[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 211 (Thursday, November 1, 2007)]
[Page 61887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21505]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 of the aforementioned 
    Time and Date: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., November 27, 2007.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via Federal Telecommunications System 
Conferencing. The USA toll free dial in number is 1-866-659-0537 with a 
pass code of 9933701.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period.
    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 
    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, most recently, August 3, 2007, and 
will expire on August 3, 2009.
    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: FY 2008 New Site Profiles and New Procedures for SC&A; 
Procedures to Select New Contractor for ABRWH; Work Group Updates; 
Sandia-Livermore Update and Future Activities; Chapman Valve Reports 
from DOE and DOL; Dow Chemical Report from DOE; SEC and Site Profile 
Matrices Update; Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews Report of 
the 4th and 5th Sets of Individual Dose Reconstructions, and the 
Summary Report on the First 100 Cases; Rocky Flats Update; Discussion 
of Board Procedures; Status of and Plans for Future Board Activities; 
and Board Working Time.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Because 
there is not a public comment period, written comments may be 
submitted. Any written comments received will be included in the 
official record of 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: October 25, 2007.
Elaine L. Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E7-21505 Filed 10-31-07; 8:45 am]