[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 30, 2009)]
[Page 69105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30987]



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.


SUMMARY: HHS gives notice of a decision to designate a class of 
employees at the Oak Ridge Hospital, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as an 
addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On 
December 10, 2009, the Secretary of HHS designated the following class 
of employees as an addition to the SEC:

    All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor 
agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked in any 
location at the Oak Ridge Hospital in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, from May 
15, 1950 through December 31, 1959, 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 SEC.

    This designation will become effective on January 9, 2010, 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, Interim 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].

John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E9-30987 Filed 12-29-09; 8:45 am]