[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 152 (Friday, August 7, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42435-42436]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-21228]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration
[TA-W-34,701]


Gorge Lumber Company, Portland, OR; Certification Regarding 
Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

    In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
2273) as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 
(P.L. 100-418), the Department of Labor herein presents the results of 
an investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for 
worker adjustment assistance.
    In order to make an affirmative determination and issue a 
certification of eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance each of 
the group eligibility requirements of Section 222 of the Act must be 
met. It is determined in this case that all of the requirements have 
been met.
    The investigation was initiated in response to a petition received 
on June 29, 1998, on behalf of workers and former workers at George 
Lumber Company, Portland, Oregon. The workers were engaged in the 
production of wholesale lumber.
    Sales and production of wholesale lumber at the subject firm 
declined from Jan-June 1998 compared to Jan-June 1997.
    The subject firm increased reliance on imports of lumber from 
Canada during the relevant time periods.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I 
conclude that increases of imports of articles like or directly 
competitive with wholesale

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lumber produced at Gorge Lumber Company, Portland, Oregon contributed 
importantly to the decline in sales or production and to the total or 
partial separation of workers of that firm. In accordance with the 
provisions of the Act, I make the following certification:

    All workers of Gorge Lumber Company, Portland, Oregon, who 
became totally or partially separated from employment on or after 
June 15, 1997 through two years from the date of certification are 
eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the 
Trade Act of 1974.

    Signed in Washington, DC this 10th day of July, 1998.
Grant D. Beale,
Acting Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 98-21228 Filed 8-6-98; 8:45 am]
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