[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Page 18351]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06846]



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 Battelle Laboratories King Avenue facility in 
Columbus, Ohio, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) 
under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program 
Act of 2000. On March 6, 2013, the Secretary of HHS designated the 
following class of employees as an addition to the SEC:

    All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the King Avenue 
facility owned by Battelle Laboratories in Columbus, Ohio, during 
the period from April 16, 1943, through June 30, 1956, 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 April 5, 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 [email protected].

John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-06846 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]