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Wolverine World Wide, Inc., Formerly Known as Chaco, Inc., Paonia, CO; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on June 18, 2008, applicable to workers of Chaco, Inc., Paonia, Colorado. The Department's notice of determination was published in theFederal Registeron July 14, 2008 (73 FR 40388).

At the request of a Chaco, Inc. official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers produced headwater sandals.

New information shows that in January 2009, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. purchased Chaco, Inc. and that some of the workers wages are being reported under the State of Colorado Unemployment Insurance tax accounts for Wolverine World Wide, Inc.

Accordingly, the Department is amending this certification to properly reflect this matter.

The intent of the Department's certification is to include all workers of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., formerly known as Chaco, Inc., who were adversely affected by increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with headwater sandals produced by the subject firm.

The amended notice applicable to TA-W-63,459 is hereby issued as follows:

Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of February 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.