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General Electric Company (Ohio)

(Site Profile/Docket Number 172)

Location: Cincinnati/Evendale, Ohio

Also known as: Air Force Plant 36, GE, Cincinnati, GE Evendale, GE Lockland

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 161). To see what actions remain for this SEC petition, please refer to the table below.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at General Electric Co. in Evendale, Ohio, from January 1, 1961 through June 30, 1970, 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

    This class was established by Petition 161.

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

One petition was received but did not qualify for evaluation because the employment period provided in the petition was not covered under The Act.

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.


Petition 161Jan 1, 1961 to Jun 30, 1970

Petition 161
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received

December 28, 2009

Date Qualified for Evaluation

December 29, 2009

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors

Period of Employment: January 1, 1961 through June 30, 1970

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

December 28, 2009 [148 KB (2 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a General Electric Company (Ohio) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

January 12, 2010 [46 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Revised April 29, 2011 [654 KB (36 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to Board

January 25, 2010

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on November 16, 2010; February 10, 2010; August 10, 2010; and May 25, 2011, during its regular meetings.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

July 27, 2011 [342 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

August 31, 2011 [78 KB (10 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

August 31, 2011 [35 KB (5 pages)]

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

September 15, 2011 [39 KB (1 page)]

Effective Date for the SEC Class

September 30, 2011

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

October 7, 2011 [39 KB (1 page)]

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

October 3, 2011 [18 KB (1 page)]

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 the General Electric (Ohio):

Public Comments on General Electric Company (Ohio) Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on General Electric Company (Ohio) documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at 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 (172) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

Document Archive for General Electric Company (Ohio)

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