(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
To date, there is one open/active SEC petition from Carborundum Company. NIOSH is reviewing the petition to see if it qualifies for evaluation. If the petition qualifies, 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
At this time, no comments have been submitted.
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