[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 173 (Friday, September 7, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 51445]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-17681]


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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 (ABRWH)

    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, National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Subcommittee for Dose 
Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR).
    Subcommittee Meeting Time and Date: 9 a.m.--5 p.m., September 12, 
2007.
    Place: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, 
Kentucky, 41018. Phone 859.334.4611, Fax 859.334.4619. Conference Call 
Access: 866-659-0537. Participant Pass Code 9933701.
    Status: Open to the public.
    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 that 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 
(SEC).
    In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for 
funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory 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, 2009.
    Purpose: The 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 the Discussion on the 4th, 5th, and 6th set matrices; and 
Planning for Future Meetings and Activities.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    There will not be open comments period. However, written comments 
should be submitted to the contact person below in advance of 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.
    This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the 
meeting due to the closeout of FY07. The Board must conduct an 
oversight view of FY07 materials before FY08.
    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, 2007.
Elaine Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 [FR Doc. E7-17681 Filed 9-6-07; 8:45 am]
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