[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 128 (Thursday, July 5, 2007)]
[Page 36710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12982]



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 following meeting of the aforementioned 
committee and Subcommittee:
    Subcommittee Meeting Time and Date:
    9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., July 17, 2007.

    Committee Meeting Times and Dates:
    1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., July 17, 2007.
    9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., July 18, 2007.
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., July 19, 2007.

    Public Comment Times and Dates:
    5 p.m.-6 p.m., July 17, 2007.
    7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., July 18, 2007.

    Place: Red Lion Richland Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, 
Richland, Washington, 99352. Telephone 509-946-7611, Fax 509-943-8564.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting space accommodates approximately 75 to 100 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 radiation doses may 
have endangered the health of members of this class.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The topics for the Subcommittee Meeting 
will focus on issues related to the conduct on Blind Review as well as 
the conduct of Basic vs. Advanced Reviews. Also to be considered are 
plans for future Reviews as well as the Sanford Cohen & Associates 
Contract for the next fiscal year. The agenda for the Advisory Board 
meeting includes SEC Petitions for Hanford, Ames Iowa, Blockson 
Chemical, Chapman Valve, and Bethlehem Steel; SEC Petition Update on 
Dow Chemical; Status of Upcoming SEC Petitions; NIOSH Report on the 
Progress of the Redo of Rocky Flats Cases; SC&A Contract Actions for 
the next Fiscal Year; Agency Reports: NIOSH, Department of Labor and 
Department of Energy; Timeliness of NIOSH/Board Actions; Work Group 
Reports; Board Future Meetings and Schedules; 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.

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: June 27, 2007.
Elaine L. Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-12982 Filed 7-3-07; 8:45 am]