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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as Amended

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Notice of revision of listing of covered Department of Energy facilities.

SUMMARY:

The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) is publishing a list of Department of Energy (DOE) facilities covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (EEOICPA). This notice revises and republishes the listing of DOE facilities that was last published by OWCP on November 24, 2010 (75 FR 71737) to include additional determinations made on this subject through March 6, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rachel P. Leiton, Director, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C-3321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: 202-693-0081 (this is not a toll-free number).

ADDRESSES:

OWCP welcomes comments regarding this list. Individuals who wish to suggest changes to this list may provide information to OWCP at the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Room C-3321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. You may also suggest changes to this list by email at DEEOIC-Public@dol.gov. You should include “DOE facilities list” in the subject line of any email containing comments on this list.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq.), was originally enacted on October 30, 2000, and the primary responsibility for administering EEOICPA was assigned to the Department of Labor (DOL) by Executive Order 13179 (65 FR 77487). In section 2(c)(vii) of that Executive Order, DOE was directed to publish a list in the Federal Register of Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facilities, DOE facilities, and facilities owned and operated by a Beryllium Vendor (as those terms are defined in sections 7384l(5), 7384l(12) and 7384l(6) of EEOICPA, respectively). Pursuant to this direction, DOE published a list of these three types of facilities covered under EEOICPA on January 17, 2001 (66 FR 4003), and subsequently revised and republished the entire list on June 11, 2001 (66 FR 31218), December 27, 2002 (67 FR 79068), July 21, 2003 (68 FR 43095) and August 23, 2004 (69 FR 51825). In subsequent notices published on November 30, 2005 (70 FR 71815), June 28, 2007 (72 FR 35448), April 9, 2009 (74 FR 16191), August 3, 2010 (75 FR 45608), May 26, 2011 (76 FR 30695) and February 6, 2012 (77 FR 5781), DOE further revised the August 23, 2004 list by formally removing a total of fifteen AWE facilities without republishing the list in its entirety.

Following the amendments to EEOICPA that were enacted as subtitle E of Title XXXI of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, Public Law 108-375, 118 Stat. 1811, 2178 (October 28, 2004), OWCP promulgated final regulations governing its expanded responsibilities under EEOICPA on December 29, 2006 (71 FR 78520). One of those regulations, 20 CFR 30.5(x)(2), indicates that OWCP has adopted the list of DOE facilities that was published by DOE on August 23, 2004, and notes that OWCP “will periodically update this list as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion by publishing a revised list of covered [DOE] facilities in the Federal Register.” In making these updates, § 30.5(x)(1) specifies that the Director of OWCP is solely responsible for determining if a particular work site under consideration meets the statutory definition of a Department of Energy facility. This sole responsibility is derived from the grant of primary authority to DOL to administer the EEOICPA claims process contained in section 2(a)(i) of Executive Order 13179.

II. Purpose

Since OWCP last published a notice listing all DOE facilities covered under EEOICPA in the Federal Register on November 24, 2010, the Director of OWCP has made several determinations regarding the status of work sites in connection with claims filed under EEOICPA. Those determinations are briefly described in this Supplementary Information and are memorialized in the two updated lists of DOE facilities published by OWCP today.

The Director has determined that the Dayton Project (Units I and III in Dayton, Ohio and Unit IV in Oakwood, Ohio) meets the definition of a Department of Energy facility for the purposes of EEOICPA. Also, based on remediation activities that occurred pursuant to the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, 42 U.S.C. 7901 et seq., the Director has determined that the following work sites meet the definition of a Department of Energy facility during the periods that such remediation activities took place: the Uranium Mills in Monument Valley and Tuba City, Arizona; the Climax Uranium Mill in Grand Junction, the New and Old Uranium Mills in Rifle, the Uranium Mills in Gunnison, Maybell and Naturita, and Uranium Mills No. 1 (East) and No. 2 (West) in Slick Rock, Colorado; the Uranium Mill in Lowman, Idaho; the Uranium Mills in Ambrosia Lake and Shiprock, New Mexico; the Uranium Mill and Disposal Cell in Lakeview, Oregon; Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; the Uranium Mill in Falls City, Texas; the Uranium Mill in Mexican Hat, Utah; and the Uranium Mills in Converse County (Spook Site) and Riverton, Wyoming.

