By letter dated January 30, 2004, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The certification was signed on January 15, 2004. The notice will soon be published in the Federal Register.
The initial investigation determined that the skills of the subject worker group are easily transferable to other positions in the local area.
The petitioner alleges in the request for reconsideration that the skills of the workers at the subject firm are not easily transferable.
Additional investigation has determined that the workers possess skills that are not easily transferable. A significant number or proportion of the Start Printed Page 8487worker group are age fifty years or over. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse.
After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that the requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, have been met for workers at the subject firm.
In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification:
All workers at Amphenol RF, Severna Operations, Parsippany, New Jersey, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 18, 2002 through January 15, 2006, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.Start Signature
Signed in Washington, DC this 4th day of February 2004.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 04-3917 Filed 2-23-04; 8:45 am]
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