[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 46 (Thursday, March 9, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12201-12202]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3347]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Advisory 
Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    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 committee meeting:

    Name: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
    Time and Date: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., EST, Tuesday, March 14, 2006.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll 
free dial in number is 1-866-643-6504, pass code of 9448550.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period.
    Background: The ABRWH was established under the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) of 2000 to 
advise the President, delegated to the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), on a variety of policy and technical functions 
required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation 
program. Key functions of the Board include providing advice on the 
development of probability of causation guidelines which have been 
promulgated by 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

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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 (SEC).
    In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for 
funding, staffing, and operating the board to HHS, which 
subsequently delegated this authority to CDC. NIOSH implements this 
responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, 
renewed at appropriate intervals, and will expire on August 3, 2007.
    Purpose: This 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, advise 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 board comments on SEC rule rewrite; reports of working 
groups on Y-12 Site Profile, Rocky Flats Site Profile, individual 
dose reconstruction reviews--Sets 2 and 3, Procedures Review (Task 
3), and Sanford Cohen & Associates (SC&A) progress on the SEC task; 
NIOSH update on Bethlehem Steel Site Profile; board correspondence; 
agenda for the April 25-27, 2006 meeting; and future board/work 
group schedules and meetings.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Due to administrative issues that had to be resolved the Federal 
Register notice is being published on short notice.
    Contact Person for More Information: Dr. Lewis V. Wade, 
Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, 
Ohio 45226, telephone 513/533-6825, fax 513/533-6826.
    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 CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry.

    Dated: March 3, 2006.
Alvin Hall,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E6-3347 Filed 3-8-06; 8:45 am]
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