[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 55 (Thursday, March 22, 2007)]
[Page 13497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-5225]



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), 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 following meeting of the aforementioned 

    Subcommittee Meeting Time and Date: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 11, 
    Place: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, 
KY 41018. Phone 859.334.4611, Fax 859.334.4619.
    Conference Call Access: Phone 866.643.6504, Participant Pass 
Code 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 
that 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 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: The 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, providing advice to 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: Need for Basic vs. Advanced Reviews; 
How to Conduct Blind Reviews; Status of Individual Dose 
Reconstruction Audits; Planning Future Dose Reconstruction Audits; 
and Assignment of Two Board Member Teams to Oversee Audit Process.
    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.
    Contact Person for Further Information: Dr. Lewis V. Wade, 
Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, 
OH 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. E7-5225 Filed 3-21-07; 8:45 am]