[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 209 (Monday, October 29, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65554-65555]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26495]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory 
Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the 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), the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting for the 
aforementioned subcommittee:

    Time and Date: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, November 27, 
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 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 
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 Advisory Board 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 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 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. The Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews was 
established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to 
advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes: Reconsidering the Board's dose reconstruction case review 
process; dose reconstruction program quality management and 
assurance activities, including: Current findings from NIOSH 
internal dose reconstruction blind reviews, presentation of the test 
plan for validating dose reconstruction tools, presentation of the 
evolution of peer-review procedures, presentation of statistics 
summarizing errors detected and/or corrected through current peer-
review procedures; and discussion of dose reconstruction cases under 
review (sets 8-9, Rocky Flats Plant cases from sets 10-13, and two 
blind dose reconstruction cases).
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may 
be submitted. 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.
    Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, Executive 
Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30333. Telephone (513)

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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: October 22, 2012.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-26495 Filed 10-26-12; 8:45 am]
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