Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, AK; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 2946 [E8-590]

Download as PDF 2946 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2008 / Notices skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. The workers were under an existing TAA/ATAA certification that expired on April 12, 2007. Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,220] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, AK; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration By application of December 7, 2007 a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding eligibility for workers and former workers of the subject firm to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination signed on October 29, 2007, was based on the finding that imports of anhydrous ammonia and urea did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject plant and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. The denial notice was published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2007 (72 FR 64247). In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information regarding the subject firm’s domestic production of anhydrous ammonia and urea and a shift in this production to a foreign country. The Department reviewed the findings in the initial investigation and new information presented in the reconsideration. It was revealed that employment and production of anhydrous ammonia and urea declined at Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, Alaska during January through August 2007 over the corresponding 2006 period. The investigation further revealed that the company increased imports of anhydrous ammonia and urea during the same time period. In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:55 Jan 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Conclusion DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACTION: After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I determine that increases of imports of anhydrous ammonia and urea, produced by Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, Alaska, contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of workers and to the decline in sales or production at that firm or subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Rehabilitation Plan and Award (OWCP–16). A copy of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before March 17, 2008. ADDRESSES: Mr. Steven M. Andoseh, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0373, fax (202) 693–1451, e-mail andoseh.steven@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All workers of Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, Alaska, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 13, 2007, through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of January, 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-62,220]


Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, AK; Notice of 
Revised Determination on Reconsideration

    By application of December 7, 2007 a petitioner requested 
administrative reconsideration of the Department's negative 
determination regarding eligibility for workers and former workers of 
the subject firm to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and 
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA).
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
signed on October 29, 2007, was based on the finding that imports of 
anhydrous ammonia and urea did not contribute importantly to worker 
separations at the subject plant and no shift of production to a 
foreign source occurred. The denial notice was published in the Federal 
Register on November 15, 2007 (72 FR 64247).
    In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided 
additional information regarding the subject firm's domestic production 
of anhydrous ammonia and urea and a shift in this production to a 
foreign country.
    The Department reviewed the findings in the initial investigation 
and new information presented in the reconsideration. It was revealed 
that employment and production of anhydrous ammonia and urea declined 
at Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, Alaska during 
January through August 2007 over the corresponding 2006 period. The 
investigation further revealed that the company increased imports of 
anhydrous ammonia and urea during the same time period.
    In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 
2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results 
of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply 
for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers.
    In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility 
to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of 
the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case 
that the requirements of Section 246 have been met.
    A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and 
possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions 
within the industry are adverse.
    The workers were under an existing TAA/ATAA certification that 
expired on April 12, 2007.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I 
determine that increases of imports of anhydrous ammonia and urea, 
produced by Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, Alaska, 
contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of workers 
and to the decline in sales or production at that firm or subdivision. 
In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following 
certification:

    All workers of Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, 
Kenai, Alaska, who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after April 13, 2007, through two years from the 
date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment 
assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are 
eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under 
Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of January, 2008.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E8-590 Filed 1-15-08; 8:45 am]
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