[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 249 (Thursday, December 28, 2006)]
[Pages 78210-78211]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22380]



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 of the ABRWH:

    Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, 
Thursday, January 11, 2007.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll 
free dial in number is 1.866.643.6504 with a pass code of 9448550.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period.
    Background: The 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 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: The 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, provide advice 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 SEC 
Petitions for Monsanto and General Atomics; Update on Rocky Flats 
SEC Working Group activities; Working Group/Subcommittee Updates; 
Individual Dose Reconstruction Reviews;

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future Plans and meetings; conflict of interest issues; and Board 
working time.

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 days notice to the public (41 CFR 

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.

Elaine Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E6-22380 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]