of expanded polystyrene shape molded parts (packaging and internal components for side-by-side refrigerators). The worker group does not include any on-site leased workers. Workers of the subject firm was previously certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) under TA–W–73,292 (certification expired on May 24, 2012). Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant number or proportion of the workers in the subject firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened with such separation. Based on information provided during the reconsideration investigation, the Department determines that worker separations at the subject firm are related to a shift in production of expanded polystyrene shape molded parts (or like or directly competitive articles) to a foreign country and that the shift in production contributed importantly to worker separations at the subject firm. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained during the reconsideration investigation, I determine that workers of Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, Arkansas, who were engaged in employment related to the production of expanded polystyrene shape molded parts, meet the worker group certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a). In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2273, I make the following certification: All workers of Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, Arkansas who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 25, 2012, through two years from the date of certification, 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 E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2012 / Notices adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of November, 2012. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–29059 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 November 5, 2012 through November 9, 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Nov 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 (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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71637 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 1year 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 E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-81,475]


Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, AR; Notice of Revised 
Determination on Reconsideration

    On August 8, 2012, the Department of Labor issued a Notice of 
Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration 
applicable to workers and former workers of Huntington Foam LLC, Fort 
Smith, Arkansas (subject firm). The workers are engaged in activities 
related to the production of expanded polystyrene shape molded parts 
(packaging and internal components for side-by-side refrigerators). The 
worker group does not include any on-site leased workers.
    Workers of the subject firm was previously certified eligible to 
apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) under TA-W-73,292 
(certification expired on May 24, 2012).
    Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant number or 
proportion of the workers in the subject firm have become totally or 
partially separated, or are threatened with such separation.
    Based on information provided during the reconsideration 
investigation, the Department determines that worker separations at the 
subject firm are related to a shift in production of expanded 
polystyrene shape molded parts (or like or directly competitive 
articles) to a foreign country and that the shift in production 
contributed importantly to worker separations at the subject firm.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the additional facts obtained during the 
reconsideration investigation, I determine that workers of Huntington 
Foam LLC, Fort Smith, Arkansas, who were engaged in employment related 
to the production of expanded polystyrene shape molded parts, meet the 
worker group certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. 2272(a). In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 
2273, I make the following certification:

    All workers of Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, Arkansas who 
became totally or partially separated from employment on or after 
May 25, 2012, through two years from the date of certification, 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

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adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act 
of 1974, as amended.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of November, 2012.
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2012-29059 Filed 11-30-12; 8:45 am]
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