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Manufacturing

NORA Manufacturing Sector Strategic Goals

927ZFXE-ZJJA - Designate Special Exposure Cohort

Start Date: 10/1/2010
End Date: 9/30/2015

Principal Investigator (PI)
Name: Lavon Rutherford
Phone: 513-533-6806
E-mail: lrr5@cdc.gov
Organization: NIOSH
Sub-Unit: DCAS
Funded By: NIOSH

Primary Goal Addressed
None

Secondary Goal Addressed
None


Attributed to Manufacturing
50%

Project Description

Short Summary

This project determines whether to designate additional classes of workers to the SEC as established by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA). This task will be ongoing through the life of the program. This project supports the responsibilities under the Energy Employee Illness Compensation Program Act and Executive Order 13179.

In FY 2003, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Procedures for Designating Classes of Employees as Members of the Special Exposure Cohort under Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (42 CFR 83), was published in the Federal Register. The final rule was published in May 2004, and established the procedures for adding classes of employees to the SEC. To date NIOSH has received approximately 174 submissions for SEC petition status which has led to 56 classes added to the SEC.



Description

This project determines whether to designate additional classes of workers to the SEC as established by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA).

This task will be ongoing through the life of the program. Activities include implementing policies and procedures for designating additional classes of workers to the SEC and responding to petitions by classes of employees for inclusion in the SEC.

Implementation involves research; analysis; consultation with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health established by EEOICPA; processing of administrative and policy procedures within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and administrative and judicial review of decisions.



Mission Relevance

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) established a compensation program to provide a lump sum payment and medical benefits as compensation to covered employees suffering from designated illnesses incurred as a result of their exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while in the performance of duty for the Department of Energy (DOE) and certain of its vendors, contractors, and subcontractors. The Executive Order 13179, Providing Compensation to America's Nuclear Weapons Workers, directs HHS to consider and issue determinations on petitions by classes of employees to be treated as members of the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC).

In FY 2003, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Procedures for Designating Classes of Employees as Members of the Special Exposure Cohort under Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (42 CFR 83), was published in the Federal Register. The final rule was published in May 2004, and established the procedures for adding classes of employees to the SEC. To date NIOSH has received approximately 174 submissions for SEC petition status which has led to 56 classes being added to the SEC.



Page last updated: June 3, 2011
Page last reviewed: May 23, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director

 

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