23 June 2011
Radiation and Worker Health Meet
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 121 (Thursday, June 23, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15681]
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory
Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned
Time and Date: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., July 11, 2011.
Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-
free, dial-in number is 1-866-659-0537 and the pass code is 9933701.
Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period.
Background: The Advisory Board was established under the Energy
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to
advise the President on a variety of policy and technical functions
required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation
program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice
on the development of probability of causation guidelines, which have
been promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
as a final rule; advice on methods of dose reconstruction, which have
also been promulgated by HHS as a final rule; advice on the scientific
validity and quality of dose estimation and reconstruction efforts
being performed for purposes of the compensation program; and advice on
petitions to add classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort
In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for
funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which
subsequently delegated this authority to the CDC. NIOSH implements this
responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001,
renewed at appropriate intervals, most recently, August 3, 2009, and
will expire on August 3, 2011.
Purpose: This Advisory Board is charged with a) Providing advice to
the Secretary, HHS, on the development of guidelines under Executive
Order 13179; b) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the
scientific validity and quality of dose reconstruction efforts
performed for this program; and c) upon request by the Secretary, HHS,
advising the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any
Department of Energy facility who were exposed to radiation but for
whom it is not feasible to estimate their radiation dose, and on
whether there is reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may
have endangered the health of members of this class.
Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the conference call
includes: HHS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amending 42 CFR Part 81
(to add Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia as a ``radiogenic cancer'' for the
determination of probability of causation under Subpart B of EEOICPA);
NIOSH SEC Petition Evaluation for Ames Laboratory (Ames, Iowa) and
General Electric Company (Evendale, Ohio); NIOSH 10-mkYear Review of
Its Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS) Program;
Subcommittee and Work Group Updates; DCAS SEC Petition Evaluations
Update for the August 2011 Advisory Board Meeting; and Board
The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
Because there is not a public comment period, written comments may
be submitted. Any written comments received will be included in the
official record of the meeting and should be submitted to the contact
person below in advance of the meeting.
Contact Person for more Information: Theodore M. Katz, M.P.A.,
Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop: E-
20, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone (513) 533-6800, Toll Free 1-800-CDC-
INFO, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been
delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to
announcements of meetings and other committee management activities,
for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Dated: June 16, 2011.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2011-15681 Filed 6-22-11; 8:45 am]
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