[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 214 (Friday, November 6, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 57491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26843]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Update to the Report on Residual Radioactive and Beryllium 
Contamination at Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities and Beryllium 
Vendor Facilities

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 the release of an update to The Report on 
Residual Radioactive and Beryllium Contamination at Atomic Weapons 
Employer Facilities and Beryllium Vendor Facilities under the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 
(EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7484-7385.
    This update is the third revision to the original report. The 
original report was issued in November, 2002; the first update was 
issued in October, 2003; and the second update was issued in December, 
2006. The purpose of the original report and subsequent updates is to 
evaluate whether significant residual contamination remained at atomic 
weapons employer or beryllium vendor facilities after such facilities 
had concluded work for the Department of Energy (DOE) or its 
predecessor agencies.
    NIOSH was required to submit the original report by section 3151(b) 
of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, Public 
Law 107-107 (December 18, 2001), which amended EEOICPA. EEOICPA was 
amended again in section 3169 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
of Fiscal Year 2005, Public Law 108-375 (October 28, 2004) which 
directed NIOSH to update the residual contamination report by December, 
2006.
    This third revision to the original report has been prepared 
because the determination of residual contamination for several sites 
has changed since the issuance of the December 2006 version of the 
report. Specifically, this updated report is being submitted due to 
several recent changes in facility designations by DOE and the 
Department of Labor, and due to new information for certain facilities 
that was acquired and evaluated since the issuance of the December 2006 
version of the report.
    DOE uses the designations in this report to modify its publicly 
available list of EEOICPA-covered facilities, which includes the time 
periods determined by DOL to be covered under EEOICPA.
    The entire report can be viewed on the Office of Compensation and 
Analysis Support Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ocas/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Interim 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.
[FR Doc. E9-26843 Filed 11-5-09; 8:45 am]
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