[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 20 (Monday, February 2, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5841-5842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2165]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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), and pursuant to the requirements of 42 
CFR 83.15(a), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 
announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:
    Board Meeting Times and Dates:
1 p.m.-5:30 p.m., February 17, 2009.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., February 18, 2009.
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., February 19, 2009.
    Public Comment Times and Dates:
6 p.m.-7 p.m., February 17, 2009.
7 p.m.-8 p.m., February 18, 2009.
    Place: Doubletree Hotel Albuquerque, 201 Marquette Avenue 
Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 505-247-3344; Fax: 505-247-
7025. 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, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting space accommodates approximately 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

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August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, 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, 
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 agenda for the Advisory Board meeting 
includes: NIOSH Program Status Update; NIOSH and Department of Energy 
(DOE) Security Plans; Department of Labor (DOL) Update; Special 
Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petitions for: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 
Westinghouse Atomic Power Development, Tyson Valley Powder Farm, 
General Steel Industries, Hood Building (Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology), and Blockson Chemical; SC&A New Technical Support 
Contract; Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Status Updates; 
Science Update; Work Group reports; Subcommittee on Dose Reconstruction 
Reviews Report; Subcommittee on Procedures Reviews and Board Future 
Plans and Meetings.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be 
submitted according to the policy provided below. 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.
    Policy on Redaction of Board Meeting Transcripts (Public Comment), 
(1) If a person making a comment gives his or her name, no attempt will 
be made to redact that name. (2) NIOSH will take reasonable steps to 
ensure that individuals making public comment are aware of the fact 
that their comments (including their name, if provided) will appear in 
a transcript of the meeting posted on a public Web site. Such 
reasonable steps include: (a) A statement read at the start of each 
public comment period stating that transcripts will be posted and names 
of speakers will not be redacted; (b) A printed copy of the statement 
mentioned in (a) above will be displayed on the table where individuals 
sign up to make public comment; (c) A statement such as outlined in (a) 
above will also appear with the agenda for a Board Meeting when it is 
posted on the NIOSH Web site; (d) A statement such as in (a) above will 
appear in the Federal Register Notice that announces Board and 
Subcommittee meetings. (3) If an individual in making a statement 
reveals personal information (e.g., medical information) about 
themselves that information will not usually be redacted. The NIOSH 
FOIA coordinator will, however, review such revelations in accordance 
with the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act and if deemed appropriate, will redact such information. (4) All 
disclosures of information concerning third parties will be redacted. 
(5) If it comes to the attention of the DFO that an individual wishes 
to share information with the Board but objects to doing so in a public 
forum, the DFO will work with that individual, in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, to find a way that the Board can hear 
such comments.

Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, M.P.A., Executive 
Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E-20, Atlanta, GA 30333, 
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: January 22, 2009.
Lorenzo J. Falgiano,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-2165 Filed 1-30-09; 8:45 am]
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