[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 159 (Friday, August 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47952-47953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-18904]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory 
Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), 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, announces the following meeting for the aforementioned 
subcommittee:

    Time and Date: 9:30 a.m.--5 p.m., August 20, 2008.
    Place: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, 
Kentucky 41018. Telephone (859)334-4611, Fax (859)334-4619.

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    Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period. 
To access by conference call dial the following information 
1(866)659-0537, Participant Pass Code 9933701.

    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 ofprobability 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. The Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews was 
established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to 
advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction.
    Matters to be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes a discussion of cases under review from the 6th, 7th, and 
8th sets of individual dose reconstructions; and selection of cases 
for future review.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    ABRWH determines that agency business requires its consideration 
of this matter on less than 15 days notice to the public and that no 
earlier notice of this meeting was possible.
    In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may 
be submitted. Any written comments received will be provided at the 
meeting and should be submitted to the contact personbelow well in 
advance of the meeting.
    Contact Person for More Information: Christine Branche, Ph.D., 
Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 395 E. Street, SW., Suite 9200, 
Washington, DC 20201, Telephone (513)533-6800, 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: August 11, 2008.
Lorenzo J. Falgiano,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-18904 Filed 8-14-08; 8:45 am]
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