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.
To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.
- NIOSH/DCAS Program Evaluation Report: Grand Junction Operations Office
PDF 47 KB (2 pages)
Document Number: DCAS-PER-047 Rev-0
Approved: March 26, 2014
About this Document: Determines the effect on previously completed claims due to changes to Grand Junction Operations Office dose reconstructions.
Summary: Potentially effected Grand Junction Operations Office claims were reviewed based upon additional information discovered while evaluating an SEC petition. NIOSH will notify DOL of all results and request a return of the one claim that would now result in a probability of causation greater than 50%.
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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 Grand Junction Facilities:
At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.
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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Grand Junction Facilities
The Grand Junction Facilities 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 Grand Junction Facilities Documents
How to Submit Comments
Comments on Grand Junction Facilities 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/Docket Number (218) on all comments.
At this time, no comments have been submitted on Grand Junction Facilities documents.
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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Grand Junction Facilities
- Class Added to the SEC
- All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor
agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Grand Junction
Operations Office from March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975, 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 in the SEC
- Petitions Qualified for Evaluation
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All laborers, labor supervisors, painters, grounds personnel, and Fire Chief
Period of Employment: January 1, 1943 through July 31, 2010
- Federal Register Notice Announcing that a
Grand Junction Operations Office SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications
for Review and Evaluation
September 17, 2010
PDF 73 KB (1 page)
- Copy of the Petition Received
Copy of the Grand Junction Operations Office SEC petition received
(June 30, 2010)
PDF 367 KB (8 pages)
- SEC Petition Evaluation Report
SEC Petition Evaluation Report for Grand Junction Operations Office (March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975)
(January 12, 2011)
PDF 731 KB (99 pages)
- Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board
The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on February 24, 2011, during its regular meeting.
- Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition
Advisory Board recommendation regarding the Grand Junction Operations Office SEC Petition (March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975)
(March 28, 2011)
PDF 44 KB (2 pages)
- HHS Letter to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
HHS Letters to Congress regarding the Grand Junction Operations Office SEC petition (March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975)
(April 29, 2011)
PDF 104 KB (10 pages)
- Federal Register Notice: Designation of a Class of Employees
for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
Designation of a class of employees from Grand Junction Operations Office to the SEC (March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975)
(May 17, 2011)
PDF 48 KB (1 page)
- HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
HHS Designation of additional members from Grand Junction Operations Office to the SEC (March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975)
(April 29, 2011)
PDF 42 KB (5 pages)
- Effective Date for the SEC Class
May 29, 2011 (March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975)
- Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the SEC
Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees from Grand Junction Operations Office for Addition to the SEC (March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975)
(June 10, 2011)
PDF 87 KB (2 pages)
- 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 from Grand Junction Operations Office
(June 6, 2011)
PDF 32 KB (1 page)
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