Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 69133-69134 [2014-27493]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 224 / Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Notices 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 December 1, 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 December 1, 2014. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment 69133 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 30th day of October 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. Appendix 11 TAA PETITIONS INSTITUTED BETWEEN 10/20/14 AND 10/24/14 Subject firm (petitioners) Location Anchor Danly (State/One-Stop) ............................................ GE Energy/Critical Power (State/One-Stop) ........................ The Store Kraft Manufacturing Company (Company) ......... Air System Components, Inc. (Company) ............................ Silberline Manufacturing Company Incorporated (Union) .... RNYK LLC., J &R Music World (Workers) ........................... Fairchild Semiconductor, Corp. (Company) ......................... GrafTech International Holdings Inc. (Company) ................. CA Inc. (State/One-Stop) ..................................................... Midair USA (State/One-Stop) ............................................... Metglas, Inc. (Company) ...................................................... Kentwood, MI ........................ Galion, OH ............................ Beatrice, NE .......................... Ponca City, OK ..................... Tamaqua, PA ........................ New York, NY ....................... West Jordan, UT ................... Parma, OH ............................ Plano, TX .............................. Rome, NY ............................. Conway, SC .......................... TA–W 85604 85605 85606 85607 85608 85609 85610 85611 85612 85613 85614 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ [FR Doc. 2014–27494 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 October 20, 2014 through October 24, 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:37 Nov 19, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution 10/20/14 10/20/14 10/20/14 10/21/14 10/21/14 10/21/14 10/21/14 10/22/14 10/22/14 10/23/14 10/23/14 Date of petition 10/03/14 10/17/14 10/17/14 10/20/14 10/20/14 10/20/14 10/20/14 10/21/14 10/21/14 10/21/14 10/22/14 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 E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 69134 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 224 / Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Notices 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). rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD 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 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. 85,443, Eclipse Manufacturing Co. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, July 23, 2013. 85,550, Rcad Milling, Champagne, Illinois, September 23, 2013. 85,557, Aero Electric, Inc., Seven Locations in Torrance, California, September 25, 2013. 85,560, Heraeus Shin-Etsu America, Inc., Camas, Washington, September 23, 2013. 85,564, Prestolite Electric Incorporated, Arcade, New York, September 29, 2013. 85,566, Evergreen Packaging Inc. Clinton, Iowa, September 30, 2013. 85,568, SILLCO, Huntingdon, Tennessee, September 30, 2013. 85,569, Metrie Inc., Monroe, Washington, October 1, 2013. 85,592, Micro Power Electronics, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, October 10, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:37 Nov 19, 2014 Jkt 235001 None. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. 85,539, American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. 85,555, Artic Timber, Inc., Cosmopolis, Washington. 85,577, British Airways, PLC, Jamaica, New York. 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 in cases where these petitions were not filed in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 90.11. Every petition filed by workers must be signed by at least three individuals of the petitioning worker group. Petitioners separated more than one year prior to the date of the petition cannot be covered under a certification of a petition under Section 223(b), and therefore, may not be part of a petitioning worker group. For one or more of these reasons, these petitions were deemed invalid. 85,590, Echelon Furniture, Gas City, Indiana. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of October 20, 2014 through October 24, 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 30th day of October 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–27493 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before December 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. Include the docket number of the petition in the subject line of the message. 2. Facsimile: 202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209– 3939, Attention: Sheila McConnell, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202–693– 9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or 202–693–9441 (Facsimile). [These are not toll-free numbers.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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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 October 
20, 2014 through October 24, 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

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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.

85,443, Eclipse Manufacturing Co. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, July 23, 2013.
85,550, Rcad Milling, Champagne, Illinois, September 23, 2013.
85,557, Aero Electric, Inc., Seven Locations in Torrance, California, 
September 25, 2013.
85,560, Heraeus Shin-Etsu America, Inc., Camas, Washington, September 
23, 2013.
85,564, Prestolite Electric Incorporated, Arcade, New York, September 
29, 2013.
85,566, Evergreen Packaging Inc. Clinton, Iowa, September 30, 2013.
85,568, SILLCO, Huntingdon, Tennessee, September 30, 2013.
85,569, Metrie Inc., Monroe, Washington, October 1, 2013.
85,592, Micro Power Electronics, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, October 10, 
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.
    The workers' firm does not produce an article as required for 
certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

85,539, American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., Salt 
Lake City, Utah.
85,555, Artic Timber, Inc., Cosmopolis, Washington.
85,577, British Airways, PLC, Jamaica, New York.

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 
in cases where these petitions were not filed in accordance with the 
requirements of 29 CFR 90.11. Every petition filed by workers must be 
signed by at least three individuals of the petitioning worker group. 
Petitioners separated more than one year prior to the date of the 
petition cannot be covered under a certification of a petition under 
Section 223(b), and therefore, may not be part of a petitioning worker 
group. For one or more of these reasons, these petitions were deemed 
invalid.

85,590, Echelon Furniture, Gas City, Indiana.
    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were 
issued during the period of October 20, 2014 through October 24, 
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 30th day of October 2014.
Michael W. Jaffe,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
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