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Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees at the Nevada Test Site, Mercury, Nevada, To Be Included in the Special Exposure Cohort

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AGENCY:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice as required by 42 CFR 83.12(e) of a decision to evaluate a petition to designate a class of employees at the Nevada Test Site, Mercury, Nevada, to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. The initial proposed definition for the class being evaluated, subject to revision as warranted by the evaluation, is as follows:

Facility: Nevada Test Site.

Location: Mercury, Nevada.

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: Workers potentially exposed to above-ground weapons testing.

Period of Employment: 1951 to 1963.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Larry Elliott, Director, Office of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 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 OCAS@CDC.GOV.

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Dated: March 10, 2006.

John Howard,

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 06-2588 Filed 3-16-06; 8:45 am]

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