RELEASE – TRANSMISSION OF REVISED MATERIAL TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE FEDERAL (EEOICPA) PROCEDURE MANUAL: CHAPTER 2-1100 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN URANIUM WORKERS.
EEOICPA TRANSMITTAL NO.09-03 May, 2009
EXPLANATION OF MATERIAL TRANSMITTED:
This material is issued as procedural guidance to update and revise the Chapter on Eligibility Requirements for Certain Uranium Workers. This material is transmitted for use in accordance with the existing Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual (PM) and replaces Chapters 2-0900 and E-700. This material is to be placed in the new unified PM binder.
PM Chapter 2-1100 Eligibility Requirements for Certain Uranium Workers is being revised and updated for use as procedural guidance to:
· Combine administration of Parts B and E for uranium claims filed under the EEOICPA.
· Define the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and the role the law plays in developing and adjudicating claims under the EEOICPA.
· Explain how the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) identifies a uranium worker claim.
· Explain how DEEOIC communicates with Department of Justice (DOJ) and the role DOJ plays in case file development.
· Explain how evidence is weighed and developed for covered employment and to provide an explanation of the role of the Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) in causation and employment development.
· Explain how RECA Section 4 claims are identified.
· Explain how DEEOIC evaluates RECA Section 4 claims and the instances where a RECA Section 4 claimant might be eligible for benefits under the EEOICPA.
Rachel P. Leiton
Director, Division of
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation
File this transmittal behind Part 1 in the front of the new u/-+ied Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual.
Distribution: List No. 3: All DEEOIC Employees
List No. 6: Regional Directors, District Directors, Assistant District Directors, National Office Staff, and Resource Center Staff.