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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees for Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, To Be Included in the Special Exposure Cohort

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AGENCY:

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 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 for Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 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: Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All service support workers (which includes, but is not limited to, security guards, firefighters, laborers, custodians, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, pipefitters, sheet metal workers, ironworkers, welders, maintenance workers, truck drivers, delivery persons, radiation technicians, and area work coordinators) who worked in any operational Technical Areas with a history of radioactive material use.

Period of Employment: January 1, 1976 through December 31, 2005.

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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 OCAS@CDC.GOV.

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Dated: June 5, 2008.

John Howard,

Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. E8-13626 Filed 6-16-08; 8:45 am]

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