National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, 77399 [05-24640]

Download as PDF 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 Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Advisory 
Board on Radiation and Worker Health

    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, 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]
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