W.R. Grace and Company (Maryland)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 214)
Location: Curtis Bay, Maryland
Also known as: Davison Chemical Corp., Agri-Chemicals Div.
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
To date, there are no open/active SEC petitions from W.R. Grace and Company (Maryland).
Class(es) Added to the SEC
All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at any building or area at the facility owned by W.R. Grace and Company in Curtis Bay, Maryland, for the operational period from May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958, 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 by Petition 182
SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation
In addition to the petition listed below, two additional petitions were received but did not qualify for evaluation. One did not meet the minimum petition requirements and the class defined in the other petition was already included in the SEC.
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.
Petition 182Jan 1, 1955 to Oct 31, 2009
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December 21, 2010
Date Qualified for Evaluation
February 17, 2011
Summary of Information in Petition
Location: Curtis Bay, Maryland
Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employer employees
Period of Employment: Operational period from January 1, 1955 through December 31, 1958, and the residual radiation period from January 1, 1959 through October 31, 2009
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
Federal Register Notice Announcing that a W.R. Grace and Company (Maryland) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation
SEC Petition Evaluation Report
Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board
July 15, 2011
Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board
The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on August 23, 2011, during its regular meeting.
Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition
September 14, 2011 [29 KB (2 pages)] (May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958)
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
October 18, 2011 [77 KB (10 pages)] (May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958)
HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
October 18, 2011 [34 KB (5 pages)] (May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958)
Federal Register Notice: Designation Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
November 4, 2011 [40 KB (1 page)] (May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958)
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
November 17, 2011 (May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958)
Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Determination of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
November 28, 2011 [167 KB (1 page)] (May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958)
Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC
November 17, 2011 [20 KB (1 page)] (May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958)
Public Comments on W.R. Grace and Company (Maryland) Documents
How to Submit Comments
Comments on W.R. Grace and Company (Maryland) Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (214) on all comments.
At this time, no comments have been submitted on W.R. Grace and Company (Maryland) documents.
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