However, the Certifying Officer denied the application on basis that the job opportunity was not clearly open to any U.S. worker due to the wage information listed on SWA posting. It was CO contention that the $1.00 salary in the SWA posting had a chilling effect on US workers. Sikal & Associates filed a motion to review with BALCA challenging the CO's denial. We successfully argued that the place holder salary did not have a chilling effect and the specific comments that the wages are competitive and will be discussed with the applicant clearly made the applicants aware that the salary for the position was not $1.00. Any applicant looking at the posting would have known that the wages for Project Manager position was not $1.00 per year. BALCA accepted our argument and overturned the denial of the labor certification, finding that the job order is not subject to 20 CFR §656.17(f), and that U.S. workers were not discouraged from applying for the job.