[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 141 (Monday, July 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43090-43091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17880]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory 
Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); 
Meeting

    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 
committee:

Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., August 15, 2012.

Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free, 
dial-in number is 1-866-659-0537 and the pass code is 9933701.

Status: Open to the public, but without a verbal public comment period.

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Written comments should be provided to the contact person below in 
advance of the meeting.
    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, 2011, and 
will expire on August 3, 2013.
    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: SEC Petition for Ventron Corporation (Beverly, 
Massachusetts); Dose Reconstruction Review Subcommittee Update; 
Subcommittee and Work Group Updates; SEC Petition Evaluations Update 
for the September 2012 Advisory Board Meeting; Plans for September 2012 
Advisory Board Meeting; and Advisory Board Correspondence.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Because there is not a verbal 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 in advance of the meeting.

CONTACT Person for More Information: Theodore M. Katz, M.P.A., 
Designated Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop 
E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone (513) 533-6800, Toll Free 1-
800-CDC-INFO; Email 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: July 16, 2012.
 Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-17880 Filed 7-20-12; 8:45 am]
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