The NIOSH Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS)* conducts activities to assist claimants and support the role of the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (The Act).
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*Formerly known as the NIOSH Office of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS)
FAQ for July
Each month we feature a FAQ that captures comments and
concerns that we sometimes receive from claimants. Additional
FAQs on a variety of topics similar to the one listed
below can be found on our Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
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- NIOSH/DCAS Announces New Mailing Address
The NIOSH Robert A. Taft Laboratories building mailing address has changed from:
4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
1090 Tusculum Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
Only the mailing address has changed, not the location. This change will not delay the processing of claimants' dose reconstructions. Dose reconstruction activities will continue as normal.
- Department of Energy Launches New EEOICPA and Former Worker Medical Screening Program Websites
Both the headquarters EEOICPA and Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) websites have been migrated over to the new Energy.gov platform. Please update your bookmarks and shortcuts to the HSS website or they will no longer work.
The new EEOICPA website:
External Link: http://energy.gov/hss/information-center/department-energy-technical-standards-program/worker/energy-employees
New Former Worker Medical Screening Program website:
External Link: http://energy.gov/hss/information-center/worker/former-worker-medical-screening-program
- Joint Outreach Task Group Launches Video Series on Roles and Responsibilities of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) and Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP)
In 2009, the Department of Energy (DOE) teamed with the Department of Labor (DOL), the Office of the Ombudsman for DOL, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), the Ombudsman to NIOSH, and the DOE funded Former Worker Program (FWP) projects to create the Joint Outreach Task Group (JOTG).
The JOTG allows agencies and programs with common goals to work together by combining resources and coordinating outreach efforts for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) and Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP). This enables both programs to better serve the current and former DOE workforce.
In March 2014, JOTG launched a video series that provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of EEOICPA and FWP. Listed below are links to seven short video segments that explain the different roles and responsibilities of each agency and program.
Summary of the Segments of the Video:
JOTG Video Introduction
External Link: http://www.energy.gov/hss/videos/jotg-video-introduction
Overview of the DOE funded-Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP)
External Link: http://www.energy.gov/hss/videos/doe-former-worker-medical-screening-program-fwp
Overview of DOE's Support Implementation of EEOICPA
External Link: http://www.energy.gov/hss/videos/doe-support-implementation-eeoicpa
Overview DOL’s Role in EEOICPA – Part B and Part E
External Link: http://www.energy.gov/hss/videos/dol-role-eeoicpa-part-b-and-part-e
Overview of DOL’s Office of the Ombudsman for EEOICPA
External Link: http://www.energy.gov/hss/videos/dol-office-ombudsman-eeoicpa
Overview of NIOSH’s Role in EEOICPA - Part B
External Link: http://www.energy.gov/hss/videos/niosh-role-eeoicpa-part-b
Overview of NIOSH’s Ombudsman to NIOSH for EEOICPA - Part B
More information on the JOTG video series can be found on DOE's website.
External Link: http://www.energy.gov/hss/joint-outreach-task-group-video-series
- Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) EEOICPA Covered Facility List Now Available
The Department of Energy's Web site, which contains the EEOICPA Covered Facility List Database, is now available. The new address of the covered facility database is:
EEOICPA Covered Facility List Database
- Notice of Revision of Guidelines on Non-Radiogenic Cancers
In a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2011,
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed to treat chronic lymphocytic
leukemia (CLL) as a radiogenic cancer under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness
Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) (76 FR 15268). On February 6, 2012, the final
rule was published. Under the final rule, CLL will now be treated as being potentially
caused by radiation and as potentially compensable under EEOICPA. This reverses the
earlier decision by HHS to exclude this cancer from consideration. This change will
become effective on March 7, 2012.
- NIOSH Announces Intention to Review Scientific and Administrative Issues Pertaining to EEOICPA Program Responsibilities
NIOSH announced that as the tenth anniversary of The Act approaches, it is an appropriate time to evaluate our progress in carrying out our responsibilities under The Act. In addition, NIOSH intends to evaluate how we are poised to meet ongoing and potential future needs.
More information can be found on the Ten Year Review of the Scientific and Administrative Issues Pertaining to NIOSH Program Responsibilities under EEOICPA page of our Web site.
- Begin a scientific and administrative review of responsibilities under EEOICPA. This review will include:
- The performance of the three regulations adopted by NIOSH to carry out the purposes of The Act
- The scientific issues that have arisen during the past 10 years that have impacted
- The process for dose reconstruction
- The process for adding new members to the SEC
- The administrative processes used by NIOSH to carry out its responsibilities under The Act
- Other issues that have been brought to the attention of NIOSH by stakeholders
- Initiate a national search for a new director of DCAS.
- Stuart Hinnefeld, Technical Program Manager in DCAS, assumed the duties of DCAS Director
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