[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Pages 6007-6008]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02081]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Subcommittee on Procedures Review (SPR), Advisory Board on 
Radiation and Worker Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety 
and Health Meeting

    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:

DATES: 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., EST, February 24, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period. 
The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the 
meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments received in 
advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the 
meeting. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining 
the teleconference at the USA

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toll-free, dial-in number at 1-866-659-0537 and the pass code is 
    Background: The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health 
(ABRWH or 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 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.
    In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for 
funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which 
subsequently delegated this authority to CDC. National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) implements this responsibility 
for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at 
appropriate intervals, and will expire on August 3, 2017.
    Purpose: The 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, 
advise 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. SPR was 
established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to 
advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction. SPR 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 (Oak Ridge Associated Universities--ORAU).
    Matters for Discussion: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes discussion of procedures in the following ORAU and DCAS 
technical documents: OCAS Technical Information Bulletin (TIB) 0014 
(``Rocky Flats Internal Dosimetry Coworker Extension''), ORAU OTIB 0013 
(``Individual Dose Adjustment Procedures for Y-12 Dose 
Reconstructions''), ORAU OTIB 0029 (``Internal Dose Reconstructions for 
Y-12''), ORAU OTIB 0039 (``Internal Dose Reconstructions for 
Hanford''), ORAU OTIB 0050 (``The Use of Rocky Flats Neutron Dose 
Reconstruction Project Data in Dose Reconstructions''), ORAU OTIB 0060 
(``Internal Dose Reconstructions''), Program Evaluation Report (PER) 
003 (``The Effects of Adding Ingestion Intakes to Bethlehem Steel 
Cases''), PER 004 (``Application of Photofluorography at the Pinellas 
Plant''), PER 005 (``Misinterpreted Application of External Dose Factor 
for Hanford Dose Reconstructions''), PER 029 (``Hanford TBD 
Revision''), PER 042 (``Linde Ceramic Plant TBD Revision''), PER 045 
(``Aliquippa Forge TBD Revision''), ORAU PROC 0042 (``Incomplete 
Monitoring at Y-12''), ORAU RPRT 0044 (``Analysis of Bioassay Data with 
Significant Fraction of Less-Than Results''); 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Katz, Designated Federal 
Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30333, Telephone (513) 533-6800, Toll Free 1(800) CDC-INFO, 
Email [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.

Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2016-02081 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]