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Rocky Flats Plant

(Site Profile/Docket Number 032)

Location: Golden, Colorado

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 Rocky Flats Plant (Petition 192).

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • April 1, 1952 through December 31, 1958: Employees of DOE, its predecessor agencies, or DOE contractors or subcontractors who were monitored or should have been monitored for neutron exposures while working at the Rocky Flats Plant in Golden, Colorado, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days from April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1958, or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the SEC.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 30

  • January 1, 1959 through December 31, 1966: Employees of DOE, its predecessor agencies, or DOE contractors or subcontractors who were monitored or should have been monitored for neutron exposures while working at the Rocky Flats Plant in Golden, Colorado, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days from January 1, 1959, through December 31, 1966, or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the SEC.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 30

  • April 1, 1952 through December 31, 1983: All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Rocky Flats Plant in Golden, Colorado, from April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983, 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 included in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 192

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • DOE employees or its contractor or subcontractor employees at the Rocky Flats plant in Golden, Colorado, who were exposed to radiation dose from 1967 through 2005 and who were exposed to any radiation dose other than neutron dose from 1952 through 1966.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 30

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

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

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 30Apr 1952 to Feb 15, 2005

Petition 30
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received

February 15, 2005

Date Qualified for Evaluation

June 16, 2005

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Golden, Colorado

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All represented members, past, present, and current, or USWA Local 8031 and its predecessors

Period of Employment: April 1952 to February 15, 2005

Copy of the Petition Received

Rocky Flats Plant Petition April 1952 to February 15, 2005

Additional Documents Related to the Petition

Letter received on August 22, 2005 [746 KB (10 pages)]

NIOSH Response to ABRWH Request for Supplemental Information Related to the Rocky Flats SEC Petition [215 KB (33 pages)]
May 17, 2007

Evaluation of the Ruttenber Database for Impact on Rocky Flats Special Exposure Cohort Eligibility [84 KB (18 pages)]
July 2009

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

June 29, 2005 [42 KB (1 page)]
(April 1952 to February 15, 2005)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

April 7, 2006 [1.6 MB (86 pages)]
(April 1952 to February 15, 2005)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

April 7, 2006

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the Rocky Flats Plant petition on April 27, 2006.

The Advisory Board continued its discussions on the SEC petition on September 20, 2006, during its regular meeting.

An update of the Rocky Flats Plant SEC petition was discussed on February 8, 2007, during an Advisory Board meeting.

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on May 3, 2007, June 11, 2007, and June 26, 2008, during its meetings.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Designations

Determinations

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

Designations

Determinations

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

September 5, 2007
(April 1, 1952 through December 31, 1958)

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

September 17, 2007 [97 KB (2 pages)]

Petition 192Jan 1, 1972 to Dec 31, 1989

Petition 192
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

August 23, 2011

Date Qualified for Evaluation

February 9, 2012

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Golden, Colorado

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, 1972 to December 31, 1989

Copy of the Petition Received

Petition [1.5 MB (25 pages)]
(January 1, 1972 through December 31, 1989)

Supporting Documentation [237 KB (7 pages)]

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

March 1, 2012 [50 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1972 through December 31, 1989)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Rocky Flats Plant SEC Petition Evaluation Report (April 1, 1952 to December 31, 2005) [954 KB (135 pages)]
Revised September 30, 2013

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

September 10, 2012

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed this petition on September 18, 2012, and again on October 16, 2013, during its regular meetings.

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

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

November 7, 2013 [34 KB (2 pages)]
(April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

December 12, 2013 [91 KB (11 pages)]
(April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

December 12, 2013 [40 KB (6 pages)]
(April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983)

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

December 24, 2013 [80 KB (1 pages)]
(April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983)

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

January 11, 2014
(April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983)

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

January 21, 2014 [72 KB (1 page)]
(April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983)

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

January 14, 2014 [92 KB (1 page)]
(April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983)

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 Rocky Flats Plant:

Advisory Board Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile, the SEC petition from Rocky Flats Plant petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, the SC&A Review of the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile, considering issues raised by the Board's contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting 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. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

