National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 77398-77399 [05-24639]

Download as PDF 77398 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices Dated: December 23, 2005. Betsey Dunaway, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E5–8102 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Notice Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Infectious Disease (NCID), Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases (DBMD) and the National Immunization Program, Epidemiology and Surveillance Division through its component Branches have lead technical responsibility for research, development and evaluation of diagnostic tools for pertussis and application of these to epidemiologic studies of pertussis. CDC uses epidemiologic, laboratory, clinical, and biostatistical sciences to control and prevent vaccine preventable infectious diseases. CDC also conducts applied research in a variety of settings, and translates the findings of this research into public health practice. CDC is seeking to evaluate commercial products, or products in development, for in vitro serological diagnosis of pertussis. Specifically these should include tests to detect antipertussis toxin antibodies in infected and vaccinated individuals. The tests should be based on standardized reagents commonly used in the field (such as FDA Reference Serum Standard Lot #3 or equivalents). Products will be evaluated in CDC and collaborating laboratories and if appropriate, may be used in epidemiologic validation studies. Data obtained from this comparative analysis may be used by CDC in making recommendations and decisions for diagnosis of pertussis in the public health setting. Interested organizations that may have candidate products are invited to submit documentation for CDC to assess whether the offered product(s) are at a sufficient stage of development to be included in this comparative analysis. As a minimum, submitted information should be sufficient for CDC to determine the following for each candidate product: (a) Product package VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:29 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 insert or detailed instructions for use; (b) Detailed information to determine if the product is calibrated to a recognized standard; and (c) Preliminary data demonstrating suitability for validation studies. Organizations that have products selected by CDC for this comparative analysis will be required to enter into an appropriate agreement prior to the transfer of any material to CDC. Sample agreements may be viewed at the following Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/ od/ads/techtran/forms.htm. All information submitted to CDC will be kept confidential as allowed by relevant federal law, including the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Trade Secrets Act (18 U.S.C. 1905). Only information submitted within thirty days of publication of this notice will be reviewed to determine if the offered product(s) will be acceptable for possible inclusion in this comparative analysis. Responses are preferred in electronic format and can be e-mailed to the attention of Michael J. Detmer at MDetmer@cdc.gov. Mailed responses can be sent to the following address: Michael J. Detmer, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., NE., Mail Stop C–09, Atlanta, GA 30333. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical: Dr. Patty Wilkins, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Rd., NE., Mail Stop D–11, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone (404) 639–3297, E-Mail at pwilkins@cdc.gov. Business: Lisa Blake-DiSpigna, Technology Development Coordinator, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Rd., NE., Mail Stop A–42, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone (404) 639–2620, E-Mail at LBlake-DiSpigna@cdc.gov. Dated: December 21, 2005. James D. Seligman, Associate Director for Program Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E5–8103 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry The Program Peer Review Subcommittee of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR): Teleconference. In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCEH/ ATSDR announces the following subcommittee meeting: Name: Program Peer Review Subcommittee (PPRS). Times and Dates: 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m., January 23, 2006. Place: The teleconference will originate at the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta, Georgia. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details on accessing the teleconference. Status: Open to the public, teleconference access limited only by availability of telephone ports. Purpose: Under the charge of the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR the PPRS will provide the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR with advice and recommendations on NCEH/ATSDR program peer review. They will serve the function of organizing, facilitating, and providing a long-term perspective to the conduct of NCEH/ATSDR program peer review. Matters to be Discussed: Discussion of the peer review of the Air Pollution and Respiratory Branch; discussion of the planning for the Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine peer review; and a discussion of the peer review process. Agenda Items are subject to change as priorities dictate. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This conference call is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. EST. To participate please dial (877) 315–6535 and enter conference code 383520. Public comment period is scheduled for 1:45– 1:55 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, Office of Science, NCEH/ATSDR, M/S E–28, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 404/498–0003. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices 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 National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: December 23, 2005. Elaine Baker, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–24639 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 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 committee meeting: Name: Working Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Audio Conference Call Time and Date: 10 a.m.–4 p.m., EST, Monday, January 9, 2006. Place: Audio conference call via FTS conferencing. The USA toll-free dial-in number is 1–888–390–6586, pass code 41964. Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period. Background: The ABRWH was established under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) of 2000 to advise the President, delegated to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on a variety of policy and technical functions required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation program. Key functions of the Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines which have been promulgated by 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 the 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 Board to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to CDC. NIOSH implements this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:16 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 2001 and renewed at appropriate intervals, and will expire on August 3, 2007. Purpose: The 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. Matters to be Discussed: Agenda for the conference call includes reviews of the Bethlehem Steel Site Profile, Y–12 Site Profile, a report from the working group regarding discussions concerning the Board’s review of SEC petitions, and science issues. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. In the event a member cannot attend, written comments may be submitted. Any written comments received will be provided at the meeting and should be submitted to the contact person below well in advance of the meeting. For Further Information Contact: Dr. Lewis V. Wade, Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone 513/533–6825, fax 513/ 533–6826. 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: December 22, 2005. Diane Allen, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–24640 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Announces the Following Meeting and Opening of the Public Comment Period Name: The Draft Document: NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Evaluation of Health Hazard and Recommendations for Occupational Exposure to Titanium Dioxide. Meeting Date and Time: February 27, 2006, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77399 Place: Robert A. Taft Laboratories, Taft Auditorium, NIOSH, CDC, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Purpose: To explain and discuss the scientific basis for the draft document, ‘‘NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Evaluation of Health Hazard and Recommendations for Occupational Exposure to Titanium Dioxide,’’ current research on titanium dioxide, and information on occupational exposure to titanium dioxide. Special emphasis will be placed on discussion of the following: (1) What animal and human data best describe the health concerns from exposure to titanium dioxide; (2) What strategies are being used to control occupational exposure to titanium dioxide (e.g., engineering controls, work practices, personal protective equipment); (3) In which workplaces and occupations can exposure to titanium dioxide occur; (4) What challenges exist in measuring workplace exposures to titanium dioxide; (5) What are areas for future collaborative efforts (e.g., research, communication, development of exposure measurement and control strategies)? The public is invited to attend and will have the opportunity to provide comments. NIOSH seeks to obtain materials, including published and unpublished reports and research findings, to evaluate the possible health risks of occupational exposure to titanium dioxide (including particle size-specific information). Examples of requested information include, but are not to be limited to, the following: (1) Identification of industries or occupations in which exposures to titanium dioxide may occur; (2) Trends in the production and use of titanium dioxide; (3) Description of work tasks and scenarios with a potential for exposure to titanium dioxide; (4) Current and historical exposure measurement data in various types of industries and jobs; (5) Case reports or other health information demonstrating health effects in workers exposed to titanium dioxide; (6) Reports of experimental in vivo and in vitro studies that provide evidence of a doserelationship between the particle size of a substance and its biological activity; (7) Reports of experimental inhalation studies with rodents demonstrating a relationship between the particle size or surface area of a substance and lung inflammation, fibrosis, and biochemical mediators; (8) Description of work practices and engineering controls used to reduce or prevent workplace exposure to titanium dioxide. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry

