[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 17 (Friday, January 26, 2007)]
[Page 3852]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-1313]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory Board) 
and Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR)

    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 aforementioned committee meeting:

Subcommittee Meeting Time and Date:
    9 a.m.-11 a.m., February 7, 2007.
Committee Meeting Times and Dates:
    1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., February 7, 2007.
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., February 8, 2007.
    8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., February 9, 2007.
Public Comment Times and Dates:
    5 p.m.-6 p.m., February 7, 2007.
    7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., February 8, 2007.

    Place: Cincinnati Marriott Northeast, 9664 Mason Montgomery 
Road, Mason, Ohio 45040, Phone 513.459.9800, Fax 513.459.9808.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting space accommodates approximately 75 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 (SEC).
    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, 
    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 the Selection of the 7th Round of Individual Dose 
Reconstructions to Be Reviewed; Status of Ongoing Reviews; and 
Future Meetings and Plans. The agenda for the Advisory Board meeting 
includes Status of New Board Members; NIOSH and Department of Labor 
Program Updates; Subcommittee Actions; Selection of Remaining 
Procedures to be Reviewed by S. Cohen & Associates under Task 3; SEC 
Petitions for Fernald and Dow Chemical; Rocky Flats SEC Update; Work 
Group Reports; Report on SEC Petitions; Conflict or Bias Management 
Policy Implementation Status Updates; Science and Overarching 
Technical Issues Update; Review of SEC Petition Recommendation 
Wording; and Board Working Time which will include Status of Site 
Profile Reviews and Future Meetings.
    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 
    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.

Elaine L. Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-1313 Filed 1-25-07; 8:45 am]