(Site Profile/Docket Number 127)
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Also Known As: Kellex Corp., Vitro Corp of America
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 Kellex/Pierpont.
Class(es) Added to the SEC
Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) employees who worked at the Kellex/ Pierpont facility in Jersey City, New Jersey, from January 1, 1943, through December 31, 1953, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days occurring either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.
This class was established by Petition 100.
SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation
In addition to the petition below, one additional petition was received but did not qualify for evaluation because the petitioner withdrew the petition.
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 100Jan 1, 1943 to Dec 31, 1953
|Steps in Petition Process:||Petition Details:|
||October 22, 2007|
|Date Qualified for Evaluation
||October 23, 2007|
Summary of Information in Petition
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers
Period of Employment: January 1, 1943 to December 31, 1953
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
Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Kellex/Pierpont SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation
SEC Petition Evaluation Report
Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board
The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on April 8, 2008, during its regular meeting.
Note: the agenda for this meeting is available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.
Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
Federal Register Notice: Designation/Determination Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
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
June 29, 2008
Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC
Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.
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 Kellex/Pierpont:
No activities are scheduled at this time.
Public Comments on Kellex/Pierpont Documents
How to Submit Comments
Comments on Kellex/Pierpont documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at email@example.com 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 (127) on all comments.
At this time, no comments have been submitted.
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