[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 139 (Friday, July 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 41356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16466]


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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 SAM (Special Alloyed or Substitute Alloy Materials) 
Laboratories of Columbia University in New York City, New York, as an 
addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On May 
30, 2008, 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:

    All employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor 
agencies, and DOE contractors or subcontractors who worked in the 
Pupin, Schemerhorn, Havenmeyer, Nash, or Prentiss buildings at SAM 
(Special Alloyed or Substitute Alloy Materials) Laboratories of 
Columbia University in New York City, New York, from August 13, 
1942, through December 31, 1947, 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 in 
the Special Exposure Cohort.

    This designation became effective on June 29, 2008, as provided for 
under 42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C). Hence, beginning on June 29, 2008, 
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 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or directly at 1-
513-533-6800 (this is not a toll-free number). Information requests can 
also be submitted by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated: July 2, 2008.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
 [FR Doc. E8-16466 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]
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