Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 73338-73339 [2014-28838]

Download as PDF 73338 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / Notices TIME AND DATE: Issued: December 5, 2014. William R. Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. December 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Room 101, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. PLACE: STATUS: [FR Doc. 2014–29038 Filed 12–8–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agendas for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Vote in Inv. Nos. 731–TA–1131, 1132, and 1134 (Review) (Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (‘‘PET Film’’) from Brazil, China, and the United Arab Emirates). The Commission is currently scheduled to complete and file its determinations and views of the Commission on January 8, 2015. 5. Outstanding action jackets: None. In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. By order of the Commission. 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 December 22, 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 22, 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 20th day of November 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. APPENDIX [10 TAA petitions instituted between 11/10/14 and 11/14/14] Subject firm (petitioners) Location Flextronics (Workers) ............................................................... Cincinnati Bell Telephone (State/One-Stop) ............................ Cardinal Health (Workers) ....................................................... Robertshaw (Company) ........................................................... Covidien LP (Company) ........................................................... Regal Beloit (Company) ........................................................... MetLife (Workers) ..................................................................... Oak-Mitsui Technologies, LLC (State/One-Stop) .................... Nokia Solutions and Networks (State/One-Stop) .................... Cardinal Health (State/One-Stop) ............................................ Austin, TX ............................... Norwood, OH .......................... Albuquerque, NM .................... West Plains, MO ..................... Mansfield, MA ......................... Springfield, MO ....................... Clarks Summit, PA ................. Hoosick Falls, NY ................... Arlington Heights, IL ............... McDonough, GA ..................... TA–W 85636 85637 85638 85639 85640 85641 85642 85643 85644 85645 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... [FR Doc. 2014–28837 Filed 12–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Dec 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 workers (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the period of November 10, 2014 through November 14, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution 11/10/14 11/10/14 11/10/14 11/12/14 11/12/14 11/12/14 11/13/14 11/13/14 11/13/14 11/14/14 Date of petition 11/09/14 11/07/14 10/31/14 11/11/14 11/10/14 11/10/14 11/12/14 11/12/14 11/12/14 11/12/14 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 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / Notices 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Dec 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. 85,460, Nevamar Company, LLC., Hampton, South Carolina. August 4, 2013 85,572, Newport Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut. September 30, 2013. 85,574, Verso Paper corporation, Bucksport, Maine. January 7, 2014. 85,591, Global Tungsten & Powders Corporation, Towanda, Pennsylvania. October 13, 2013. 85,593, The NutraSweet Company, Augusta, Georgia. October 13, 2013. 85,353, Rain CII Carbon LLC., Moundsville, West Virginia. May 27, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 73339 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. 85,543, Momentive Performance Materials Quartz, Inc., Hebron, Ohio. 85,585, Keystone Weaving Mills, Inc., Lebanon, Pennsylvania The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. 85,497, Invista S.A.R.L, Waynesboro, Virginia. 85,540, Quantum Spatial, Inc., Sheboygan, Wisconsin. 85,573, MotivePower, Inc., Boise, Idaho. 85,579, Keystone Weaving Mills, Inc., Lebanon, Pennsylvania. 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 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. 85,602, Green Wood, Inc., Augusta, Georgia. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of November 10, 2014 through November 14, 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 21st day of November 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–28838 Filed 12–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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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 November 
10, 2014 through November 14, 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

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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.

85,460, Nevamar Company, LLC., Hampton, South Carolina. August 4, 2013
85,572, Newport Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut. September 30, 
2013.
85,574, Verso Paper corporation, Bucksport, Maine. January 7, 2014.
85,591, Global Tungsten & Powders Corporation, Towanda, Pennsylvania. 
October 13, 2013.
85,593, The NutraSweet Company, Augusta, Georgia. October 13, 2013.
85,353, Rain CII Carbon LLC., Moundsville, West Virginia. May 27, 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.

85,543, Momentive Performance Materials Quartz, Inc., Hebron, Ohio.
85,585, Keystone Weaving Mills, Inc., Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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

85,497, Invista S.A.R.L, Waynesboro, Virginia.
85,540, Quantum Spatial, Inc., Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
85,573, MotivePower, Inc., Boise, Idaho.
85,579, Keystone Weaving Mills, Inc., Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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
    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.

85,602, Green Wood, Inc., Augusta, Georgia.
    I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued 
during the period of November 10, 2014 through November 14, 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 21st day of November 2014.
Michael W. Jaffe,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2014-28838 Filed 12-9-14; 8:45 am]
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