[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 40582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16065]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH orAdvisory Board)

    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.
    Audio Conference Call Time And Date: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., EDT, 
Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll 
free dial in number is 1-866-659-0537 with a pass code of 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 (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, most recently, August 3, 2007, and will 
expire on August 3, 2009.
    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: Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Status Updates; 
Updates from the Subcommittee on Dose Reconstruction and Work 
Groups; Update on selection of the Board's contractor; Future Plans; 
and Status of transcripts and minutes.
    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 well in advance of the meeting.
    Contact Person for More Information: Zaida Burgos, Committee 
Management Specialist, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30033, Telephone (404) 498-2548 e-mail: zab6@cdc.gov.
    Toll Free 1-800-CDC-INFO, e-mail ocas@cdc.gov.
    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: July 8, 2008.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-16065 Filed 7-14-08; 8:45 am]
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