Comcast Cable, West Division Customer Care, Morgan Hill, CA; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration, 11226-11227 [2013-03542]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11226 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices microphones for the studio audience at each roundtable (they should be able to pick up audio) during the training program (It is expected that studio audiences will be used in at least four of the live broadcasts.); satellite uplink and transponder: Ku band digital with the footprints of Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, and the continental United States; Web/Internet equipment for Internet link during live broadcasts with enough capacity to support the broadcasts’ expected audience; and portable field equipment (digital video cameras with recording decks, portable lighting kits, microphones [both handheld and lapel], field monitors, audio mixers, and camera tripods). Personnel: Applicants must have a minimum of the following qualified personnel: Producer/director; script writer; set designer; lighting designer; audio operator; graphics operator; tape operator; location camera operator; teleprompter operator; clerical/ administrative support; makeup artist (as needed during live production); closed caption operator (as needed during production). Application Requirements: Applications should be concisely written, typed double spaced, and reference the project by the ‘‘NIC Opportunity Number’’ and Title in this announcement. The package must include a cover letter that identifies the audit agency responsible for the applicant’s financial accounts, as well as the audit period or fiscal year that the applicant operates under (e.g., July 1 through June 30); a program narrative in response to the statement of work; a budget narrative in response to the statement of work; and a budget narrative explaining projected costs. The following forms must also be included: OMB Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance; OMB Standard Form 424B, Assurances—Non-Construction Programs (These forms are available at http://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (available at http://www.nicic.gov/Downloads/ General/certif-frm.pdf Applications may be submitted in hard copy, or electronically via http:// www.grants.gov. If submitted in hard copy, there must be an original and three copies of the full proposal (program and budget narratives, application forms, and assurances). The original should have the applicant’s signature in blue ink. Authority: Pub. L. 93–415. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Funds Available: NIC is seeking the applicant’s best ideas regarding accomplishment of the scope of work and the related costs for achieving the goals of this solicitation. Funds may be used only for activities that are linked to the desired outcome of the project. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Academy Division. Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual, or team with expertise in the described areas. Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subjected to an NIC 3- to 5-member review panel. The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as follows: Technical and Programmatic (30%) Are all elements outlined within the scope of work effectively understood and a description provided of how each element will be addressed? Is there a complete and precise, technically sufficient description of the design and methodology for the required services? Is there a clear statement of how each project deliverable will be accomplished, including major tasks that will lead to achieving the goal, the strategies to be employed, required staffing, and other required resources? Are there any innovative approaches, techniques, or design aspects proposed that will enhance the project? Organizational (40%) Does the proposed project staff possess the skills, knowledge, and expertise necessary to complete the tasks, including all of the elements listed within the project scope of work? Does the applicant agency, institution, organization, individual, or team have the organizational capacity to complete all deliverables? If consultants and/or partnerships are proposed, is there a reasonable justification for their inclusion in the project and a clear structure to ensure effective coordination? Does the applicant demonstrate the ability to purchase satellite uplink and Internet streaming with closed captioning? Does the applicant demonstrate the ability to produce vignettes and capture testimonials for each broadcast? Are the proposed project management and staffing plans realistic and sufficient to complete the project within the award period? Is the proposed budget realistic, does it provide sufficient cost detail/ narrative, and does it represent good value relative to the anticipated results? Is the applicant able to work within the PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 time constraints outlined in the solicitation? Past Performance (30%) Is the applicant experienced in producing live broadcasts, in producing training video to support program and training content, or in capturing video from field locations? Does the applicant have experience writing original, scripted content for broadcast? Has the applicant worked with non-professional actors/talent in the past? Can the applicant provide adequate studio space and all equipment necessary to produce the required deliverables? Does the applicant provide audiovisual examples of past work? Note: NIC will not award a cooperative agreement to an applicant who does not have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal Number (DUNS) and is not registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1–800– 333–0505 (if you are a sole proprietor, you would dial 1–866–705–5711 and select option 1). Registration in the CRR can be done online at the CRR Web site: www.ccr.gov. A CRR Handbook and worksheet can also be reviewed at the Web site. Number of Awards: One NIC Opportunity Number: 13AC02. This number should appear as a reference line in your cover letter, where indicated on Standard Form 424, and on the outside of the envelope in which the application is sent. Catalog Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.601. Executive Order 12372: This program is not subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372. Robert Brown, Acting Director, National Institute of Corrections. [FR Doc. 2013–03529 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–82,180] Comcast Cable, West Division Customer Care, Morgan Hill, CA; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated January 29, 2013, a worker requested administrative E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was issued on December 27, 2012 and the Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2013 (78 FR 2290). The workers’ firm supply call center functions related to sales services for Comcast products, including video, telephone, and highspeed Internet. The negative determination was based on the findings that the subject firm did not shift or import the supply of services like or directly competitive with those provided by the subject firm. The request for reconsideration included new information regarding a possible connection to an affiliated facility that employed workers who are eligible to apply for TAA. The Department carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record, and will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 31st day of January, 2013. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2013–03542 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 January 28, 2013 through February 1, 2013. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11227 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 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); E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11226-11227]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03542]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-82,180]


Comcast Cable, West Division Customer Care, Morgan Hill, CA; 
Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for 
Reconsideration

    By application dated January 29, 2013, a worker requested 
administrative

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reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers' 
eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable 
to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination 
was issued on December 27, 2012 and the Notice of Determination was 
published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2013 (78 FR 2290). The 
workers' firm supply call center functions related to sales services 
for Comcast products, including video, telephone, and high-speed 
Internet.
    The negative determination was based on the findings that the 
subject firm did not shift or import the supply of services like or 
directly competitive with those provided by the subject firm.
    The request for reconsideration included new information regarding 
a possible connection to an affiliated facility that employed workers 
who are eligible to apply for TAA.
    The Department carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration 
and the existing record, and will conduct further investigation to 
determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade 
Act of 1974, as amended.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim 
is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. 
Department of Labor's prior decision. The application is, therefore, 
granted.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 31st day of January, 2013.
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2013-03542 Filed 2-14-13; 8:45 am]
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