Federal Register, Volume 75, Number 30, February 16, 2010, Pages 7027-7148

Federal Register/Vol. 75, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 16, 2010 / Notices

Signed in Washington, DC, this 28th day of
January 2010.
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade
Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2010-3013 Filed 2-12-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-FN-P
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training
Administration
[TA-W-71,701]
Key Gas Components, Inc., Marion,
NC; Notice of Negative Determination
Regarding Application for
Reconsideration
By application dated January 8, 2010,
a petitioner requested administrative
reconsideration of the Department's
negative determination regarding
eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment
Assistance (TAA), applicable to workers
and former workers of the subject firm.
The denial notice was signed on
December 31, 2009 and will soon be
published in the Federal Register.
Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c)
reconsideration may be granted under
the following circumstances:
(1) If it appears on the basis of facts
not previously considered that the
determination complained of was
erroneous;
(2) If it appears that the determination
complained of was based on a mistake

in the determination of facts not
previously considered; or
(3) If in the opinion of the Certifying
Officer, a misinterpretation of facts or of
the law justified reconsideration of the
decision.
The negative determination of the
TAA petition filed on behalf of workers
at Key Gas Components, Inc., Marion,
North Carolina was based on the finding
that imports of valves and manifolds did
not contribute importantly to worker
separations at the subject firm and there
was no shift in production from the
subject firm to a foreign country during
the period under investigation.
The petitioner stated that the workers
of the subject firm should be eligible for
TAA because the worker separations
were directly caused by the imports of
articles like or directly competitive with
articles manufactured by workers of the
subject firm. Moreover, the petitioner
alleged that Key Gas Components
imports these articles.
The initial investigation did, in fact,
reveal imports of like or directly
competitive products with valves and
manifolds manufactured by workers of
the subject firm. However, the data
analysis revealed that imports of valves
and manifolds declined relatively and
absolutely to the subject firm's sales and
production from 2007 to 2008 and
further declined during January through
June, 2009 over the corresponding 2008
period.

Furthermore, the Department
surveyed subject firm's major declining
customers regarding their purchases of
valves and manifolds during the
relevant period. The survey revealed no
imports of valves and manifolds.
The petitioner did not supply facts
not previously considered; nor provide
additional documentation indicating
that there was either (1) a mistake in the
determination of facts not previously
considered or (2) a misinterpretation of
facts or of the law justifying
reconsideration of the initial
determination.
After careful review of the request for
reconsideration, the Department
determines that 29 CFR 90.18(c) has not
been met.
Conclusion
After review of the application and
investigative findings, I conclude that
there has been no error or
misinterpretation of the law or of the
facts which would justify
reconsideration of the Department of
Labor's prior decision. Accordingly, the
application is denied.
Signed in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of
February, 2010.
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade
Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2010-3017 Filed 2-12-10; 8:45 am]
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