Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, 75448-75450 [2012-30576]

Download as PDF 75448 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 245 / Thursday, December 20, 2012 / Notices The amended notice applicable to TA–W–81,445 and TA–W–81,445A are hereby issued as follows: All workers from Worley Parsons Group, a subsidiary of Worley Parsons Corporation, Accounts Payable, including on-site leased workers from GAS Unlimited, The Mergis Group and Tatum LLC, Pasadena, Texas (TA– W–81,445) and Worley Parsons Group, a subsidiary of Worley Parsons Corporation, Accounts Payable, including on-site leased workers from GAS Unlimited, The Mergis Group and Tatum LLC, Bellaire, Texas (TA– W–81,445A), who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 22, 2011 through April 30, 2014, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial separation from employment on 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 29th day of November 2012. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–30577 Filed 12–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Employment and Training Administration [FR Doc. 2012–30574 Filed 12–19–12; 8:45 am] [TA–W–81,905] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Welded Tube—Berkeley Including OnSite Leased Workers From Snelling, Aerotek and Express Personnel Services, Huger, SC; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance 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 October 10, 2012, applicable to workers of Welded Tube— Berkeley, including on-site leased workers from Snelling and Aerotek, Huger, South Carolina. The workers are engaged in activities related to the production of steel pipe. The notice was published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2012 (77 FR 65583). At the request of South Carolina State, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. New information from the company shows that workers leased from Express Personnel Services were employed on-site at the Huger, South Carolina location of Welded Tube— Berkeley. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of Welded 16:07 Dec 19, 2012 All workers from Welded Tube—Berkeley, including on-site leased workers from Snelling, Aerotek and Express Personnel, Huger, South Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 20, 2011, through October 10, 2014, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial separation from employment on 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 29th day of November 2012. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR VerDate Mar<15>2010 Tube—Berkeley to be considered leased workers. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of the subject firm who were adversely affected by increased customer imports of steel pipe. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include workers leased from Express Personnel Services working on-site at the Huger, South Carolina location of the subject firm. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–81,905 is hereby issued as follows: Jkt 229001 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 November 19, 2012 through November 23, 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; PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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; E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 245 / Thursday, December 20, 2012 / Notices (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 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— 75449 (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. TA–W No. Subject firm Location Impact date 82,023 ............ 82,075 ............ US Mouldings, LLC ............................................................................... Trane U.S. Inc., Tyler Operations/Residential Solutions, Remedy Intelligent Staffing. Manning, SC ................................. Tyler, TX ....................................... October 1, 2011. October 12, 2011. 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. TA–W No. Subject firm Location Impact date 82,061 ............ 82,108 ............ Matrix Telecom, Inc., Customer Service Department, Platinum Equity Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company, AXA Financial, Benefits, Payment and Accounting Group, Kelly Services, etc. Brake Parts Inc., Affinia Group, Nesco Resource ................................ Atmore, AL .................................... Syracuse, NY ................................ October 5, 2011. October 23, 2011. Stanford, KY .................................. November 8, 2011. 82,143 ............ 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) tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with TA–W No. Subject firm 81,948 ............ 82,029 ............ 82,085 ............ Vacumet Corporation, Paper Division .................................................. Oregon Catholic Press, Employers Overload ...................................... Randstad US, LP, FKA Spherion Staffing, Hewlett-Packard, Business Critical Systems, etc. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Dec 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country) of section 222 have not been met. Location Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Morristown, TN Portland, OR Fort Collins, CO E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Impact date 75450 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 245 / Thursday, December 20, 2012 / Notices I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of November 19, 2012 through November 23, 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: November 28, 2012. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–30576 Filed 12–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding 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 Office 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 December 31, 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 December 31, 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 29th day of November 2012. