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Timeline of Major DCAS Events for 2003

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 2003 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 2003

MAR

    • Bethlehem Steel Corporation Site Profile: Basis for Development of an Exposure Matrix for Bethlehem Steel Corporation approved

APR

    • Public comment period for the second notice of proposed rulemaking extended

MAY

    • Public comment period for the second notice of proposed rulemaking on the procedures for designating classes of employees as members of the SEC closed
    • Number of draft dose reconstruction reports sent to claimants exceeds 100

JUL

    • Savannah River Site Site Profile: Technical Basis Document for Savannah River Site to be Used for EEOICPA Dose Reconstructions approved

AUG

    • Number of ORAU contract staff in support of dose reconstruction: 300
    • Savannah River Site Site Profile: Technical Basis Document for Savannah River Site to be Used for EEOICPA Dose Reconstructions revised
    • Number of draft dose reconstruction reports sent to claimants exceeds 500

SEP

    • Hanford Site Profile: Occupational Medical Dose section approved

OCT

    • Hanford Site Profile: Site Description, Occupational Environmental Dose, Internal Dosimetry, External Dosimetry sections approved
    • Savannah River Site Site Profile: Technical Information Bulletin: Savannah River Site Tritium Dose Assignment approved
    • Report on Residual Radioactive and Beryllium Contamination at Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities and Beryllium Vendor Facilities released
    • Blockson Chemical Company Site Profile: Technical Basis Document for the Development of an Exposure Matrix for Blockson Chemical Company approved
    • Mallinckrodt Chemical Company Site Profile: Basis for Development of an Exposure Matrix for the Mallinckrodt Chemical Company St. Louis Downtown Site, St. Louis, Missouri, Period of Operation: 1942-1958 approved
    • Huntington Pilot Plant Site Profile: Technical Basis Document: Basis for Development of an Exposure Matrix for Huntington Pilot Plant approved
    • Congressional Hearing with the House Education and Workforce Committee and Workforce Protection Subcommittee

NOV

    • Hanford Site Profile: Introduction section approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin: Maximum Internal Dose Estimates for Certain Department of Energy (DOE) Complex Claims approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin: Standard Complex-Wide Conversion/ Correction Factor for Overestimating External Doses Measured with Thermoluminescent Dosimeter approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin: Occupational Dose from Elevated Ambient Levels of External Radiation approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin: Dose Reconstruction from Occupationally Related Diagnostic X-ray Procedures approved
    • Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) Site Profile: Site Description section approved
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10) Site Profile: Site Description approved
    • Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site Profile: Site Description section approved
    • Technical Basis for Estimating the Maximum Plausible Dose to Workers at Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities Technical Information Bulletin approved and revised
    • Y-12 National Security Complex Site Profile: Site Description and External Dosimetry sections approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin: Occupational Dose from Elevated Ambient Levels of External Radiation approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin: Maximum Internal Dose Estimates for Certain DOE Complex Claims approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin: IMBA Organ, External Dosimetry Organ, and IREP Model Selection by ICD-9 Code approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin for a Standard Complex-Wide Conversion/Correction Factor for Overestimating External Doses Measured with Thermoluminescent Dosimeter approved

DEC

    • Number of final dose reconstructions sent to the Department of Labor (DOL) exceeds 1,000
    • Y-12 National Security Complex Site Profile: Environmental Dosimetry and Occupational Medical Dose sections approved
    • Technical Information Bulletin: Dose Reconstruction from Occupationally Related Diagnostic X-ray Procedures approved and revised
    • Technical Information Bulletin: Technical Basis for Estimating the Maximum Plausible Dose to Workers at Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities revised
    • Total number of claims received by the end of 2003: 13,641
 
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