Notice of Draft Document Available for Public Comment, 78365-78366 [E8-30382]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices The NTP BSC meeting will be held in the Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building at the NIEHS, 111 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Public comments and any other correspondence should be submitted to Dr. Barbara Shane, Executive Secretary for the NTP BSC, NTP Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, MD A3–01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; telephone: 919–541–4253; fax: 919–541–0295; or e-mail: shane@niehs.nih.gov. Courier address: NIEHS, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Room K2138, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Barbara Shane (telephone: 919–541– 4253 or e-mail: shane@niehs.nih.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Preliminary Agenda and Availability of Meeting Materials The primary agenda topic is the peer review of draft substance profiles for some candidate substances under review for the 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The draft substance profiles will be available by December 24, 2008, on the NTP BSC meeting Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) or may be requested in hardcopy from the Executive Secretary for the NTP BSC (see ADDRESSES above). Other materials for the meeting will be posted on the Web site as available. Following the meeting, summary minutes will be prepared and made available on the meeting Web site. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Attendance and Registration This meeting is scheduled for February 24, 2009, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until adjournment. It is open to the public with attendance limited only by the space available. Individuals who plan to attend are encouraged to register online at the NTP BSC meeting Web site by February 17, 2009, to facilitate access to the NIEHS campus. The NTP is making plans to videocast the meeting through the Internet at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/ news/video/live. Request for Comments Written comments are invited on the draft substances profiles and should be received by February 6, 2009. Persons submitting written comments should include their name, affiliation (if applicable), phone, e-mail, and sponsoring organization (if any) with the document. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be provided to the NTP BSC and NTP staff and posted on the meeting Web site. The submitter will be identified by name, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 affiliation, and/or sponsoring organization, if applicable. Time will be allotted during the meeting for the public to present oral comments to the NTP BSC on the draft substance profiles. Each organization is allowed one time slot per draft profile. At least 7 minutes will be allotted to each speaker, and if time permits, may be extended to 10 minutes at the discretion of the NTP BSC chair. Registration for oral comments will also be available at the meeting, although time allowed for presentation by on-site registrants may be less than that for preregistered speakers and will be determined by the number of persons who register on-site. Persons registering to make oral comments are asked, if possible, to send a copy of their statement to the Executive Secretary for the NTP BSC (see ADDRESSES above) by February 6, 2009, to enable review by the NTP BSC prior to the meeting. Written statements can supplement and may expand the oral presentation. If registering on-site and reading from written text, please bring 40 copies of the statement for distribution to the NTP BSC and NTP staff and to supplement the record. Background Information on the Report on Carcinogens The RoC is a public information document prepared for the U.S. Congress by the NTP in response to Section 301(b)(4) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The intent of the document is to provide a listing of those agents, substances, mixtures, or exposure circumstances that are either known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans and to which a significant number of people in the United States are exposed. The NTP is following a multi-step scientific review process with multiple opportunities for public input for preparation of the 12th RoC (http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/29353) that was announced in the Federal Register on April 16, 2007 [72FR18999]. Information about the review of the candidate substance for the 12th RoC, including public comments and background documents, is available on the RoC Web site (http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/10091). Background Information on the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors The NTP BSC is a technical advisory body comprised of scientists from the public and private sectors that provides primary scientific oversight to the overall program and its centers. Specifically, the NTP BSC advises the NTP on matters of scientific program PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78365 content, both present and future, and conducts periodic review of the program for the purpose of determining and advising on the scientific merit of its activities and their overall scientific quality. Its members are selected from recognized authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology, pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry, epidemiology, risk assessment, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, molecular biology, behavioral toxicology, neurotoxicology, immunotoxicology, reproductive toxicology or teratology, and biostatistics. Members serve overlapping terms of up to four years. NTP BSC meetings are held annually or biannually. Dated: December 12, 2008. Samuel H. Wilson, Acting Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. E8–30288 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket Number NIOSH–141] Notice of Draft Document Available for Public Comment AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of Draft Document Available for Public Comment. SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of the following draft document available for public comment entitled ‘‘Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters When Fighting Fires in Unoccupied Structures.’’ The draft document and instructions for submitting comments can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/ niosh/review/public/141/. Comments may be provided to the NIOSH Docket Number above. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: January 5, 2009 to March 9, 2009. Status: Written comments may be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Mailstop C34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone (513) E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 78366 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices 533–8611. All materials submitted to the Agency should reference NIOSH docket number 141 and must be submitted by March 9, 2009, to be considered by the Agency. All electronic comments should be formatted as Microsoft Word. All information received in response to this notice will be available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket Office, Room 111, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. After the comment period has closed, comments may be accessed electronically at http://www.cdc.gov/ NIOSH under the link to the NIOSH docket. As appropriate, NIOSH will post comments with the commenters’ names, affiliations, and other information, on the Internet. Background: This document highlights hazards and provides recommendations for preventing fire fighter deaths and injuries when working in structures that are known or suspected to be vacant or unoccupied. This document summarizes fatality statistics from the National Fire Protection Association as well as the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) databases. Selected case reports from the NIOSH FFFIPP program are presented to illustrate the risks to fire fighters entering structures known to be unoccupied and to highlight recommended interventions. The primary audiences are expected to be fire commissioners, fire chiefs, fire department and municipal managers, fire fighters, labor unions, safety and health professionals, trainers, fire investigators, State fire marshals, contractors, building owners and other interested parties. This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law. CONTACT PERSON FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Timothy R. Merinar, mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Safety Engineer, CDC/NIOSH, Division of Safety Research, 1095 Willowdale Road, H1808, Morgantown, West Virginia, 26505, telephone (304) 285– 5916, e-mail tmerinar@cdc.gov. Reference: Web address for this document: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ review/public/141/. Dated: December 15, 2008. James D. Seligman, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–30382 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–1555–CN] RIN 0938–AP20 Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009; Corrections AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Correction notice. SUMMARY: This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the update notice published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2008, entitled ‘‘Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009.’’ DATES: Effective Date: This correction is effective on January 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Ventura, (410) 786–1985. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc. E8–26142 of November 3, 2008 (73 FR 65351), the notice entitled ‘‘Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009’’ there were several technical errors that this correction notice serves to identify and correct. The corrections are effective January 1, 2009. II. Summary of Errors On pages 65365 through 65382, Addendum B, we are correcting several CBSA names and constituent county references. III. Correction of Errors In FR Doc. E8–26142 of November 3, 2008 (73 FR 65351), make the following corrections: 1. On page 65365, in the second column, add ‘‘Manatee County, FL’’ under ‘‘Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL’’. Then insert ‘‘Sarasota, FL’’ under ‘‘Manatee County, FL’’. 2. On page 65366, in the second column, ‘‘Charleston-North Charleston, SC’’ is corrected to read ‘‘CharlestonNorth Charleston-Summerville, SC’’. 3. On page 65368, in the second column, ‘‘Des Moines, IA’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA’’. 4. On page 65368, in the second column, ‘‘Edison, NJ’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Edison-New Brunswick, NJ’’. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. On page 65370, in the second column, ‘‘Greenville, SC’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC’’. 6. On page 65370, in the second column, remove ‘‘Litchfield County, CT’’. 7. On page 65371, in the second column, ‘‘Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX’’. 8. On page 65371, in the second column, ‘‘Indianapolis, IN’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Indianapolis-Carmel, IN’’. 9. On page 65372, in the second column, ‘‘Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA’’ is corrected to read ‘‘KennewickPasco-Richland, WA’’. 10. On page 65373, in the second column, add ‘‘Mohave County, AZ’’ under ‘‘Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ’’. 11. On page 65373, in the second column, ‘‘Lakeland, FL’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL’’. 12. On page 65373, in the second column, ‘‘Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Little RockNorth Little Rock-Conway, AR’’. 13. On page 65373, in the second column, ‘‘Louisville, KY-IN’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN’’. 14. On page 65374, in the second column, under Manchester-Nashua, NH’’ remove ‘‘Merrimack County, NH’’. 15. On page 65374, in the second column, ‘‘McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX’’ is corrected to read ‘‘McAllen-EdinburgMission, TX’’. 16. On page 65375, in the second column, ‘‘Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle BeachConway, SC’’. 17. On page 65375, in the second column, ‘‘Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboro, TN’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Nashville-Davidson-MurfreesboroFranklin, TN’’. 18. On page 65376, in the second column, ‘‘Orlando, FL’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Orlando-Kissimmee, FL’’. 19. On page 65377, in the second column, ‘‘Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce, FL’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Port St. Lucie, FL’’. 20. On page 65380, in the second column, add ‘‘Indian River County, FL’’ under ‘‘Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL’’. 21. On page 65382, ‘‘WarrenFarmington Hills-Troy, MI’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI’’. IV. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking and Delay in Effective Date We ordinarily publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to provide a period for public comment before the provisions of a rule E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 246 (Monday, December 22, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78365-78366]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH-141]