    The Program Peer Review Subcommittee of the Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BSC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 
National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances 
and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR): Teleconference.
    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), The Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, NCEH/ATSDR announces the following subcommittee meeting:
    Name: Program Peer Review Subcommittee (PPRS).
    Times and Dates: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., January 23, 2006.
    Place: The teleconference will originate at the National Center for 
Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
in Atlanta, Georgia. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details 
on accessing the teleconference.
    Status: Open to the public, teleconference access limited only by 
availability of telephone ports.
    Purpose: Under the charge of the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR the PPRS will 
provide the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR with advice and recommendations on NCEH/
ATSDR program peer review. They will serve the function of organizing, 
facilitating, and providing a long-term perspective to the conduct of 
NCEH/ATSDR program peer review.
    Matters to be Discussed: Discussion of the peer review of the Air 
Pollution and Respiratory Branch; discussion of the planning for the 
Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine peer review; and a 
discussion of the peer review process.
    Agenda Items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This conference call is scheduled to begin 
at 12:30 p.m. EST. To participate please dial (877) 315-6535 and enter 
conference code 383520. Public comment period is scheduled for 1:45-
1:55 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management 
Specialist, Office of Science, NCEH/ATSDR, M/S E-28, 1600 Clifton Road, 
NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 404/498-0003.

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    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 National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: December 23, 2005.
Elaine Baker,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 05-24639 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]
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