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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

General Atomics
(Site Profile/Docket Number 146)

Location: La Jolla, California

Also known as: Division of General Dynamics
                         GA
                         John Jay Hopkins Laboratory for Pure and Applied Science

Site Profile


Site Profile for General Atomics
(Approved September 26, 2008)
this document in PDF PDF 2.6 MB (143 pages)

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for General Atomics.

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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.

At the current time, no PERs or PEPs specific to General Atomics have been developed. However, we have developed PERs and PEPs that pertain to multiple sites. To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

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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.

Below are the Worker Outreach Activities for General Atomics:

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Comments on General Atomics Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on General Atomics documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at NIOCINDOCKET@cdc.gov or printed comments can be mailed to NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile Number (146) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on the General Atomics documents.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for General Atomics

  • Classes Added to the SEC

    Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) employees who were monitored or should have been monitored for exposure to ionizing radiation while working at the General Atomics facility in La Jolla, California at the following locations: Science Laboratories A, B, and C (Building 2); Experimental Building (Building 9); Maintenance (Building 10); Service Building (Building 11); Buildings 21 and 22; Hot Cell Facility (Building 23); Waste Yard (Buildings 25 and 26); Experimental Area (Buildings 27 and 27-1); LINAC Complex (Building 30); HTGR-TCF (Building 31); Fusion Building (Building 33); Fusion Doublet III (Building 34); SV-A (Building 37); SV-B (Building 39); and SV-D (no building number) for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days from January 1, 1960, through December 31, 1969, or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the SEC.

  • Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

    Location: La Jolla, California

    Job Titles and/or Job Duties: Potentially worked in the locations--

    • Building 2 (Science laboratories A, B, and C)
    • Building 9 (Experimental Building)
    • Building 10 (Maintenance)
    • Building 11 (Service Building)
    • Building 21
    • Building 22
    • Building 23 (Hot Cell Facility)
    • Building 25
    • Building 26
    • Building 27 (Experimental Area Building #1)
    • Building 27-1 (Experimental Area Building #1)
    • Building 30 (LINAC Complex)
    • Building 31 (HTGR-TCF)
    • Building 33 (Fusion Building)
    • Building 34 (Fusion Doublet III)
    • Building 37 (SV-A)
    • Building 39 (SV-B)
    • SV-D

    Period of Employment: January 1, 1960, through December 31, 1969

  • Federal Register Notice Announcing that the General Atomics SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation
    August 4, 2006
    this document in PDF PDF 126 KB (2 pages)

  • Copy of the Petition Received
    General Atomics SEC Petition
    (July 17, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 604 KB (1 page)

  • SEC Petition Evaluation Report
    General Atomics Evaluation Report
    (November 3, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 125 KB (23 pages)

  • Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board
    The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board during its December 11-13, 2006, meeting in Naperville, Illinois.

  • Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition
    Advisory Board Recommendation on General Atomics SEC Petition
    (January 17, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 342 KB (2 pages)

  • HHS Letter to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
    HHS Letter to Congress Regarding the General Atomics SEC Petition
    (February 16, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 289 KB (6 pages)

  • Federal Register Notice: Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
    Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the SEC for General Atomics
    (March 2, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 75 KB (1 page)

  • HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
    HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC for General Atomics
    (February 16, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 186 KB (4 pages)

  • Effective Date for the SEC Class
    March 18, 2007

  • Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
    Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees from General Atomics for Addition to the SEC
    (April 10, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 79 KB (1 page)

  • Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC
    Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC for General Atomics
    (March 29, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 20 KB (1 page)

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Page last updated: April 29, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support