[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 84 (Wednesday, April 30, 2008)]
[Pages 23465-23466]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9463]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    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 (ABRWH).
    Audio Conference Call Time and Date: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., EDT, 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS 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

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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, 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: Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Status Updates; 
Work Group Updates; Discussion of surrogate data criteria from work 
group; Description of streamlining report from Board's contractor; 
and Status of transcripts and minutes.
    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: Christine M. Branche, PhD, 
Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 395 E Street, SW., Suite 9200, 
Washington, DC 20201, Telephone (513) 533-6800, Toll Free 1-800-CDC-
INFO, E-mail [email protected].
    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: April 21, 2008.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-9463 Filed 4-29-08; 8:45 am]