By letter dated April 19, 2004, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The negative determination was signed on March 22, 2004. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2004 (69 FR 29578).
The workers of Badger Paper Mills, Inc., Peshtigo, Wisconsin were certified for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on March 22, 2004.
The initial ATAA 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 worker 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 of Badger Mills, Inc., Peshtigo, Wisconsin, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after February 9, 2003 through March 22, 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 25th day of May 2004.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 04-12878 Filed 6-7-04; 8:45 am]
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