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Standard Oil Development Co. of NJ

(Site Profile/Docket Number 149)

Location: Linden, New Jersey

Also known as: Bayway, Exxon

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 Standard Oil Development Co. of NJ.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All AWE employees of the Standard Oil Development Company in Linden, New Jersey, during the period from August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1945, while working for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the SEC.

    Note: This class was established by Petition 129

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 129 (Aug 1, 1942 to Dec 31, 1963)

Petition 129
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

September 12, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

November 6, 2008

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Linden, New Jersey

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees

Period of Employment: August 1, 1942 through December 31, 1963

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

September 12, 2008 [634 KB (11 pages)]

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

November 28, 2008 [42 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

March 18, 2009 [700 KB (51 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

March 24, 2009

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on May 12, 2009, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

May 19, 2009 [218 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

June 18, 2009 [139 KB (10 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

June 18, 2009 [30 KB (5 pages)]

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

June 30, 2009 [50 KB (2 pages)]

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

July 18, 2009

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

July 28, 2009 [41 KB (1 page)]

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

July 23, 2009 [17 KB (1 page)]

Public Comments on Standard Oil Development Co. of NJ Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Standard Oil Development Co. of NJ 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 (149) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Standard Oil Development Co. of NJ documents.