Titanium Alloys Manufacturing

(Site Profile/Docket Number 249)

Location: Niagara Falls, New York

Also known as: Humphreys Gold Co., Titanium Alloys Mfg. Co., Div. Of National Lead, Titanium Alloy Metals, Titanium Pigment Co.

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 Titanium Alloys Manufacturing.

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All employees who worked in any area or building at Titanium Alloys Manufacturing from January 1, 1955, through December 31, 1956.

    This class was established by Petition 190.

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 190
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

July 28, 2011

Date Qualified for Evaluation

November 17, 2011

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked in any area or building

Period of Employment: January 1, 1950 through December 31, 1956

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 28, 2011 Cdc-pdf[353 KB (6 pages)]

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

November 28, 2011 Cdc-pdf[173 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

February 14, 2012 Cdc-pdf[511 KB (35 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

February 22, 2012

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on June 20, 2012, 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

July 27, 2012 Cdc-pdf[298 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

August 23, 2012 Cdc-pdf[455 KB (9 pages)]

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Determination:

August 23, 2012 Cdc-pdf[48 KB (4 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.

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

Determination:

September 20, 2012 Cdc-pdf[50 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

Not applicable at this time.

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

Not applicable at this time.

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

Not applicable at this time.

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

Public Comments on Titanium Alloys Manufacturing Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Titanium Alloys Manufacturing 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 (249) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Titanium Alloys Manufacturing documents.

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015