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Determination Concerning a Petition To Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort

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AGENCY:

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

HHS gives notice of a determination concerning a petition to add a class of employees from the Blockson Chemical Co. site in Joliet, Illinois, to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-46, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1938, Telephone 1-877-222-7570. Information requests can also be submitted by email to DCAS@CDC.GOV.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Authority: [42 U.S.C.7384q].

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On December 21, 2016, the Secretary of HHS determined that the following class of employees does not meet the statutory criteria for addition to the SEC as authorized under EEOICPA:

“All employees who worked in any area at the Blockson Chemical Co. site in Joliet, Illinois, during the period from July 1, 1960, through December 31, 1991.”

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John Howard,

Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. 2017-00018 Filed 1-5-17; 8:45 am]

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