[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 173 (Thursday, September 7, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52798-52799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14787]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); 
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 announces the following committee meeting:
    Name: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Subcommittee 
for Dose Reconstruction and Site Profile Reviews (SDRSPR).
    Subcommittee Meeting Time and Date: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., September 19, 
2006.
    Committee Meeting Times and Dates:

1 p.m.-4:45 p.m., September 19, 2006.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., September 20, 2006.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., September 21, 2006.

    Public Comment Times and Dates:

5 p.m.-6 p.m., September 19, 2006.
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., September 20, 2006.

    Place: Westin Casuarina, 160 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 
89169. Phone 702.836.5900, Fax 702.836.5990.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting space accommodates approximately 75 to 100 people.
    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

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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 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, and will expire on August 3, 2007.
    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, 
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 Subcommittee meeting 
includes Individual Dose Reconstruction Reviews and Procedures Reviews; 
Subcommittee Operations and Future Plans. The agenda for the Advisory 
Board meeting includes Presentation of SEC Petitions for Oak Ridge 
Institute of Nuclear Studies (ORINS), Chapman Valve, S-50 Thermal, 
andLos Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) (RadioactiveLanthanum 
Exposure); Updates on SEC Petitions for NevadaTest Site (NTS), Pacific 
Proving Ground (PPG), Ames Laboratory, and Rocky Flats Plant; Working 
Group Reports on the Savannah River Site (SRS) Profile, NTS Site 
Profile, and SEC Petitions; Individual Dose Reconstruction Reviews; 
Procedures Review; NIOSH Conflict of Interest Policy; Board Conflict of 
Interest Policy; Status and Future Funding of Sanford Cohen & 
Associates (SC&A) Contract; Science Issues Updates; Charter for New 
Subcommittee; Working Group and Subcommittee Assignments; NIOSH, Office 
of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS) and Department of Labor 
(DOL) Status Reports; Board Correspondence; Board Future Plans, and 
Board Working Time. The agenda is subject to change as priorities 
dictate.
    In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be 
submitted. Any written comments should be submitted to the contact 
person below well in advance of the meeting, and the comments will be 
provided at the meeting.
    For Further Information Contact: 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: August 31, 2006.
Alvin Hall,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E6-14787 Filed 9-6-06; 8:45 am]
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