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [10 TAA petitions instituted between 11/19/12 and 11/23/12] Subject firm (petitioners) Location Crane Payment Solutions, Inc. (Company) ........................... Delphi Connection Systems US, Inc. (Company) .................. Karastan (Company) .............................................................. Hostess (16 Locations in Michigan) (State/One-Stop) .......... Technicolor Creative Services (State/One-Stop) ................... Hostess Brands (Union) ......................................................... Foamworks, Inc. (State/One-Stop) ......................................... T-Systems North America (State/One-Stop) .......................... TI Automotive (Company) ...................................................... Pearson Inc., Pearson Imaging Center (Workers) ................. Salem, NH ............................. Mount Union, PA ................... Eden, NC ............................... MI ........................................... Glendale, CA ......................... Seattle, WA ............................ Morristown, TN ...................... Andover, MA .......................... Cynthiana, KY ........................ Upper Saddle River, NJ ......... TA–W 82162 82163 82164 82165 82166 82167 82168 82169 82170 82171 ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. overseas offices, this RFI seeks to solicit input from as large a set of stakeholders as possible. [FR Doc. 2012–30575 Filed 12–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Background Request for Information (RFI): Use of National Science Foundation Overseas Offices in Paris, Tokyo, Beijing by Broader Stakeholder Community NSF’s current strategic plan states that ‘‘NSF envisions a nation that capitalizes on new concepts in science and engineering and provides global leadership in advancing research and education.’’ Because science and engineering are increasingly global, NSF’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) seeks to ensure that U.S. institutions and researchers are globally engaged, are able to advance their research through international collaboration, and maintain U.S. leadership within the global scientific community. To pursue its goals in these areas, OISE operates three international National Science Foundation. Request for information (RFI). AGENCY: ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NSF-FOREIGN-OFFICEINFO@LISTSERV.NSF.GOV. To be considered, submissions must be received by January 18, 2013. SUMMARY: Purpose: As part of an assessment investigating the function of the three National Science Foundation DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Dec 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution 11/20/12 11/20/12 11/20/12 11/20/12 11/21/12 11/21/12 11/21/12 11/23/12 11/23/12 11/23/12 Date of petition 11/19/12 11/19/12 11/19/12 11/19/12 11/20/12 11/19/12 11/21/12 11/21/12 11/21/12 11/21/12 offices. NSF opened its first international office in Tokyo in 1960. Two decades later, the NSF Europe Office, affiliated with UNESCO, opened in Paris and in 2006 the NSF Beijing office was opened. The major functions of these three offices are: • Facilitation: Promote collaboration between the science and engineering communities of the United States and the respective country/region. • Representation: Serve as a liaison between NSF and agencies, institutions and researchers. • Reporting: Monitor and report on science and engineering developments and policies. In responding to the following questions, please provide as much detail regarding each interaction and with which office, wherever possible. E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 245 (Thursday, December 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
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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 
November 19, 2012 through November 23, 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
    (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;

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    (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 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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82,023....................  US Mouldings, LLC...........  Manning, SC............  October 1, 2011.
82,075....................  Trane U.S. Inc., Tyler        Tyler, TX..............  October 12, 2011.
                             Operations/Residential
                             Solutions, Remedy
                             Intelligent Staffing.
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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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82,061....................  Matrix Telecom, Inc.,         Atmore, AL.............  October 5, 2011.
                             Customer Service
                             Department, Platinum Equity.
82,108....................  Axa Equitable Life Insurance  Syracuse, NY...........  October 23, 2011.
                             Company, AXA Financial,
                             Benefits, Payment and
                             Accounting Group, Kelly
                             Services, etc.
82,143....................  Brake Parts Inc., Affinia     Stanford, KY...........  November 8, 2011.
                             Group, Nesco Resource.
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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) (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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81,948....................  Vacumet Corporation, Paper    Morristown, TN           .............................
                             Division.
82,029....................  Oregon Catholic Press,        Portland, OR             .............................
                             Employers Overload.
82,085....................  Randstad US, LP, FKA          Fort Collins, CO         .............................
                             Spherion Staffing, Hewlett-
                             Packard, Business Critical
                             Systems, etc.
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    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued 
during the period of November 19, 2012 through November 23, 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: November 28, 2012.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2012-30576 Filed 12-19-12; 8:45 am]
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