[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 185 (Friday, September 24, 2010)]
[Pages 58408-58409]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24006]



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 of the aforementioned 
    Time and Date: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., October 13, 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

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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: Review of draft prototype documents 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 Co-
worker Bioassay Data for Internal Dose Assignment''), OTIB-0029 
(``Internal Dosimetry Co-worker 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-0051 (``Effect of Threshold Energy and 
Angular Response of NTA Film on Missed Neutron Dose at the Oak Ridge Y-
12 Facility''), OTIB-0052 (``Parameters to Consider When Processing 
Claims for Construction Trade Workers''), 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, Designated 
Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, 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: September 17, 2010.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2010-24006 Filed 9-23-10; 8:45 am]