Investigations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, 1258-1259 [2013-00098]

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Go to the first ‘‘Select Agency’’ box and click on the drop-down arrow, and then select ‘‘Department of Labor.’’ Then click on the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the box. 2. Each entry lists the OMB Control Number at the top of the entry. Scroll down the screen until 1205–0484 appears (the entries are in numerical order). 3. Once you reach 1205–0484, click on the number immediately below that, the ICR Reference Number (not the Control Number itself). 4. To see the Information Collection notices themselves, click on ‘‘View Information Collection (IC) List’’ near the top of the page on the left. To see the Report to Congress, the MOU, the ICR Supporting Statement and other relevant documents, click on ‘‘View Supporting Statement and Other Documents’’ near the top of the page on the right. Signed at Washington, DC this 26th day of December, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2013–00114 Filed 1–7–13; 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 January 18, 2013. 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 January 18, 2013. 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 21st day of November 2012. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [18 TAA petitions instituted between 11/12/12 and 11/16/12] Subject Firm (Petitioners) Location 82144 ............ 82145 ............ 82146 ............ srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with TA–W Electrolux (State/One-Stop) ............................ Hutchinson Technology Inc. (State/One-Stop) Precision Dynamics Corporation (State/OneStop). Pioneer Press (State/One-Stop) ..................... Texas Instruments Incorporated (Company) .. Texon USA (Company) ................................... Badger Meter, Inc. (Company) ....................... GenOn Energy Services, LLC (Workers) ....... Systemax Manufacturing (State/One-Stop) .... SOLAE, LLC (Workers) .................................. The Gemesis Diamond Company (Workers) .. Juniata Fabrics (Workers) ............................... Johnstown Specialty Castings (Union) ........... Henkel Harris Company, Inc. (Company) ....... Mohawk Industries, Inc. (State/One-Stop) ...... Home Dynamix (State/One-Stop) ................... El Paso, TX ..................................................... Plymouth, MN & Eau Claire, WI ..................... San Fernando, CA .......................................... 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/09/12 11/09/12 11/09/12 Saint Paul, MN ................................................ Stafford, TX ..................................................... Russell, MA ..................................................... Milwaukee, WI ................................................. Canonsburg, PA .............................................. Fletcher, OH .................................................... Louisville, KY .................................................. Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton, FL .................... Juniata, PA ...................................................... Johnstown, PA ................................................ Winchester, VA ............................................... Waynesboro, VA ............................................. Moonachie, NJ ................................................ 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/13/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/15/12 11/15/12 11/16/12 11/09/12 11/09/12 10/04/12 11/12/12 11/12/12 11/13/12 11/08/12 11/13/12 10/26/12 11/06/12 11/14/12 11/14/12 11/15/12 82147 82148 82149 82150 82151 82152 82153 82154 82155 82156 82157 82158 82159 ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM Date of institution 08JAN1 Date of petition 1259 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / Notices APPENDIX—Continued [18 TAA petitions instituted between 11/12/12 and 11/16/12] TA–W Subject Firm (Petitioners) Location 82160 ............ Redman Card Clothing Company (State/OneStop). Remington Medical Inc. (Workers) ................. Andover, MA ................................................... 11/16/12 11/15/12 Alpharetta, GA ................................................ 11/16/12 11/15/12 82161 ............ [FR Doc. 2013–00098 Filed 1–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2013 Adverse Effect Wage Rates Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2013 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H–2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H–2A workers and workers in corresponding employment for a particular agricultural job and area so that the wages of similarly employed U.S. workers will not be adversely affected. 20 CFR 655.100(b). In this notice, the Department announces the AEWRs for 2013. DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective January 8, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–4312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: 202–693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security will not approve an employer’s petition for the admission of H–2A nonimmigrant temporary agricultural workers in the U.S. unless the petitioner has received from the Department an H– 2A labor certification. The labor certification provides that: (1) There are srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, and qualified and who will be available at the time and place needed to perform the labor or services involved in the petition; and (2) the employment of the foreign worker(s) in such labor or services will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the U.S. similarly employed. 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c)(1), and 1188(a); 8 CFR 214.2(h)(5). Adverse Effect Wage Rates for 2013 The Department’s H–2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.120(l) provide that employers must pay their H–2A workers and workers in corresponding employment at least the highest of: (i) The AEWR; (ii) the prevailing hourly wage rate; (iii) the prevailing piece rate; (iv) the agreed-upon collective bargaining wage rate, if applicable; or (v) the Federal or State minimum wage rate, in effect at the time the work is performed. Except as otherwise provided in 20 CFR part 655, subpart B, the regionwide AEWR for all agricultural employment (except those occupations deemed inappropriate under the special procedure provisions of 20 CFR 655.102) for which temporary H–2A certification is being sought is equal to the annual weighted average hourly wage rate for field and livestock workers (combined) in the State or region as published annually by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 20 CFR 655.120(c) requires that the Administrator of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification publish the USDA field and livestock worker (combined) wage data as AEWRs in a Federal Register notice. Accordingly, the 2013 AEWRs to be paid for agricultural work performed by U.S. and H–2A workers on or after the effective date of this notice are set forth in the table below: Date of institution Date of petition TABLE—2013 ADVERSE EFFECT WAGE RATES—Continued State California ................................... Colorado ................................... Connecticut ............................... Delaware ................................... Florida ....................................... Georgia ..................................... Hawaii ....................................... Idaho ......................................... Illinois ........................................ Indiana ...................................... Iowa .......................................... Kansas ...................................... Kentucky ................................... Louisiana .................................. Maine ........................................ Maryland ................................... Massachusetts .......................... Michigan ................................... Minnesota ................................. Mississippi ................................ Missouri .................................... Montana .................................... Nebraska .................................. Nevada ..................................... New Hampshire ........................ New Jersey ............................... New Mexico .............................. New York .................................. North Carolina .......................... North Dakota ............................ Ohio .......................................... Oklahoma ................................. Oregon ...................................... Pennsylvania ............................ Rhode Island ............................ South Carolina .......................... South Dakota ............................ Tennessee ................................ Texas ........................................ Utah .......................................... Vermont .................................... Virginia ...................................... Washington ............................... West Virginia ............................ Wisconsin ................................. Wyoming ................................... 2013 AEWRs 10.74 10.08 10.91 10.87 9.97 9.78 12.72 9.99 11.74 11.74 11.41 12.33 9.80 9.50 10.91 10.87 10.91 11.30 11.30 9.50 11.41 9.99 12.33 10.08 10.91 10.87 9.73 10.91 9.68 12.33 11.74 10.18 12.00 10.87 10.91 9.78 12.33 9.80 10.18 10.08 10.91 9.68 12.00 9.80 11.30 9.99 Pursuant to the H–2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.173, the Department will TABLE—2013 ADVERSE EFFECT WAGE publish a separate Federal Register RATES notice in early 2013 to announce (1) the allowable charges for 2013 that 2013 employers seeking H–2A workers may State AEWRs charge their workers for providing them Alabama .................................... $9.78 three meals a day; and (2) the maximum Arizona ...................................... 9.73 travel subsistence reimbursement that a Arkansas ................................... 9.50 worker with receipts may claim in 2013. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1258-1259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00098]


