[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2011)]
[Pages 11483-11484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4597]



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 
    Time and Date: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 22, 2011.
    Place: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, KY 
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 the following ORAU and OCAS procedures: ORAUT-
RPRT-0044 (``Analysis of Bioassay Data with a Significant Fraction of 
Less-Than Results''), 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-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-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''), and OTIB-

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0070 (``Dose Reconstruction During Residual Radioactivity Periods at 
Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities''); 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.
    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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: February 24, 2011.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2011-4597 Filed 3-1-11; 8:45 am]