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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue
(Site Profile/Docket Number 206)

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Also known as: Battelle Columbus Laboratories (BCL)
                         Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI)

Site Profile

Site Profile for Battelle Memorial Institute, King Avenue and West Jefferson Sites, Columbus, Ohio
(Approved March 26, 2010)
this document in PDF PDF 2.3 MB (124 pages)

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for the Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue.

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Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs)

NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.

At the current time, no PERs or PEPs specific to Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue have been developed. However, we have developed PERs and PEPs that pertain to multiple sites. To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

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Worker Outreach Activities

Based on a recommendation from the Advisory Board to provide workers and site experts with opportunities to participate in developing the technical documents used in dose reconstruction, NIOSH established a Worker Outreach Program.

At Worker Outreach Meetings, current and former DOE and AWE employees have opportunities to obtain information about Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins, and to provide information for consideration and possible use in dose reconstruction. This process is valuable to ensure that the technical documents used in dose reconstruction contain correct and useful information.

Below are the Worker Outreach Activities for Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue:

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue

The Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue discussion papers listed below are working documents prepared by NIOSH or its contractor for use in discussions with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health or its Working Groups or Subcommittees. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final NIOSH or Advisory Board (or their technical support and review contractors) positions unless specifically marked as such. These documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues prepared by NIOSH or its contractor.

The discussion papers have been reviewed to identify and redact any information that is protected by the Privacy Act 5 USC 552a and have been cleared for distribution.

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Public Comments on Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at NIOCINDOCKET@cdc.gov or printed comments can be mailed to NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (206) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue documents.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue


Open/Active SEC Petitions

Currently there are no open/active SEC petitions from Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue.


Class(es) Added to the SEC

All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the King Avenue facility owned by Battelle Laboratories in Columbus, Ohio, during the period from April 16, 1943, through June 30, 1956, 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 included in the Special Exposure Cohort

(Note: This class was established from Petition 208)


Classes Not Added to the SEC

Not applicable at this time.


SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

Not applicable at this time.

Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, one petition from Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue has qualified for evaluation. The left-hand column of the table(s) below show(s) the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the table(s) contain(s) information related to the Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue petition.

Petition 208
Date Received

October 26, 2012

Date Qualified for Evaluation

November 8, 2012

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue facility in Columbus, Ohio

Period of Employment: April 16, 1943 through June 30, 1956

Note: The information above is what qualified for evaluation. During our evaluation of whether dose reconstructions can adequately be completed for the above job titles and period of employment, information may cause NIOSH to change some the dates or job titles/duties. Therefore, as this petition proceeds through the SEC petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

October 25, 2012
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Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

November 8, 2012
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SEC Petition Evaluation Report

November 19, 2012
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Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

Not applicable at this time.

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed this petition on December 11, 2012, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

January 31, 2013
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HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

March 6, 2013
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HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

March 6, 2013
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Federal Register Notice: Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

March 26, 2013
this document in PDF PDF 75 KB (1 page)

Effective Date for the SEC Class

April 5, 2013

Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

April 12, 2013
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Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

April 5, 2013
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Page last updated: April 15, 2013
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support