EEOICPA BULLETIN NO.06-13        

 

Issue Date:  July 11, 2006

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Effective Date:  July 11, 2006

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Expiration Date:  July 11, 2007

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Note: This bulletin updates Bulletin No.06-08, with a revised attachment that establishes causation for Laryngeal Cancer and Hemangiosarcoma/Angiosarcoma of the liver. 

 

Subject:  Establishing causation for specific medical conditions under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

 

Background:  Bulletin 06-08 describes accepted causal relationships between specific known medical conditions and exposure to specific toxic substances.  After appropriate research by Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation specialists, additional diseases are found to be linked to toxic exposure.

 

This bulletin replaces the attachment in Bulletin 06-08 to reflect the addition of two additional medical conditions: laryngeal cancer and hemangiosarcoma/angiosarcoma of the liver.

 

ReferencesEnergy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. § 7384 et seq.;  20 C.F.R. §§ 30.230-30.232; the Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual, Chapter E-500 (Evidentiary Requirements for Causation); the EEOICP Site Exposure Matrices website; and the National Library of Medicine Haz-Map.

 

Purpose:  To provide a revised attachment for accepted causal relationships between specific known medical conditions and exposure to specific toxic substances.

 

Applicability:  All staff.

 

Actions:

 

1.   The CE is to replace the attachment in Bulletin 06-08 with attachment 1 to this bulletin. The attachment provides additional information with regard to the toxic exposure linked to laryngeal cancer and hemangiosarcoma/angiosarcoma of the liver.

 

2.   Additional revisions to attachment 1 will be issued periodically as new conditions are researched and new presumptions can be made.

 

Disposition:  Retain until superseded or incorporated into the Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual

 

 

 

 

PETER M. TURCIC

Director, Division of Energy Employees

Occupational Illness Compensation

 

Attachment

 

Distribution List No. 1:  Claims Examiners, Supervisory Claims Examiners, Technical Assistants, Customer Service Representatives, Fiscal Officers, FAB District Managers, Operation Chiefs, Hearing Representatives, District Office Mail & File Sections