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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Sandia National Laboratories
(Site Profile/Docket Number 065)

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Site Profile

Site Profile for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada
(Revised January 25, 2013)
this document in PDF PDF 1.4 MB (120 pages)

Revision Includes: Constitutes a total rewrite of the Site Profile. Details of the revision can be found on page 2 of the Site Profile, under the Publication Record section.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

  • External Coworker Dosimetry Data for the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico (TIB 72)
    this document in PDF PDF 149 KB (12 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0072 Rev-00

    About this Document: Provides information to allow dose reconstructors to assign doses at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico to certain workers who have no or limited monitoring data, based on site coworker data. No changes occurred as a result of formal internal and NIOSH review.

    Approved: September 26, 2008

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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 the Sandia National Laboratories 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 the Sandia National Laboratories:

  • February 19, 2009
    Meeting with Representatives of Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 251; Albuquerque Metal Trades Council (MTC), AFL-CIO; Sandia Security Police Association; and New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

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

  • September 26, 2007
    Meeting with New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 98 KB (24 pages)

  • September 25, 2007
    Meeting with Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 251 and Albuquerque Metal Trades Council (MTC), Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 52 KB (9 pages)

  • August 15, 2005
    Meeting with Security Police Association (Formerly IUPA Local 7002)

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 52 KB (4 pages)

  • June 20, 2005
    Meeting with Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 251; Albuquerque Metal Trades Council

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 100 KB (17 pages)

  • June 20, 2005
    Meeting with New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 61 KB (5 pages)

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Advisory Board Work Group on Sandia National Laboratories

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL - New Mexico) Site Profile and of the draft review of this 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. The Work Group may also be assigned to review Special Exposure Cohort petitions for SNL that may be received and evaluated by NIOSH, together with the NIOSH Evaluation Reports and SC&A review reports for such petitions.

  • Work Group Members

    Richard A. Lemen, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Sandia National Laboratories Documents

The documents listed under this section were prepared by the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (or their technical support contractor) or NIOSH. Some of the items listed below are working documents and were developed for discussion purposes only. The documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final positions unless specifically marked as such.

The documents below 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.

The most recent documents appear at the top of the list.

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Public Comments on Sandia National Laboratories Documents

How to Submit Comments

Members of the public can provide comments on Sandia National Laboratories documents. Comments should 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, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (065) on all comments.

Comments Received:

No public comments have been received at this time.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Sandia National Laboratories


Open/Active SEC Petitions

Currently there are no open/active SEC petitions from from Sandia National Laboratories.


Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked in any area at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1962, 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.

    (Note: This class was established from Petition 162)

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked in any area at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from January 1, 1963 through December 31, 1994, 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 188)


Classes Not Added to the SEC

Not applicable at this time.


SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

There was one additional petition received but it did not qualify for evaluation. The petition did not meet the minimum petition requirements for evaluation.

Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, two petition(s) from Sandia National Laboratories have qualified for evaluation. The left-hand column of the tables below show the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the tables contain information related to the Sandia National Laboratories petitions.

Below is a list of the petitions that qualified for evaluation. Select a petition on the list to view to the table for that particular petition.

  • Petition 162 (January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1962 timeframe qualified for evaluation)

  • Petition 188 (January 1, 1963 through May 21, 2011 timeframe qualified for evaluation)

Petition 162
Date Received

January 19, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

April 13, 2010

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked within the Reactor Division

Period of Employment: January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1962

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 petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

Pages 1-35
this document in PDF PDF 970 KB (35 pages)

Pages 36-70
this document in PDF PDF 887 KB (35 pages)

Pages 71-105
this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (35 pages)

Pages 106-140
this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (35 pages)

Pages 141-171
this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (30 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a
Sandia National Laboratories SEC Petition
has met the Minimum Qualifications for
Review and Evaluation

April 28, 2010
this document in PDF PDF 55 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

May 6, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 572 KB (60 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

May 6, 2011

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on May 25, 2011, 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

July 8, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 48 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

August 10, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 106 KB (10 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

July 29, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 43 KB (5 pages)

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

August 17, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 48 KB (1 page)

Effective Date for the SEC Class

September 9, 2011

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

September 27, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 54 KB (2 pages)

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

September 15, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 37 KB (1 page)

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Petition 188
Date Received

July 18, 2011

Date Qualified for Evaluation

October 21, 2011

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All personnel who worked in any area

Period of Employment: January 1, 1963 through May 21, 2011

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 petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

Sandia National Laboratories Petition
this document in PDF PDF 451 KB (8 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Sandia National Laboratories SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

November 14, 2011
this document in PDF PDF 85 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

February 21, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 968 KB (79 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

February 22, 2012

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on February 29, 2012, 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

April 9, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 120 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

May 11, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 272 KB (10 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

May 11, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 132 KB (5 pages)

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

June 1, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 46 KB (1 page)

Effective Date for the SEC Class

June 10, 2012

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

June 29, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 68 KB (1 page)

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

June 18, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 35 KB (1 page)


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Page last updated: February 28, 2013
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
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