[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 6, 1999)]
[Pages 36360-36361]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-16986]



Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry

Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service (PHS) 
Activities and Research at Department of Energy (DOE) Sites; Hanford 
Health Effects Subcommittee

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) announce the following meeting.

    Name: Citizens Advisory Committee on PHS Activities and Research 
at DOE Sites Hanford Health Effects Subcommittee (HHES).
    Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., July 22, 1999. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 
p.m., July 23, 1999.
    Place: DoubleTree Hotel Spokane City Center, North 322 Spokane 
Falls Court, Spokane, Washington 99201, telephone 
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting room accommodates approximately 100 people.
    Background: Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 
October 1990 and renewed in November 1992 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

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such as epidemiologic studies, health surveillance, exposure and 
disease registries, health education, substance-specific applied 
research emergency response, and preparation of toxicological 
    In addition, under an MOU signed in December 1990 with DOE and 
replaced by an MOU signed in 1996, the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) has been given the 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.
    Purpose: This subcommittee is charged with providing advice and 
recommendations to the Director, CDC, and the Administrator, ATSDR, 
regarding community, American Indian Tribes, and labor concerns 
pertaining to CDC's and ATSDR's public health activities and 
research at this DOE site. The purpose of this meeting is to receive 
an update from the Inter-tribal Council on Hanford Health Projects; 
to review and approve the Minutes of the previous meeting; to 
receive updates from ATSDR/NCEH and NIOSH: to receive reports from 
the Outreach, Public Health Assessment, Public Health Activities, 
and the Studies Workgroups; and to address other issues and topics, 
as necessary.
    Matters to be Discussed: Agenda items include a presentation and 
discussion on the health effects subcommittee evaluations, Federal 
Task Order and request for proposal process, the National Academy of 
Science June 19th meeting, and agency updates. Agenda items are 
subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Contact Persons for More Information: Leslie C. Campbell, 
Executive Secretary HHES, or Marilyn Palmer, Committee Management 
Specialist, Division of Health Assessment and Consultation ATSDR, 
1600 Clifton Road, NE M/S E-56, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 1-
888/42-ATSDR (28737), fax 404/639-6075.
    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.

    Dated: June 29, 1999.
Carolyn J. Russell,
Director, Management Analysis and Service Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 99-16986 Filed 7-2-99; 8:45 am]