Notice of Draft Document Available for Public Comment

AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of Draft Document Available for Public Comment.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
announces the availability of the following draft document available 
for public comment entitled ``Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire 
Fighters When Fighting Fires in Unoccupied Structures.'' The draft 
document and instructions for submitting comments can be found at 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/review/public/141/. Comments may be provided 
to the NIOSH Docket Number above.

Public Comment Period: January 5, 2009 to March 9, 2009.
    Status: Written comments may be submitted to the NIOSH Docket 
Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Mailstop 
C34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone (513)

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533-8611. All materials submitted to the Agency should reference NIOSH 
docket number 141 and must be submitted by March 9, 2009, to be 
considered by the Agency. All electronic comments should be formatted 
as Microsoft Word.
    All information received in response to this notice will be 
available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket 
Office, Room 111, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. After 
the comment period has closed, comments may be accessed electronically 
at http://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH under the link to the NIOSH docket. As 
appropriate, NIOSH will post comments with the commenters' names, 
affiliations, and other information, on the Internet.
    Background: This document highlights hazards and provides 
recommendations for preventing fire fighter deaths and injuries when 
working in structures that are known or suspected to be vacant or 
unoccupied. This document summarizes fatality statistics from the 
National Fire Protection Association as well as the NIOSH Fire Fighter 
Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) databases. 
Selected case reports from the NIOSH FFFIPP program are presented to 
illustrate the risks to fire fighters entering structures known to be 
unoccupied and to highlight recommended interventions. The primary 
audiences are expected to be fire commissioners, fire chiefs, fire 
department and municipal managers, fire fighters, labor unions, safety 
and health professionals, trainers, fire investigators, State fire 
marshals, contractors, building owners and other interested parties.
    This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law.

CONTACT PERSON FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Timothy R. Merinar, Safety 
Engineer, CDC/NIOSH, Division of Safety Research, 1095 Willowdale Road, 
H1808, Morgantown, West Virginia, 26505, telephone (304) 285-5916, e-
mail tmerinar@cdc.gov.
    Reference: Web address for this document: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
review/public/141/.

    Dated: December 15, 2008.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-30382 Filed 12-19-08; 8:45 am]
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