Revere Copper and Brass

(Site Profile/Docket Number 205)

Location: Detroit, Michigan

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 Revere Copper and Brass.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All Atomic Weapons Employer employees who worked at Revere Copper and Brass, Detroit, Michigan, from July 24, 1943 through December 31, 1954, 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 by Petition 164

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.

Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

January 26, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 18, 2010

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: Extruders and Shapes Specialists who worked in the Rod and Shape Mill

Period of Employment: January 1, 1943 through December 31, 1984

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

July 20, 2010 Cdc-pdf[370 KB (64 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Revere Copper and Brass SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

March 25, 2010 Cdc-pdf[43 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

July 20, 2010 Cdc-pdf[370 KB (64 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

July 27, 2010

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on August 11, 2010, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

September 1, 2010 Cdc-pdf[34 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

October 6, 2010 Cdc-pdf[80 KB (11 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

October 6, 2010 Cdc-pdf[39 KB (6 pages)]

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

October 21, 2010 Cdc-pdf[38 KB (1 page)]

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

November 5, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Determination of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

December 1, 2010 Cdc-pdf[42 KB (1 page)]

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

November 8, 2010 Cdc-pdf[20 KB (1 page)]

Public Comments on Revere Copper and Brass Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Revere Copper and Brass Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at 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 (205) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Revere Copper and Brass documents.

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015