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Carborundum Company

(Site Profile/Docket Number 277)

Location: Niagara Falls, 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

There is currently one open/active SEC petition from Carborundum Company, Petition 223. The petition qualified for evaluation. It will receive a full evaluation by NIOSH, the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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 223Jan 1, 1943 to Dec 31, 1976

Petition 223
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received

November 19, 2014

Date Qualified for Evaluation

February 2, 2015

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked in any area

Period of Employment: January 1, 1943 through December 31, 1976

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

November 19, 2014 [599 KB (8 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Carborundum Company SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

February 11, 2015 [138 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Not applicable at this time.

Evaluation Report Sent to Board

Not applicable at this time.

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

Not applicable at this time.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

Not applicable at this time.

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

Not applicable at this time.

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Not applicable at this time.

Note: A "designation" means there is a recommendation to add a class to the SEC. A "determination"means there is a recommendation not to add a class to the SEC.

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

Not applicable at this time.

Note: A "designation" will be published if there is a recommendation to add a class to the SEC. A "determination" will be published if there is a recommendation not to add a class to the SEC.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

Not applicable at this time.

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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

Not applicable at this time.

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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

Not applicable at this time.

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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

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.

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

  • DCAS-PER-054, Rev. 0: Carborundum Company [13 KB (2 pages)]

    July 25, 2014

    About this Document: Determines the effect on previously completed claims due to changes in methods and covered employment period.

    Summary: NIOSH will request the return of two claims that would now result in a probability of causation greater than 50%.

Public Comments on Carborundum Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Carborundum Company 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 (277) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

 
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