[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 22, 2007)]
[Pages 28697-28698]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9798]



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:
    Name: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health and 
Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR).
    Committee Meeting Times and Dates:
    9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 11, 2007.
    8 a.m.-3 p.m., June 12, 2007.
    Public Comment Times and Dates:
    5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., June 11, 2007.
    Place: Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Boulevard, 
Westminster, Colorado 80020, Phone 303.410.5000, Fax 303.410.5005.
    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 (EEOICP) 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, 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

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radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this 
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Advisory Board meeting 
includes Selection of 8th Round of Dose Reconstruction Cases for 
Review; SEC Petitions for Rocky Flats, Bethlehem Steel, Sandia 
Livermore, Chapman Valve, and Dow-Madison; Use of Data from Other 
Sites; Timeliness of Program Activities; and Board Schedule 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.
    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: May 15, 2007.
Elaine L. Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-9798 Filed 5-21-07; 8:45 am]