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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

(Site Profile/Docket Number 054)

Location: Livermore, California

Also known as: California Radiation Laboratory

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 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

In addition to the petitions listed below, three additional petitions were received but did not qualify for evaluation.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • Employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and DOE contractors or subcontractors who were monitored for radiation exposure while working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from January 1, 1950, through December 31, 1973, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the SEC.

    This class was established by Petition 163.

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California from January 1, 1950 through December 31, 1973, 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 SEC.

    This class was established by Petition 92.

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 92Jan 1, 1950, to Dec 31, 1973

Petition 92
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

June 27, 2007

Date Qualified for Evaluation

July 3, 2007

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers

Period of Employment: January 1, 1950 through December 31, 1973

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

June 27, 2007[260 KB (1 page)]

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

July 30, 2007[41 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

December 13, 2007[197 KB (33 pages)]

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on January 8, 2008, during its regular meeting. (January 1, 1950, through December 31, 1973)

Note: the agenda for this meeting is available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

January 30, 2008[163 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

March 3, 2008[654 KB (55 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

March 3, 2008[40 KB (4 pages)]

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

March 12, 2008[41 KB (1 page)]

Effective Date for the SEC Class

April 2, 2008

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

May 1, 2008[44 KB (1 page)]

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

April 4, 2008[20 KB (2 pages)]

Petition 163Jan 1, 1950 to Dec 31, 1973

Petition 163
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

January 21, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

January 21, 2010

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors

Period of Employment: January 1, 1950 through December 31, 1973

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

January 21, 2010[142 KB (2 pages)]

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

January 29, 2010[42 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

January 22, 2010[86 KB (19 pages)]

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on February 9, 2010, during its regular meeting. (January 1, 1950, through December 31, 1973)

Note: the agenda for this meeting is available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

March 5, 2010[32 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

April 5, 2010[78 KB (10 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

April 5, 2010[35 KB (5 pages)]

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

April 28, 2010[40 KB (1 page)]

Effective Date for the SEC Class

May 5, 2010

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

May 18, 2010[47 KB (2 pages)]

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

May 7, 2010[17 KB (1 page)]

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 LLNL:

  • March 22, 2006 Meeting with current employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, hosted by the Society of Professionals, Scientists and Engineers/University Professional and Technical Employees/Communications Workers of America Local 9119, AFL-CIO Final Minutes[55 KB (7 pages)]
  • March 22, 2006 Meeting with The Society of Professional, Scientists and Engineers/University Professional and Technical Employees/Communications Workers of America Local 9119 (SPSE), in Livermore, California Final Minutes[129 KB (30 pages)]
  • March 21, 2006 Meeting with Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County, AFL-CIO, Oakland, California Final Minutes[79 KB (13 pages)]
  • November 30, 2004 Meeting with Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council, Society of Professional Scientists and Engineers/University Professional and Technical Employees Final Minutes[48 KB (7 pages)]

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[64 KB (9 pages)]

    Page Change Revision, September 12, 2005

    Revision Includes: Page change initiated to incorporate recent direction from NIOSH to include DOL review comments on page 5. Text was modified in Section 1.1. No sections were deleted. Page 5 was changed.

  • Site Description[727 KB (22 pages)]

    Page Change Revision, September 12, 2005

    Revision Includes: Page change initiated to incorporate recent direction from NIOSH to include DOL review comments on page 6. No sections were deleted.

  • Occupational Medical Dose[248 KB (20 pages)]

    Revised August 27, 2010

    Revision Includes: Organ dose from lateral and oblique chest projections that were taken on some workers but not initially listed in the records submitted by LLNL. Also included are skin doses for all projections and periods. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational Environmental Dose[1.4 MB (43 pages)]

    March 16, 2010

    Revision Includes: Adds Attributions and Annotations section. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Incorporates additional data on environmental neutron measurements and SEC Class recommended by NIOSH. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational Internal Dose[1 MB (107 pages)]

    Revised December 13, 2010

    Revision Includes: Updates Table B-9 uranium 95th percentile coworker intakes for those time periods that were based on the 50th percentile intakes with a GSD that were rounded up to 3. The previous revision used the actual GSDs in Table B-8 that were less than 3 to determine the 95th percentile coworker intakes for those time periods. Added information pertaining to solubility types for aged related fission products for P-32 and C-14 in Section 5.3.2.3 and added associated footnotes to Tables B-25 and B-26. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

  • Occupational External Dose[1.2 MB (81 pages)]

    Revised February 26, 2010

    Revision Includes: Incorporates LLNL measured personnel doses, LLNL document collections and to respond to comments. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Lawrence Livermore 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.

  • DCAS-PER-035 Rev-0: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Technical Basis Document Revisions[103 KB (3 pages) October 31, 2013

    About this Document: Determines the effect of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Technical Basis Document Revisions on previously completed claims

    Summary: Fourteen out of 373 claims that were potentially affected by the revisions had a probability of causation (POC) greater than 50%. NIOSH will notify DOL of all the results and request a return of the 14 claims that would now result in a POC greater than 50%.

Public Comments on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Lawrence Livermore 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 (054) on all comments.

Comments Received

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