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5074 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

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in the determination of facts not Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of requirements of section 246 have been
previously considered; or January, 2006. met.
(3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Elliott S. Kushner, A significant number of workers at the
Officer, a misinterpretation of facts or of Certifying Officer, Division of Trade firm are age 50 or over and possess
the law justified reconsideration of the Adjustment Assistance. skills that are not easily transferable.
decision. [FR Doc. E6–1103 Filed 1–30–06; 8:45 am] Competitive conditions within the
The petition for the workers of BILLING CODE 4510–30–P industry are adverse.
Meadow River Hardwood Lumber Conclusion
Company, f/k/a Georgia-Pacific Corp.,
Rainelle, West Virginia engaged in DEPARTMENT OF LABOR After careful review of the additional
production of hardwood lumber was facts obtained on reconsideration, I
denied because the ‘‘contributed Employment and Training conclude that increased imports of
importantly’’ group eligibility Administration articles like or directly competitive with
requirement of Section 222 of the Trade those produced at Simpson Door
Act of 1974, as amended, was not met, Company, McCleary Washington
nor was there a shift in production from Simpson Door Company, McCleary Division, McCleary, Washington,
that firm to a foreign country. The Washington Division, McCleary, WA; contributed importantly to the declines
investigation revealed that workers Notice of Revised Determination on in sales or production and to the total
separations at the subject firm was Reconsideration or partial separation of workers at the
attributed to an employee-strike and not subject firm. In accordance with the
By letter postmarked December 16, provisions of the Act, I make the
increased imports or a shift in 2005 United Brotherhood of Carpenters
production to a foreign country. following certification:
and Joiners of America, Local Union No.
The petitioner stated that there was All workers of Simpson Door Company,
2761 requested administrative McCleary Washington Division, McCleary,
no stoppage of work due to a labor reconsideration regarding the
dispute, but rather the company was Washington who became totally or partially
Department’s Negative Determination separated from employment on or after
loosing its sales due to increased Regarding Eligibility to Apply for November 3, 2004 through two years from
imports. The petitioner attached a list of Worker Adjustment Assistance, the date of this certification, are eligible to
customers and requested a customer applicable to the workers of the subject apply for adjustment assistance under section
survey be conducted in order to reveal firm. 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible
the import impact. The initial investigation resulted in a to apply for alternative trade adjustment
Upon further review of the previous negative determination signed on assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act
investigation and further contact with of 1974.
November 23, 2005 was based on the
the company official the Department finding that the subject company did Signed in Washington, DC this 20th day of
conducted a full investigation to not separate or threaten to separate a January 2006.
determine whether imports of hardwood significant number or proportion of Elliott S. Kushner,
lumber indeed impacted production at workers during the relevant time period, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade
the subject firm and consequently as required by section 222 of the Trade Adjustment Assistance.
caused workers separations. Act of 1974. The denial notice was [FR Doc. E6–1192 Filed 1–30–06; 8:45 am]
The investigation revealed that published in the Federal Register on BILLING CODE 4510–30–P
customers provided by the petitioner December 15, 2005 (70 FR 74368).
were former customers of Georgia- To support the request for
Pacific Corp., but were no longer reconsideration, the petitioner supplied NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND
customers of Meadow River Hardwood additional information regarding SPACE ADMINISTRATION
Lumber Company. employment at the subject facility.
The company official provided a list Upon further contact with the subject Notice of Meeting
of major customers of the subject firm. firm’s company official, it was revealed AGENCY: National Aeronautics and
The Department conducted a survey of that the subject firm separated a Space Administration.
these customers regarding their significant number of workers during
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
purchases of hardwood lumber during the relevant time period. The
the relevant time period. The survey investigation also revealed that the SUMMARY: NASA will conduct an open
revealed that only one customer is subject firm decreased production of forum meeting to solicit questions,
importing hardwood lumber, however wood stile and rail doors while views and opinions of interested
this customer did not decrease its increasing imports of wood stile and rail persons or firms concerning NASA’s
purchases of hardwood lumber from the doors during the relevant time period. procurement policies, practices, and
subject firm. Moreover, the subject firm In accordance with section 246 the initiatives. The purpose of the meeting
does not import hardwood lumber and Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as is to have an open discussion between
did not shift production of hardwood amended, the Department of Labor NASA’s Assistant Administrator for
lumber abroad. herein presents the results of its Procurement, industry, and the public.
investigation regarding certification of
Conclusion Note: This is not a meeting about how to
eligibility to apply for alternative trade
After review of the application and adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older do business with NASA for new firms, nor
will it focus on small businesses or specific
investigative findings, I conclude that workers.
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contracting opportunities. Position papers are

there has been no error or In order for the Department to issue not being solicited.
misinterpretation of the law or of the a certification of eligibility to apply for
facts which would justify ATAA, the group eligibility DATES: Wednesday, March 8, 2006, from
reconsideration of the Department of requirements of section 246 of the Trade 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Labor’s prior decision. Accordingly, the Act must be met. The Department has ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
application is denied. determined in this case that the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Robert R.

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