[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 42 (Thursday, March 5, 2009)]
[Pages 9617-9618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4643]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory 
Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), 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, announces the following meeting for the aforementioned 
    Time and Date:
    9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., March 12, 2009.
    Place: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, 
Kentucky 41018. Telephone (859) 334-4611, Fax (859) 334-4619.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a public oral comment 
period. To access by conference call dial the following information 1 
(866) 659-0537, Participant Pass Code 9933701.
    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 that 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 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, 2009.
    Purpose: The 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 whether 
there is reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have 
endangered the health of members of this class. The Subcommittee for 
Dose Reconstruction

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Reviews was established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its 
duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes: the selection of an 11th set of dose reconstructions for 
review; discussion of cases under review from the 6th, 7th, and 8th 
sets of individual dose reconstructions; preparation of a letter report 
on the first 100 dose reconstruction cases reviewed; and, discussion of 
selection criteria and review rate for 2009.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Written 
comments may be submitted from the public. 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.
    This meeting was previously scheduled to convene on January 29, 
2009, but was cancelled due to inclement weather and airport facility 
inaccessibility. The meeting was scheduled to reconvene as soon as 
possible; therefore, this Federal Register notice is being published 
less than fifteen days prior to the meeting date.
    Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, Designated 
Federal Officer, CDC, NIOSH, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop 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: February 26, 2009.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E9-4643 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]