[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 14 (Thursday, January 22, 1998)]
[Page 3353]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-1476]

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Employment and Training Administration
[TA-W-33,487; TA-W-33,487A; TA-W-33,487B; TA-W-33,487C; NAFTA 01649; 
NAFTA 01649A; NAFTA 01649B; NAFTA 01649C]

Medite Corporation; Corporate Office, Medford Oregon; MDF Plant, 
Medford, Oregon; Veneer Division, Rogue River, Oregon; Forestry 
Division, Medford, Oregon; and Corporate Office, Medford Oregon; MDF 
Plant, Medford Oregon; Veneer Division, Rogue River, Oregon; Forestry 
Division, Medford, Oregon; Notice of Negative Determination on 

    On September 22, 1997, the Department issued an Affirmative 
Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers 
and former workers of the subject firm. The petitioner presented new 
evidence that the collection of information regarding company sales and 
imports was incomplete for the time period relevant to the 
investigation. The notice was published in the Federal Register on 
September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51156).
    The Department initially denied TAA to workers of Medite 
Corporation because the ``contributed importantly'' group eligibility 
requirement of Section 222(3) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, was 
not met. The workers at the subject firm were engaged in employment 
related to the production of lumber products.
    On reconsideration, the Department requested that Medite 
Corporation provide additional customers for the various Medite 
facilities included in the petition. A survey of the major customers of 
Medite Corporation revealed that imports did not contribute importantly 
to the worker separations. All but one of the customers survey revealed 
that they are still purchasing domestic lumber products. The one 
customer that indicated some product was being produced outside the 
U.S. had declining imports during the relevant time period.


    After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative 
determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance 
for workers and former workers of Medite Corporation in Medford and 
Rogue River, Oregon.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of December 1997.
Grant D. Beale,
Acting Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 98-1476 Filed 1-21-98; 8:45 am]