[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 240 (Friday, December 12, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 75720]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29391]


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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 Connecticut 
Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory in Middletown, Connecticut, as an 
addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On 
October 24, 2008, the Secretary of HHS designated the following class 
of employees as an addition to the SEC:
    All employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor 
agencies, and DOE contractors or subcontractors who worked at the 
Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory in Middletown, CT, from 
January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1965 for a number of work days 
aggregating at least 250 work days occurring either solely under this 
employment 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 November 23, 2008, 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: December 8, 2008.
Christine M. Branche,
Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E8-29391 Filed 12-11-08; 8:45 am]
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