[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 29 (Friday, February 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7862-7863]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3089]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Implementation of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation 
Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-347)

SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a public 
meeting for receiving comments from the public on implementing the 
provisions of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 
2010 (Pub. L. 111-347). The Federal government is developing an 
implementation plan, and comments from the public will assist in this 
process by gaining perspectives from interested parties on ways to meet 
the Act's requirements.

Table of Contents

Date and Time
Address
Status
Security Considerations
Speaker Registration
Agenda
Contact Person for More Information
Supplementary Information
    I. Background
    II. Matters To Be Discussed
    III. Transcripts

    Date and Time: March 3, 2011, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Eastern Time. 
Please note that public comments may end before the time indicated, 
following the last call for comments. Members of the public who wish to 
provide public comments should plan to attend the meeting at the start 
time listed.
    Addresses: Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, 
Broadway entrance, 6th Floor, Conference Room A/B, New York, New York 
10278.
    Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the 
space available. The meeting space accommodates approximately 300 
people. In addition, there will be an audio conference setup for those 
who cannot attend in person. The conference line will accommodate up to 
300 callers. The USA toll-free dial-in number is 800-619-8873; pass 
code 8693287. Additionally, there is no registration fee to attend this 
public meeting.
    Security Considerations: Due to mandatory security clearance 
procedures at the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, in-person attendees 
must present valid government-issued picture identification to security 
personnel upon entering the building and go through an airport-type 
security check.
    Non-U.S. citizens are encouraged to participate in the audio 
conferencing due to the extra clearance involved with in-person 
attendance. To attend in-person, a non-U.S. citizen will have to call 
or send an e-mail before February 16, 2011, to the contact person in 
this Notice, and provide passport information. If clearance is 
received, you will be notified; otherwise, you will not be able to 
attend the meeting in-person.
    Speaker Registration: Individuals wishing to speak during the 
meeting may sign up on the speaker registration list which will be 
available at the meeting site beginning at 8:30 a.m., and during the 
meeting.
    Agenda: The meeting will begin with a brief introduction by Federal 
officials, followed by presentations from attendees who register to 
speak. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes in order to 
maximize the number of presentations during the meeting. If all 
registered presentations are made before the end time, there will be an 
open session to receive comments from anyone who has not signed up on 
the speaker registration list who may wish to speak. Open session 
comments will also be limited to five minutes per person. After the 
last speaker or at 4:45 p.m., whichever occurs first, the meeting will 
be adjourned.
    Contact Person for More Information: Roy Fleming, Sc.D., NIOSH, 
CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, 
Toll free: 1-866-426-3673, e-mail: nioshdocket@cdc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 
established a program known as the World Trade Center (WTC) Health 
Program within HHS. The program shall be administered by the WTC 
Program Administrator; the Act includes:
    (1) Medical Monitoring for Responders--Medical monitoring, 
including clinical examinations and long-term health monitoring and 
analysis for enrolled WTC responders who were likely to have been 
exposed to airborne toxins that were released, or to other hazards, as 
a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    (2) Initial Health Evaluation for Survivors--An initial health 
evaluation, including an evaluation to determine eligibility for 
follow-up monitoring and treatment.
    (3) Follow-up Monitoring and Treatment for WTC-Related Health 
Conditions for Responders and Survivors--Provision of follow-up 
monitoring and treatment and payment for all medically necessary health 
and mental health care expenses of an individual with respect to a WTC-
related health condition (including necessary prescription drugs).
    (4) Outreach--Establishment of an education and outreach program to 
potentially eligible individuals concerning the benefits under this 
title.
    (5) Clinical Data Collection and Analysis--Collection and analysis 
of health and mental health data relating to individuals receiving 
monitoring or treatment benefits in a uniform manner in collaboration 
with the collection of epidemiological data.
    (6) Research on Health Conditions--Establishment of a research 
program on health conditions resulting from the September 11, 2001, 
terrorist attacks.
    A full copy of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act 
of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-347) is available in NIOSH Docket 226, 
at: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/.

II. Matters To Be Discussed

    Input from the public is sought on any of the provisions of the 
James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. The Federal 
government is developing an implementation plan, and comments from the 
public will assist in this process by gaining perspectives from 
interested parties on ways to meet the Act's requirements.

III. Transcripts

    Transcripts will be prepared and posted to NIOSH Docket 
226 within 30 days after the meeting. If a person making a 
comment gives his or her name, no attempt will be made to redact that 
name. NIOSH will take reasonable steps to ensure that individuals 
making public comments are aware of the fact that their comments 
(including their name, if provided) will appear in a transcript of the 
meeting posted on a public Web site. Such reasonable steps include: (a) 
A statement read at the start of the meeting stating that transcripts 
will be posted and names of speakers will not be redacted; and (b) A 
printed copy of the statement mentioned in (a) above will be displayed 
on the table where individuals sign up to make

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public comments. If individuals in making a statement reveal personal 
information (e.g., medical information) about themselves, that 
information will not usually be redacted. The CDC Freedom of 
Information Act coordinator will, however, review such revelations in 
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and if deemed 
appropriate, will redact such information. Disclosures of information 
concerning third parties will be redacted.
    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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: February 7, 2011.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2011-3089 Filed 2-10-11; 8:45 am]
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