[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 39329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-10961]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice 
of a decision to designate a class of employees at the Nevada Test Site 
(NTS), Mercury, Nevada, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort 
(SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation 
Program Act of 2000. On June 26, 2006, the Secretary of HHS designated 
the following class of employees as an addition to the SEC:

    Department of Energy (DOE) employees or DOE contractor or 
subcontractor employees who worked at the Nevada Test Site from 
January 27, 1951 through December 31, 1962 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 
(excluding aggregate work day requirements) established for other 
classes of employees included in the SEC, and who were monitored or 
should have been monitored.

    This designation will become effective on July 26, 2006, unless 
Congress provides otherwise prior to the effective date. After this 
effective date, HHS will publish a notice in the Federal Register 
reporting the addition of this class to the SEC or the result of any 
provision by Congress regarding the decision by HHS to add the class to 
the SEC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Elliott, Director, Office of 
Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-46, Cincinnati, OH 
45226, Telephone 513-533-6800 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Information requests can also be submitted by e-mail to OCAS@CDC.GOV.

    Dated: July 5, 2006.
John Howard
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E6-10961 Filed 7-11-06; 8:45 am]
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