[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 61756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24964]


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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, November 1, 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 (ORAU) and DCAS procedures: OCAS TIB-0009 (``Estimation 
of Ingestion Intakes'') and its application for the Du Pont 
Deepwater Works facility, DCAS TIB-0013 (``Selected Geometric 
Exposure Scenario Considerations for External Dose Reconstruction at 
Uranium Facilities''), DCAS OTIB-0010 (``Best Estimate External Dose 
Reconstruction for Glovebox Workers''), ORAUT OTIB-0070 (``Dose 
Reconstruction During Residual Radioactivity Periods at Atomic 
Weapons Employer Facilities''), DCAS IG-003 (``Radiation Exposures 
Covered for Dose Reconstructions under Part B of the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act''), and DCAS 
IG-005 (``Use of Classified Information''); Identification of 
Overarching Dose Reconstruction Issues; Discussion of New Summaries 
of Completed Procedure Reviews; Assignment of Additional Procedure 
Reviews by the Board's Technical Support Contractor; 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 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 CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry.

    Dated: October 1, 2012.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-24964 Filed 10-10-12; 8:45 am]
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