[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 20, 2007)]
[Page 13116]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-5009]



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)

    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:

    Time and Date: 11 a.m.--5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time, 
April 5, 2007.
    Place: Audio Conference Call. The USA toll free dial in number 
is 1-866-643-6504 with a pass code of 9448550.
    Status: Open to the public.
    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, advising 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 conference call 
includes: Revisit Board Policy on Sanford Cohen & Associates (SC&A) 
Hill Visits; Limiting the Time of Individual Public Comments; Review 
of the Completeness of the Scope of the Board Reviews; Pantex SEC 
Issued Raised by Dr. Fuortes; Individual Board Member Assignments 
for Dose Reconstruction Reviews; Work Group Updates; Discussion of 
NIOSH Budget Issues; Schedule of Future Board Meetings and Calls; 
and Board Working Time.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. There is 
no public comment period, however, 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 Further 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: March 13, 2007.
Elaine L. Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E7-5009 Filed 3-19-07; 8:45 am]