[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 206 (Wednesday, October 24, 2012)]
[Pages 64996-64997]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26172]



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.


SUMMARY: HHS gives notice of a decision to designate a class of 
employees from the Ventron Corporation, in Beverly, Massachusetts, as 
an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On 
October 12, 2012, the Secretary of HHS designated the following class 
of employees as an addition to the SEC:

    All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked for the Ventron 
Corporation at its facility in Beverly, Massachusetts, from November 
1, 1942, through December 31, 1948, 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 November 11, 2012, 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, 

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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. 2012-26172 Filed 10-23-12; 8:45 am]