Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 25625-25626 [2014-10166]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 86 / Monday, May 5, 2014 / Notices [FR Doc. 2014–10165 Filed 5–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the period of March 31, 2014 through April 4, 2014. 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. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. There has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and C. One of the following must be VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 satisfied: 1. the country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. the country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. there has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made for secondarily affected 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(b) of the Act must be met. (1) significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers’ firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) the workers’ firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) either— (A) The workers’ firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers’ firm; or (B) A loss or business by the workers’ firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. 1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. 2. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. 3. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25625 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. None. Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. 85,082, Surratt Hosiery Mill Inc., Denton, North Carolina. February 19, 2013. 85,094, H.J. Heinz Company, L.P. Florence, South Carolina. February 25, 2013. 85,100, GE Small Industrial & Specialty Motors, Fort Wayne, Indiana. February 25, 2013. 85,117, H.J. Heinz Company, L.P., Pocatello, Idaho. March 3, 2013. 85,156, 3M Caribe LLC., Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. March 17, 2013. 85,160, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, Plainview, Texas. March 18, 2013. Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) have not been met for the reasons specified. None. Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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. Because the workers of the firm are not eligible to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.A.) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A.) (employment decline) have not been met. 85,089, Bank of America, San Jose, California. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 25626 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 86 / Monday, May 5, 2014 / Notices imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. 85,099, Harrington Tool Company, Ludington, Michigan. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. 85,046, AIG Claims, Houston, Texas. 85,097, SuperMedia Services, LLC., Middleton, Massachusetts. 85,122, Bimbo Bakaries USA, Inc., Wichita, Kansas. 85,144, IP & Science (Patent Payments), Bingham Farms, Michigan. 85,145, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, Charlotte, North Carolina. Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Worker Adjustment Assistance After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register and on the Department’s Web site, as required by Section 221 of the Act (19 USC 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these petitions. None. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of March 31, 2014 through April 4, 2014. 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. Signed at Washington, DC this 10th day of April 2014. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–10166 Filed 5–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS U.S. Copyright Office [Docket No. 2014–03] Music Licensing Study U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of public roundtables. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. The study will assess whether and how existing methods serve the music marketplace, including new and emerging digital distribution platforms. In addition to soliciting SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 written comments, the Office is conducting three two-day public roundtables on music licensing issues. A Notice of Inquiry soliciting written comments in response to a number of subjects was issued on March 17, 2014, and written comments are due on or before May 16, 2014. See 78 FR 14739 (Mar. 17, 2014). At this time, the Copyright Office announces three public roundtables to be held in June 2014 in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York. DATES: The two-day public roundtable in Nashville will be held on June 4 and 5, 2014, on both days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The two-day public roundtable in Los Angeles will be held on June 16 and 17, 2014, on both days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The two-day public roundtable in New York will be held on June 23 and 24, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 23, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 24. Requests to participate in the roundtables must be received by the Copyright Office by May 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: The Nashville roundtable will take place at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, 34 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. The Los Angeles roundtable will take place at the UCLA School of Law, 385 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, California 90095. The New York roundtable will take place at the New York University School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, New York, New York 10012. Requests to participate in the roundtables should be submitted using the form available on the Office’s Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/ docs/musiclicensingstudy. If electronic submission is not feasible, please contact the Office at 202–707–8350 for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at jcharlesworth@ loc.gov or by telephone at 202–707– 8350; or Sarang V. Damle, Special Advisor to the General Counsel, by email at sdam@loc.gov or by telephone at 202–707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress is currently engaged in a comprehensive review of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq., to evaluate potential revisions to the law in light of technological and other developments that impact the creation, dissemination, and use of copyrighted works. In light of Congress’s review and significant changes to the music industry in recent years, the U.S. Copyright Office is conducting a study to assess the effectiveness of current methods for PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 licensing sound recordings and musical works. The Office published a Notice of Inquiry on March 17, 2014, seeking written comments on twenty-four subjects concerning the current environment in which music is licensed. See 78 FR 14739 (Mar. 17, 2014). At this time, the Copyright Office is providing notice of its intention to seek further input for its study through three two-day public roundtables to be held in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York. The public roundtables will offer an opportunity for interested parties to comment on pertinent music licensing issues. The roundtables will address topics set forth in the Notice of Inquiry, including: The current music licensing landscape; licensing of sound recordings, including under the Section 112 and 114 statutory licenses and the treatment of pre-1972 recordings; licensing of musical works, including under the Section 115 statutory license and through the performing rights organizations (‘‘PROs’’); fair royalty rates and platform parity; industry data standards; industry incentives and investment; and potential future developments in music licensing. Following discussion of the various agenda topics by roundtable participants, observers at the roundtables will be provided a limited opportunity to offer additional comments. The roundtable hearing rooms will have a limited number of seats for participants and observers. Those who seek to participate should complete and submit the form available on the Office’s Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/ docs/musiclicensingstudy so it is received by the Office no later than May 20, 2014. For individuals who wish to observe a roundtable, the Office will provide public seating on a first-come, first-serve basis on the days of the roundtable. Dated: April 30, 2014. Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights. [FR Doc. 2014–10242 Filed 5–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA 2014–026] Creation of Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee National Archives and Records Administration. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for 
Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 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 (TA-W) number and alternative trade adjustment 
assistance (ATAA) by (TA-W) number issued during the period of March 
31, 2014 through April 4, 2014.
    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. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied:
    A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become 
totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or 
partially separated;
    B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision 
have decreased absolutely; and
    C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with 
articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed 
importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to 
the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or
II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied:
    A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become 
totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or 
partially separated;
    B. There has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or 
subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly 
competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or 
subdivision; and
    C. One of the following must be satisfied:
    1. the country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of 
the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United 
States;
    2. the country to which the workers' firm has shifted production of 
the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference 
Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin 
Economic Recovery Act; or
    3. there has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of 
articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are 
or were produced by such firm or subdivision.

    Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made for 
secondarily affected 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(b) of the Act must 
be met.
    (1) significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' 
firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or 
partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially 
separated;
    (2) the workers' firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream 
producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers 
who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade 
adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related 
to the article that was the basis for such certification; and
    (3) either--
    (A) The workers' firm is a supplier and the component parts it 
supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) 
accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the 
workers' firm; or
    (B) A loss or business by the workers' firm with the firm (or 
subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the 
workers' separation or threat of separation.
    In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a 
certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements 
of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met.
    1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers' firm are 
50 years of age or older.
    2. Whether the workers in the workers' firm possess skills that are 
not easily transferable.
    3. The competitive conditions within the workers' industry (i.e., 
conditions within the industry are adverse).

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.
    None.

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and 
Alternative Trade 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) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) 
of the Trade Act have been met.

85,082, Surratt Hosiery Mill Inc., Denton, North Carolina. February 19, 
2013.
85,094, H.J. Heinz Company, L.P. Florence, South Carolina. February 25, 
2013.
85,100, GE Small Industrial & Specialty Motors, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
February 25, 2013.
85,117, H.J. Heinz Company, L.P., Pocatello, Idaho. March 3, 2013.
85,156, 3M Caribe LLC., Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. March 17, 2013.
85,160, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, Plainview, Texas. March 18, 
2013.

Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    In the following cases, it has been determined that the 
requirements of 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) have not been met for the reasons 
specified.
    None.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and 
Alternative Trade 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.
    Because the workers of the firm are not eligible to apply for TAA, 
the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA.
    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.A.) and 
(a)(2)(B)(II.A.) (employment decline) have not been met.

85,089, Bank of America, San Jose, California.

    The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased

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imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign 
country) have not been met.

85,099, Harrington Tool Company, Ludington, Michigan.

    The workers' firm does not produce an article as required for 
certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

85,046, AIG Claims, Houston, Texas.
85,097, SuperMedia Services, LLC., Middleton, Massachusetts.
85,122, Bimbo Bakaries USA, Inc., Wichita, Kansas.
85,144, IP & Science (Patent Payments), Bingham Farms, Michigan.
85,145, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, Charlotte, North 
Carolina.

Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Worker 
Adjustment Assistance

    After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register 
and on the Department's Web site, as required by Section 221 of the Act 
(19 USC 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these 
petitions.
    None.
    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued 
during the period of March 31, 2014 through April 4, 2014. 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.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 10th day of April 2014.
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2014-10166 Filed 5-2-14; 8:45 am]
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