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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Kansas City Plant
(Site Profile/Docket Number 050)

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Site Profile


Site Profile for the Kansas City Plant
(Page Change Revision January 6, 2006)
this document in PDF PDF 2.3 MB (46 pages)

Page Change Revision Includes: Incorporates changes for environmental ambient external and internal doses for unmonitored, non-radiological workers as a result of formal internal review and informal OCAS comments. Page change includes new content added to pages 7 and 22 (Sections 1.0 and 5.1.4). Removed definition of unmonitored worker on page 26 (Section 6.4.1). Minor revisions were made to pages 17, 18, 19, and 23 (Sections 4.0, 5.0, 5.1.2, 5.2 and 6.2.1). As a result of NIOSH formal review, incorporates Attachment A on pages 43 - 46, into Site Profile. This attachment describes technical basis of ambient environmental dose estimate for unmonitored workers. No sections were omitted.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for the Kansas City Plant.

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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.

At the current time, no PERs or PEPs specific to the Kansas City Plant have been developed. However, we have developed PERs and PEPs that pertain to multiple sites. To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

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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 the Kansas City Plant:

  • August 13, 2009
    Meeting International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 778, Kansas City, Missouri

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 84 KB (14 pages)

  • October 20, 2005
    Meeting with Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council (KCBCTC), Independence, Missouri

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 105 KB (18 pages)

  • October 19, 2005
    Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 778, Kansas City, Missouri

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 90 KB (14 pages)

  • October 19, 2005
    Meeting with Security Police and Fire Professionals Association Local 251, Kansas City, Missouri

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 55 KB (4 pages)

  • September 15, 2004
    Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 778; and Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America, Local 251, Kansas City, Missouri

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 79 KB (5 pages)

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Advisory Board Work Group on Kansas City Plant (KCP)

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Kansas City Plant 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

    Josie Beach (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    James E. Lockey M.D., M.S.
    John W. Poston, Sr.
    Loretta R. Valerio

  • Meeting Information

    • June 10, 2014
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Kansas City Plant

      9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 13 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 753 KB (336 pages)

      Discussion Paper:

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Kansas City Plant

The Kansas City Plant 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 has been cleared for distribution.

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Public Comments on Kansas City Plant Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Kansas City Plant 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, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (050) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on the Kansas City Plant Site Profile.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for the Kansas City Plant

Open/Active SEC Petitions

There is currently one open/active SEC petition from Kansas City Plant (Petition 210). To see what actions remain for this SEC petition, please refer to the appropriate table below.


SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

One petition was received but did not meet the minimum petition requirements.


Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, one petition from Kansas City Plant has qualified for evaluation. Below you will find a table for each petition. The left-hand column of the tables below shows the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the tables contain information related to the specific Hanford petition.

Below is a list of the petitions that qualified for evaluation. Select a petition on the list to view to the table for that particular petition.

  • Petition 210 (January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993 timeframe qualified for evaluation).

Petition 210
Date Received

March 12, 2013

Copy of the Petition Received

Kansas City Plant Petition (January 1, 1968 through December 31, 2010)
this document in PDF PDF 792 KB (41 pages)

Date Qualified for Evaluation

July 1, 2013

Summary of Information in Qualified Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked in any area of the Kansas City Plant site in Kansas City, MO

Period of Employment: January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993

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.

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

January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993
(July 10, 2013)
this document in PDF PDF 76 KB (2 pages)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993
(January 7, 2014)
this document in PDF PDF 852 KB (70 pages)
Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

Not applicable at this time.

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will discuss this petition on January 28, 2014, during its regular meeting.

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 of Additional Members to the SEC

Not applicable at this time
(Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.)

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

Not applicable at this time
(Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.)
Effective Date for the SEC Class

Not applicable at this time
(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 at this time
(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 at this time
(Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.)

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Previous Versions of Kansas City Plant Documents

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Page last updated: August 20, 2014
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support