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TAA Decision 91046

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        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-91,046

CIMARRON ENERGY
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS FROM EXPRESS PERSONNEL
MARLOW, OKLAHOMA

Certification Regarding Eligibility
To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

      In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended ("Act"), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor 
herein presents the results of an investigation regarding 
certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment 
assistance.
      The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm 
under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a), are 
satisfied if the following criteria are met:
(1) a significant number or proportion of the workers in such 
workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or 
are threatened to become totally or partially separated; and

(2)(A)(i) the sales or production, or both, of such firm have 
decreased absolutely; and

(ii)(I) imports of articles or services like or directly 
competitive with articles produced or services supplied by 
such firm have increased; and

(iii) the increase in imports described in clause (ii) 
contributed importantly to such workers' separation or 
threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or 
production of such firm.

  	The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on October 13, 2015 on behalf of workers of Cimarron 
Energy, Marlow, Oklahoma (Cimarron Energy).  The workers' firm 
is engaged in activities related to the production of oil and 
gas separators. The workers are not separately identifiable by 
article produced.
	The subject worker group includes on-site leased workers 
from Express Personnel.
      During the course of the investigation, information was 
collected from the workers' firm and the petitioners. 
      Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant 
number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm have 
become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to 
become totally or partially separated. 
      Section 222(a)(2)(A)(i) has been met because the sales 
and/or production of oil and gas separators by Cimarron Energy 
have decreased absolutely.  
      Section 222(a)(2)(A)(ii) has been met because imports of 
articles like or directly competitive with the articles 
produced by Cimarron Energy have increased in 2015 from 2014 
levels.  
      Finally, Section 222(a)(2)(A)(iii) has been met because 
increased imports contributed importantly to the worker group 
separations and sales/production declines at Cimarron Energy.
Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Cimarron Energy, 
Marlow, Oklahoma, who are engaged in activities related to the 
production of oil and gas separators, meet the worker group 
certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. § 2272(a).  In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. § 2273, I make the following certification:
"All workers of Cimarron Energy, including on-site leased 
workers from Express Personnel, Marlow, Oklahoma, who 
became totally or partially separated from employment on or 
after October 10, 2014, through two years from the date of 
certification, and all workers in the group threatened with 
total or partial separation from employment on the date of 
certification through two years from the date of 
certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment 
assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 
1974, as amended."
Signed in Washington, D.C. this 13th day of December, 2015

				     /s/Del Min Amy Chen
                                    ______________________________
                                    DEL MIN AMY CHEN
                                    Certifying Officer, Office of 
                                    Trade Adjustment Assistance

      

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