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Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition 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 concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of employees from the Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, NIOSH, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-46, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1938, Telephone 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(b). 42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C).

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On February 1, 2018, as provided for under 42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C), 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 or subcontractors who worked in any area of the Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, during the period from January 1, 1971, through December 31, 1989, 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 March 3, 2018. Therefore, beginning on March 3, 2018, members of this class of employees, defined as reported in this notice, became members of the SEC.

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Frank Hearl,

Chief of Staff, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. 2018-05276 Filed 3-14-18; 8:45 am]

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