In addition, OWCP's research has led the Director to clarify or otherwise modify the designation of three work sites that were previously included in OWCP's published lists. The first site, which was previously listed under Utah as the Uranium Mill in Moab, now appears as the Uranium Mill in Moab (Atlas Site) in this listing. The second site, which was previously listed as the Nevada Operations Office, now appears as the Nevada Site Office. These two clarifications do not have any effect on the status of the two work sites in question, and are only intended to more precisely identify those facilities. The third facility, the Weldon Spring Plant, which is a facility with multiple locations in Weldon Spring, Missouri, has been divided into separate facilities and now appears in the lists published today as the following three facilities: The Weldon Spring Plant; the Weldon Spring Raffinate Pits; and the Weldon Spring Quarry. By dividing this third facility into three separate DOE facilities, OWCP will be better able to distinguish between the different operational periods of these locations, and will be able to more reliably obtain employment verification from the many different contractors that performed work at each location.

By updating the two lists found below, OWCP is presenting the public with the most current listing of DOE facilities in order to assist potential claimants and their families. OWCP is continuing its efforts in this area as it adjudicates claims filed under EEOICPA, and further revisions of these lists should be expected. Although DOE maintains a Web site (http://www.hss.energy.gov/healthsafety/fwsp/advocacy/faclist/findfacility.cfm) that provides information on AWE facilities, Beryllium Vendor facilities and DOE facilities to the public, the information on that Web site regarding DOE facilities should not be relied upon as it may not be up to date, nor is it binding on OWCP's adjudication of claims filed under EEOICPA. Instead, OWCP is solely authorized to give the public notice of the Director's determinations regarding DOE facilities.

III. Introduction to the Lists

The five complete lists previously published by DOE included all three types of work sites described in Executive Order 13179, i.e., AWE facilities, Beryllium Vendor facilities, and DOE facilities. However, the lists published on June 23, 2009, November 24, 2010 and again today by OWCP only include work sites that meet the definition of a Department of Energy facility, because the authority to designate both AWE facilities and Beryllium Vendor facilities has been granted to DOE. However, since some work sites can meet the definition of more than just one type of covered work site during either the same or differing time periods, simply presenting one list of DOE facilities (without also differentiating among them in some easily understood fashion) could lead the reader to wrongly conclude that a listed work site has always been a DOE facility when, in fact, it only had that status during a brief period. To lessen the potential for this type of misunderstanding, OWCP has decided to continue its practice of presenting two separate lists of DOE facilities.

The first list consists exclusively of work sites that have only been DOE facilities for purposes of coverage under EEOICPA, and the second list consists of work sites that have also been at least one other type of covered work site in addition to a DOE facility. To see what other types of covered work sites the DOE facilities appearing in the second list are or have been, readers can refer to the Federal Register notices published by DOE on August 23, 2004 (69 FR 51825), November 30, 2005 (70 FR 71815), June 28, 2007 (72 FR 35448), April 9, 2009 (74 FR 16191), August 3, 2010 (75 FR 45608), May 26, 2011 (76 FR 30695) and February 6, 2012 (77 FR 5781). Since covered time periods for a particular DOE facility are statutorily limited to periods during which “operations” are or were performed by or on behalf of DOE (or its predecessor agencies) at that DOE facility, and when DOE (or its predecessor agencies) either had a proprietary interest in the facility or had entered into a particular type of contract with an entity regarding the facility, the lists below include date ranges during which covered employment at each work site could have been performed. These date ranges, however, do not reflect the exact day and month that a work site either acquired or lost its status as a DOE facility, and are not considered binding on OWCP in its adjudication of individual claims under EEOICPA. Rather, they are presented in this notice for the sole purpose of informing the public of the current results of OWCP's research into the operational histories of these work sites, some of which extend back to the establishment of the Manhattan Engineer District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on August 13, 1942. OWCP's efforts in this area are continuing, and it expects that the date ranges included in this notice will change with the publication of future notices.

DOE facilities appearing on the lists that have undergone environmental remediation at the direction of or directly by DOE are identified by the following symbol—†—after the date range during which such environmental remediation occurred. During those periods, only the work of employees of DOE contractors who actually performed the remediation is “covered work” under EEOICPA.

