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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore
(Site Profile/Docket Number 093)

Location: Livermore, California

Site Profile

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for the Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore.

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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--Livermore 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--Livermore:

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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

The Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore 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 has been cleared for distribution.

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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 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 (093) on all comments.

Comments Received

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore


Open/Active SEC Petitions

There are currently no open/active petitions 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 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.

    (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)


SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

Not applicable at this time.


Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, two petitions from Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore qualified for evaluation. The left-hand column of the table below shows the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the table contains information related to the Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore petition.

Petition 59
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 - 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 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--Livermore SEC Petition for December 1967 - December 1990
this document in PDF PDF 1.9 MB (9 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Site Name SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

October 20, 2006
this document in PDF PDF 42 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Sandia National Laboratories --Livermore SEC Petition Evaluation Report
(March 30, 2007)
this document in PDF PDF 611 KB (35 pages)

Addendum to the Sandia National Laboratories--Livermore SEC Petition Evaluation Report
(September 10, 2007)
this document in PDF PDF 290 KB (21 pages)

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

April 30, 2008
this document in PDF PDF 278 KB (1 page)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

July 29, 2008
this document in PDF PDF 456 KB (9 pages)

HHS Determination Regarding the SEC Petition

July 29, 2008
this document in PDF PDF 410 KB (4 pages)

Federal Register Notice: Determination Concerning a Petition to Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort

August 26, 2008
this document in PDF PDF 42 KB (1 page)

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Petition 214
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 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--Livermore SEC Petition
this document in PDF PDF 382 KB (3 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Site Name SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

September 13, 2013
(January 1, 1956 through December 31, 1994)
this document in PDF PDF 67 KB (2 pages)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

September 27, 2013
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)
this document in PDF PDF 308 KB (43 pages)

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
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)
this document in PDF PDF 34 KB (2 pages)
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

December 12, 2013
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)
this document in PDF PDF 83 KB (10 pages)

HHS Designation/Determination Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

December 12, 2013
(Designation: October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)
this document in PDF PDF 83 KB (10 pages)

(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.)

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

December 24, 2013
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)
this document in PDF PDF 52 KB (2 pages)

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

January 21, 2014
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)
this document in PDF PDF 69 KB (1 page)

(Note: This only applies if the class is added to the SEC.)

Effective Date for the SEC Class January 11, 2014
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994

(Note: This only applies if the class is added to the SEC.)

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC January 14, 2014
(October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994)
this document in PDF PDF 92 KB (1 page)

(Note: This only applies if the class is added to the SEC.)

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Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
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