Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, 49816-49817 [2014-19951]

Download as PDF 49816 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on November 7, 2013 applicable to workers of CitiMortgage, Inc., a subsidiary of Citibank, N.A., Mortgage Default Operations, Home Owner Support Team, Document Support Group, Fort Mill, South Carolina. The Department’s notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2013 (78 FR 70582). Based on a petition filed by three workers (TA–W–85,401), the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in activities related to the supply of mortgage services. The investigation confirmed that worker separations at CitiMortgage, Inc., a subsidiary of CitiBank, N.A., Consumer Operations and Technology, Mortgage Operations, Fort Mill, South Carolina are attributable to the same acquisition of services from a foreign country that contributed importantly to separations in the Home Owners Support Team, Document Support Group. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–85,401 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of CitiMortgage, Inc., a subsidiary of Citibank, N.A., Mortgage Default Operations, Home Owner Support Team, Document Support Group, and Consumer Operations and Technology, Mortgage Operations, Fort Mill, South Carolina who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 24, 2012 through November 7, 2015, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial separation from employment on the 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 in Washington, DC this 31st day of July, 2014. Del Min Amy Chen Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–19947 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Employment and Training Administration Signed in Washington, DC, this 31st day of July 2014. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [TA–W–83,250] Evraz Claymont Steel, Including OnSite Leased Workers From Narco, Bernard Personnel (BP) Staffing, Star Building Services, Gettier Security, Tube City IMS, and Penache Mechanical Claymont, Delaware; 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 February 21, 2014, applicable to workers of Evraz Claymont Steel, including on-site leased workers from BP Staffing and Penache Mechanical, Claymont, Delaware. The Department’s notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2014 (79 FR 14542). At the request of the State Workforce Office, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in activities related to the production of plate steel. The investigation confirmed that workers leased from NARCO, Star Building Services, Gettier Security, and Tube City IMS were employed on-site at the Claymont, Delaware location of Evraz Claymont Steel. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of the subject firm to be considered leased workers. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include workers leased from NARCO, Star Building Services, Gettier Security, and Tube City IMS working on-site at the Claymont, Delaware location of Evraz Claymont Steel. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–83,250 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Evraz Claymont Steel, including on-site leased workers from NARCO, Bernard Personnel (BP) Staffing, Star Building Services, Gettier Security, Tube City IMS, and Penache Mechanical, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 19, 2012 through February 21, 2016, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial separation from employment on the date of certification through two years from the date of certification, are eligible to apply for PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2014–19950 Filed 8–21–14; 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 September 2, 2014. 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 September 2, 2014. 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 14th day of August 2014. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 49817 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices APPENDIX [15 TAA petitions instituted between 8/4/14 and 8/8/14] TA–W No. 85460 85461 85462 85463 85464 85465 85466 85467 85468 85469 85470 85471 85472 85473 85474 Location Nevamar Company, L.L.C. (Company) ............................................ New York Wire (Company) ............................................................... Xbox Entertainment (A Division of Microsoft) (State/One-Stop) ...... Moser Baer Technologies, Inc. (State/One-Stop) ............................. Exelis, Inc. (Union) ............................................................................ ProCo Sound Company (State/One-Stop) ........................................ Graftech International (Workers) ....................................................... Electrolux Home Care Products (Workers) ...................................... Comcast (Workers) ........................................................................... Litho-Krome Company (Workers) ..................................................... Elsevier, Inc. (Workers) ..................................................................... Motorola Mobility (Workers) .............................................................. Global Specialty Gases (Workers) .................................................... Fiber Glass Industries (State/One-Stop) ........................................... Passion Splash (State/One-Stop) ..................................................... ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ Hampton, SC .................... York, PA ........................... Santa Monica, CA ............ Canandaigua, NY ............. Roanoke, VA .................... Kalamazoo, MI ................. Emporium, PA .................. El Paso, TX ...................... Alpharetta, GA .................. Midland, GA ...................... Maryland Heights, MO ...... Fort Worth, TX .................. Bethlehem, PA ................. Amsterdam, NY ................ City of Commerce, CA ..... [FR Doc. 2014–19951 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–83,194] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation; A Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.; Research And Development Group; Including On-Site Leased Workers From Agile-1 And Lancaster Laboratories; West Point, Pennsylvania; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration On April 8, 2014, the Department of Labor issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers and former workers of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., (MSD), a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania. The appropriate subdivision was later identified as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Research and Development Group, West Point, Pennsylvania (hereafter referred to as the ‘‘R&D Group’’ or ‘‘subject firm’’). The Notice was published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2014 (79 FR 24013). In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner stated that the initial investigation of this petition was too broad and did not examine how the functions of the workers of the R&D Group may have been impacted by outsourcing and/or increased imports of like or directly competitive services. Further, the petitioner stated that workers of Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corporation, Merck Research Labs, VerDate Mar<15>2010 Date of institution Subject firm (petitioners) 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 Disease Area Biology, In Vitro/In Vivo, Kenilworth, New Jersey (case TA–W– 81,413) were certified eligible to apply for adjustment assistance on May 18, 2012 and alleged that workers of the subject firm were impacted by similar circumstances and should also be certified eligible to apply for adjustment assistance. The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a), are satisfied if the following criteria are met: (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)(B)(i)(I) 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; OR (II) 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 (ii) the shift/acquisition must have contributed importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. During the reconsideration investigation, the Department collected information from the petitioner, a former worker of the R&D Group, and the subject firm in order to confirm previously supplied information, address allegations, narrow the scope of the investigation to the R&D Group, and collect new information to determine whether foreign competition impacted the operations at the subject firm. The reconsideration investigation revealed that the workers in the R&D Group were impacted by a foreign acquisition of R&D functions like or directly competitive with the functions supplied by the workers, which PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 08/05/14 08/05/14 08/05/14 08/05/14 08/05/14 08/06/14 08/06/14 08/06/14 08/07/14 08/07/14 08/08/14 08/08/14 08/08/14 08/08/14 08/08/14 Date of petition 08/04/14 08/05/14 08/04/14 08/04/14 08/04/14 08/05/14 08/05/14 07/31/14 08/06/14 08/06/14 08/07/14 08/07/14 08/07/14 08/07/14 08/07/14 contributed importantly to separations in the R&D Group. The reconsideration investigation also revealed that the worker group includes on-site leased workers from Agile-1 and Lancaster Laboratories. Based upon the findings of the reconsideration investigation, the Department finds that Section 222(a)(1) has been met because 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. The Department also finds that Section 222(a)(2)(B) has been met because the workers’ firm has partially acquired from a foreign country services like or directly competitive with the services supplied by the workers, which contributed importantly to worker group separations at the subject firm. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I determine that workers of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Research and Development Group, West Point, Pennsylvania, who were engaged in employment related to the supply of research and development services, meet the worker group certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a). In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2273, I make the following certification: All workers of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Research and Development Group, including on-site leased workers from Agile1 and Lancaster Laboratories, West Point, Pennsylvania who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 1, 2012, through two years from the date of this certification, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 163 (Friday, August 22, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49816-49817]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19951]


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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 September 2, 2014.
    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 
September 2, 2014.
    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 14th day of August 2014.
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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                                                    Appendix
                             [15 TAA petitions instituted between 8/4/14 and 8/8/14]
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                                                                                         Date of       Date of
       TA-W No.              Subject firm (petitioners)              Location          institution     petition
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85460.................  Nevamar Company, L.L.C. (Company)...  Hampton, SC..........        08/05/14     08/04/14
85461.................  New York Wire (Company).............  York, PA.............        08/05/14     08/05/14
85462.................  Xbox Entertainment (A Division of     Santa Monica, CA.....        08/05/14     08/04/14
                         Microsoft) (State/One-Stop).
85463.................  Moser Baer Technologies, Inc. (State/ Canandaigua, NY......        08/05/14     08/04/14
                         One-Stop).
85464.................  Exelis, Inc. (Union)................  Roanoke, VA..........        08/05/14     08/04/14
85465.................  ProCo Sound Company (State/One-Stop)  Kalamazoo, MI........        08/06/14     08/05/14
85466.................  Graftech International (Workers)....  Emporium, PA.........        08/06/14     08/05/14
85467.................  Electrolux Home Care Products         El Paso, TX..........        08/06/14     07/31/14
                         (Workers).
85468.................  Comcast (Workers)...................  Alpharetta, GA.......        08/07/14     08/06/14
85469.................  Litho-Krome Company (Workers).......  Midland, GA..........        08/07/14     08/06/14
85470.................  Elsevier, Inc. (Workers)............  Maryland Heights, MO.        08/08/14     08/07/14
85471.................  Motorola Mobility (Workers).........  Fort Worth, TX.......        08/08/14     08/07/14
85472.................  Global Specialty Gases (Workers)....  Bethlehem, PA........        08/08/14     08/07/14
85473.................  Fiber Glass Industries (State/One-    Amsterdam, NY........        08/08/14     08/07/14
                         Stop).
85474.................  Passion Splash (State/One-Stop).....  City of Commerce, CA.        08/08/14     08/07/14
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