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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 055)

Location: Richland, Washington

Also Known As: Battelle (PNL)

Site Profile

  1. Introduction
    (Revised May 8, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 123 KB (7 pages)

    Revision Includes: Initiated to include a Purpose, Scope, and Attributions and Annotations. Incorporates formal internal review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

  2. Site Description
    (Revised May 18, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 204 KB (30 pages)

    Revision Includes: Purpose, Scope, and Attributions and Annotations section included. Added references. No further changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

  3. Occupational Medical Dose
    (Revised June 18, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 89 KB (5 pages)

    Revision Includes: Includes Attributions and Annotations section. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. No further changes occurred as a result of formal internal or NIOSH review. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

  4. Occupational Environmental Dose
    (Approved July 30, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 93 KB (5 pages)

    Revision Includes: Included Attributions and Annotations. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  5. Occupational Internal Dose
    (Revised May 18, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 95 KB (5 pages)

    Revision Includes: Attribution and Annotation section added. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. No further changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

  6. Occupational External Dose
    (Revised September 10, 2007)
    this document in PDF PDF 97 KB (5 pages)

    Revision Includes: Initiated to include Attribution and Annotation section. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. No further changes occurred as a result of formal internal and NIOSH review.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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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 PNNL 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 PNNL:

  • April 22, 2004
    Meeting with Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers (PACE) Local #8-0369; Fluor Hanford-Hanford Guards Union Local #21
    (NOTE: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Site Profile was introduced and discussed during the Hanford meeting.)

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 49 KB (8 pages)

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Comments on PNNL Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on PNNL 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 (055) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Site Profile.

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Previous Versions of PNNL Technical Documents

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Page last updated: September 11, 2007
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support