By letter dated December 29, 2004, a company official, requested administrative reconsideration regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The certification for Trade Adjustment Assistance was signed on December 16, 2004. The Notice of determination will soon be published in the Federal Register.
The initial investigation determined that subject worker group possess skills that are easily transferable.
The petitioner provided new information to show that the workers possess skills that are not easily transferable.
At least five percent of the workforce at the subject firm is at least fifty years of age. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Start Printed Page 3738
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 Union Wadding Company, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 9, 2003 through December 16, 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 12th day of January 2005.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E5-273 Filed 1-25-05; 8:45 am]
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