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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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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on General Atomics

The General Atomics 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 have been cleared for distribution.

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Public 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, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, 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.

    This class was established by Petition 64

Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, two petitions from General Atomics have qualified for evaluation. Below you will find a table for each petition. The left-hand column of the tables below shows the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the tables contain information related to the specific General Atomics petition.

Below is a list of the petitions that qualified for evaluation. Select a petition on the list to view to the table for that particular petition.

  • Petition 64 (January 1, 1960, through December 31, 1969)

  • Petition 218 (January 1, 1960, through December 31, 1969)

Petition 64
Date Received

July 17, 2006

Date Qualified for Evaluation

July 18, 2006

Summary of Information in Petition

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

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 petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

July 17, 2006
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 604 KB (1 page)

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

August 4, 2006
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 126 KB (2 pages)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

November 3, 2006
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 125 KB (23 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

November 3, 2006
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on December 11-13, 2006, January 11, 2007, and July 29, 2014, during its regular meetings.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

January 17, 2007
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 342 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letter to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

February 16, 2007
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 289 KB (6 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

February 16, 2007
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 186 KB (4 pages)

Note: A "designation" means that HHS is recommending a class be added to the SEC.

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

March 2, 2007
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 75 KB (1 page)

Note: A "designation" means that HHS is recommending a class be added to the SEC.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

March 18, 2007
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)

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

April 10, 2007
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 79 KB (1 page)

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

March 29, 2007
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 20 KB (1 page)


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Petition 218
Date Received

June 27, 2014

Date Qualified for Evaluation

July 1, 2014

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: La Jolla, California

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employees

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

Copy of the Petition Received

June 27, 2014
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 298 KB (3 pages)

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

July 9, 2014
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 206 KB (1 page)

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 petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

July 17, 2014
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 260 KB (42 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

July 17, 2014
(January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1969)

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on July 29, 2014, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

August 28, 2014
(January 1, 1960, through December 31, 1969)
this document in PDF PDF 38 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letter 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.

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

Not applicable at this time.



Effective Date for the SEC Class

Not applicable at this time.

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

Not applicable at this time.

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

Not applicable at this time.


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Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
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