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Electro Metallurgical

(Site Profile/Docket Number 163)

Location: Niagara Falls, NY

Also known as: ElectroMet Corp., Umetco Minerals Corp., Union Carbide Corp., Electro-Metallurgical Corp.

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 Electro Metallurgical.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Electro Metallurgical site in Niagara Falls, New York, from August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1947, 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 136

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 132Sep 29, 1952 to Aug 31, 1959

Petition 132
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received

November 1, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 12, 2009

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers who worked in the Electro-Metallurgical Corporation facility (one 50x219 building)

Period of Employment: August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1953

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

Electro Metallurgical Petition[577 KB (11 pages)]

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

Please see Petition 136.

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Please see Petition 136.

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

Please see Petition 136.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

Please see Petition 136.

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

Please see Petition 136.

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

Please see Petition 136.

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

Please see Petition 136.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

Please see Petition 136.

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

Please see Petition 136.

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

Please see Petition 136.

Petition 136Aug 13, 1942 to Dec 31, 1953

Petition 136
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received

December 5, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 12, 2009

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees

Period of Employment: August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1953

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

Electro Metallurgical Petition[2 MB (36 pages)]

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

March 24, 2009[41 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

February 7, 2012[652 KB (51 pages)] (revised)

July 23, 2009[261 KB (60 pages)]

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on October 21, 2009, and February 28, 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[62 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

May 11, 2012[210 KB (10 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

May 11, 2012[103 KB (5 pages)]

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

June 1, 2012[45 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[83 KB (1 page)]
(August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1947)

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

June 18, 2012[35 KB (1 page)]
(August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1947)

Advisory Board Work Group

This Work Group is responsible for the review of TBDs and SEC petitions for uranium refining AWEs as assigned to it by the Board. It will also review any reports developed by the Board's contractor (SC&A) pertaining to these TBDs and SEC petitions, and will assist NIOSH and SC&A in resolving issues that arise through the review process. The Work Group will make recommendations to the Board regarding such SEC petitions. Sites currently being considered by the Work Group include Baker-Perkins Co., Du Pont Deepwater Works, Electro Metallurgical, Hooker Electrochemical, and United Nuclear Corp.

Work Group Members

  • Henry A. Anderson, M.D.-Chair
  • R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
  • David Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH

Meeting Information

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.

Technical Basis Documents

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Electro Metallurgical

The Electro Metallurgical 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 Electro Metallurgical Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Electro Metallurgical 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 (163) on all comments.

Comments Received

No comments on Electro Metallurgical documents have been received at this time.

Document Archive for Electro Metallurgical

 
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