Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)

(Site Profile/Docket Number 93)

Location: Livermore, California

Also known as: Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Corp., Simonds Saw and Steel Div., Guterl Special Steel Corp., Simonds Steel Division, Wallace-Murray Corporation

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 Sandia National Laboratory – Livermore.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked in any area at the Sandia National Laboratories-Livermore in Livermore, California, from October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994, 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 214

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • Department of Energy employees or its contractor or subcontractor employees who worked as x-ray technologists and materials scientists at Sandia National Laboratory – Livermore in the X-ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Laboratory, Building 913 – Room 113 and Building 913 – Room 128 from December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 59.

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

May 15, 2006

Date Qualified for Evaluation

October 4, 2006

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Building 913 Room 113, Building 913 Room 128, and Building 941 Room 128

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All x-ray technologists and materials scientists who worked in the X-ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Laboratory

Period of Employment: December 1967 to December 1990

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

May 15, 2006 pdf icon[1.9 MB (9 pages)]
(October 1971 through February 1978)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

October 20, 2006 pdf icon[42 KB (1 page)]
(December 1967 through December 1990)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

March 30, 2007 pdf icon[611 KB (35 pages)]
(December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990)

Addendum September 10, 2007 pdf icon[290 KB (21 pages)]
(December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

March 30, 2007
(December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990)

September 11, 2007 (Addendum)
(December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990)

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on May 4, 2007; June 11, 2007; October 4, 2007; January 10, 2008; and April 8, 2008, during its regular meetings.

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

April 30, 2008 pdf icon[278 KB (1 page)]
(December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

July 29, 2008 pdf icon[456 KB (9 pages)]
(December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990)

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Determination:

July 29, 2008 pdf icon[410 KB (4 pages)]
(December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990)

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

Determination:

August 26, 2008 pdf icon[42 KB (1 page)]
(December 1, 1967 through December 31, 1990)

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.

Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

August 22, 2013

Date Qualified for Evaluation

August 28, 2013

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Livermore, California

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked in any area

Period of Employment: January 1, 1956 through December 31, 1994

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

August 22, 2013 pdf icon[382 KB (3 pages)]
(January 1, 1956 through December 31, 1994)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

September 13, 2013 pdf icon[67 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1956 through December 31, 1994)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

September 27, 2013 pdf icon[308 KB (43 pages)]
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

September 30, 2013
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on October 16, 2013, 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

November 7, 2013 pdf icon[34 KB (2 pages)]
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

December 12, 2013 pdf icon[83 KB (10 pages)]
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Designation:

December 12, 2013 pdf icon[40 KB (5 pages)]
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

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

Designation:

December 24, 2013 pdf icon[104 KB (2 pages)]
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

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

January 11, 2014
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

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

January 21, 2014 pdf icon[69 KB (1 page)]
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

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

January 14, 2014 pdf icon[92 KB (1 page)]
(October 1, 1957 through December 31, 1994)

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

  • Summary Site Profile for Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California pdf icon[2.3 MB (100 Pages)] Revised April 28, 2014

    Revision Includes: Updates the document with new information. Modifies Sections 1.0, 5.0, and 6.0 to incorporate the Special Exposure Cohort class through 1994, including references to SEC-ER and HHS designation letter. Replaces reference to ORAUT-TKBS-0048, Site Profile for the Brookhaven National Laboratory, with ORAUT-TKBS-0036-6, Argonne National Laboratory-East – External Dosimetry. Adds information pertaining to chronic lymphocytic leukemia to Section 3.3 and added Table 3-6. Amends Section 5.2 to eliminate the sentence that only tritium and uranium were of concern, and stating there were limited bioassay data for tritium and uranium. Changes Section 5.7 to reflect that unmonitored internal dose is only applicable post-SEC, to indicate applicable years based on facility decommissioning, to remove all references to maximum permissible concentrations, and to supply uranium intake information for all solubilities. Altered Table 5-5 to remove the row related to 1959 and to change the “1990s” row to “post-1994.” Adjusts Table 5-8 for consistency with Table 5-2, to account for tritium intake through skin absorption, and to address uranium tritides, adding ORAUT-OTIB-0066 as a reference. Includes an instruction for dose reconstructors to use minimum detectable activities as provided in the records when available. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)

Public Comments on Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) 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 (93) on all comments.

Comments Received

Document Archive for Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015