Work Group Members:

  • Mark Griffon (Chair)
  • David Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH
  • Wanda I. Munn
  • Phillip Schofield

Meeting Information:

  • September 12, 2013 Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on the Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting type: Open to Public; No Public Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott
    2395 Progress Dr.
    Hebron, KY 41048
    Phone: (859) 586-0166
    Toll-Free: 1-877-222-7570

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

    Available Meeting Items:

    Discussion Papers:

  • July 8, 2013 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

    Discussion Papers:

  • February 20, 2013--MEETING TYPE/TIME CHANGE Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • November 3, 2011 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)--MEETING TIME CHANGED
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

    Discussion Paper:

  • July 20, 2009 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • June 17, 2008 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • April 3, 2008 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • March 17, 2008 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • November 26, 2007 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • April 30, 2007 Advisory Board Work Group Teleconference Meeting

    Time/Location:

    12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • April 19, 2007 Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

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

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • March 7, 2007 Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    Time/Location:

    9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Hilton
    7373 Turfway Road
    Florence, KY 41042
    (859) 371-4400

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • January 26, 2007 Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

    10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott
    2395 Progress Drive
    Hebron, KY 41048
    Phone: (865) 481-2468

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • January 9, 2007 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Rocky Flats Plant

    10:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • December 11, 2006 Rocky Flats Work Group Meeting

    Time/Location:

    9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Holiday Inn Select
    1801 N. Naper Blvd.
    Naperville, IL 60563
    (630) 505-4900

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • November 6, 2006 Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

    10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
    1717 Airport Exchange Blvd.
    Erlanger, KY 41018
    Phone: (859) 371-2233

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • August 31, 2006 Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

    9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
    1717 Airport Exchange Blvd.
    Erlanger, KY 41018
    Phone: (859) 371-2233

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • July 26, 2006 Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

    9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting type: Face-to-Face; Open to Public; No Public Comment Period

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

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 993370

    Available Meeting Items:

  • May 30, 2006 Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

    10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting type: Face-to-Face; Open to Public; No Public 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:

  • April 20, 2006 Teleconference Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

    11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Teleconference; Public, No Comment Period

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • April 11-12, 2006 Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

    Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Wednesday: 10:00 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

    NOTE: The Work Group Chairs have decided that they will lead these discussions by teleconference. Information on how to connect to the teleconference is listed below. As a result of the late change in plans for this meeting, the meeting room at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott will be open for meeting attendees and the public who have planned to attend the meeting in Cincinnati. The meeting room will be connected to the teleconference.

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

    Available Meeting Items:

  • March 27-28, 2006 Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

    Monday: 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Tuesday: 10:00 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:

  • February 27-28, 2006 Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    Time/Location:

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

    Hilton Boston Logan Airport
    One Hotel Drive
    Boston, MA 02128
    Phone: (617) 568-6816

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

    Available Meeting Items:

    • Agenda for this workgroup meeting will focus on Y-12 and Rocky Flats Plant Site Profiles (Feb. 27th) and individual dose reconstruction reviews and procedures reviews (Feb. 28th).
    • Transcript [440 KB (120 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 [93 KB (9 pages)]

    Revised November 30, 2006

    Revision Includes: Incorporates responses to union comments. Added Section 1.2, Attributions and Annotations. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. Incorporates internal formal review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

  • Site Description [1.0 MB (80 pages)]

    Revised February 1, 2007

    Revision Includes: Approved Revision 01 revised in response to formal OCAS and ORAU comments. Includes additional incidents and occurrences post-1981. This revision addresses Worker Outreach comments as described in CT-0200 and CT-0204, in Section 2.4.5. Revised to consider attribution per ORAU direction and to respond to Union member comments. Incorporates NIOSH formal review comments. No further changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. Constitutes a total rewrite of document. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

  • Occupational Medical Dose [476 KB (20 pages)]

    Revised April 23, 2007

    Revision Includes: Initiated to revise Table 3.4.2-2 (now Table 3- 6), text, and dose estimate tables to be consistent with ORAUTOTIB- 0006 Rev 03 PC-1. Revised Table 3.2-1 (now Table 3-1) and text to specify the inclusion of termination X-rays for the period of 1952-1986. Revised Table 3.4.1-2 (now Table 3-5) per commitment tracking form dated 02/06/2006. Revised to include attribution information per ORAU direction. The Worker Outreach comment from CT-0203 was addressed. Worker outreach comment from the June 23, 2004, meeting of the United Steelworkers of America Local 8031 and Rocky Flats Security Officers Local Union 1 was addressed in Section 3.1. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of document. This revision results in an increase in assigned dose and a PER is required.

