[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2004)]
[Pages 2598-2599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-962]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Public Meeting 
of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities 
and Research at Department of Energy Sites: Oak Ridge Reservation 
Health Effects Subcommittee

    Name: Public meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee on PHS 
Activities and Research at DOE Sites: Oak Ridge Reservation Health 
Effects Subcommittee (ORRHES).
    Time and Date: 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m., February 3, 2004.
    Place: Kingston Community Center, 201 Patton Ferry Road, Kingston, 
TN 37763. Telephone: (865) 376-9476.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting room accommodates approximately 75 people.
    Background: Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 
October 1990 and renewed in September 2000 between ATSDR and DOE, the 
MOU delineates the responsibilities and procedures for ATSDR's public 
health activities at DOE sites required under sections 104, 105, 107, 
and 120 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act (CERCLA or ``Superfund''). These activities include 
health consultations and public health assessments at DOE sites listed 
on, or proposed for, the Superfund National Priorities List and at 
sites that are the subject of petitions from the public; and other 
health-related activities such as epidemiologic studies, health 
surveillance, exposure and disease registries, health education, 
substance-specific applied research, emergency response, and 
preparation of toxicological profiles.
    In addition, under an MOU signed in December 1990 with DOE and 
replaced by an MOU signed in 2000, the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) has been given the

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responsibility and resources for conducting analytic epidemiologic 
investigations of residents of communities in the vicinity of DOE 
facilities, workers at DOE facilities, and other persons potentially 
exposed to radiation or to potential hazards from non-nuclear energy 
production and use. HHS has delegated program responsibility to CDC. 
Community involvement is a critical part of ATSDR's and CDC's energy-
related research and activities and input from members of the ORRHES is 
part of these efforts.
    Purpose: The purpose of this meeting is to address issues that are 
unique to community involvement with the ORRHES, and agency updates.
    Matters to be Discussed: Agenda items will include a presentation 
and discussion of the initial release of the Public Health Assessment 
on White Oak Creek Radionuclide Release from the DOE Oak Ridge 
Reservation, a response to recommendations regarding the Needs 
Assessment Document, updates and recommendations from the Public Health 
Assessment, Communications and Outreach, Agenda, Guidelines and 
Procedures, and the Health Education Needs Assessment Workgroups, and 
agency updates.
    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorine Spencer, Executive Secretary, 
or Marilyn Horton, Committee Management Specialist, Division of Health 
Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR, 1600 Clifton Road, NE M/S E-32 
Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 1-888-42-ATSDR (28737), fax 404/498-
    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 ATDSR.

    Dated: January 12, 2004.
Alvin Hall,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 04-962 Filed 1-15-04; 8:45 am]