In accordance with section 250(A), subchapter D, Chapter 2, Title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), the Department of Labor issued a Certification Regarding Eligibility to Apply for NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance on June 20, 2001, applicable to workers of Atofina Chemicals, Inc., Portland, Oregon. The notice was published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2001 (66 FR 35463).
At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. Information provided by the State and the company shows that employees of Washore Mechanical and Blessing Electric were employed by Atofina Chemicals, Inc. to repair chlorine and chlorate cells, perform pipe maintenance and installation duties and maintain and install high voltage electric systems necessary to produce chloralkali chemicals at the Portland, Oregon location of the subject firm.
Worker separations occurred at Washore Mechanical and Blessing Electric as a result of worker separations at Atofina Chemicals, Inc., Portland, Oregon.
Based on these findings, the Department is amending the certification to include workers of Washore Mechanical and Blessing Electric employed at Atofina Chemicals, Inc., Portland, Oregon.
The intent of the Department's certification is to include all workers of Atofina Chemicals, Inc., Portland, Oregon adversely affected by increased company imports from Canada and Mexico.
The amended notice applicable to NAFTA—4721 is hereby issued as follows:
All workers of Atofina Chemicals, Inc., Portland Oregon and all workers of Washore Start Printed Page 56127Mechanicals and Blessing Electric, Portland, Oregon engaged in activities related to the production of chloralkali chemicals at Atofina Chemicals, Inc., Portland, Oregon, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 4, 2000, through June 20, 2003, are eligible to apply for NAFTA-TAA under section 250 of the Trade Act of 1974.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC this 22nd day of October, 2001.
Edward A. Tomchick,
Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 01-27795 Filed 11-5-01; 8:45 am]
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