  • Occupational Environmental Dose [1.6 MB (62 pages)]

    Revised April 23, 2007

    Revision Includes: Update to Section. 4.1.1 with standard NIOSH text, updated intakes to reflect site-wide maximum intakes which required obtaining location-specific model output as opposed to location-averaged output. Converted intake units to Bq, changed recommended AMAD to 0.3 ìm for some years, clarified that resuspension was addressed in modeling. Added CDPHE data for 1999-2005, other clarifications re SC&A comments. Attachment B updated to incorporate ICRP 68 organ dose factors. Worker Outreach comments pertaining to CT-0202 and CT-0208 have been addressed in a revision of Section 4.2.3. Revised to incorporate attribution per ORAU direction. Incorporates NIOSH formal review comments and an additional comment, changing recommendation of 0.3 ìm to 1.0 ìm AMAD for certain years. Constitutes a total rewrite of document. This revision results in an increase in assigned dose and a PER is required.

  • Occupational Internal Dose [2.9 MB (177 pages)]

    Revised September 30, 2014

    Revision Includes: Revision initiated to incorporate Advisory Board comments, the approval of SEC-00192, and new dose reconstruction approaches in assessing tritium, 233U, and recycled uranium. Incorporates additional clarifications on current dose reconstruction guidance. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational External Dose [4.6 MB (105 pages)]

    Revised October 20, 2010

    Revision Includes: Page change initiated to update references and NIOSH required language on pages 10 and 11 in Section 6.1. Corrected text inconsistencies to indicate that non-affected original neutron dose, in addition to NDRP neutron dose, should be used in the reconstruction. Original neutron dose, in addition to notional neutron dose, should not be used in dose reconstruction. These changes occurred in pages 48 and 49 in Section 6.7.3.3. Updated references throughout and on page 65 in the Reference Section. No sections were deleted. No changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. Incorporates formal NIOSH review comments.

Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

  • ORAUT-OTIB-0058 Rev-01 PC-1: External Coworker Dosimetry Data for Rocky Flats Plant

    About this Document: New Technical Information Bulletin to provide information to allow dose reconstructors to assign doses at the Rocky Flats Plant to certain workers who have no or limited monitoring data, based on site coworker data.

    This document has been canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this document has been incorporated into the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile section: Occupational External Dose.

  • Internal Dosimetry Coworker Data for Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Approved August 3, 2006

    This document has been canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this document has been incorporated into the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile section: Occupational External Dose.

  • OCAS-TIB-014 Rev-00: Rocky Flats Internal Dosimetry Coworker Extension [109 KB (17 pages)]
    Approved December 7, 2006

    About this Document: Extends TIB 38: Internal Dosimetry Coworker Data for Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. In order to extend the analysis beyond 1988, data was obtained from the Rocky Flats site's HIS-20 database. The purpose of this TIB is to extend the previous TIB 38 utilizing the same methodology.

    This document has been canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this document has been incorporated into the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile section: Occupational External Dose.

  • ORAUT-OTIB-0027 Rev-00: Supplementary External Dose Information for Rocky Flats

    About this Document: Establishes the technical basis for supplementary external dose information for Rocky Flats Plant.

    This document has been canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this document has been incorporated into the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile section: Occupational External Dose.

  • ORAUT-OTIB-0050 Rev-00:Use of Rocky Flats Neutron Dose Reconstruction Project Data in Dose Reconstructions

    About this Document: Establishes the technical basis to establish guidance for the use of Rocky Flats Neutron Dose Reconstruction Project data in dose reconstructions.

