[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 3, 2013)]
[Pages 40152-40153]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16015]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory 
Committee; Nominations of Candidates

    This notice supersedes the following documents published in the 
Federal Register: June 11, 2013 Volume 78, Number 112, Pages 35036-
35037; June 21, 2013 Volume 78, Number 120, Page 37542; June 28, 2013 
Volume 78, Number 125, Page 38983.
    Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the World Trade 
Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (the STAC 
or the Committee), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 
Department of Health and Human Services.
    The CDC is soliciting nominations for membership on the World Trade 
Center (WTC) Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee 
(STAC). Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act 
of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-347) was enacted on January 2, 2011, amending the 
Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) by adding Title XXXIII establishing 
the WTC Health Program within HHS (Title XXXIII of the PHS Act is 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 300mm to 300mm-61). Section 3302(a) of the PHS 
Act established the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory 
Committee (STAC). The STAC is governed by the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, as amended (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App.), 
which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory 
committees in the Executive Branch. PHS Act Section 3302(a)(1) 
establishes that the STAC will: review scientific and medical evidence 
and to make recommendations to the [WTC Program] Administrator on 
additional WTC Program eligibility criteria and on additional WTC-
related health conditions.
    The committee may be consulted for other matters as related to and 
outlined in the Act at the discretion of the WTC Program Administrator. 
Agency or Official to Whom the Committee Reports Section 3302(a)(1) 
instructs the committee to provide advice to the WTC Program 
Administrator. In accordance with Section 3302(a)(2) of the PHS Act, 
the WTC Program Administrator will appoint the members of the 
committee, which must include at least:
     4 occupational physicians, at least two of whom have 
experience treating WTC rescue and recovery workers;
     1 physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine;
     2 environmental medicine or environmental health 
     2 representatives of WTC responders;
     2 representatives of certified-eligible WTC survivors;
     1 industrial hygienist;
     1 toxicologist;
     1 epidemiologist; and
     1 mental health professional.
    At this time the Administrator is seeking nominations for members 
fulfilling the following categories:
     occupational physician;
     physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine;
     environmental medicine or environmental health specialist;
     representative of WTC responders;
     representative of certified-eligible WTC survivors;
    Other members may be appointed at the discretion of the WTC Program 
    A STAC member's term appointment may last 3 years. If a vacancy 
occurs, the WTC Program Administrator may appoint a new member who 
represents the same interest as the predecessor. STAC members may be 
appointed to successive terms. The frequency of committee meetings 
shall be determined by the WTC Program Administrator based on program 
needs. Meetings may occur up to four times a year. Members are paid the 
Special Government Employee rate of $250 per day, and travel costs and 
per diem are included and based on the Federal Travel Regulations.
    Any interested person or organization may self-nominate or nominate 
one or more qualified persons for membership.
    Nominations must include the following information:
     The nominee's contact information and current occupation 
or position;
     The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
or current membership on other National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC, or HHS advisory committees or other 
relevant organizations, associations, and committees;
     The category of membership (occupational, pulmonary or 
environmental medicine physician, environmental health specialist, 
representative of responder or survivor beneficiaries) that the 
candidate is qualified to represent;
     A summary of the background, experience, and 
qualifications that demonstrates the nominee's suitability for the 
nominated membership category;
     Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
indicate the nominee's knowledge and experience in relevant subject 
categories; and
     A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, 
is willing to regularly attend and participate in STAC meetings, and 
has no known conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on 
the Committee.
    STAC members will be selected upon the basis of their relevant 
experience and competence in their respective categorical fields. The 
information received through this nomination process, in addition to 
other relevant sources of information, will assist the WTC Program 
Administrator in appointing members to serve on the STAC. In selecting 
members, the WTC Program Administrator will consider individuals 
nominated in response to this Federal Register notice as well as other 
qualified individuals.
    The CDC is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, 
perspective and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees from 
all races, genders, ages, and persons living with disabilities are 
encouraged to apply. Nominees must be U.S. citizens.
    Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the 
``Confidential Financial Disclosure Report,'' OGE Form 450. This form 
is used by CDC to determine whether there is a financial conflict 
between that person's private interests and activities and their public 
responsibilities as a Special Government Employee as well as any 
appearance of a loss of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. 
The form may be viewed and downloaded at http://www.oge.gov/Forms-Library/OGE-Form-450-Confidential-Financial-Disclosure-Report/. This 
form should not be submitted as part of a nomination.

DATES: Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically 
received) by August 9, 2013.
    Submissions must be electronic or by mail. Submissions should 
reference docket 229-A. Electronic submissions: You may 
electronically submit nominations, including attachments, to 
nioshdocket@cdc.gov. Attachments in Microsoft Word are preferred. 
Regular, Express, or Overnight Mail: Written nominations may be 
submitted (one

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original and two copies) to the following address only: NIOSH Docket 
229-A c/o Zaida Burgos, Committee Management Specialist, National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Disease 
Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., M/S E-20, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30333. Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted. 
For further information contact: Paul Middendorf, Senior Health 
Scientist, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE., MS: E-20, Atlanta, GA 30239; telephone 
(404)498-2500 (this is not a toll-free number); email 
    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.

Elizabeth Millington,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-16015 Filed 7-2-13; 8:45 am]