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BWX Technologies, Inc.

(Site Profile/Docket Number 208)

Location: Lynchburg, Virginia

Also known as: Tubular Products Div., Lone Star Tech, Babcock & Wilcox Co. (Virginia), BWXT

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 BWX Technologies, Inc.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All Atomic Weapons Employer employees who worked at BWX Technologies, Inc., in Lynchburg, Virginia from January 1, 1959 through December 31, 1959; and/or from January 1, 1968 through December 31, 1972, 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 169

  • All Atomic Weapons Employer employees who worked at BWX Technologies, Inc., in Lynchburg, Virginia during the period from January 1, 1985 through November 30, 1994, 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 179

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 1691959 or 1968 to 1972

Petition 169
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

April 19, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

April 19, 2010

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Lynchburg, Virginia

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employer employees

Period of Employment: January 1, 1959 through December 31, 1959; or from January 1, 1968 through December 31, 1972

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

April 19, 2010 [63 KB (1 page)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a BWX Technologies, Inc. (Virginia) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

May 6, 2010 [80 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

May 3, 2010 [237 KB (43 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

October 6, 2009

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on May 19, 2010, during its regular meeting. (January 1, 1959 through December 31, 1959; or from January 1, 1968 through December 31, 1972)

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

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

June 11, 2010 [34 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

July 13, 2010 [80 KB (10 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

July 13, 2010 [42 KB (5 pages)]

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

July 30, 2010 [50 KB (1 page)]

Effective Date for the SEC Class

August 12, 2010

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

August 23, 2010 [88 KB (2 pages)]

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

August 24, 2010 [29 KB (1 page)]

Petition 179Jan 1, 1985 to Nov 30, 1994

Petition 179
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

October 5, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

October 5, 2010

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Lynchburg, Virginia

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employer employees

Period of Employment: January 1, 1985 through November 30, 1994

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

October 5, 2010 [166 KB (3 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a BWX Technologies, Inc. (Virginia) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

October 22, 2010 [93 KB (2 pages)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

January 6, 2012 [251 KB (43 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

November 4, 2010

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on November 17, 2010, 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

December 8, 2010 [34 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

January 6, 2011 [106 KB (10 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

January 6, 2011 [42 KB (5 pages)]

Effective Date for the SEC Class

February 5, 2011

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

February 11, 2011 [49 KB (1 pages)]

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

February 7, 2011 [33 KB (1 page)]

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.

  • PER 56: BWXT Virginia [13 KB (2 pages)]

    Document Number: DCAS-PER-056, Rev. 0

    Approved: September 12, 2014

    About this Document: Determines the effect on previously completed claims due to changes in methods used in BWXT claims.

    Summary: No claim had a probability of causation of greater than or equal to 50% as a result of this reanalysis. One claim, however, had probability of causation between 45% and 50%. For that claim, the IREP program was run 30 times at 10,000 iterations in accordance with NIOSH procedures. The probability of causation remained below 50%. NIOSH provided the Department of Labor with the list of all the claims evaluated under this PER. Since all claims were below 50%, NIOSH did not request the return of any of the claims.

To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

Public Comments on BWX Technologies, Inc. Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on BWX Technologies, Inc. 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 (208) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

 
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