    This document has been canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this document has been incorporated into the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile section: Occupational External Dose.

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Rocky Flats Plant

The Rocky Flats 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 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.

  • OCAS-PER-0010 Rev-00: Program Evaluation Report: The Effect of Rocky Flats Neutron Dose Reconstruction Project Data [21 KB (2 pages)]

    April 13, 2007

    About this Document: New document to report the impact of data received from the Rocky Flats Plant Neutron Dose Reconstruction Project.

    Summary: Neutron doses at Rocky Flats were re-evaluated as part of the Rocky Flats Neutron Dose Reconstruction Project (NDRP). These records were provided to OCAS as part of the individual dosimetry records. The application of the NDRP data to dose reconstructions is described in ORAUT-OTIB-0050, Rev. 00.

  • OCAS-PER-0021 Rev-00: Program Evaluation Report: Rocky Flats Plant Dose Reconstruction Method Modifications [14 KB (1 page)]

    September 20, 2007

    About this Document: New document to determine which previously completed claims require evaluation for the effect of revising Rocky Flats Plant TBDs and TIBs.

    Summary: The Department of Labor indicated they will return all claims to NIOSH that were not determined to be a member of the SEC. Therefore, no evaluation of the modifications to dose reconstruction methodology is necessary. NIOSH will complete a new dose reconstruction for all claims returned by DOL using the current methodology. It should be noted that some of these claims will be unaffected by these modifications and some dose reconstructions may decrease as a result of removing dose associated with the SEC basis.

    The last document to be revised to incorporate changes as a result of the SEC deliberation and designation was the external dose section of the Rocky Flats Technical Basis Document. This document was revised on August 17, 2007. Therefore, the returned claims should consist only of those approved prior to that date. This totals 590 claims, some of which NIOSH previously requested a return based on other PERs.

Miscellaneous Documents

Public Comments on Rocky Flats Plant Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Rocky Flats 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 (032) on all comments.

Comments Received

Document Archive for Rocky Flats Plant

  • Site Profile: Introduction [37 KB (7 pages)]

    Approved April 20, 2004

  • Site Profile: Site Description [920 KB (58 pages)]

    Approved January 10, 2004

  • Site Profile: Occupational Medical Dose [227 KB (27 pages)]

    Approved February 9, 2004

  • Occupational Environmental Dose
  • Site Profile: Occupational Internal Dose
    • Occupational Internal Dose [2.3 MB (162 pages)]

      Revised August 17, 2007

      Revision Includes: Initiated to capture Advisory Board comments associated with the June 2007 Advisory Board meeting. Incorporation of thorium and internal coworker from ORAUT-OTIB-0038 and OCAS-TIB-014. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Revised February 1, 2007 [1.7 MB (123 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Approved Revision 01 revised to reflect current introductory material. Revised in response to Union comments. Change made to Table 5- 9. Constitutes a total rewrite of document. This revision addresses Worker Outreach comments as described in CT-0201, CT-0206, and CT-0207. Revised to incorporate attribution, per ORAU request. The Worker Outreach comments from the June 23, 2004, meeting of the United Steelworkers of America Local 8031 and Rocky Flats Security Officers Local Union 1 are addressed in Section 5.3.2 and 5.4.2 regarding internal organ counts; Sections 5.2.1.2, 5.2.2.2, 5.2.3.2., and 5.2.4.2 regarding particle size and that as many reports as possible have been reviewed in the writing of this section. The Worker Outreach comments from the June 23, 2004, meeting of Colorado State Building and Construction Trades regarding whole body counting are addressed in Sections 5.3.2 and 5.2.4. Incorporates internal and NIOSH formal review comments. This revision results no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

    • Page Change Revision December 13, 2005 [1.5 MB (103 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Page change initiated to incorporate recent direction from NIOSH to include DOL review comments on page 7 in Section 5.1. Change made to Table 5.3.1.4.2-2 on page 17 in Section 5.3. No sections were deleted.

