[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 186 (Monday, September 28, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49389-49390]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23302]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Subcommittee on Procedures Reviews, 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), CDC announces the following meeting for 
the aforementioned subcommittee:

    Time and Date: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., October 15, 2009.
    Place: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, 
Kentucky 41018. Telephone (859) 334-4611, Fax (859) 334-4619.
    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 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, 2011.
    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

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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 on Procedures Reviews was established 
to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to advise the 
Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction. It is responsible for 
overseeing, tracking, and participating in the reviews of all 
procedures used in the dose reconstruction process by the NIOSH 
Office of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS) and its dose 
reconstruction contractor.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes: preparation of status report to the Secretary on 
procedures review; discussion of the following ORAU & OCAS 
procedures: OTIB-013 (``Special External Dose Reconstruction 
Considerations for Mallinckrodt Workers''), OTIB-014 (``Rocky Flats 
Internal Dosimetry Co-Worker Extension''), OTIB-0029 (``Internal 
Dosimetry Coworker Data for Y-12''), OTIB-0049 (``Estimating Doses 
for Plutonium Strongly Retained in the Lung''), OTIB-0051 (``Effect 
of Threshold Energy and Angular Response of NTA Film on Missed 
Neutron Dose at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Facility''), OTIB-0054 (``Fission 
and Activation Product Assignment for Internal Dose-Related Gross 
Beta and Gross Gamma Analyses''), and OTIB-0070 (``External Coworker 
Dosimetry Data for the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, 
New Mexico''); and a continuation of the comment-resolution process 
for other dose reconstruction procedures under review by the 
Subcommittee.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment 
period. In the event an individual wishes to provide comments, 
written comments may be submitted. Any written comments received 
will be provided at the meeting and should be submitted to the 
contact person below in advance of the meeting.
    Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, Executive 
Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-20, Atlanta GA 
30333, 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: September 19, 2009.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-23302 Filed 9-25-09; 8:45 am]
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