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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

To date, there are no open/active SEC petitions from Idaho National Laboratory.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Scoville, Idaho, and were monitored for external radiation at INL (e.g., having at least one film badge or TLD dosimeter) during the period from March 1, 1970, through December 31, 1974, and were employed for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under employment during the period from March 1, 1970, through December 31, 1974, or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 219.

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 219 (Jan 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

Revised July 21, 2015 [6 MB (263 pages)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1970)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

July 22, 2015

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the Idaho National Laboratory petition on March 25-26, 2015; July 23, 2015; and March 24, 2016, during its regular meetings.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

May 2, 2016 [128 KB (2 pages)]
(March 1, 1970 through December 31, 1974)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

June 3, 2016 [237 KB (13 pages)
(March 1, 1970 through December 31, 1974)

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Designation:

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

Designation:

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

July 3, 2016
(March 1, 1970 through December 31, 1974)

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

July 19, 2016 [59 KB (1 page)]
(March 1, 1970 through December 31, 1974)

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

July 5, 2016 [72 KB (1 page)]
(March 1, 1970 through December 31, 1974)

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

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.

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 Argonne National Laboratory-West/Idaho National Laboratory

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory Site Profiles (as revised) and a review of the Site Profiles by the Board's contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profiles 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 Profiles as appropriate. The Work Group is also responsible for a review of SEC petitions from Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory petitioners, the resultant SEC Petition Evaluations from NIOSH, and any SC&A reviews of the SEC Petitions and NIOSH Petition Evaluations. The Work Group shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues concerning the petitions and should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory-West, or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

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:

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