[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 82 (Thursday, April 30, 2009)]
[Page 19970]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9949]



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, announce the following meeting for the aforementioned 

    Time and Date: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 6, 2009
    Place: Teleconference.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a public oral comment 
period. To access by teleconference dial, 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 (SEC).
    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 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 preparation of a letter report to the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services on the first 100 dose reconstruction cases 
reviewed; and the review of the Board's Case Selection Criteria for 
dose reconstruction reviews.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    In the event an individual cannot participate, written comments 
may be submitted. Any written comments received will be provided at 
the teleconference meeting and should be submitted to the contact 
person below in advance of the teleconference meeting.
    This teleconference meeting was scheduled because the agenda 
items need to be addressed by the Subcommittee prior to the full 
Advisory Board meeting, which is scheduled to convene on May 12, 
2009. Therefore, this Federal Register notice is being published 
less than fifteen days prior to the meeting date.
    Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, Executive 
Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop E-20, 
Atlanta, Georgia 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: April 24, 2009.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-9949 Filed 4-29-09; 8:45 am]