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Argonne National Laboratory - West

(Site Profile/Docket Number 038) Location: Scoville, Idaho

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 Argonne National Laboratory-West.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Argonne National Laboratory-West during the time period from April 10, 1951, through December 31, 1957, 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 in the Special Exposure Cohort.
    Note:
    This class was established from Petition 224

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 224
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received December 4, 2014
Date Qualified for Evaluation March 13, 2015
Summary of Information in Petition Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers who worked in any location of the Argonne National Laboratory­West.

Period of Employment: April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1979.

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 Argonne National Laboratory – West SEC Petition for April 10, 1951 to December 31, 1979 Cdc-pdf[761 KB (8 pages)]
Federal Register Notice Announcing that an Argonne National Laboratory – West SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation March 25, 2015 Cdc-pdf[57 KB (1 page)]
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1979)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report February 18, 2016 Cdc-pdf[9 MB (260 pages)]
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1979)
Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board February 24, 2016
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1979)
Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board The petition was discussed on March 23, 2016, during the Advisory Board’s regular meeting.
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1979)

Note: Agendas and transcripts for Board meetings will be posted on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page as soon as they become available.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition May 2, 2016 Cdc-pdf[71 MB (2 pages)]
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1957)
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition June 3, 2016 Cdc-pdf[127 KB (14 pages)]
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1957)
HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC Designation:

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/Determination Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort Designation:
  • June 17, 2016 Cdc-pdf[56 KB (1 page)
    (April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1957)
  • 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 July 3, 2016
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1957)

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort July 19, 2016 Cdc-pdf[78 KB (2 pages)]
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1957)

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 July 5, 2016 Cdc-pdf[71 KB (1 page)]
(April 10, 1951 through December 31, 1957)

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

In addition to the petition listed above, one petition was received but did not qualify for evaluation.

Advisory Board Work Group on Argonne National Laboratory-West/Idaho National Laboratory

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory Site Profiles (as revised) and a review of the Site Profiles by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profiles and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profiles as appropriate. The Work Group is also responsible for a review of SEC petitions from Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory petitioners, the resultant SEC Petition Evaluations from NIOSH, and any SC&A reviews of the SEC Petitions and NIOSH Petition Evaluations. The Work Group shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues concerning the petitions and should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC. Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory-West, or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page. Work Group Members:

  • Phillip Schofield (Chair)

  • Henry A. Anderson, M.D.

  • Josie Beach

  • Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.

  • David B. Richardson, Ph.D.

Meeting Information:

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015