[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 76489]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31279]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special 
Exposure Cohort

AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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 from Nuclear Metals, Inc. (or a subsequent owner) in West 
Concord, Massachusetts, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort 
(SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation 
Program Act of 2000. On December 7, 2012, the Secretary of HHS 
designated the following class of employees as an addition to the SEC:
    All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the facility owned by 
Nuclear Metals, Inc. (or a subsequent owner) in West Concord, 
Massachusetts, during the period from October 29, 1958, through 
December 31, 1979, 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 included in the Special Exposure 
Cohort.

    This designation will become effective on January 6, 2013, 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: Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, 
Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, NIOSH, 4676 Columbia 
Parkway, MS C-46, Cincinnati, OH 45226, Telephone 1-877-222-7570. 
Information requests can also be submitted by email to DCAS@CDC.GOV.

John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-31279 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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