Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 62971-62972 [2014-24935]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 203 / Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Notices 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Unemployment Insurance State Quality Service Plan Planning and Reporting Guidelines (Reporting Form ETA– 8623A, Employment and Training Handbook 336, 18th Edition) information collection. The State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) represents an approach to the unemployment insurance (UI) performance management and planning process that allows for an exchange of information between Federal and State partners to enhance the ability of the program to reflect a joint commitment to performance excellence and clientcentered services. 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OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2014. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2014 (79 FR 24011). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205–0132. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–DOL. Title of Collection: Unemployment Insurance State Quality Service Plan Planning and Reporting Guidelines. OMB Control Number: 1205–0132. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 535. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,530 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: October 14, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–24977 Filed 10–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–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 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62971 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 22, 2014 through September 26, 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 E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 62972 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 203 / Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Notices 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). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. 85,404, Allegheny Ludlum, Wallingford, Connecticut. June 28, 2013. 85,454, Fusion Paperboard Connecticut, LLC,. Versailles, Connecticut. July 30, 2013. 85,482, Interfor US Inc., Beaver, Washington. August 12, 2013. 85,482A, Interfor US Inc., Forks, Washington. August 12, 2013. 85,482B, Interfor US Inc., Port Angeles, Washington. August 12, 2013. 85,483, SMC Electrical Products, Inc., Barboursville, West Virginia. August 13, 2013. 85,486, Remy USA Industries, LLC., Bay Shore, New York, August 15, 2013. 85,486A, Remy USA Industries, LLC., Bay Shore, New York, August 15, 2013. 85,486B, Remy USA Industries, LLC., Bay Shore, New York, August 15, 2013. 85,486C, Remy USA Industries, LLC., Bay Shore, New York, August 15, 2013. 85,503, Bayne Premium Lift System, Greensville, South Carolina, August 23, 2013. 85,515, ITW Switches, Buffalo Grove, Illinois. September 3, 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. 85,387, John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, Illinois. 85,495, Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. 85,468, Comcast Cable, Alpharetta, Georgia. 85,477, AT&T Mobility Services LLC., Atwater, California. 85,505, Red Shield Acquisition, Old Town, Maine. 85,538, Centurylink, Inc., Seattle, Washington. 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. The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. 85,498, Hamilton Scientific LLC, DePere, Wisconsin. 85,511, LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, Albany, New York. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of September 22, 2014 through September 26, 2014. These determinations are available on the Department’s Web site www.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 2nd day of October 2014. Michael W. 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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 22, 2014 through September 26, 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

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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.

85,404, Allegheny Ludlum, Wallingford, Connecticut. June 28, 2013.
85,454, Fusion Paperboard Connecticut, LLC,. Versailles, Connecticut. 
July 30, 2013.
85,482, Interfor US Inc., Beaver, Washington. August 12, 2013.
85,482A, Interfor US Inc., Forks, Washington. August 12, 2013.
85,482B, Interfor US Inc., Port Angeles, Washington. August 12, 2013.
85,483, SMC Electrical Products, Inc., Barboursville, West Virginia. 
August 13, 2013.
85,486, Remy USA Industries, LLC., Bay Shore, New York, August 15, 
2013.
85,486A, Remy USA Industries, LLC., Bay Shore, New York, August 15, 
2013.
85,486B, Remy USA Industries, LLC., Bay Shore, New York, August 15, 
2013.
85,486C, Remy USA Industries, LLC., Bay Shore, New York, August 15, 
2013.
85,503, Bayne Premium Lift System, Greensville, South Carolina, August 
23, 2013.
85,515, ITW Switches, Buffalo Grove, Illinois. September 3, 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.

85,387, John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, Illinois.
85,495, Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, Inc., Albuquerque, 
New Mexico.

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

85,468, Comcast Cable, Alpharetta, Georgia.
85,477, AT&T Mobility Services LLC., Atwater, California.
85,505, Red Shield Acquisition, Old Town, Maine.
85,538, Centurylink, Inc., Seattle, Washington.

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.
    The following determinations terminating investigations were issued 
because the petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn.

85,498, Hamilton Scientific LLC, DePere, Wisconsin.
85,511, LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, Albany, New York.

    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued 
during the period of September 22, 2014 through September 26, 2014. 
These determinations are available on the Department's Web site 
www.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 2nd day of October 2014.
Michael W. Jaffe,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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