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Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)

(Site Profile/Docket Number 93)

Location: Livermore, California

Also known as: Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Corp., Simonds Saw and Steel Div., Guterl Special Steel Corp., Simonds Steel Division, Wallace-Murray Corporation

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 Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore (Petition 214). To see what actions remain for this SEC petition, please refer to the table below.

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 Sandia National Laboratories-Livermore in Livermore, California, from October 1, 1957, 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 214

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • Department of Energy employees or its contractor or subcontractor employees who worked as x-ray technologists and materials scientists at Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore in the X-ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Laboratory, Building 913--Room 113 and Building 913--Room 128 from December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 59.

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 59Dec 1967 to Dec 1990

Petition 59
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

May 15, 2006

Date Qualified for Evaluation

October 4, 2006

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Building 913 Room 113, Building 913 Room 128, and Building 941 Room 128

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All x-ray technologists and materials scientists who worked in the X-ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Laboratory

Period of Employment: December 1967 to December 1990

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

Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore SEC Petition for December 1967 - December 1990 [1.9 MB (9 pages)]

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

October 20, 2006 [42 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

March 30, 2007 [611 KB (35 pages)]

Addendum to the Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore SEC Petition Evaluation Report [290 KB (21 pages)] September 10, 2007

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

March 30, 2007

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on May 4, 2007; June 11, 2007; October 4, 2007; January 10, 2008; and April 8, 2008, during its regular meetings.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

December 8, 2010 [288 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1948 through December 31, 1957)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

July 29, 2008 [456 KB (9 pages)]

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Determination

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

Determination

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

Not Applicable

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

Not Applicable

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

Not Applicable

Petition 214Jan 1, 1956 to Dec 31, 1994

Petition 214
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

August 22, 2013

Date Qualified for Evaluation

August 28, 2013

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Livermore, California

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked in any area

Period of Employment: January 1, 1956 through December 31, 1994

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

Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore SEC Petition [382 KB (3 pages)]

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

September 13, 2013 [67 KB (2 pages)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

September 27, 2013 [308 KB (43 pages)]
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

September 30, 2013

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on October 16, 2013, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

November 7, 2013 [34 KB (2 pages)]
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

December 12, 2013 [83 KB (10 pages)]
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

December 12, 2013 [40 KB (5 pages)]
(Designation: October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)

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

December 24, 2013 [104 KB (2 pages)]
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)

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

(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)

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

January 21, 2014 [69 KB (1 page)]
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)

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

January 14, 2014 [92 KB (1 page)]
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)

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

  • Summary Site Profile for Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California [2.3 MB (100 Pages)] Revised April 28, 2014

    Revision Includes: Updates the document with new information. Modifies Sections 1.0, 5.0, and 6.0 to incorporate the Special Exposure Cohort class through 1994, including references to SEC-ER and HHS designation letter. Replaces reference to ORAUT-TKBS-0048, Site Profile for the Brookhaven National Laboratory, with ORAUT-TKBS-0036-6, Argonne National Laboratory-East – External Dosimetry. Adds information pertaining to chronic lymphocytic leukemia to Section 3.3 and added Table 3-6. Amends Section 5.2 to eliminate the sentence that only tritium and uranium were of concern, and stating there were limited bioassay data for tritium and uranium. Changes Section 5.7 to reflect that unmonitored internal dose is only applicable post-SEC, to indicate applicable years based on facility decommissioning, to remove all references to maximum permissible concentrations, and to supply uranium intake information for all solubilities. Altered Table 5-5 to remove the row related to 1959 and to change the "1990s" row to "post-1994." Adjusts Table 5-8 for consistency with Table 5-2, to account for tritium intake through skin absorption, and to address uranium tritides, adding ORAUT-OTIB-0066 as a reference. Includes an instruction for dose reconstructors to use minimum detectable activities as provided in the records when available. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)

Public Comments on Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) 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 (93) on all comments.

Comments Received

Document Archive for Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)

 
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