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Idaho National Laboratory

(Site Profile/Docket Number 018)

Location: Scoville, Idaho

Also known as: Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, National Reactor Testing Station,

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 one open/active SEC petition from Idaho National Laboratory (Petition 219).

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

One petition was received but did not qualify for evaluation because it did not meet the minimum petition requirements.

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.

Petitions

Petition 219Jan 1, 1949 to Dec 31, 1970

Petition 219
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

July 8, 2014

Date Qualified for Evaluation

September 16, 2014

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked in any area

Period of Employment: January 1, 1949 through December 31, 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

July 8, 2014 [283 KB (8 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Idaho National Laboratory SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

September 26, 2014 [106 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1970)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Not applicable at this time.

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

Not applicable at this time.

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

Not applicable at this time.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

Not applicable at this time.

HHS Letters 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.

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

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

Not applicable at this time.

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

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.

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.

Worker Outreach Activities for the Idaho National Laboratory:

  • May 28, 2008 Meeting with Representatives of United Steelworkers of America (USW) Local 652, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1517, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 983, Security Operations Specialist Association (SOSA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) I-83, Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC), and other interested parties, Red Lion Hotel, Idaho Falls, Idaho Final Minutes [74 KB (15 pages)]
  • October 11, 2006 Meeting with Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC), AFL-CIO, Pocatello, Idaho Final Minutes [85 KB (13 pages)]
  • April 28, 2004 Meeting with Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO Final Minutes [45 KB (7 pages)]
  • April 28, 2004 Meeting with Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers Local Union 8-0652; Amalgamated Transit Union 1517; Security Police and Fire Professionals of America, Local 3; International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 983 Final Minutes [61 KB (12 pages)]

Advisory Board Work Group on Idaho National Laboratory

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Idaho National Laboratory Site Profile and a review of the Site Profile by the Board's contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profile and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

Work Group Members:

  • Phillip Schofield (Chair)
  • Josie Beach
  • James Malcolm Melius, M.D., Dr. P.H.
  • Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
  • David B. Richardson, Ph.D.

Meeting Information:

Technical Documents

If the energy employee's personal radiation information is incomplete, NIOSH will use other sources to estimate the radiation dose. This may involve using technical documents called Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins.

Site Profile

  • Introduction [72 KB (9 pages)]

    Revised March 12, 2010

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine the Idaho National Laboratory and ANLW Introduction sections into a single document. Updated NIOSH required language. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

  • Site Description [1 MB (83 pages)]

    Revised August 2, 2010

    Revision Includes: Combines INL and ANL-W Site Descriptions. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

  • Occupational Medical Dose [244 KB (19 pages)]

    Revised December 21, 2009

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine Argonne National Laboratory West Occupational Medical Dose Technical Basis Document (ORAUT-TKBS-0026-3 Rev 01) into the Idaho National Laboratory Occupational Medical Dose Technical Basis Document. Separated X-ray doses into posterior-anterior and lateral in Tables 3-7 and 3-8. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational Environmental Dose [3 MB (67 pages)]

    Revised January 8, 2010

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine Argonne National Laboratory-West TBD into the Idaho National Laboratory TBD. Updated Intake and External Dose tables to add data from 2006 to 2008. Added 129I intake values to intake tables for all areas. Incorporates formal internal review comments. No changes were needed as a result of formal NIOSH review. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational Internal Dose [551 KB (63 pages)]

    Revised March 2, 2010

    Revision Includes: Incorporates the Argonne National Laboratory - West site. In order to resolve several issues identified in an independent audit of this TBD and other issues identified by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the approaches for assessing the Idaho National Laboratory bioassay data have been completely revised. The potential lung absorption types to be considered have also been expanded for several radionuclides. These changes generally result in lower organ doses. However, for specific scenarios they can result in higher doses to certain metabolic organs such as the thyroid. In addition, this revision fully incorporates the Argonne National Laboratory - West back into this TBD and eliminates the ANL-W Occupational Internal Dose TBD. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational External Dose [439 KB (36 pages)]

    Revised April 19, 2011

    Revision Includes: Incorporates Argonne National Laboratory--West – Occupational External Dose Technical Basis Document (ORAUT-TKBS-0026-6 Rev 01) into the Idaho National Laboratory Occupational External Dosimetry Technical Basis Document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Removed the Site Expert line from page 1 since the former Site Expert served no role in this revision. Updated Section 6.8 to reflect that in all cases where the former site expert's information or prior studies or writings are included or relied on by the new Document Owner, those materials are fully attributed to the source in accordance with the "NIOSH Policy Statement: Management of Conflict or Bias in the Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program." Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Idaho National Laboratory

The Idaho National Laboratory 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.

Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) and Program Evaluation Reports (PERs)

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.

Public Comments on Idaho National Laboratory Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Idaho National Laboratory Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at nioshdocket@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 (018) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

Document Archive for Idaho National Laboratory

 
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