[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 121 (Thursday, June 23, 2011)]
[Pages 36926-36927]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15684]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); 
Request for Nominations To Serve on the World Trade Center Health 
Program Science/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP-STAC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting 
nominations for possible membership on the WTCHP-STAC. This committee 
was established by Public Law 111-347 (The James Zadroga 9/11 Health 
and Compensation Act of 2010), enacted on January 2, 2011, Section 
3302(a). The Advisory Committee is governed by the provisions of Public 
Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. 
App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory 
committees in the Executive Branch.
    Section 3302(a)(1) of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and 
Compensation Act of 2010 (the Act) establishes that the WTCHP-STAC will 
review scientific and medical evidence and make recommendations to the 
WTC Program Administrator on additional program eligibility criteria 
and additional health conditions for program inclusion. The committee 
will be consulted on other matters as related to and outlined in the 
Act at the discretion of the WTC Program Administrator. In accordance 
with Public Law 111-347, Section 3302(a)(2), the WTC Program 
Administrator will appoint the members of the committee and include at 
     4 occupational physicians, at least two of whom have 
experience treating WTC rescue and recovery workers;
     1 physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine;
     2 environmental medicine or environmental health 
     2 representatives of WTC responders;
     2 representatives of certified-eligible WTC survivors;
     1 industrial hygienist;
     1 toxicologist;
     1 epidemiologist; and, at least
     1 mental health professional.
    For the mental health professional category, specific expertise is 
sought in trauma-related psychiatry or psychology and psychiatric 
epidemiology. Other members may be appointed at the discretion of the 
WTC Program Administrator.
    A WTCHP-STAC member's term appointment may last four years. If a 
vacancy occurs, the WTC Program Administrator may appoint a new member 
who represents the same interest as the predecessor. WTCHP-STAC members 
may be appointed to successive terms. The frequency of committee 
meetings shall be determined by the WTC Program Administrator based on 
program needs. Meetings may occur up to four times a year. Members are 
paid the Special Government Employee rate of $250 per day, and travel 
costs and per diem are included and based on the Federal Travel 
    Any interested person or organization may self-nominate or nominate 
one or more qualified persons for membership. Nominations must include 
the following information:
     The nominee's contact information and current occupation 
or position;
     The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
or current membership on other NIOSH, CDC, HHS advisory committees or 
other relevant organizations, associations, and committees;
     The category of membership (occupational, pulmonary or 
environmental medicine physician, environmental health specialist, 
representative of responder or survivor beneficiary group, industrial 
hygienist, toxicologist, epidemiologist, or mental health) that the 
candidate is qualified to represent;
     A summary of the background, experience, and 
qualifications that demonstrates the nominee's suitability for each of 
the nominated membership categories;
     Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
indicate the nominee's knowledge, and experience in relevant subject 
categories; and
     A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, 
is willing to regularly attend and participate in WTCHP-STAC meetings, 
and has no known conflicts of interest that would preclude membership 
    WTCHP-STAC members will be selected upon the basis of their 
relevant experience and competence in their respective categorical 
fields. The information received through this nomination process, in 
addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the WTC 
Program Administrator in appointing members to serve on WTCHP-STAC. In 
selecting members, the WTC Program Administrator will consider 
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as 
well as other qualified individuals.
    NIOSH is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, 
perspective and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees from 
all races, gender, age and persons living with disabilities are 
encouraged to apply. Nominees must be U.S. citizens.
    Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the 
``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government 
Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.'' This form allows CDC to determine 
whether there is a statutory conflict between that person's public 
responsibilities as a Special Government Employee and private interests 
and activities, or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, as defined 
by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded at http://www.usoge.gov/forms/oge450_pdf/oge450_accessible.pdf. This form 
should not be submitted as part of a nomination.
    Nominations should be submitted (postmarked or received) by July 7, 
    You may submit nominations for WTCHP-STAC, identified by NIOSH 
Docket No. NIOSH-229, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic submissions: You may submit nominations, 
including attachments, electronically to the NIOSH Docket No. NIOSH-229 
located at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/. Follow the instructions 
for submitting

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electronic comments. Attachments should be in Microsoft Word, 
WordPerfect, or Excel; however, Microsoft Word is preferred.
     Regular, Express, or Overnight Mail: Written nominations 
may be submitted (one original and two copies) to the following address 
only: NIOSH Docket 229 or Zaida Burgos, Committee Management 
Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., M/S 
E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Telephone and facsimile submissions 
cannot be accepted.
    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 16, 2011.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2011-15684 Filed 6-22-11; 8:45 am]