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Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 72484 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of our prevention and health promotion activities. Healthy People 2020 will reflect assessments of major risks to health and wellness, changing public health priorities, and emerging issues related to our nation’s health preparedness and prevention. Public Participation at Meeting: Members of the public are invited to listen to the online December 17, 2008 Committee meeting and the in-person January 7 and 8, 2009 Committee meeting. There will be no opportunity for oral public comments during the Committee’s meeting. Written comments, however, are welcome throughout the development process of the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2020. 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E8–28202 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [ATSDR–250] Availability of an Update to the ATSDR Policy Guideline for Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds in Residential Soil; Correction Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). ACTION: Notice Correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Correction: This notice was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2008, Volume 73, Number 200, page 61133. The original version of the ATSDR Dioxin Soil Policy that was posted on the ATSDR Web site at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/ dioxin/policy prior to November 3, 2008, has been updated to include some minor edits to the policy. These updates E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices are now available at the ATSDR Web site for your review. Dated: November 21, 2008. Ken Rose, Director, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. [FR Doc. E8–28261 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), and pursuant to the requirements of 42 CFR 83.15(a), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Board Meeting Times and Dates 9 a.m.–5 p.m., December 16, 2008. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., December 17, 2008. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., December 18, 2008. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Public Comment Times and Dates 5 p.m.–6 p.m., December 16, 2008. 7 p.m.–8 p.m., December 17, 2008. Place: Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, Two 10th Street, Augusta, GA 30901, Telephone (706) 724–8523, Fax (706) 823–6545. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting space accommodates approximately 75 to 100 people. Background: The Advisory Board was established under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 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, and will expire on August 3, 2009. 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Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Advisory Board meeting includes: NIOSH Program Status Update; Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petitions for: Savannah River Site (Construction Workers), Linde Ceramics (residual period), Metallurgical Laboratory (University of Chicago), Mallinckrodt (1958), Blockson Chemical and Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg); Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Status Update(s); Department of Labor (DOL) Update; Department of Energy (DOE) Update; Science Issues Update; Work Group reports; Subcommittee on Dose Reconstruction Reviews Report; and Board Future Plans and Schedules. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be submitted according to the policy provided below. Any written comments received will be provided to the Board at the meeting and should be submitted to the contact person below well in advance of the meeting. 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Such reasonable steps include: (a) A statement read at the start of each public comment period stating that transcripts will be posted and names of speakers will not be redacted; (b) A printed copy of the statement mentioned in (a) above will be displayed on the table where individuals sign up to make public comment; (c) A statement such as outlined in (a) above will also appear with the agenda for a Board Meeting when it is posted on the NIOSH Web site; (d) A statement such as in (a) above will appear in the Federal Register Notice that announces Board and Subcommittee meetings. (3) If an individual in making a statement, reveals personal information (e.g., medical information) about themselves that information will not usually be redacted. The NIOSH Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) coordinator will, however, review such revelations in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act and if deemed appropriate, will redact such information. (4) All disclosures of information concerning third parties will be redacted. (5) If it comes to the attention of the Designated Federal Official (DFO) that an individual wishes to share information with the Board but objects to doing so in a public forum, the DFO will work with that individual, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, to find a way that the Board can hear such comments. Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, M.P.A., Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E–20, Atlanta GA 30333, 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: November 21, 2008. Elaine L. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 230 (Friday, November 28, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[ATSDR-250]


Availability of an Update to the ATSDR Policy Guideline for 
Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds in Residential Soil; Correction

AGENCY: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), 
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

ACTION: Notice Correction.

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SUMMARY: Correction: This notice was published in the Federal Register 
on October 15, 2008, Volume 73, Number 200, page 61133. The original 
version of the ATSDR Dioxin Soil Policy that was posted on the ATSDR 
Web site at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/dioxin/policy prior to 
November 3, 2008, has been updated to include some minor edits to the 
policy. These updates

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are now available at the ATSDR Web site for your review.

    Dated: November 21, 2008.
Ken Rose,
Director, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, National Center 
for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
Registry.
[FR Doc. E8-28261 Filed 11-26-08; 8:45 am]
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