List 1: Work Sites That Are/Were DOE Facilities Exclusively

Facility nameLocationDates
Alaska DOE Facilities
Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion SiteAmchitka Island1965-1973; 2001†.
Project Chariot SiteCape Thompson1962; 1993†.
California DOE Facilities
Area IV of the Santa Susanna Field LaboratoryVentura County1955-1988; 1988-Present †.
Canoga ComplexLos Angeles County1955-1960.
De Soto ComplexLos Angeles County1959-1995; 1998 †.
Downey FacilityLos Angeles County1948-1955.
High Energy Rate Forging (HERF) FacilityOxnard1984-1997.
Laboratory for Energy-Related Health Research, University of California (Davis)Davis1958-1989; 1991-Present †.
Laboratory of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, University of California (Los Angeles)Los Angeles1947-Present.
Laboratory of Radiobiology and Environmental Health, University of California (San Francisco)San Francisco1951-1999.
Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeley1942-Present.
Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermore1950-Present.
Sandia National Laboratories, Salton Sea Test BaseImperial County1946-1961.
Sandia National Laboratories—LivermoreLivermore1956-Present.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford UniversityPalo Alto1962-Present.
Colorado DOE Facilities
Grand Junction Operations OfficeGrand Junction1943-Present.
Project Rio Blanco Nuclear Explosion SiteRifle1973-1976.
Project Rulison Nuclear Explosion SiteGrand Valley1969-1971; 1972-1978 †.
Rocky Flats PlantGolden1951-2006.
Florida DOE Facilities
Pinellas PlantClearwater1957-1997.
Hawaii DOE Facilities
Kauai Test Facility, U.S. Navy Pacific Missile RangeKauai1962-Present.
Idaho DOE Facilities
Argonne National Laboratory—WestScoville1949-2005.
Idaho National LaboratoryScoville1949-Present.
Illinois DOE Facilities
Argonne National Laboratory—EastArgonne1946-Present.
Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBatavia1972-Present.
Indiana DOE Facilities
Dana Heavy Water PlantDana1943-1957.
Iowa DOE Facilities
Ames Laboratory, Iowa State UniversityAmes1942-Present.
Iowa Ordnance Plant (Line 1 and Associated Activities)Burlington1947-1974.
Kentucky DOE Facilities
Paducah Gaseous Diffusion PlantPaducah1951-7/28/98; 7/29/98-Present †.
Massachusetts DOE Facilities
Winchester Engineering and Analytical CenterWinchester1952-1961.
Minnesota DOE Facilities
Elk River ReactorElk River1962-1968.
Mississippi DOE Facilities
Salmon Nuclear Explosion SiteHattiesburg1964-1972.
Missouri DOE Facilities
Kansas City PlantKansas City1949-Present.
Mallinckrodt Chemical Co., Destrehan Street FacilitySt. Louis1942-1962; 1995 †.
St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS)St. Louis1947-1973; 1984-1998.
Weldon Spring PlantWeldon Spring1955-1966; 1985-2002 †.
Weldon Spring QuarryWeldon Spring1958-1966; 1967-2002 †.
Weldon Spring Raffinate PitsWeldon Spring1955-1966; 1966-2002 †.
Nebraska DOE Facilities
Hallam Sodium Graphite ReactorHallam1960-1971.
Nevada DOE Facilities
Nevada Site OfficeNorth Las Vegas1962-Present.
Nevada Test SiteMercury1951-Present.
Project Faultless Nuclear Explosion SiteCentral Nevada Test Site1967-1974.
Project Shoal Nuclear Explosion SiteFallon1962-1964.
Tonopah Test RangeTonopah1956-Present.
Yucca Mountain Site Characterization ProjectYucca Mountain1987-Present.
New Jersey DOE Facilities
Middlesex Sampling PlantMiddlesex1943-1967; 1980-1982 †.
New Brunswick LaboratoryNew Brunswick1948-1977.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, James Forrestal Campus of Princeton UniversityPrinceton1951-Present.
New Mexico DOE Facilities
Albuquerque Operations OfficeAlbuquerque1942-Present.
