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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Brookhaven National Laboratory
(Site Profile/Docket Number 090)

Location: Upton, New York

Site Profile


Site Profile for the Brookhaven National Laboratory
(Revised February 7, 2013)
this document in PDF PDF 1.6 MB (131 pages)

Revision Includes: Constitutes a total rewrite of the Site Profile. Details of the revision can be found on page 2 of the Site Profile, under the Publication Record section.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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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 Brookhaven National Laboratory 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 Brookhaven National Laboratory:

  • 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
    this document in PDF PDF 58 KB (13 pages)

    6:00 p.m. Meeting
    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 52 KB (13 pages)

  • September 23, 2008
    Meeting with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2230 Executive Board Members, Coram, NY

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 91 KB (26 pages)

  • September 25, 2006
    Meeting with Executive Board, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2230, Coram, New York

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 88 KB (15 pages)

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Advisory Board Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from Brookhaven National Laboratory petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues raised by the Board's contractor SC&A, 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

      2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 12 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 295 KB (58 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov

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

      3:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 16 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 241 KB (70 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

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

      11:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 49 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 38 KB (86 pages)

      Discussion Papers:

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • July 7, 2011--POSTPONED
      Note: This meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.


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

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

      1:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • May 3, 2011--POSTPONED
      Note: This meeting was postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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

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

      9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

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

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

      9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 25 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 374 KB (177 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • July 28, 2010
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

      8:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 28 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 452 KB (197 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Brookhaven National Laboratory

General comments and discussion papers on Brookhaven National Laboratory work site are listed below. These working documents were prepared by NIOSH or the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (or their technical support and review contractors). Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final positions unless specifically marked as such. Many of these documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues. The most recent documents appear at the top of the list.

The documents below 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.

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Public Comments on Brookhaven National Laboratory Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Brookhaven National Laboratory 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 (090) on all comments.

Comments Received

No comments received at this time.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Brookhaven National Laboratory


Open/Active SEC Petitions

Currently there are no open/active SEC petitions from Brookhaven National Laboratory.


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



SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

Not applicable at this time.


Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, two petition(s) from Brookhaven National Laboratory have qualified for evaluation. The left-hand column of the tables below show the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the tables contain information related to the Brookhaven National Laboratory petitions.

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

  • Petition 113 (January 1, 1947 through December 31, 2007 timeframe qualified for evaluation)

  • Petition 196 (January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1993 timeframe qualified for evaluation)

Petition 113
Date Received

May 9, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

June 27, 2008

Summary of Information in Petition

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 petitioning 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
this document in PDF PDF 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
this document in PDF PDF 76 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

October 1, 2009
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)
this document in PDF PDF 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
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)
this document in PDF PDF 31 KB (2 pages)

May 6, 2013
(January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007)
this document in PDF PDF 29 KB (1 page)

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
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)
this document in PDF PDF 104 KB (9 pages)

June 7, 2013
(January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2007)
this document in PDF PDF 124 KB (9 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

December 10, 2009
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)
this document in PDF PDF 36 KB (4 pages)

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

HHS Determination Regarding a Petition to Add Members to the SEC

Not applicable; this only applies if the class is not added to the SEC
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)

June 7, 2013
(January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2007)
this document in PDF PDF 56 KB (4 pages)

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

December 30, 2009
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)
this document in PDF PDF 59 KB (2 pages)

Not applicable; this only applies if the class is added to the SEC
(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: Determination Concerning a Petition to Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort Not applicable; this only applies if the class is not added to the SEC
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)

June 18, 2013
(January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2007)
this document in PDF PDF 74 KB (1 page)

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

January 21, 2010
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)
this document in PDF PDF 66 KB (1 page)

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
(January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1979)
this document in PDF PDF 65 KB (1 page)

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

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Petition 196
Date Received

November 3, 2011

Date Qualified for Evaluation

November 4, 2011

Summary of Information in Petition

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 petitioning 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
this document in PDF PDF 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
this document in PDF PDF 85 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

January 6, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 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
this document in PDF PDF 120 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

May 11, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 268 KB (10 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

May 11, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 128 KB (5 pages)

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

June 1, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 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
this document in PDF PDF 104 KB (1 page)

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

June 18, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 35 KB (1 page)


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Previous Versions of Brookhaven National Laboratory Documents

  • Summary Site Profile for the Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Revised April 26, 2010
    this document in PDF PDF 1.5 MB (115 pages)

    Revision Includes: Incorporates SEC language, BNL comments, and clarifies that background radiation is not included in occupational exposure. References were consolidated at the end of the document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

    Approved August 30, 2006
    this document in PDF PDF 1.4 MB (106 pages)

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Page last updated: July 3, 2013
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
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