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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 January 18, 2013.
    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 
January 18, 2013.
    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 21st day of November 2012.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

                                                    APPENDIX
                           [18 TAA petitions instituted between 11/12/12 and 11/16/12]
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                                                                                      Date of         Date of
          TA-W            Subject Firm (Petitioners)           Location             institution      petition
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82144..................  Electrolux (State/One-Stop)  El Paso, TX...............        11/13/12        11/09/12
82145..................  Hutchinson Technology Inc.   Plymouth, MN & Eau Claire,        11/13/12        11/09/12
                          (State/One-Stop).            WI.
82146..................  Precision Dynamics           San Fernando, CA..........        11/13/12        11/09/12
                          Corporation (State/One-
                          Stop).
82147..................  Pioneer Press (State/One-    Saint Paul, MN............        11/13/12        11/09/12
                          Stop).
82148..................  Texas Instruments            Stafford, TX..............        11/13/12        11/09/12
                          Incorporated (Company).
82149..................  Texon USA (Company)........  Russell, MA...............        11/13/12        10/04/12
82150..................  Badger Meter, Inc.           Milwaukee, WI.............        11/13/12        11/12/12
                          (Company).
82151..................  GenOn Energy Services, LLC   Canonsburg, PA............        11/13/12        11/12/12
                          (Workers).
82152..................  Systemax Manufacturing       Fletcher, OH..............        11/14/12        11/13/12
                          (State/One-Stop).
82153..................  SOLAE, LLC (Workers).......  Louisville, KY............        11/14/12        11/08/12
82154..................  The Gemesis Diamond Company  Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton,         11/14/12        11/13/12
                          (Workers).                   FL.
82155..................  Juniata Fabrics (Workers)..  Juniata, PA...............        11/14/12        10/26/12
82156..................  Johnstown Specialty          Johnstown, PA.............        11/14/12        11/06/12
                          Castings (Union).
82157..................  Henkel Harris Company, Inc.  Winchester, VA............        11/15/12        11/14/12
                          (Company).
82158..................  Mohawk Industries, Inc.      Waynesboro, VA............        11/15/12        11/14/12
                          (State/One-Stop).
82159..................  Home Dynamix (State/One-     Moonachie, NJ.............        11/16/12        11/15/12
                          Stop).

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82160..................  Redman Card Clothing         Andover, MA...............        11/16/12        11/15/12
                          Company (State/One-Stop).
82161..................  Remington Medical Inc.       Alpharetta, GA............        11/16/12        11/15/12
                          (Workers).
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