SGL Carbon, LLC, Including Leased On-Site Worker of Reflex Staffing Services and Manpower, St. Marys, Pennsylvania; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration, 28642-28643 [2013-11480]

Download as PDF 28642 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2013 / Notices APPENDIX—15—Continued [TAA petitions instituted between 4/8/13 and 4/12/13] Subject firm (petitioners) Location Amcor Tobacco Packaging (Workers) ............ Sensata Technologies Inc., (Company) ......... Republic Special Metals, Inc. (Union) ............ Salem Vent International Inc. (Company) ...... Cigna Health I Life Insurance Company (Workers). Danville, VA .................................................... St. Paul, MN .................................................... Canton, OH ..................................................... Salem, VA ....................................................... Tampa, FL ....................................................... TA–W 82645 82646 82647 82648 82649 ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ 74,813A), have met the criteria set forth in Section 222(a) or (b) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and will issue determinations accordingly. [FR Doc. 2013–11459 Filed 5–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Signed in Washington, DC, this 25th day of April 2013. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–74,813; TA–W–74,813A] [FR Doc. 2013–11470 Filed 5–14–13; 8:45 am] TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Eastman Kodak Company, Electrographic Print Solutions, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Adecco and Datrose, Spencerport, New York; Eastman Kodak Company, IPS, Including OnSite Leased Workers From Adecco, Dayton, Ohio; Notice of Initiation of Investigation To Terminate Certification of Eligibility BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–82,113] Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated in response to a petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) filed on behalf of Eastman Kodak Company, Electrographic Print Solutions, Spencerport, New York (EKC–NY). On February 18, 2011, the Department issued a certification of eligibility to apply for TAA applicable to workers and former workers of EKC–NY. On March 19, 2013, the Department issued an amended certification of eligibility to apply for TAA applicable to workers and former workers of Eastman Kodak Company, IPS, Dayton, Ohio (EKC–OH). A corrected amended certification of eligibility to apply for TAA applicable to workers and former workers of EKC– NY and EKC–OH was issued on April 4, 2013. A review of the determination and the administrative record, however, revealed that the amended certification was erroneously issued. Specifically, the Department misunderstood the various and distinct articles produced at EKC–NY and EKC–OH. The Department will conduct an investigation to determine whether or not workers of Eastman Kodak Company, IPS, including on-site leased workers, Dayton, Ohio (TA–W– VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 May 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 SGL Carbon, LLC, Including Leased On-Site Worker of Reflex Staffing Services and Manpower, St. Marys, Pennsylvania; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration The initial investigation began on October 31, 2012 when a representative of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers/Communications Workers of America (IUE/CWA) Local 502, filed a petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on behalf of workers and former workers of SGL Carbon, LLC, St. Marys, Pennsylvania (subject firm). The workers are engaged in activities related to the production of graphite component parts. The worker group includes on-site leased workers from Reflex Staffing Services and Manpower. The negative determination was based on the findings that there had not been a decline in sales or production of graphite component parts at the subject firm during the relevant time period. The Department’s notice of negative determination was issued on December 14, 2012 and published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2013 (78 FR 771). By application dated January 9, 2013, the IUE/CWA requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution 04/11/13 04/11/13 04/11/13 04/11/13 04/12/13 Date of petition 04/10/13 04/05/13 04/10/13 04/10/13 04/11/13 The application stated that the subject firm produces graphite components for solar panels and that many U.S. companies have difficulty competing in the solar business due to foreign competition. The application further states that workers of one of the subject firm’s competitors (Mersen USA, Greenville, Michigan) are eligible to apply for TAA under petition TA–W– 81,550. On February 25, 2013, the Department issued a Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration, which was published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2013 (78 FR 15048). Increased imports means imports of like or directly competitive articles have increased during the period under investigation (the twelve month period prior to the date of the petition) as compared to the representative base period, which is the one year consisting of the four quarters immediately preceding the date which is twelve months prior to the petition date. In the case at hand, the petition date is October 19, 2012. As such, the period under investigation is October 2011 through September 2012 and the representative base period is October 2010 through September 2011. In the course of the reconsideration investigation, the Department confirmed previously collected information and collected additional information from the subject firm to address the petitioner’s allegations. With respect to Section 222(a)(2)(A)(i) of the Act, the reconsideration investigation confirmed that the subject firm did not experience a decline in the sales or production of graphite parts during the period under investigation. As such, it is irrelevant whether imports of articles like or directly competitive with the graphic parts produced by the subject firm, or imports of finished articles incorporating component parts not produced in the United States, increased. With respect to Section 222(a)(2)(B) of the Act, the reconsideration investigation confirmed that the subject E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2013 / Notices firm did not shift the production of graphite parts, or like or directly competitive articles, to a foreign country and did not acquire the production of graphite parts, or like or directly competitive articles, from a foreign country. Workers of Mersen USA, Greenville, Michigan (TA–W–81,550) were certified eligible to apply of adjustment assistance on a secondary basis (for being a supplier to a firm that employed workers who received a certification of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the Act). In the case at hand, none of the major customers of the subject firm employ worker groups who are currently eligible to apply for TAA under Section 222(a) of the Act. As such, the worker group at the subject firm is not similarly-situated as the workers covered by TA–W–81,550. Conclusion After careful review of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, applicable regulation, and information obtained during the initial and reconsideration investigations, I determine that workers and former workers of SGL Carbon, LLC, including on-site leased workers from Reflex Staffing Services and Manpower, St. Marys, Pennsylvania, are ineligible to apply for adjustment assistance. Signed in Washington, DC, on this 29th day of April, 2013 Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2013–11480 Filed 5–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–81,335] TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Technicolor Creative Services, Post Production Feature Mastering Division, Hollywood, California; Notice of Termination of Reconsideration Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, a reconsideration investigation was initiated in on August 1, 2012 by the Department of Labor on behalf of workers and former workers of the subject firm. The worker group on whose behalf the request for reconsideration was filed is eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance under TA–W–82,166 (issued on February 14, 2013). The request for reconsideration has been withdrawn. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 May 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this April 15, 2013. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2013–11462 Filed 5–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2013 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Allotments; PY 2013 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2013 Workforce Information Grants Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces allotments for PY 2013 for WIA Title I Youth, Adults and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner-Peyser Act for PY 2013 and Workforce Information Grants allotments for PY 2013. Allotments for the Work Opportunity Tax Credits will be announced separately. WIA allotments for States and the State final allotments for the WagnerPeyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. The WIA allotments for the outlying areas are based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary). As required by WIA section 182(d), on February 17, 2000, a notice of the discretionary formula for allocating PY 2000 funds for the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Palau, and the Virgin Islands) was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 8236 (February 17, 2000) which included both the rationale for the formula and methodology. The formula for PY 2013 is the same as used for PY 2000 and is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. Comments are invited on the formula used to allot funds to the outlying areas. DATES: Comments on the formula used to allot funds to the outlying areas must be received by June 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Financial Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N– 4702, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28643 Ms. Anita Harvey, email: harvey.anita@dol.gov. Commenters are advised that mail delivery in the Washington area may be delayed due to security concerns. Handdelivered comments will be received at the above address. All overnight mail will be considered to be hand-delivered and must be received at the designated place by the date specified above. Please submit your comments by only one method. The Department will not review comments received by means other than those listed above or that are received after the comment period has closed. Comments: The Department will retain all comments on this notice and will release them upon request via email to any member of the public. The Department also will make all the comments it received available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. If you need assistance to review the comments, the Department will provide you with appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. The Department will make copies of this notice available, upon request, in large print, Braille and electronic file on computer disk. The Department also will consider providing the notice in other formats upon request. To schedule an appointment to review the comments and/or obtain the notice in an alternative format, contact Ms. Harvey using the information listed above. The Department will retain all comments received without making any changes to the comments, including any personal information provided. The Department therefore cautions commenters not to include their personal information such as Social Security Numbers, personal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses in their comments; this information would be released with the comment if the comments are requested. It is the commenter’s responsibility to safeguard his or her information. If the comment is submitted by email, the email addresses of the commenter will not be released. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: WIA Youth Activities allotments—Evan Rosenberg at (202) 693–3593 or LaSharn Youngblood at (202) 693–3606; WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities and ES final allotments—Robert Kight at (202) 693–3937; Workforce Information Grant allotments—Anthony Dais at (202) 693–2784. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone numbers above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-82,113]


SGL Carbon, LLC, Including Leased On-Site Worker of Reflex 
Staffing Services and Manpower, St. Marys, Pennsylvania; Notice of 
Negative Determination on Reconsideration

    The initial investigation began on October 31, 2012 when a 
representative of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, 
Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers/Communications Workers of 
America (IUE/CWA) Local 502, filed a petition for Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (TAA) on behalf of workers and former workers of SGL Carbon, 
LLC, St. Marys, Pennsylvania (subject firm). The workers are engaged in 
activities related to the production of graphite component parts. The 
worker group includes on-site leased workers from Reflex Staffing 
Services and Manpower.
