[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 30, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 31280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-15397]


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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: HHS gives notice of a decision to designate a class of 
employees for Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, as an 
addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On 
June 18, 2009, 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 and subcontractors who worked in any 
area of Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory for a number of 
work days aggregating at least 250 work days from January 1, 1955 
through December 31, 1958, or in combination with work days within 
the parameters established for one or more other classes of 
employees in the SEC.

    This designation will become effective on July 18, 2009, 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.

Christine M. Branche,
Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E9-15397 Filed 6-29-09; 8:45 am]
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