[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 51 (Friday, March 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 12617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-1274]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Final 
Effect of 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: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice 
concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of 
employees at the Allied Chemical Corporation Plant in Metropolis, 
Illinois, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the 
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. 
On February 1, 2007, as provided for under 42 U.S.C. 7384q(b), the 
Secretary of HHS designated the following class of employees as an 
addition to the SEC:

    Atomic Weapons employees who were monitored or should have been 
monitored for exposure to ionizing radiation while working at Allied 
Chemical Corporation Plant in Metropolis, Illinois, from January 1, 
1959 through December 31, 1976, and who were employed for a number 
of work days aggregating at least 250 work days or in combination 
with work days within the parameters established for one or more 
other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    This designation became effective on March 3, 2007, as provided for 
under 42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C). Hence, beginning on March 3, 2007, 
members of this class of employees, defined as reported in this notice, 
became members of the Special Exposure Cohort.

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 [email protected].

    Dated: March 12, 2007.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 07-1274 Filed 3-15-07; 8:45 am]
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