H.R. 3689 (108th): To amend the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to provide for certain additional ...

...former nuclear weapons program workers to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the compensation program es

108th Congress, 2003–2004. Text as of Dec 08, 2003 (Introduced).

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HR 3689 IH

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3689

To amend the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to provide for certain additional former nuclear weapons program workers to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the compensation program established by that Act.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 8, 2003

Mr. QUINN (for himself, Ms. SLAUGHTER, and Mr. REYNOLDS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to provide for certain additional former nuclear weapons program workers to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the compensation program established by that Act.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. INCLUSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL FORMER NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM WORKERS IN SPECIAL EXPOSURE COHORT UNDER ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS COMPENSATION PROGRAM.

    (a) INCLUSION IN SPECIAL EXPOSURE COHORT- Section 3621(14) of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

        ‘(D) The employee was so employed at the Bethlehem Steel plant located in Lackawanna, New York, for a number of work days aggregating at least 90 work days--

          ‘(i) which were during the period beginning on January 1, 1949, and ending on the date determined by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to be the date as of which all residual radioactive material was removed from the site; and

          ‘(ii) during which the employee had direct exposure to material (including residual material) that emitted radiation.’.

    (b) DEADLINE FOR NIOSH DETERMINATION- The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health of the Department of Health and Human Services shall make the determination required by clause (i) of subparagraph (D) of section 3621(14) of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as added by subsection (a), not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.