Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 134 (Friday, July 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 134 (Friday, July 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 33266]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-14816]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special
Exposure Cohort
AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: HHS gives notice of a decision to designate a class of
employees from the Idaho National Laboratory in Scoville, Idaho, as an
addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grady Calhoun, Director, Division of
Compensation Analysis and Support, NIOSH, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-
46, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1938, Telephone 1-877-222-7570. Information
requests can also be submitted by email to [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2019, as provided for under 42
U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C), the Secretary of HHS designated the following
class of employees as an addition to the SEC:
    All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor
agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Scoville, Idaho, and who were
monitored for external radiation at the Idaho Chemical Processing
Plant (CPP) (e.g., at least one film badge or TLD dosimeter from
CPP) between January 1, 1963, and February 28, 1970, for a number of
work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either
solely under this employment, or in combination with work days
within the parameters established for one or more other classes of
employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.
This designation will become effective on July 21, 2019, unless
Congress provides otherwise prior to the effective date. After this
effective date, HHS will publish a notice in the Federal Register
reporting the addition of this class to the SEC or the result of any
provision by Congress regarding the decision by HHS to add the class to
the SEC.
    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7384q(b). 42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C).
John J. Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2019-14816 Filed 7-11-19; 8:45 am]
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