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Belcher-Robinson Foundry, Alexander City, AL; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration

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By application dated June 25, 2009, the petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers' eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was issued on June 17, 2009. The Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2009 (74 FR 34038).

The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of automotive drive train components did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred.

In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information regarding customers of the subject firm and imports of automotive drive train components.

The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974.

Conclusion

After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor's prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of July 2009.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. E9-18180 Filed 7-29-09; 8:45 am]

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