[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 3 (Friday, January 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 732]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31689]


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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), 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., February 7, 2013.
    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. Written comment 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: General Steel Industries SEC Petition Board 
Recommendation; Review of Responses to Public Comments from the 
September 2012 Advisory Board Meeting; Subcommittee and Work Group 
Updates; SEC Petition Evaluations Update for the March 2013 Advisory 
Board Meeting; Plans for the March 2013 Advisory Board Meeting; and 
Advisory Board Correspondence.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Because there is not an oral 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., 
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 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.

Dana Redford,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-31689 Filed 1-3-13; 8:45 am]
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