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By application dated September 21, 2009, a company official requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers' eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was issued on September 9, 2009. The Notice of Determination will soon be published in the Federal Register.
The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of optimizing lumber cut-off saws, feeders, sorters and scanners 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 optimizing lumber cut-off saws, feeders, sorters and scanners.
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.
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.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of October 2009.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E9-25797 Filed 10-26-09; 8:45 am]
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