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Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue

(Site Profile/Docket Number 206)

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Also Known As: Battelle Columbus Laboratories (BCL), Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI)

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 Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the King Avenue facility owned by Battelle Laboratories in Columbus, Ohio, during the period from April 16, 1943, through June 30, 1956, 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 from Petition 208
  • All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the facility owned by the Battelle Laboratories at the King Avenue site in Columbus, Ohio, during the period from July 1, 1956, through December 31, 1970, 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 from Petition 229

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 208 (Apr 16, 1943 to Jun 30, 1956)

Petition 208
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received October 26, 2012
Date Qualified for Evaluation October 29, 2012
Summary of Information in Petition Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue facility in Columbus, Ohio

Period of Employment: April 16, 1943 through June 30, 1956

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 October 25, 2012 [139 KB (2 pages)]
Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation November 8, 2012 [87 KB (1 page)]
SEC Petition Evaluation Report November 19, 2012 [302 KB (47 pages)]
Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board November 19, 2012
Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board The Advisory Board discussed this petition on December 11, 2012, during its regular meeting.

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 January 31, 2013 [39 KB (2 pages)]
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition March 6, 2013 [90 KB (10 pages)]
HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC March 6, 2013 [44 KB (5 pages)]

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

Federal Register Notice: Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort March 26, 2013 [75 KB (1 page)]
Effective Date for the SEC Class April 5, 2013
Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort April 12, 2013 [97 KB (2 pages)]
Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC April 5, 2013 [36 KB (1 page)]

Petition 229 (Jul 1, 1956 to Dec 31, 1970)

Petition 229
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received October 27, 2015
Date Qualified for Evaluation November 2, 2015
Summary of Information in Petition Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the facility owned by the Battelle Laboratories at the King Avenue site in Columbus, Ohio

Period of Employment: July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970

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 October 27, 2015 [83 KB (2 pages)]

(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation November 13, 2015 [114 KB (1 page)]

(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report November 2, 2015 [300 KB (41 pages)]
(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)
Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board November 6, 2015
(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)
Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on November 18, 2015, during its regular meeting.

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 January 15, 2016 [65 KB (2 pages)]
(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition February 18, 2016 [188 KB (13 pages)]
(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)
HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC February 18, 2016 [176 KB (5 pages)]
(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)
Federal Register Notice: Designation/Determination Concerning a Petition to Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort 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.

Effective Date for the SEC Class March 19, 2016
(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)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 March 25, 2016 [69 KB (2 pages)]
(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)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 March 21, 2016 [66 KB (1 page)]
(July 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970)Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

Technical Documents

If the energy employee’s personal radiation information is incomplete, NIOSH will use other sources to estimate the radiation dose. This may involve using technical documents called Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins.

Site Profile

 

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue

The Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue discussion papers listed below are working documents prepared by NIOSH or its contractor for use in discussions with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health or its Working Groups or Subcommittees. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final NIOSH or Advisory Board (or their technical support and review contractors) positions unless specifically marked as such. These documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues prepared by NIOSH or its contractor.

The discussion papers have been reviewed to identify and redact any information that is protected by the Privacy Act 5 USC §552a and have been cleared for distribution.

Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) and Program Evaluation Reports (PERs)

NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.

Public Comments on Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at nioshdocket@cdc.gov 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 (206) on all comments.

Comments Received

No comments on Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue have been received at this time.

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