In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on June 8, 2004, applicable to workers of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, Chester, Virginia. The notice was published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2004 (69 FR 40984).
At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in the production of reconstituted tobacco sheets.
New information provided by the company shows that Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation is currently known as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, an operating subsidiary of Reynolds American, Inc. as of July 30, 2004. Information also shows that workers separated from employment at the subject firm had their wages reported under a separate unemployment insurance (UI) tax account for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
Accordingly, the Department is amending the certification to properly reflect this matter.
The intent of the Department's certification is to include all workers of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation who were adversely affected by increased imports.
The amended notice applicable to TA-W-54,969 is hereby issued as follows:
“All workers of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, currently known as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, an operating subsidiary of Reynolds American, Inc., Chester, Virginia, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 20, 2003, through June 8, 2006, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974.”
I further determine that all workers of Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation, currently known as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, an operating subsidiary of Reynolds American, Inc., Chester, Virginia, are denied eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC this 23rd day of September 2004.
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 04-22797 Filed 10-8-04; 8:45 am]
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