[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 77758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9875]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Final 
Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the 
special Exposure Cohort

AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice 
concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of 
employees at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies Cancer Research 
Hospital, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as an addition to the Special Exposure 
Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness 
Compensation Program Act of 2000. On November 9, 2006, as provided for 
under 42 U.S.C. 7384q(b), the Secretary of HHS designated the following 
class of employees as an addition to the SEC:

    Employees of the Department of Energy predecessor agencies and 
their contractors or subcontractors who were monitored or should 
have been monitored while working at the Oak Ridge Institute of 
Nuclear Studies Cancer Research Hospital from May 15, 1950, through 
December 31, 1963, and who were employed for a number of work days 
aggregating at least 250 work days or in combination with work days 
within the parameters established for one or more other classes of 
employees in the SEC.

    This designation became effective on December 9, 2006, as provided 
for under 42 U.s.C. 73841(14)(C). Hence, beginning on December 9, 2006, 
members of this class of employees, defined as reported in this notice, 
became members of the Special Exposure Cohort.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Elliott, Director, Office of 
Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health (NIOSH), 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, M.D.
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 06-9875 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]
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