[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40890-40891]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16892]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Subcommittee on Procedures Review, 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 (CDC) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned 
subcommittee:
    Time and Date:
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Eastern Time, July 31, 2012
    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 an oral public comment 
period. To access by conference call dial the following information: 1 
(866) 659-0537, Participant Pass Code 9933701.
    Background: The ABRWH 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 ABRWH 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 ABRWH 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, 2013.
    Purpose: The ABRWH 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 a 
reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the 
health of members of this class. The Subcommittee on Procedures Review 
was established to aid the ABRWH in carrying out its duty to advise the 
Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstructions. The Subcommittee on Procedures 
Review is responsible for overseeing, tracking, and participating in 
the reviews of all procedures used in the dose reconstruction process 
by the NIOSH Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS) and 
its dose reconstruction contractor.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes discussion of the following Oak Ridge Associated Universities 
and DCAS procedures: DCAS TIB-0013 (``Selected Geometric Exposure 
Scenario Considerations for External Dose Reconstruction at Uranium 
Facilities''), OTIB-0052 (``Parameters to Consider When Processing 
Claims for Construction Trade Workers''), OTIB-0054 (``Fission and 
Activation Product Assignment for Internal Dose-Related Gross Beta and 
Gross Gamma Analyses''), PER 14 (``Construction Trades Workers''), PER 
17 (Evaluation of Incomplete internal Dosimetry records from Idaho, 
Argonne-East and Argonne-West National Laboratories''), and PER 20 
(``Blockson TBD Revision''); Identification of Overarching Dose 
Reconstruction Issues; Discussion of New Summaries of Completed 
Procedure Reviews; 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 an oral 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, Designated 
Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, 
Georgia

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30333, Telephone: (513) 533-6800, Toll Free 1 (800) CDC-INFO, Email: 
dcas@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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: July 3, 2012.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-16892 Filed 7-10-12; 8:45 am]
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