[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 3 (Friday, January 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 732-733]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31685]


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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 for the aforementioned 
subcommittee:

    Time and Date: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., February 5, 2013.
    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

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conference call dial the following information: (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 ORAU and DCAS procedures: OCAS 
TIB-0009 (``Estimation of Ingestion Intakes''), 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''), DCAS 
IG-001 (``External Dose Reconstruction Implementation Guidelines''), 
DCAS IG-003 (``Radiation Exposures Covered for Dose Reconstructions 
under Part B of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness 
Compensation Program Act''), DCAS IG-005 (``Use of Classified 
Information''), Program Evaluation Report 014 (``Construction Trades 
Workers''), Program Evaluation Report 017 (``Evaluation of 
Incomplete Internal Dose Records from Idaho, Argonne-East and 
Argonne-West National Laboratories''), Program Evaluation Report 029 
(``Hanford''), ORAUT-PROC-0044 (``Special Exposure Cohort''); 
Discussion of New Summaries of Completed 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, Executive 
Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., 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.


Dana Redford,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-31685 Filed 1-3-13; 8:45 am]
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