    • Approved January 12, 2004 [1.5 MB (102 pages)]

  • Site Profile: Occupational External Dose
    • Revised August 14, 2007 [1.5 MB (105 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Initiated to capture Advisory Board comments associated with the June 2007 Advisory Board meeting. The following OTIBs have been incorporated into this document during this revision: ORAUT-OTIB-0027, ORAUT-OTIB-0050, and ORAUTOTIB- 0058. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Revised February 8, 2007 [1.4 MB (90 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Approved Revision to incorporate NIOSH-requested material, responses to questions by dose reconstructors, responses to Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health review, and attribution of certain statements in document. Constitutes a total rewrite of document. Added Section 6.11, Attributions and Annotations. Worker Outreach comments pertaining to CT-0205 and CT-0209 have been addressed. Incorporates internal and NIOSH formal review comments. The Worker Outreach comments from the June 23, 2004, meeting of the United Steelworkers of America Local 8031 and Rocky Flats Security Officers Local Union 1 are addressed as follows: Lead aprons and port covers, Section 6.5.5; Neutron Dose Reconstruction Project, Sections 6.3.5.2, 6.4.2, and 6.7.3.4; and exposure geometry and gloveboxes, Sections 6.5, 6.6.4, 6.7.4, and 6.8.4. This revision results in an increase in assigned dose and a PER is required.

    • Approved January 20, 2004 [1.3 MB (68 pages)]

  • Rocky Flats Plant SEC Petition Evaluation Report (April 1, 1952 to December 31, 2005) [755 KB (70 pages)]
    September 5, 2012
  • Technical Information Bulletin: External Coworker Dosimetry Data for Rocky Flats Plant
    • ORAUT-OTIB-0058 Rev-01 PC-1: Page Change Revision March 29, 2007 [90 KB (16 pages)]

      About this Document: New Technical Information Bulletin to provide information to allow dose reconstructors to assign doses at the Rocky Flats Plant to certain workers who have no or limited monitoring data, based on site coworker data.

      Page Change Revision Includes: Corrects errors in the steps on pages 9 and 10 of Section 7.0. Step 3 was combined with Step 4 in Rev 01. This resulted in a renumbering of the steps. Step 7 in Rev 01 was redundant and was deleted. Tables 7-3 and 7-6 were removed based on comments from NIOSH. In addition, data for 1969 and 1970 was updated based on an analysis of the HIS-20 dataset with readings of "zero" removed. No further changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. Recalculated coworker dose distributions for 1969-70 in Tables 7.1, 7.2, 7.3. 7.4 on pages 11, 12, 13, and 14. Attributions and Annotations Section was added on page 15. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

    • ORAUT-OTIB-0058 Rev-01: Revised January 8, 2007 [90 KB (17 pages)]

      Page Change Revision Includes: Approved Revision 01 due to the release of ORAUT-OTIB-0052 Rev 00 [288 KB (35 pages)] and comments received from NIOSH. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. Incorporates internal formal review comments. Incorporates NIOSH formal review comments and additional information found regarding neutron to photon ratios for the period 1970-1976. Added Table 6-2. This revision results in an increase in assigned dose and a PER is required.

    • ORAUT-OTIB-0058 Rev-00: Approved May 12, 2006 [135 KB (13 pages)]
  • ORAUT-OTIB-0038 Rev-00: Internal Dosimetry Coworker Data for Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site [285 KB (35 pages)]
    Approved August 3, 2006

    About this Document: New Technical Information Bulletin for assigning Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site internal doses based on coworker bioassay data.

  • ORAUT-OTIB-0027 Rev-00: Supplementary External Dose Information for Rocky Flats [53 KB (9 pages)]
    Approved May 19, 2005

    About this Document: Establishes the technical basis for supplementary external dose information for Rocky Flats Plant.

  • ORAUT-OTIB-0050 Rev-00: Use of Rocky Flats Neutron Dose Reconstruction Project Data in Dose Reconstructions [127 KB (10 pages)]
    Approved December 13, 2005

    About this Document: Establishes the technical basis to establish guidance for the use of Rocky Flats Neutron Dose Reconstruction Project data in dose reconstructions.

 
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