Chupadera MesaWhite Sands Missile Range1945.
Hangar 481, Kirtland AFBAlbuquerque1989-1996.
Kirtland Operations Office, Kirtland AFBAlbuquerque1964-Present.
Los Alamos Medical CenterLos Alamos1952-1963.
Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos1942-Present.
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Kirtland AFBAlbuquerque1960-Present.
Project Gasbuggy Nuclear Explosion SiteFarmington1967-1973; 1978; 1992-Present †.
Project Gnome Nuclear Explosion SiteCarlsbad1960-1962.
Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerque1945-Present.
South Albuquerque WorksAlbuquerque1951-1967.
Trinity Nuclear Explosion Site, Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery RangeWhite Sands Missile Range1945; 1952 †; 1967 †.
Waste Isolation Pilot PlantCarlsbad1999-Present.
New York DOE Facilities
Brookhaven National LaboratoryUpton1947-Present.
Electro Metallurgical Co.Niagara Falls1942-1953.
Environmental Measurements LaboratoryNew York1946-2003.
Lake Ontario Ordnance WorksNiagara County1944-1997.
Linde Ceramics Plant (Buildings 30, 31, 37 and 38 only)Tonawanda1942-1953; 1988-1992 †; 1996 †.
Peek Street Facility (Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory)Schenectady1947-1954.
Sacandaga FacilityGlenville1947-1953.
SAM Laboratories, Columbia UniversityNew York1942-1947.
Separations Process Research Unit (Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory)Schenectady1950-1965; 2007-2011 †.
University of Rochester Atomic Energy ProjectRochester1943-1986.
Ohio DOE Facilities
Extrusion Plant (Reactive Metals Inc.)Ashtabula1962-Present.
Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC)Fernald1951-Present.
Dayton Project (Units I, III and IV only)Dayton and Oakwood1943-1950.
Mound PlantMiamisburg1947-Present.
Piqua Organic Moderated ReactorPiqua1963-1969.
Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion PlantPiketon1952-7/28/98; 7/29/98-Present †.
Oregon DOE Facilities
Albany Metallurgical Research Center, U.S. Bureau of MinesAlbany1987-1993 †; 1995-Present.
Pennsylvania DOE Facilities
Shippingport Atomic Power PlantShippingport1984-1995 †.
Puerto Rico DOE Facilities
BONUS Reactor PlantPunta Higuera1964-1968.
Puerto Rico Nuclear CenterMayaguez1957-1976; 1987 †.
South Carolina DOE Facilities
Savannah River SiteAiken1950-Present.
Tennessee DOE Facilities
Clarksville Modification Center, Ft. CampbellClarksville1949-1967.
Clinton Engineer Works (CEW)Oak Ridge1943-1949.
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25)Oak Ridge1943-Present.
Oak Ridge HospitalOak Ridge1943-1959.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science EducationOak Ridge1946-Present.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10)Oak Ridge1943-Present.
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)Oak Ridge1957-Present.
S-50 Oak Ridge Thermal Diffusion PlantOak Ridge1944-1951.
Y-12 PlantOak Ridge1942-Present.
Texas DOE Facilities
Medina Modification CenterSan Antonio1958-1966.
Pantex PlantAmarillo1951-Present.
Virginia DOE Facilities
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator FacilityNewport News1994-Present.
Washington DOE Facilities
Hanford Engineer WorksRichland1942-Present.
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichland1965-Present.
West Virginia DOE Facilities
Reduction Pilot PlantHuntington1951-1963; 1978-1979.
Wisconsin DOE Facilities
LaCrosse Boiling Water ReactorLaCrosse1967-1969.
Territorial DOE Facilities
Pacific Proving GroundBikini and Enewetak Atolls (now part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands), Johnston Island and Christmas Island1946-1962.

