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Kansas City Plant

(Site Profile/Docket Number 050)

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

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 currently one open/active SEC petition from Kansas City Plant (Petition 210)

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

One petition was received but 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 210Jan 1, 1949 to Dec 31, 1993

Petition 210
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

March 12, 2013

Date Qualified for Evaluation

July 1, 2013

Summary of Information in 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 petition process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

Kansas City Plant Petition [791 KB (267 pages)]
(January 1, 1968 through December 31, 2010)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Kansas City Plant SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

July 10, 2013 [76 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

January 7, 2014 [852 MB (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.

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

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.

Federal Register Notice: Designation 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 Determination 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 Kansas City Plant:

  • August 13, 2009 Meeting International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 778, Kansas City, Missouri Final Minutes [84 KB (14 pages)]
  • October 20, 2005 Meeting with Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council (KCBCTC), Independence, Missouri Final Minutes [105 KB (18 pages)]
  • October 19, 2005 Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 778, Kansas City, Missouri Final Minutes [90 KB (14 pages)]
  • October 19, 2005 Meeting with Security Police and Fire Professionals Association Local 251, Kansas City, Missouri Final Minutes [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 [79 KB (5 pages)]

Advisory Board Work Group on Kansas City Plant

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
  • John W. Poston, Sr.
  • Loretta R. Valerio

Meeting Information

  • January 20, 2015--TIME CHANGE Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Kansas City Plant

    Time/Location:

    8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

  • January 8, 2015--POSTPONED

    Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Kansas City Plant

    Note: This meeting was rescheduled to Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

    Time/Location:

    9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

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

    Time/Location:

    9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Available Meeting Items:

    Discussion Paper:

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

  • Site Profile for the Kansas City Plant [2.3 MB (46 pages)]
    Page Change Revision January 6, 2006

    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.

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions 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.

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 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 (050) on all comments.

Document Archive for Kansas City Plant

 
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