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 May
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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- 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.
Note: The six reports posted below resulted from this review. Please visit the Ten-Year Review of the NIOSH Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program (NIOSH Docket 194) page of the NIOSH Web site for copies of these reports. Comments were accepted through 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 31, 2011. The public comment period is now closed.
- 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, will assume the duties of Interim DCAS Director effective November 2, 2009, pending the selection of a new permanent director.
- NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program Ten Year Review - Phase I Report on Quality of Science
- NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program Ten Year Review - Phase I Report on Timeliness of Task Accomplishments
- NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program Ten Year Review - Phase I Report on Special Exposure Cohort (SEC)
- NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program Ten Year Review - Phase I Report on Dose Reconstruction
- NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program Ten Year Review - Phase I Report on Quality of Service
- NIOSH Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program Ten Year Review - Phase I Report on Recommendations Excerpted from the Five Sections Phase I Report
The document below contains a list of the action items NIOSH is currently working on in response to the Ten Year Review:
Draft: NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program Ten Year Review - NIOSH Follow Up Action Items Concerning Dose Reconstruction
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This Web site was last updated on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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