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Feed Materials Production Center

(Site Profile/Docket Number 024)

Location: Fernald, Ohio

Also known as: Fernald, Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP), FERMCO

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 FMPC (Petition 46). To see what actions remain for this SEC petition, please refer to the table below.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of DOE, DOE contractors, or subcontractors who worked at all locations at the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) in Fernald, Ohio, also known as the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP), from January 1, 1968, through December 31, 1978, 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 classes of employees included in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    This class was established from Petition 46.

  • All employees of the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) in Fernald, Ohio, who were not employed by National Lead of Ohio, NLO, or the Department of Energy or its predecessor agencies, who worked at FMPC from January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1983, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment, or in combination with work

    Note: This class was established from Petition 46.

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) in Fernald, Ohio, from January 1, 1954, through December 31, 1967, 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 46.

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

There were two additional petitions received but did not qualify for evaluation. The petitions did not meet the minimum petition requirements for evaluation.

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 46Jan 1, 1951 to Dec 31, 1989

Petition 46
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received

December 12, 2005

Date Qualified for Evaluation

April 6, 2006

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees of DOE, DOE contractors and subcontractors

Period of Employment: January 1, 1951 through December 31, 1989

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

Pages 1-98 [3.6 MB (98 pages)]

Pages 99-190 [3.0 MB (92 pages)]

Pages 191-280 [2.8 MB (90 pages)]

Pages 281-380 [2.7 MB (100 pages)]

Pages 381-492 [3.5 MB (112 pages)]

Supplemental Petition items:

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Feed Materials Production Center SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

April 19, 2006 [42 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1951 through December 31, 1989)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

November 3, 2006 [2.2 MB (74 page)]
(January 1, 1951 through December 31, 1989)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

November 3, 2006
(January 1, 1951 through December 31, 1989)

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on February 8, 2007; January 10, 2008; February 24, 2011; May 24, 2011; August 24, 2011, and February 29, 2012, during its regular meetings.

Note: the agenda for this meeting is available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

May 29, 2012 [34 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1968 through December 31, 1978)

August 28, 2013 [33 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1983)

August 28, 2013 [34 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1954, through December 31, 1967)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

June 27, 2012 [65 KB (10 pages)]
(January 1, 1968, through December 31, 1978)

September 30, 2013 [168 KB (9 pages)]
(January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1983)

September 30, 2013 [215 KB (10 pages)]
(January 1, 1954, through December 31, 1967)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

June 27, 2012 [33 KB (5 pages)]
(January 1, 1968, through December 31, 1978)

September 30, 2013 [38 KB (4 pages)]
(January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1983)

September 30, 2013 [40 KB (5 pages)]
(January 1, 1954, through December 31, 1967)

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

July 6, 2012 [50 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1968, through December 31, 1978)

July 19, 2012 - CORRECTION [51 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1968, through December 31, 1978)

Note: the original designation posted in the Federal Register Notice on July 6, 2012, was incorrect. HHS published a notice of correction on July 19, 2012. The effective date for the SEC class remains unchanged

October 29, 2013 [104 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1983)

October 29, 2013 [50 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1954, through December 31, 1967)

Effective Date for the SEC Class

July 27, 2012
(January 1, 1968, through December 31, 1978)

October 30, 2013
(January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1983)

October 30, 2013
(January 1, 1954, through December 31, 1967)

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

August 3, 2012 [49 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1968, through December 31, 1978)

November 27, 2013 [61 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1983)

November 27, 2013 [56 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1954, through December 31, 1967)

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

July 31, 2012 [62 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1968, through December 31, 1978)

November 4, 2013 [64 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1983)

November 4, 2013 [64 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1954, through December 31, 1967)

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.

Worker Outreach Activities for the Feed Materials Production Center:

Advisory Board Work Group on Fernald

Work Group Members:

  • Bradley P. Clawson (Chair)
  • Mark Griffon
  • Phillip Schofield
  • Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

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.

Site Profile

Note: The Site Profile below can be used to complete dose reconstructions for Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, the Canoga Avenue Facility (Vanowen Building), the Downey Facility, and the Feed Materials Production Center (these are sometimes referred to as Energy Technology Engineering Center [ETEC] or Atomics International).

  • Introduction [45 KB (9 pages)]

    Revised March 17, 2004

    Revision Includes: Incorporates additional comments provided by OCAS.

  • Site Description [290 KB (44 pages)]

    Revised March 31, 2014

    Revision Includes: Updates site information and Special Exposure Cohort information. Changes title to use Feed Materials Production Center rather than Fernald Environmental Management Project. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational Medical Dose [244 KB (22 pages)]

    Revised January 2, 2014

  • Occupational Environmental Dose [1.6 MB (65 pages)]

    Revised March 13, 2014

    Revision Includes: Changes site name to Feed Materials Production Center. Incorporates Sanford Cohen & Associates matrix issues. Adds Special Exposure Cohort information and includes additional references, updates, and personnel radon exposure data information. Incorporates an auditable set of calculations in a referenced spreadsheet. Combines all intake rate calculations into a single spreadsheet available in the Site Research Database and deletes Attachment E, which contained sample exposure calculations and the detailed calculation results, and Attachment F, which contained the exposure rate calculation results. After 1988, operations ceased, environmental monitoring was increased, and so the Exposure Areas (EA) used to define intakes prior to 1989 is replaced by the standard approach defined in ORAUT-PROC-0031. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational Internal Dose [482 KB (42 pages)]

    Approved May 28, 2004

  • Occupational External Dose [669 KB (54 pages)]

    Revised March 25, 2014

    Revision Includes: Adds Purpose, Scope, and Special Exposure Cohort sections. Includes additional neutron information. Updates and adds references including but not limited to ORAUT-OTIB-0017, ORAUT-OTIB-0012, ORAUT-OTIB-0020, ORAUT-OTIB-0055, and DCAS-TIB-0013. Incorporates changes in response to formal internal and NIOSH review comments and Sanford Cohen & Associates matrix issues. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Fernald

The documents listed under this section were prepared by the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (or their technical support contractor) or NIOSH. Some of the items listed below are working documents and were developed for discussion purposes only. The documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final positions unless specifically marked as such.

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.

Public Comments on Feed Materials Production Center Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Feed Materials Production Center 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 (024) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

Document Archive for Feed Materials Production Center

 
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