[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 120-121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-8191]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Advisory 
Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    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 committee meeting:
    Name: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and 
Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction and Site Profile Reviews.
    Subcommittee Meeting Time and Date: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., January 24, 
2006.
    Committee Meeting Times and Dates:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., January 25, 2006. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., January 26, 
2006.
    Place: Doubletree Oak Ridge Hotel, 215 South Illinois Avenue, Oak 
Ridge, Tennessee, 37830, telephone (865) 481-2468, fax (865) 481-2474.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting space accommodates approximately 75 people.
    Background: The ABRWH was established under the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) of 2000 to 
advise the President, delegated to the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), on a variety of policy and technical functions required 
to implement and effectively manage the new compensation program. Key 
functions of the Board include providing advice on the development of 
probability of causation guidelines which have been promulgated by 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

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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 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, and will expire on July 27, 2007.
    Purpose: This 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.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the meeting includes Y-12 
(1948-1957) SEC; NIOSH identified SEC classes; Site Profiles for 
Bethlehem Steel, Rocky Flats, and Savannah River Site; Letter from 
Steel Workers; SEC Rule rewrite; Task 3 Review of SC&A Contract; Report 
on additions to the list of 22 Cancers; Conflict of Interest; Dose 
Reconstruction Reviews; and an update on science issues. The evening 
public comment sessions are scheduled for January 24 from 5:30 p.m.-
6:30 p.m. and January 25 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    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: Dr. Lewis V. Wade, Executive 
Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, 
telephone 513-533-6825, fax 513-533-6826.
    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 the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: December 27, 2005.
B. Kathy Skipper,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E5-8191 Filed 12-30-05; 8:45 am]
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