List 2: Work Sites That Are/Were DOE Facilities (for the Years Identified in the Last Column Only) and Also Another Type of EEOICPA-Covered Facility

Facility nameLocationDates
Arizona DOE Facilities
Ore Buying Station at GlobeGlobe1955-1957.
Uranium Mill in Monument ValleyMonument Valley1989-1990†; 1992-1994 †
Uranium Mill in Tuba CityTuba City1985-1986†; 1988-1990 †
California DOE Facilities
General Atomics (Torrey Pines Mesa and Sorrento West)La Jolla1996-1999†
General Electric VallecitosPleasanton1998-2010†
Colorado DOE Facilities
Climax Uranium Mill in Grand JunctionGrand Junction1988-1994 †.
Green Sludge Plant in UravanUravan1943-1945.
New Uranium Mill in RifleRifle1988-1989†; 1992-1996 †.
Old Uranium Mill in RifleRifle1988-1989 †; 1992-1996 †.
Uranium Mill in DurangoDurango1948-1953; 1986-1991 †.
Uranium Mill in GunnisonGunnison1991-1995 †.
Uranium Mill in MaybellMaybell1995-1998 †.
Uranium Mill in NaturitaNaturita1994†; 1996-1998 †.
Uranium Mill No. 1 in Slick Rock (East)Slick Rock1995-1996 †.
Uranium Mill No. 2 in Slick Rock (West)Slick Rock1995-1996 †.
Connecticut DOE Facilities
Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory (CANEL)Middletown1958-1966.
Seymour Specialty WireSeymour1992-1993 †.
Idaho DOE Facilities
Uranium Mill in LowmanLowman1992†; 1994-Present †.
Illinois DOE Facilities
General Steel Industries (South Plant)Granite City1993 †.
Metallurgical Laboratory, University of Chicago (Eckhart Hall, Jones Laboratory and Ryerson Hall only)Chicago1982-1984†; 1987 †.
National Guard Armory (Washington Park Armory)Chicago1987 †.
Massachusetts DOE Facilities
Chapman Valve Manufacturing Co.Indian Orchard1995 †.
Hood BuildingCambridge1946-1963
Ventron CorporationBeverly1986; 1996-1997 †.
Michigan DOE Facilities
Bridgeport Brass Co.Adrian1976 †; 1995 †.
Missouri DOE Facilities
Latty Avenue PropertiesHazelwood1984-1986 †.
New Jersey DOE Facilities
Du Pont Deepwater WorksDeepwater1996 †.
Kellex/PierpontJersey City1979-1980 †.
Middlesex Municipal LandfillMiddlesex1984 †; 1986 †.
Rare Earths/W.R. GraceWayne1985-1987 †.
New Mexico DOE Facilities
Ore Buying Station at GrantsGrants1956-1958.
Ore Buying Station at ShiprockShiprock1952-1954.
Uranium Mill in Ambrosia LakeAmbrosia Lake1987-1989 †; 1992-1995 †.
Uranium Mill in ShiprockShiprock1984-1986 †.
New York DOE Facilities
Baker and Williams Warehouses (Pier 38)New York1991-1993 †.
Colonie Interim Storage Site (National Lead Co.)Colonie1984-1998 †.
West Valley Demonstration ProjectWest Valley1980-Present.
Ohio DOE Facilities
Alba CraftOxford1994-1995 †.
Associated Aircraft Tool and Manufacturing Co.Fairfield1994-1995 †.
B & T MetalsColumbus1996 †.
Baker BrothersToledo1995 †.
Battelle Laboratories—King AvenueColumbus1986-2000 †.
Battelle Laboratories—West JeffersonColumbus1986-Present †.
Beryllium Production Plant (Brush Luckey Plant)Luckey1949-1961; 1992-Present †.
General Electric Co. (Ohio)Cincinnati/Evendale1961-1970
Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co.Hamilton1994-1995 †.
Oregon DOE Facilities
Uranium Mill and Disposal Cell in LakeviewLakeview1986-1989 †.
Pennsylvania DOE Facilities
Aliquippa ForgeAliquippa1988 †; 1993-1994 †.
C.H. Schnorr & CompanySpringdale1994 †.
Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg)Canonsburg1983-1985 †; 1996 †.
South Dakota DOE Facilities
Ore Buying Station at EdgemontEdgemont1952-1956.
Texas DOE Facilities
Uranium Mill in Falls CityFalls City1992-1994 †.
Utah DOE Facilities
Ore Buying Station at MarysvaleMarysvale1950-1957.
Ore Buying Station at MoabMoab1954-1960.
Ore Buying Station at MonticelloMonticello1948-1962.
Ore Buying Station at White CanyonWhite Canyon1954-1957.
Uranium Mill in Mexican HatMexican Hat1987 †; 1992-1995 †.
Uranium Mill in Moab (Atlas Site)Moab2001-Present.
Uranium Mill in MonticelloMonticello1948-1960; 1983-2000 †.
Wyoming DOE Facilities
Ore Buying Station at Crooks GapCrooks Gap1956-1957.
Ore Buying Station at RivertonRiverton1955-1957.
Uranium Mill in Converse County (Spook Site)Converse County1989 †.
Uranium Mill in RivertonRiverton1988-1990 †.
† Denotes a period of environmental remediation.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 29th day of February, 2012.

Gary A. Steinberg,

Acting Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.

[FR Doc. 2012-5324 Filed 3-5-12; 8:45 am]

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