EEOICPA BULLETIN NO.06-14        

 

Issue Date:  August 1, 2006

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Effective Date:  August 1, 2006

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Expiration Date:  August 1, 2007

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Note: This bulletin updates Bulletin No.06-10, with a revised attachment adding prostate cancer to a list of illnesses with no known causal link to exposure to toxic substances.

 

Subject:  Illnesses that presently have no known causal link to exposure to toxic substances under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

 

Background: Bulletin 06-10 describes illnesses that presently have no known causal link to toxic substances. After appropriate research by Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation specialists, an additional disease is found to have no known causal link to toxic substances.

 

This bulletin replaces the attachment in Bulletin 06-10 to reflect the addition of one additional medical condition that presently has no known causal link to exposure to toxic substances: prostate cancer.

 

References: Energy 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 guidance on handling claims where certain claimed medical conditions have no known relationship to a toxic substance.

 

Applicability:  All staff. 

 

Actions:

 

1.   The CE is to replace the attachment in Bulletin 06-10 with Attachment 1 to this bulletin. Prostate cancer has been determined to have no known relationship to a toxic substance.

 

2.   Additional revisions to Attachment 1 will be issued periodically as new conditions are researched and new findings 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Disposition:  Retain until superseded or incorporated into the Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual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