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Timeline of Major DCAS Events for 2001

Establishing the foundation for conducting dose reconstructions as required under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) has been an important and busy time for our Office. Major events of our dose reconstruction program for 2001 are listed below.

To locate an event, click on one of the months below. A list of events that occurred during that month will be displayed.

Major Events of 2001

JAN

    • NIOSH developed plans for dose reconstruction program

FEB

    • NIOSH developed plans for dose reconstruction program

MAR

    • NIOSH developed plans for dose reconstruction program

APR

    • Begin staffing dose reconstruction program
    • NIOSH developed plans for dose reconstruction program

MAY

    • NIOSH developed plans for dose reconstruction program

JUN

    • NIOSH developed plans for dose reconstruction program

JUL

    • Office of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS) established
    • The Department of Labor (DOL) began accepting EEOICPA claim applications on July 31, 2001

AUG

    • The presidentially appointed Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH) was chartered

OCT

    • Notice of proposed rulemaking on the guidelines for determining the probability of causation published in the Federal Register for public comment
    • Interim final rule on the methods for dose reconstruction published in the Federal Register
    • First group of claims requiring dose reconstruction received from DOL
    • The President appointed members to the ABRWH
    • First group of acknowledgment letters sent by NIOSH to claimants

NOV

  • Public comment period for interim final rule on the methods of dose reconstruction closed
  • First group of requests for exposure monitoring information sent to the Department of Energy (DOE)

DEC

    • Public comment period for proposed rule on the probability of causation closed
    • First claimant telephone call conducted
    • Total number of claims received by the end of 2001: 1,165
 
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