[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52335-52336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21333]


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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)

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), and pursuant to the requirements of 42 
CFR 83.15(a), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 
announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates (All Times are Mountain Time)

    8:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m., September 18, 2012.
    8:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m., September 19, 2012.
    8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m., September 20, 2012.

Public Comment Times and Dates (All Times are Mountain Time)

    6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.*, September 18, 2012.
    6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.*, September 19, 2012.
    *Please note that the public comment periods may end before the 
times indicated, following the last call for comments. Members of the 
public who wish to provide public comments should plan to attend public 
comment sessions at the start times listed.
    Place: Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 South Syracuse Street, 
Denver, Colorado 80237; Telephone: 303-779-1100; Fax: 303-740-2523. 
Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing: The USA toll-free, dial-in 
number is 1-866-659-0537 with a pass code of 9933701.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting space accommodates approximately 150 people.
    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

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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, 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, 
advise the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any 
Department of Energy (DOE) 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 Advisory Board meeting 
includes: NIOSH Program Update; Department of Labor Program Update; DOE 
Program Update; SEC petitions for: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 
Hanford (1987-1989; petition 155), Los Alamos National 
Laboratory, Rocky Flats Plant, General Steel Industries (Granite City, 
IL), Weldon Spring Plant (Weldon Spring, MO), Mound Plant, United 
Nuclear Corporation (Hematite, MO), Nuclear Metals Inc. (Concord, MA), 
and Pantex Plant; Baker-Perkins Company (Saginaw, MI) Technical Basis 
Document Review; SEC Petitions Status Update; and Board Work Sessions.
    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
    In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be 
submitted in accordance with the redaction policy provided below. Any 
written comments received will be provided at the meeting and should be 
submitted to the contact person below well in advance of the meeting.
    Policy on Redaction of Board Meeting Transcripts (Public Comment): 
(1) If a person making a comment gives his or her name, no attempt will 
be made to redact that name. (2) NIOSH will take reasonable steps to 
ensure that individuals making public comment 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 each 
public comment period stating that transcripts will be posted and names 
of speakers will not be redacted; (b) A printed copy of the statement 
mentioned in (a) above will be displayed on the table where individuals 
sign up to make public comments; (c) A statement such as outlined in 
(a) above will also appear with the agenda for a Board Meeting when it 
is posted on the NIOSH Web site; (d) A statement such as in (a) above 
will appear in the Federal Register Notice that announces Board and 
Subcommittee meetings. (3) If an individual in making a statement 
reveals personal information (e.g., medical information) about 
themselves that information will not usually be redacted. The NIOSH 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) coordinator will, however, review 
such revelations in accordance with FOIA and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) and if deemed appropriate, will redact such 
information. (4) All disclosures of information concerning third 
parties will be redacted. (5) If it comes to the attention of the 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO) that an individual wishes to share 
information with the Board but objects to doing so in a public forum, 
the DFO will work with that individual, in accordance with FACA, to 
find a way that the Board can hear such comments.
    Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, Executive 
Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, 
Georgia 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: August 23, 2012.
Catherine Ramadei,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-21333 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]
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