[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 188 (Friday, September 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 55214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-19297]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; 
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 
of a decision to designate a class of employees at the Ames Laboratory, 
Ames, Iowa, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under 
the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 
2000. On September 12, 2007, the Secretary of HHS designated the 
following class of employees as an addition to the SEC:

    Sheet metal workers, physical plant maintenance and associated 
support staff (including all maintenance shop personnel), and 
supervisory staff who were monitored or should have been monitored 
for potential internal radiation exposures associated with the 
maintenance and renovation activities of the thorium production 
areas in Wilhelm Hall (a.k.a. the Metallurgy Building or ``Old'' 
Metallurgy Building) at the Ames Laboratory from January 1, 1955, 
through December 31, 1970, 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 Special Exposure Cohort.

    This designation will become effective on October 12, 2007, 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 (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.

    Dated: September 24, 2007.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E7-19297 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]
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