[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 227 (Monday, November 27, 2006)]
[Pages 68631-68632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20000]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

    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 meetings:

Available working group time and date:
    9 a.m.-11 a.m., December 11, 2006
Subcommittee meeting time and date:
    11 a.m.-12 p.m., December 11, 2006.
Committee meeting times and dates:
    1 p.m.-4:45 p.m., December 11, 2006.
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., December 12, 2006.
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., December 13, 2006.
Public comment times and dates:
    5 p.m.-6 p.m., December 11, 2006.
    7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., December 12, 2006.

    Place: Holiday Inn Select, 1801 N. Naper Blvd, Naperville, Illinois 
60563. Phone 630.505.4900, Fax 630.505.1984.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting space accommodates approximately 75 to 100 people.
    Background: The Advisory Board 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 Advisory 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 
    In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for 
funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory 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, 2007.
    Purpose: This Advisory 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 Individual Dose Reconstruction Reviews; the Selection of the 
7th Round of Individual Dose Reconstructions; and Future Plans and 
Schedules. The agenda for the Advisory Board meeting includes SEC 
Petitions for Blockson Chemical, Monsanto, General Atomics, Allied 
Chemical, Harshaw, and Dow Chemical; Update on the Chapman Valve SEC 
Petition; Board Administrative Issues; Working Group Reports; 
Subcommittee Reports; NIOSH (Office of Compensation Analysis and 
Support) and Department of Labor Updates; Discussion of a Procedure for 
Assuring Board's Precise Wording of SEC Recommendations; Upcoming SEC 
Petitions; Update on Science Issues; Selection of Additional Procedures 
to be Reviewed by S. Cohen and Associates; Discussion of Overarching 
Issues Identified Through Dose Reconstruction, Site Profiles, and SEC 
Reviews; Board/Working Group

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Tracking Mechanisms; and Board 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.
    Due to programmatic matters, this Federal Register Notice is being 
published on less than 15 calendar days notice to the public (41 CFR 
    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: November 17, 2006.
Alvin Hall,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E6-20000 Filed 11-24-06; 8:45 am]