HHS gives notice concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of employees from the Hanford Engineer Works, in Richland, Washington, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On August 23, 2012, 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, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Hanford Engineer Works in Richland, Washington, from July 1, 1972, through December 31, 1983, 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 included in the Special Exposure Cohort.
This designation became effective on September 22, 2012, as provided for under 42 U.S.C. 7384 l (14)(C). Hence, beginning on September 22, 2012, members of this class of employees, defined as reported in this notice, became members of the SEC.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C- 46, Cincinnati, OH 45226, Telephone 877-222-7570. Information requests can also be submitted by email to DCAS@CDC.GOV.
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-24409 Filed 10-2-12; 8:45 am]
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