[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 227 (Friday, November 22, 1996)]
[Page 59462]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-29910]



Oakloom Clothes, Incorporated Baltimore, Maryland; Notice of 
Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration

    By an application dated October 7, 1996, a petitioner requested 
administrative reconsideration of the subject petition for trade 
adjustment assistance (TAA). The denial notice was signed on October 1, 
1996 and published in the Federal Register on October 16, 1996 (61 FR 
    The initial investigation findings showed that the workers produced 
men's tailored clothing, suits, coats and sportcoats. The Department's 
denial was based on the fact that all of the production workers were 
separated from the subject firm more than one year prior to the date of 
the petition and that the ``contributed importantly'' test of the Group 
Eligibility Requirements of the Trade Act was not met. In a follow-up 
conversation the petitioner, a former company official, indicated that 
the petition was filed only by managers who were laid off due to the 
fact that the company was sold. Managers were laid off by the new 
company and none of the production workers at the new company were 
    Based on company official information the investigation revealed 
that criterion (1,2&3) of Section 223 of the Trade Act has not been 


    After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative 
determination of eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance under 
Section 223 of the Trade Act to workers and former workers of Oakloom 
Clothes, Incorporated, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Signed at Washington, D.C., this 4th day of November 1996.
Russell T. Kile,
Program Manager, Policy and Reemployment Services, Office of Trade 
Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 96-29910 Filed 11-21-96; 8:45 am]