[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 5, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14303-14304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04969]


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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: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, March 25, 2013.
    Place: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, 
Kentucky

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41018, Telephone (859) 334-4611, Fax (859) 334-4619.
    Status: Open to the public, but without an oral public comment 
period.
    The USA toll-free, dial-in number is 1-866-659-0537 with a pass 
code of 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: dose reconstruction program quality management and assurance 
activities, including: Current findings from NIOSH internal dose 
reconstruction blind reviews; discussion of dose reconstruction cases 
under review (sets 8-9, Savannah River Site, Rocky Flats Plant, and Los 
Alamos National Laboratory cases from sets 10-13); and selection of 
``blind dose reconstructions'' from set 16.
    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, Designated 
Federal Official, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, 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. 2013-04969 Filed 3-4-13; 8:45 am]
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