EEOICPA CIRCULAR NO. 13-10            May 23, 2013


SUBJECT: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) did not exist separately from Hanford until 2005.


The purpose of this Circular is to notify all Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) staff regarding the characterization of the PNNL and its predecessor, the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) with regard to the Department of Energy’s(DOE) Hanford site.


Based upon documentation received from and discussions with the DOE and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), it is now understood that neither PNL nor PNNL had facilities separate from the Hanford facility until 2005.  Therefore, for purposes of administering the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICPA), PNL and PNNL employment associated with operation of the laboratory functions for Hanford took place on the premises of Hanford through the end of 2004. Specifically with regard to inclusion in the Hanford SEC classes, the 300, 1100 and 3000 areas are all part of Hanford.  





Director, Division of Energy Employees

Occupational Illness Compensation




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