[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 105 (Thursday, June 1, 2006)]
[Page 31193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8586]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); 
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH)

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention announces the following committee meeting:

    Name: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Subcommittee for 
Dose Reconstruction and Site Profile Reviews (SDRSPR).
    Subcommittee Meeting Time and Date: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., June 14, 
    Committee Meeting Times and Dates: 1 p.m.-5:45 p.m., June 14, 
2006. 8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m., June 15, 2006. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., June 16, 
    Public Comment Times and Dates: 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m., June 14, 
2006. 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., June 15, 2006. 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m., June 15, 
    Place: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, Washington, DC 
20005. Phone 202.737.2200, Fax 202.347.5886.
    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 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 Board include providing advice on the development 
of probability of causation guidelines which 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 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 August 3, 
    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 Subcommittee meeting 
includes Selection of 6th Round of Individual Dose Reconstruction 
(DR) Cases; Completion of Review of 2nd and 3rd Round of DR Cases; 
and Completion of Procedures Review. The agenda for the Board 
meeting includes NIOSH and DOL Program Status Updates; Conflict of 
Interest; Ames SEC Petition; NIOSH Presentation on Partial Dose 
Reconstructions for Non-Presumtive Cancers Added to the SEC; Status 
and Planning for Upcoming SEC Petitions: Allied Chemical, S-50, 
LANL, and Harshaw; Discussion of Board's Use of Subcommittees and 
Working Groups; SC&A Report of SEC Review Procedures; SEC Petition 
Updates for Y-12, Rocky Flats, Nevada Test Site and Pacific Proving 
Ground; Site Profile Updates for: Savannah River Site, Hanford, and 
Nevada Test Site; Second Year Site Profiles; Finalization of 
Selection of 6th Round of Individual DR Cases; SC&A Initial 
Presentation of 4th Round of DR Cases; Finalization of Review of the 
2nd and 3rd Rounds of Individual DR Cases; and Finalization of 
Report on Procedures Review; NIOSH Update on Program Issues: 
Bethlehem Steel Site Profile, Construction Workers, Site Profile 
Revision Activities, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, and 
Communications Initiative; Future Plans and Schedules.
    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.
    For More Information Contact: 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: May 24, 2006.
Alvin Hall,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
 FR Doc. E6-8586 Filed 5-31-06; 8:45 am]