As requested by the Alliance for Nuclear Worker Advocacy Groups, the Labor Department has extended the comment period on proposed rule changes for compensation claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness and Compensation Program.
However, the month-long extension of the comment period, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 18, may not meet the wishes of activists who wanted the rulemaking postponed until a newly created advisory board (Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health) is seated and had a chance to review the changes.
“I don’t think the board will still have time to review but at least the stakeholders will have more time to review the proposed changes,” Terrie Barrie of ANWAG said via email.
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