National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, 23465-23466 [E8-9463]

Download as PDF 23465 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 84 / Wednesday, April 30, 2008 / Notices roc) or by contacting Dr. Lunn (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT above). Dated: April 21, 2008. Samuel H. Wilson, Acting Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. E8–9379 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day-08–07BB] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–5960 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Testing of Sexual Violence Definitions and Recommended Data Elements in Three Different Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities—New—National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description This study examines the definitions of sexual violence in three racial/ethnic minority communities: AfricanAmerican, American Indian, and Hispanic. The purpose of this project is to develop an understanding of sexual violence in these communities. The developed survey will include the following: projecting estimates of sexual violence; describing the type of sexual violence; and developing a strategy that will increase awareness of sexual violence in minority communities. In addition, this project will establish the groundwork for similar future research. This research builds on findings from the National Violence against Women Survey, (NCJ 183781, November 2000), a joint research effort funded by the (CDC) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) that explored the occurrence of violence against women through a survey administered to a national sample of adult females and males. The proposed study will expand on this work by clarifying definitions, expanding the categories of sexual violence, and examining the sexual violence event. This study will focus on women and will occur in two phases: cognitive and in-person interviews. In each of the three communities, in-depth cognitive interviews will be conducted with 12 adult women, for a total of 36 cognitive interviews. However, a total of 66 individuals will be screened. Respondents will be identified through agencies working with victims of sexual violence. Participants will be interviewed (in either English or Spanish) at the referral agency. The primary purpose of this interview is to assess the questions for the next phase of the study. In the next phase, researchers will conduct face-to-face interviews with approximately 200 women in each of the three minority communities. However, a total of 1,315 individuals will be screened. Female respondents who are 18 years old will be selected randomly from the communities. Letters will be mailed to each household in the sample. These households will be contacted at a later date in order to collect eligibility information and to randomly select an individual. Participants will complete a 45 minute interview. There are no costs to respondents except for their time to participate in the interview. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 646. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN Number of respondents Respondents Phase One: Screening for Cognitive Interview ........................................................................................ Phase One: Cognitive Interview ............................................................................................................... Phase Two: Screening for Main Survey ................................................................................................... Phase Two: Main Survey .......................................................................................................................... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4163–18–P rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Dated: April 23, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–9462 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the following committee meeting: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:38 Apr 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) 66 1 3/60 36 1 2 1,315 1 5/60 614 1 45/60 Name: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH). Audio Conference Call Time and Date: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., EDT, Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll free dial in number is 1–866–659–0537 with a pass code of 9933701. Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period. Background: 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 E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 23466 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 84 / Wednesday, April 30, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES manage the new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines which 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 Advisory Board to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to the CDC. NIOSH implements this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, most recently, August 3, 2007, and will expire on August 3, 2009. Purpose: This 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, 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 reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. Matters to be Discussed: The agenda for the conference call includes: Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Status Updates; Work Group Updates; Discussion of surrogate data criteria from work group; Description of streamlining report from Board’s contractor; and Status of transcripts and minutes. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Because there is not a public comment period, written comments may be submitted. Any written comments received will be included in the official record of the meeting and should be submitted to the contact person below well in advance of the meeting. Contact Person for More Information: Christine M. Branche, PhD, Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 395 E Street, SW., Suite 9200, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone (513) 533–6800, Toll Free 1–800– CDC–INFO, E-mail ocas@cdc.gov. 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: April 21, 2008. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–9463 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Apr 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0249] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Health and Diet Survey; Pet Food Labeling Survey AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on FDA’s Pet Food Labeling Survey. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by [May 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of the Chief Information Officer (HFA–250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827– 4659. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, FDA is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, FDA invites comments on these topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Health and Diet Survey; Pet Food Labeling Survey—(OMB Control Number 0910–0545) On September 28, 2007, President Bush signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA). Section 1002(a) of FDAAA requires, among other things, that FDA establish ‘‘by regulation,’’ standards for labeling of pet food, including nutritional and ingredient information. The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), FDA, seeks to establish baseline information about consumer use and understanding of pet food labels. The survey module would be repeated after the new pet food label regulations are implemented to estimate changes in consumer beliefs and behavior about pet food labels. FDA is required to implement the pet food labeling regulations by September 2009. Due to the short time frame, CVM seeks to have adequate time to collect the data to inform future research on standardized pet food labels. The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s (CFSAN) Health and Diet Survey (HDS) (0910–0545) could serve as a vehicle for accomplishing this goal. CVM and CFSAN would like to modify the existing information collection request, currently at OMB for renewal, to include a new module. The proposed plan is to sample a subset of those responding to the HDS that are also pet owners. We estimate that about 14 questions will be asked to approximately 1,000 respondents. CVM does not believe that there will be an additional burden because consumers would be asked the questions about pet food labels in lieu of other questions E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
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 announces the following committee meeting:

    Name: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH).
    Audio Conference Call Time and Date: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., EDT, 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll 
free dial in number is 1-866-659-0537 with a pass code of 9933701.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period.
    Background: 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

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manage the new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory 
Board include providing advice on the development of probability of 
causation guidelines which 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 Advisory Board to HHS, which 
subsequently delegated this authority to the CDC. NIOSH implements 
this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 
2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, most recently, August 3, 
2007, and will expire on August 3, 2009.
    Purpose: This 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, 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 reasonable likelihood that 
such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of 
this class.
    Matters to be Discussed: The agenda for the conference call 
includes: Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Status Updates; 
Work Group Updates; Discussion of surrogate data criteria from work 
group; Description of streamlining report from Board's contractor; 
and Status of transcripts and minutes.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Because there is not a public comment period, written comments 
may be submitted. Any written comments received will be included in 
the official record of the meeting and should be submitted to the 
contact person below well in advance of the meeting.
    Contact Person for More Information: Christine M. Branche, PhD, 
Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 395 E Street, SW., Suite 9200, 
Washington, DC 20201, Telephone (513) 533-6800, Toll Free 1-800-CDC-
INFO, E-mail ocas@cdc.gov.
    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: April 21, 2008.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-9463 Filed 4-29-08; 8:45 am]
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