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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Hangar 481
(Site Profile/Docket Number 191)

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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 Hangar 481:

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

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Public Comments on Hangar 481 Documents

How to Submit Public Comments

Members of the public can provide comments on Hangar 481 documents. Comments should 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/Docket Number (191) on all comments.

Comments Received:

No public comments have been received at this time.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Hangar 481


Open/Active SEC Petitions

Currently there are no open/active SEC petitions from Hangar 481.


Class(es) Added to the SEC

Not applicable at this time.


Classes Not Added to the SEC

All employees who worked at Hangar 481, Kirtland Air Force Base, from March 1, 1989 through February 29, 1996.

(Note: Please see Petition 139 below.)


SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

Not applicable at this time.


Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, one petition from Hangar 481 has qualified for evaluation. The left-hand column of the table below shows the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the table contains information related to the Hangar 481 petition.

Petition 139
Date Received

February 27, 2009

Date Qualified for Evaluation

September 15, 2009

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked at Hangar 481 at Kirtland Air Force Base

Period of Employment: March 1, 1989 through June 30, 1996

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

Hangar 481 SEC petition
(February 27, 2009)
this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (41 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Hangar 481 SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

October 1, 2009
this document in PDF PDF 50 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Revised October 4, 2010
this document in PDF PDF 389 KB (51 pages)

Addendum to the SEC Petition Evaluation Report for Hangar 481
August 4, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 833 KB (33 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

September 22, 2009

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on November 17, 2010, February 10, 2010, August 23, 2011, and February 28, 2012, during its regular meetings. The petition was discussed on October 20, 2011, during its teleconference meeting.

Note: the agenda and transcripts from this meeting are available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

April 9, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 104 KB (1 page)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

May 11, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 240 KB (9 pages)

HHS Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

May 11, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 100 KB (4 pages)

Note: A "determination" will be published if there is a recommendation not to add a class to the SEC.

Federal Register Notice: Determination Concerning a Petition to Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort

June 1, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 74 KB (1 page)

Note: A "determination" will be published if there is a recommendation not to add a class to the SEC.

HHS Administrative Review Documents

July 22, 2013
this document in PDF PDF 468 KB (11 pages)

Note: Petitioner disagreed with the findings and requested an administrative review.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

Not applicable.

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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

Not applicable.

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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

Not applicable.

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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Previous Versions of Hangar 481 Documents

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Page last updated: June 5, 2012
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support