Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 59519-59520 [2014-23486]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 191 / Thursday, October 2, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–72,121] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES General Motors Company, Formerly Known as General Motors Corporation, Technical Center, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Aerotek, Bartech Group, CDI Professional Services, EDS/HP Enterprise Services, Engineering Labs, Inc., Global Technology Associates Limited, GTech Professional Staffing, Inc., Jefferson Wells, Kelly Services, Inc., Optimal, Inc., Populus Group, RCO Engineering, Inc., Tek Systems, Modern Engineering/Professional Services, General Physics Corporation, Entech, Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc., and Dialog Direct (f/k/a BUDCO) Excluding Workers of the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Division Warren, Michigan; 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 April 30, 2010, applicable to workers of General Motors Company, formerly known as General Motors Corporation, Technical Center, including on-site leased workers from Aerotek, Bartech Group, CDI Professional Services, EDS/HP Enterprise Services, Engineering Labs, Inc., Global Technology Associates Limited, G-Tech Professional Staffing, Inc., Jefferson Wells, Kelly Services, Inc., Optimal, Inc., Populus Group, RCO Engineering, Inc., Tek Systems and Modern Engineering/Professional Services, excluding workers of the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Division, Warren, Michigan. The Department’s notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2010 (75 FR 30070). At the request of the state, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the engineering and other technical support of automotive production at affiliated plants. Further review revealed that workers leased from Dialog Direct (formerly known as BUDCO) were employed onsite at the Warren, Michigan location of General Motors Company, formerly known as General Motors Corporation, Technical Center. The Department has determined that on-site workers from VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Oct 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 Dialog Direct (formerly known as BUDCO) were sufficiently under the control of General Motors Company to be considered leased workers. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–72,121 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of General Motors Company, formerly known as General Motors Corporation, Technical Center, including onsite leased workers from Aerotek, Bartech Group, CDI Professional Services, EDS/HP Enterprise Services, Engineering Labs, Inc., Global Technology Associates Limited, GTech Professional Staffing, Inc., Jefferson Wells, Kelly Services, Inc., Optimal, Inc., Populus Group, RCO Engineering, Inc., Tek Systems, Modern Engineering/Professional Services, General Physics Corporation, Entech, Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc., and Dialog Direct (f/k/a BUDCO), excluding workers of the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Division, Warren, Michigan, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after August 14, 2008 through April 30, 2012, 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 11th day of September, 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–23482 Filed 10–1–14; 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 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 September 8, 2014 through September 12, 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: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59519 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 E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 59520 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 191 / Thursday, October 2, 2014 / Notices 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. 85,328, Chromcraft Revington, Inc., Senatobia, Mississippi. May 21, 2013. 85,409, PolyOne Designed Structures & Solutions LLC, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. July, 2013. 85,410, B/E Aerospace, Inc., Lenexa, Kansas. July 1, 2013. 85,424, Berry Plastics Corporation, Kent, Washington. July 14, 2013. 85,453, Vital Signs, Inc., Totowa, New Jersey, July 29, 2013. 85,458, Arrow International Incorporated, Lumberton, New Jersey. July 31, 2013. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Oct 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 85,461, Wire Company Holdings, Inc., D.B.A New York New York, Hanover, Pennsylvania. October 17, 2014. 85,461A, Wire Company Holdings, Inc., D.B.A New York Wire, York, Pennsylvania. October 17, 2014. 85,461B, Wire Company Holdings, Inc., D.B.A New York Wire, York, Pennsylvania. October 17, 2014. 85,480, OEM Controls, Inc., Shelton, Connecticut. August 8, 2013. 85,481, Daimler Buses North America, Inc., Oriskany, New York, September 29, 2014. 85,493, STEMCO Crewson, Buffalo, New York. August 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.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. 85,287, Quad/Graphics Marketing, LLC, Marengo, Iowa. 85,508, Electrodynamics, Inc., Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. 85,425, Intrepid Potash Inc., Carlsbad, New Mexico. 85,433, Wolff Fording and Company, Richmond, Virginia. 85,470, Elsevier, Inc., Maryland Heights, Missouri. 85,491, Citibank N.A., Jersey City, New Jersey. 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 U.S.C. 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these petitions. The following determinations terminating investigations were issued PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 because the petitioning groups of workers are covered by active certifications. Consequently, further investigation in these cases would serve no purpose since the petitioning group of workers cannot be covered by more than one certification at a time. 85,316, Honeywell Process Solutions— Mercury Instruments LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of September 8, 2014 through September 12, 2014. These determinations are available on the Web site www.doleta.gov/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 18th day of September 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–23486 Filed 10–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION National Big Data R and D Initiative; Framework, Priorities, and Strategic Plan The National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD). ACTION: Request for Input (RFI). AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Wigen at 703–292–4873 or wigen@nitrd.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. DATES: To be considered, written comments must be received by November 14, 2014. SUMMARY: This request encourages feedback from multiple big data stakeholders to inform the development of a framework, set of priorities, and ultimately a strategic plan for the National Big Data R&D Initiative. A number of areas of interest have been identified by agency representatives in the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Big Data Senior Steering Group (BDSSG) as well as the many members of the big data R&D community that have participated in BDSSG events and workshops over the past several years. This RFI is a critical step in developing a cross-agency strategic plan that has broad community input and that can be E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 191 (Thursday, October 2, 2014)]
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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 
September 8, 2014 through September 12, 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

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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.

85,328, Chromcraft Revington, Inc., Senatobia, Mississippi. May 21, 
2013.
85,409, PolyOne Designed Structures & Solutions LLC, Cape Girardeau, 
Missouri. July, 2013.
85,410, B/E Aerospace, Inc., Lenexa, Kansas. July 1, 2013.
85,424, Berry Plastics Corporation, Kent, Washington. July 14, 2013.
85,453, Vital Signs, Inc., Totowa, New Jersey, July 29, 2013.
85,458, Arrow International Incorporated, Lumberton, New Jersey. 
July 31, 2013.
85,461, Wire Company Holdings, Inc., D.B.A New York New York, 
Hanover, Pennsylvania. October 17, 2014.
85,461A, Wire Company Holdings, Inc., D.B.A New York Wire, York, 
Pennsylvania. October 17, 2014.
85,461B, Wire Company Holdings, Inc., D.B.A New York Wire, York, 
Pennsylvania. October 17, 2014.
85,480, OEM Controls, Inc., Shelton, Connecticut. August 8, 2013.
85,481, Daimler Buses North America, Inc., Oriskany, New York, 
September 29, 2014.
85,493, STEMCO Crewson, Buffalo, New York. August 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.C.) (increased 
imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign 
country) have not been met.

85,287, Quad/Graphics Marketing, LLC, Marengo, Iowa.
85,508, Electrodynamics, Inc., Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

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

85,425, Intrepid Potash Inc., Carlsbad, New Mexico.
85,433, Wolff Fording and Company, Richmond, Virginia.
85,470, Elsevier, Inc., Maryland Heights, Missouri.
85,491, Citibank N.A., Jersey City, New Jersey.

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 U.S.C. 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these 
petitions.
    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued 
because the petitioning groups of workers are covered by active 
certifications. Consequently, further investigation in these cases 
would serve no purpose since the petitioning group of workers cannot be 
covered by more than one certification at a time.

85,316, Honeywell Process Solutions--Mercury Instruments LLC, 
Cincinnati, Ohio.

    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were 
issued during the period of September 8, 2014 through September 12, 
2014. These determinations are available on the Web site 
www.doleta.gov/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 18th day of September 2014.
Michael W. Jaffe,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2014-23486 Filed 10-1-14; 8:45 am]
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