[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 173 (Thursday, September 7, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 52798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-7485]



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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 Ames Laboratory, 
in Ames, Iowa as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under 
the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 
2000. On August 8, 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 Ames Laboratory in one or 
more of the following facilities/locations: Chemistry Annex 1 (also 
known as ``the old women's gymnasium'' and ``Little Ankeny''), 
Chemistry Annex 2, Chemistry Building (also known as ``Gilman 
Hall''), Research Building, or the Metallurgical Building (also 
known as ``Harley Wilhelm Hall'') from January 1, 1942 through 
December 31, 1954 for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 
work days, or in combination with work days within the parameters 
(excluding aggregate work day requirements) established for one or 
more classes of employees in the SEC, and who were monitored or 
should have been monitored.

    This designation will become effective on September 7, 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.

John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 06-7485 Filed 9-6-06; 8:45 am]
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