    The negative determination was based on the findings that there had 
not been a decline in sales or production of graphite component parts 
at the subject firm during the relevant time period. The Department's 
notice of negative determination was issued on December 14, 2012 and 
published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2013 (78 FR 771).
    By application dated January 9, 2013, the IUE/CWA requested 
administrative reconsideration of the Department's negative 
determination.
    The application stated that the subject firm produces graphite 
components for solar panels and that many U.S. companies have 
difficulty competing in the solar business due to foreign competition. 
The application further states that workers of one of the subject 
firm's competitors (Mersen USA, Greenville, Michigan) are eligible to 
apply for TAA under petition TA-W-81,550.
    On February 25, 2013, the Department issued a Notice of Affirmative 
Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration, which was 
published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2013 (78 FR 15048).
    Increased imports means imports of like or directly competitive 
articles have increased during the period under investigation (the 
twelve month period prior to the date of the petition) as compared to 
the representative base period, which is the one year consisting of the 
four quarters immediately preceding the date which is twelve months 
prior to the petition date.
    In the case at hand, the petition date is October 19, 2012. As 
such, the period under investigation is October 2011 through September 
2012 and the representative base period is October 2010 through 
September 2011.
    In the course of the reconsideration investigation, the Department 
confirmed previously collected information and collected additional 
information from the subject firm to address the petitioner's 
allegations.
    With respect to Section 222(a)(2)(A)(i) of the Act, the 
reconsideration investigation confirmed that the subject firm did not 
experience a decline in the sales or production of graphite parts 
during the period under investigation. As such, it is irrelevant 
whether imports of articles like or directly competitive with the 
graphic parts produced by the subject firm, or imports of finished 
articles incorporating component parts not produced in the United 
States, increased.
    With respect to Section 222(a)(2)(B) of the Act, the 
reconsideration investigation confirmed that the subject

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firm did not shift the production of graphite parts, or like or 
directly competitive articles, to a foreign country and did not acquire 
the production of graphite parts, or like or directly competitive 
articles, from a foreign country.
    Workers of Mersen USA, Greenville, Michigan (TA-W-81,550) were 
certified eligible to apply of adjustment assistance on a secondary 
basis (for being a supplier to a firm that employed workers who 
received a certification of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the 
Act).
    In the case at hand, none of the major customers of the subject 
firm employ worker groups who are currently eligible to apply for TAA 
under Section 222(a) of the Act. As such, the worker group at the 
subject firm is not similarly-situated as the workers covered by TA-W-
81,550.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, 
applicable regulation, and information obtained during the initial and 
reconsideration investigations, I determine that workers and former 
workers of SGL Carbon, LLC, including on-site leased workers from 
Reflex Staffing Services and Manpower, St. Marys, Pennsylvania, are 
ineligible to apply for adjustment assistance.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on this 29th day of April, 2013
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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