Kansas City Plant

(Site Profile/Docket Number 050)

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

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 Kansas City Plant.

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All employees who worked in any area of the Kansas City Plant site in Kansas City, Missouri, from January 1, 1949, through December 31, 1993.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 210

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 210 Information
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received March 12, 2013
Date Qualified for Evaluation July 1, 2013
Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked in any area of the Kansas City Plant site in Kansas City, MO

Period of Employment: January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993

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 March 12, 2013 pdf icon[791 KB (267 pages)]
(January 1, 1968 through December 31, 2010)
Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Kansas City Plant SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation July 10, 2013 pdf icon[76 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report January 7, 2014 pdf icon[852 MB (70 pages)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993)
Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board January 7, 2014
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993)
Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed this petition on January 28, 2014; March 25, 2015; and November 19, 2015, during its regular meetings.

Note: the agenda and transcripts from this meeting are available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition January 15, 2016 pdf icon[67 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993)
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition April 12, 2016 pdf icon[241 KB (13 pages)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993)
HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Determination:

April 12, 2016 pdf icon[69 KB (4 pages)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993)

Note: A “designation” means that HHS is recommending a class be added to the SEC. A “determination” means that HHS is recommending a class not be added to the SEC.

Federal Register Notice: Designation/Determination Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

Determination:

April 21, 2016 pdf icon[98 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1949 through December 31, 1993)

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 Note: This only applies if the class is added to the SEC.
Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Determination of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort 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 Note: This only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

One petition was received but did not meet the minimum petition requirements

Worker Outreach Activities

Based on a recommendation from the Advisory Board to provide workers and site experts with opportunities to participate in developing the technical documents used in dose reconstruction, NIOSH established a Worker Outreach Program.

At Worker Outreach Meetings, current and former DOE and AWE employees have opportunities to obtain information about Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins, and to provide information for consideration and possible use in dose reconstruction. This process is valuable to ensure that the technical documents used in dose reconstruction contain correct and useful information.

Worker Outreach Activities for the Kansas City Plant:

Advisory Board Work Group on Kansas City Plant

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Kansas City Plant Site Profile and a review of the Site Profile by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profile 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 Profile as appropriate.

Work Group Members:

  • Josie Beach (Chair)

  • Bradley P. Clawson

  • James E. Lockey

  • John W. Poston, Sr.

  • Loretta R. Valerio

Meeting Information

Pre-Decisional Document Policy

Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board’s Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These pre-decisional documents, such as white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. Although discussion during a public meeting may cover pre-decisional documents, these documents often are not further revised or finalized, and thus do not reflect the final determination or evaluation of the Advisory Board and its Work Groups. Additionally, some pre-decisional documents not otherwise posted on the website may contain sensitive information, which would require an interested party to obtain such documents by filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the CDC/ATSDR FOIA office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

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

  • Site Profile for the Kansas City Plant pdf icon[1.1 MB (78 pages)]
    ORAUT-TKBS-0031 Rev. 01
    January 6, 2017

    Revision Includes: Revision initiated to incorporate changes to include information from the SEC-0210 Petition Evaluation Report and updated medical X-ray organ dose determination using guidance in ORAUT-OTIB-0006. Affected all sections. Expanded on the Machining Area operations, ThO2 powder sources, and to expand on Mg-Th operational periods. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Kansas City Plant

The Kansas City Plant 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 has been cleared for distribution.

Public Comments on Kansas City Plant Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Kansas City Plant 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 (050) on all comments.

Document Archive for Kansas City Plant

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015