[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 19, 2007)]
[Page 53589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18417]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting for the aforementioned 
committee and subcommittee:

    Subcommittee Meeting Time and Date: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., October 
3, 2007.
    Board Meeting Times and Dates: 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., October 3, 
2007. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., October 4, 2007. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 
October 5, 2007.
    Public Comment Times and Dates: 5 p.m.-6 p.m., October 3, 2007.
    7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., October 4, 2007.
    Place: Holiday Inn Select, 1801 N. Naper Blvd, Naperville, 
Illinois 60563. Telephone 630.505.4900, Fax 630.505.1984.
    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, 
    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 be to Review the Dose Reconstruction and Future Subcommittee 
Plan Actions. The agenda for the Advisory Board meeting includes 
Discussion on NIOSH Web site; Update on Science Issues; Discussion 
of Board Procedures; Discussion of the overall tracking system for 
Board activities; SEC Petitions to be considered for Y-12, Hanford, 
Sandia National Lab-Livermore, Nuclear Materials and Equipment 
Corporation (NUMEC); Work Group Updates; Planning for Board Future 
Activities; SEC Petitions Updates including Blockson Chemical, 
Fernald, Chapman Valve, Dow Chemical, and Bethlehem Steel; Update on 
Rocky Flats Follow Up Actions; Plans to Procure Board Contractors 
for FY09, and Agency Updates.
    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.
    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: September 12, 2007.
Elaine L. Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-18417 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]