[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 22, 2010)]
[Pages 35496-35497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15016]



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), the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting for the 
aforementioned committee:
    Time and Date: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., July 14, 2010.

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    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-
free, dial in number is 1-866-659-0537 and the pass code is 9933701.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period.
    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, 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 
    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, most recently, August 3, 2009, and 
will expire on August 3, 2011.
    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, 
advising 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 conference call 
includes: SEC Petitions for Blockson Chemical, General Electric Company 
(Ohio), and Chapman Valve; NIOSH 10-Year Review of its Division of 
Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS) Program; Review of Public 
Comments to the Advisory Board during February Meeting; Advisory Board 
Subcommittee and Work Group Updates; and, DCAS SEC Petition Evaluations 
Update for the August 2010 Advisory Board Meeting.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Because there is not a public comment period, written comments may 
be submitted. Any written comments received will be included in the 
official record of the meeting and should be submitted to the contact 
person below in advance of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Person For More Information: 
Theodore M. Katz, M.P.A., Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton 
Rd., NE., 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: June 15, 2010.
Elaine L. Baker, M.P.H.,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2010-15016 Filed 6-21-10; 8:45 am]