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Brookhaven National Laboratory

(Site Profile/Docket Number 090)

Location: Upton, New York

Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information

The Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) is a unique category of employees established by The Act (42 CFR Part 83). Claims compensated under the SEC do not have to go through the dose reconstruction process. To qualify for compensation under the SEC, a covered employee must meet specific requirements (e.g., must have at least one of 22 "specified cancers," and have worked for a specified time period at one of the SEC sites). Classes of employees and work sites can be considered for addition to the SEC through a NIOSH petition process. More information about the Special Exposure Cohort can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Open/Active SEC Petitions

To date, there are no open/active SEC petitions from Brookhaven National Laboratory - Building 55.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, from January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979, 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.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 113

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1993, 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 196

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, from January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007

    Note: This class was established from Petition 113

Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

Below is a list of the petitions that qualified for evaluation. Select a petition on the list to view the table for that particular petition.

Petitions

Petition 113Mar 1, 1951 to Jun 30, 1960

Petition 113
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

May 9, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

June 27, 2008

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Building 55

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers

Period of Employment: January 1, 1947 through December 31, 2007

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 petition process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

Brookhaven National Laboratory Petition[1 MB (16 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Brookhaven National Laboratory SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

July 21, 2008[46 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

October 1, 2009[722 KB (120 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

October 6, 2009

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on October 20, 2009, during its regular meeting.

Note: The agenda and transcripts from this meeting are available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

November 16, 2009[29 KB (2 pages)] January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979

May 6, 2013[28 KB (1 page)] January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007

Note: The petition was expanded to include January 1, 1994, through December 31, 2007.

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

December 10, 2009[105 KB (9 pages)] January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979

June 7, 2013[124 KB (9 pages)] January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Designation

December 10, 2009[36 KB (4 pages)] January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979

Determination

June 7, 2013[56 KB (4 pages)] January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007

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

Designation

December 30, 2009[59 KB (2 pages)] January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979

Determination

June 18, 2013[74 KB (1 page)] January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007

Effective Date for the SEC Class

January 9, 2010 January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979

Not applicable; this only applies if the class is added to the SEC January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007

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

January 21, 2010[66 KB (1 page)] January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979

Not applicable; this only applies if the class is added to the SEC January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

January 12, 2010[65 KB (1 page)] January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979

Not applicable; this only applies if the class is added to the SEC January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007

Petition 196Jan 1, 1980 to Dec 31, 1993

Petition 196
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

November 3, 2011

Date Qualified for Evaluation

November 4, 2011

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Building 55

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors

Period of Employment: January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1993

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 petition process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

Brookhaven National Laboratory Petition[64 KB (3 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Brookhaven National Laboratory SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

November 14, 2011[85 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

January 6, 2012[667 KB (58 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

January 11, 2012

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on February 29, 2012, during its regular meeting.

Note: the agenda and transcripts from this meeting are available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

April 9, 2012[75 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

May 11, 2012[267 KB (10 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

May 11, 2012[128 KB (5 pages)]

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

June 1, 2012[72 KB (1 page)]

Effective Date for the SEC Class

June 10, 2012

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

June 29, 2012[104 KB (2 pages)]

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

June 18, 2012[35 KB (1 page)]

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.

Worker Outreach Activities for the Brookhaven National Laboratory - Building 55:

  • September 24, 2008

    Public Meetings North Shore Public Library 250 Route 25A Shoreham, New York

    The purpose of these meetings is to discuss NIOSH's role under Part B of the EEOICPA. Both meetings will be identical in format and information. Holding two meetings provides an opportunity for energy workers and others interested in this information to attend whichever meeting is most convenient. Space is limited so please attend only one of the two meetings to allow room for others who may also be interested in attending. Attendance at these meetings is voluntary and will not affect individual claims filed under Parts B or E of EEOICPA.

    These meetings are intended to provide basic information about EEOICPA and will cover topics such as:

    • What is EEOICPA?
    • What is NIOSH's role in EEOICPA?
    • What is the current status of claims from Brookhaven National Lab?

    Please note that NIOSH representatives at the meeting will not have access to information pertaining to individual dose reconstructions and will not be equipped to answer such questions while in Shoreham.

    2:00 p.m. Meeting Final Minutes[58 KB (13 pages)]

    6:00 p.m. Meeting Final Minutes[52 KB (13 pages)]

  • September 23, 2008

    Meeting with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2230 Executive Board Members, Coram, NY

    Final Minutes[91 KB (26 pages)]

  • September 25, 2006

    Meeting with Executive Board, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2230, Coram, New York

    Final Minutes[88 KB (15 pages)]

Advisory Board Work Group

This Work Group is responsible reviewing the SEC petition from the Brookhaven National Laboratory petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues that may be raised by the Board's contractor (SC&A) concerning the NIOSH Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

Work Group Members:

  • Josie Beach (Chair)
  • Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
  • Brad Clawson
  • Wanda I. Munn
  • Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.

Meeting Information:

  • March 6, 2013 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Time/Location:

    2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Available Meeting Items:

  • February 14, 2013 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Time/Location:

    3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Available Meeting Items:

  • February 21, 2012 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

    11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Available Meeting Items:

    Discussion Papers:

  • July 7, 2011--POSTPONED Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Time/Location:

    1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott 2395 Progress Dr. Hebron, KY 41048 (859) 586-0166

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    No Available Meeting Items

  • May 3, 2011--POSTPONED Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Time/Location:

    9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott 2395 Progress Dr. Hebron, KY 41048 (859) 586-0166

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    No Available Meeting Items

  • January 21, 2011 Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

    9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    2395 Progress Dr. Hebron, KY 41048

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Available Meeting Items:

  • July 28 Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Time/Location:

    8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott 2395 Progress Dr. Hebron, KY 41048 Phone: (859) 586-0166

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Available Meeting Items:

Technical Documents

If the energy employee's personal radiation information is incomplete, NIOSH will use other sources to estimate the radiation dose. This may involve using technical documents called Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins.

Site Profile

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Brookhaven National Laboratory - Building 55

The Brookhaven National Laboratory - Building 55 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 has been cleared for distribution.

Public Comments on Brookhaven National Laboratory - Building 55 Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Brookhaven National Laboratory - Building 55 Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at nioshdocket@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 (090) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

Miscellaneous Documents Regarding Brookhaven National Laboratory

Document Archive for Brookhaven National Laboratory - Building 55

  • Summary Site Profile for the Brookhaven National Laboratory
 
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