[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 186 (Monday, September 28, 2009)]
[Pages 49390-49391]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23301]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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), CDC announces the following meeting of the aforementioned 

    Board Public Meeting Times and Dates (All times are Eastern 
    9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., October 20, 2009.
    9 a.m.-5:45 p.m., October 21, 2009.
    9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., October 22, 2009.
    Public Comment Times and Dates (All times are Eastern Time):
    4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., October 20, 2009.
    6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., October 21, 2009.
    Place: Danfords Hotel and Marina, 25 East Broadway, Port 
Jefferson, New York; Phone: (631) 928-5200; Fax: (631) 928-9082. 
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 August 3, 
2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, and will expire on August 3, 
    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; Department of Labor 
(DOL) Update; Department of Energy (DOE) Update; OCAS Science 
Update; Blockson Chemical Company Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) 
Petition (regarding radon-related dose reconstruction); SEC 
Petitions for: Hanford, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge 
Hospital, United Nuclear Corporation, Piqua Organic Moderated 
Reactor, Metal and Controls Corporation, Electro-Metallurgical 
Company, University of Rochester Atomic Energy Project, and Bliss 
and Laughlin Steel Facility; Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition 
Status Updates; Work Group reports; Reports of the Subcommittees on 
Dose Reconstruction Reviews and Procedures Reviews; and Board 
Working Time.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may 
be submitted according 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 sitee. 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 sitee; (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.

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    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: September 19, 2009.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-23301 Filed 9-25-09; 8:45 am]