Reduction Pilot Plant

(Site Profile/Docket Number 074)

Location: Huntington, West Virginia

Also known as: Huntington Pilot Plant

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

There is one open/active SEC petition from Reduction Pilot Plant (Petition 253). The petition has qualified for evaluation and will continue in the process. It will receive a full evaluation by NIOSH, the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • No classes have been added to the SEC at this time.

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 Information
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received June 25, 2019
Date Qualified for Evaluation December 13, 2019
Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Huntington, West Virginia

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All INCO security personnel who worked at any location within the Reduction Pilot Plant.

Period of Employment: June 7, 1976 to November 26, 1978

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

June 25, 2019 pdf icon[1.4 MB (33 pages)]
(June 7, 1976 to December 31, 1981)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Reduction Pilot Plant SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

December 26, 2019 pdf icon[67 KB (1 page)]
(June 7, 1976 to November 26, 1978)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Not applicable at this time.

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

Not applicable at this time.

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

Not applicable at this time.

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

Not applicable at this time.

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

Not applicable at this time.

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Not applicable at this time.

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 of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

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 Designation 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.

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 Reduction Pilot Plant:

  • No worker outreach activities have been planned for the Reduction Pilot Plant at this time.


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.

Technical Basis Documents (TBD)

Public Comments on Reduction Pilot Plant Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Reduction Pilot 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 (074) on all comments.

Comments Received

  • No discussion papers have been submitted on Reduction Pilot Plant at this time.

Document Archive for Red Pilot Plant

Page last reviewed: October 31, 2019