[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 130 (Thursday, July 9, 2009)]
[Pages 32943-32944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16226]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Subcommittee on Procedures Reviews, 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 (CDC) announces the following meeting for the aforementioned 

    Time and Date: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., August 13, 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 comment period. 
To access by teleconference 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 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 on whether there is reasonable likelihood that 
such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of 
this class. The Subcommittee on Procedures

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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. It is 
responsible for overseeing, tracking, and participating in the 
reviews of all procedures used in the dose reconstruction process by 
the NIOSH Office of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS) and its 
dose reconstruction contractor.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes: preparation of status report to the Secretary on 
procedures review; a discussion of SC&A Findings and NIOSH Responses 
on OCAS-IG-004 (``The Use of Data from Other Facilities in the 
Completion of Dose Reconstructions under EEOICPA'') concerning the 
use of ``surrogate data''; discussion of the following ORAU 
procedures: OTIB-0035 (``Internal Dosimetry Co-worker Data for K-
25''), OTIB-0052 (``Parameters to Consider when Processing claims 
for Construction Trades Workers''), OTIB-0047 (External Radiation 
monitoring at Y-12 During the 1948-1949 Period''), and OTIB-0049 
(``Estimating Doses for Plutonium Strongly Retained in the Lung''); 
and, a continuation of the comment-resolution process for other dose 
reconstruction procedures under review by the Subcommittee.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment 
period. In the event an individual wishes to provide comments, 
written comments may be submitted. Any written comments received 
will be provided at the meeting and should be submitted to the 
contact person below in advance of the meeting.
    For More Information Contact: Theodore Katz, Executive 
Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 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: July 2, 2009.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-16226 Filed 7-8-09; 8:45 am]