[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 7, 2010)]
[Page 39029]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16389]

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Subcommittee on Procedures Review, 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 subcommittee:

    Time and Date: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., July 26, 2010.
    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 conference call dial the following information: (866) 
659-0537, Participant Pass Code 9933701.
    Background: The ABRWH 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 ABRWH 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 ABRWH 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, 2011.
    Purpose: The ABRWH 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 a reasonable likelihood that such radiation 
doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. The 
Subcommittee on Procedures Review was established to aid the ABRWH 
in carrying out its duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose 
reconstructions. The Subcommittee on Procedures Review is 
responsible for overseeing, tracking, and participating in the 
reviews of all procedures used in the dose reconstruction process by 
the NIOSH Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS) and 
its dose reconstruction contractor.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes: Discussion of a draft prototype document for informing the 
public on completed Subcommittee procedure reviews; discussion of 
the following ORAU & OCAS procedures: PER-012 (``Evaluation of 
Highly Insoluble Plutonium Compounds''), PER-009 (``Target Organs 
for Lymphoma''), OCAS TIB-0013 (``Special External Dose 
Reconstruction Considerations for Mallinckrodt Workers''), OTIB-014 
(``Rocky Flats Internal Dosimetry Co-Worker Extension''), OTIB-019 
(``Analysis of Coworker Bioassay Data for Internal Dose 
Assignment''), OTIB-0029 (``Internal Dosimetry Coworker Data for Y-
12''), OTIB-0049 (``Estimating Doses for Plutonium Strongly Retained 
in the Lung''), OTIB-0047 (External Radiation Monitoring at the Y-12 
Facility During the 1948-1949 Period''), OTIB-0049 (``Estimating 
Doses for Plutonium Strongly Retained in the Lung''), OTIB-0051 
(``Effect of Threshold Energy and Angular Response of NTA Film on 
Missed Neutron Dose at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Facility''), OTIB-0054 
(``Fission and Activation Product Assignment for Internal Dose-
Related Gross Beta and Gross Gamma Analyses''), OTIB-0057 
(``External Radiation Dose Estimates For Individuals Near the 1958 
Criticality Accident at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant''), OTIB-0070 
(``Dose Reconstruction During Residual Radioactivity Periods at 
Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities''), and TBD 6000 (``Site Profile 
for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium and Thorium 
Metals''); and a continuation of the comment-resolution process for 
other dose reconstruction procedures under review by the 
    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.
    Contact Person for More Information: 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: June 28, 2010.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2010-16389 Filed 7-6-10; 8:45 am]