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Download as PDF 41450 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 157 / Monday, August 17, 2009 / Notices agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Christine Walsh or Denise Royster at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/Advisory Committees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ ucm111462.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: August 11, 2009. Randall W. Lutter, Deputy Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 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E9–19577 Filed 8–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the following committee meeting: Time and Date: 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2009. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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, will expire on August 3, 2011. 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: Blockson Chemical Company Radon Model Validation; Board Subcommittee and Work Group Updates; Board Working Groups Transcripts Reviews; OCAS SEC Petition Evaluations Update for October Board Meeting; DOL Consideration of OCAS Ruttenber Data Review. 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 in advance of the meeting. Contact Person for More Information: Theodore M. Katz, M.P.A., Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE., Mailstop: 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. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 157 / Monday, August 17, 2009 / Notices Dated: August 10, 2009. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–19637 Filed 8–14–09; 8:45 am] Dated: August 5, 2009. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–19638 Filed 8–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Science and Technology Directorate Notice of Video Quality in Public Safety Conference Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Projects for CommunityBased Organizations, Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), PS10–1003, Initial Review AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS. ACTION: Notice of open conference. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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 aforementioned meeting. Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., December 6, 2009 (Closed) 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., December 7, 2009 (Closed) 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., December 8, 2009 (Closed) 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., December 9, 2009 (Closed) 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., December 10, 2009 (Closed) 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., December 11, 2009 (Closed) 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., December 12, 2009 (Closed) Place: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, Telephone (404) 659–6500. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c) (4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of ‘‘HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations, FOA PS10–003.’’ Contact Person For More Information: Monica Farmer, M.Ed., Public Health Analyst, Strategic Science and Program Unit, Office of the Director, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop E–60, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone: (404) 498–2277. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Aug 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC), in partnership with the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program within the U.S Department of Commerce, will host the second Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) conference in September 2009. The conference will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss their successes and the challenges related to video quality and interoperability. Information will be presented by field experts regarding video technology, standards development, and video system integration. The conference will also review the work of the VQiPS Working Group, which is comprised of volunteers from each public safety discipline—local, state, and Federal law, fire, and emergency medical services practitioners; Federal partners; representatives from academia and nonprofit entities; and manufacturers. The Working Group coordinates efforts among organizations and agencies that are developing video standards for their own use. DATES: The conference will take place Tuesday, September 1, 2009, through Thursday, September 3, 2009. ADDRESSES: The conference will be held at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences laboratories at 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado. Additional conference details can be found at http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/psvq/vqips/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cuong Luu, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Office for Interoperability and Compatibility. Email: VOIP_Working_Group@sra.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For emergency responders using incident PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41451 video services, a clear picture can mean the difference between life and death. Video applications are quickly emerging as an essential component in seamless communications among emergency responders. In the past, public safety has looked to manufacturers to inform them of their video equipment needs, but as video technology has evolved, the array of options for public safety practitioners has grown and the interoperability challenges have become increasingly complex. Thus, the need has emerged for public safety to collectively articulate their video quality needs to the manufacturing community. In 2008, OIC within DHS and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s PSCR program formed the VQiPS Working Group, which is composed of volunteers from each public safety discipline. Participants include local, state, and Federal law, fire, and emergency medical services practitioners; Federal partners; representatives from academia and non-profit entities; and manufacturers. Together, Working Group members coordinate efforts among organizations and agencies that are developing video standards for their own use. Although each public safety discipline’s video content may seem very different on the surface, many common elements exist that imply similar video quality specifications. The Working Group is therefore developing a set of application-independent use cases and a user guide to help public safety agencies determine their particular use cases. The Working Group effort will help practitioners implement effective video systems for their specific needs. Future outputs of the Working Group will include a glossary of shared terminology related to video quality, video equipment, and specifications to aid public safety agencies in becoming more effective. As public safety agencies migrate to more powerful broadband systems, the use of video will undoubtedly increase. In preparation, OIC is bridging the gap between diverse agencies and preventing duplicative or competing efforts to define and deploy video systems. OIC is also acting as an objective technical resource to ensure future video technologies reflect the needs of the entire public safety community. More information about VQiPS is available at http:// www.safecomprogram.gov/SAFECOM/ currentprojects/videoquality/ videoquality.htm. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[FR Doc No: E9-19637]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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), the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention announces the following committee meeting:

    Time and Date: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2009.
    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 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, will expire on August 3, 
2011.
    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: Blockson Chemical Company Radon Model Validation; Board 
Subcommittee and Work Group Updates; Board Working Groups 
Transcripts Reviews; OCAS SEC Petition Evaluations Update for 
October Board Meeting; DOL Consideration of OCAS Ruttenber Data 
Review.
    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 in advance of the meeting.
    Contact Person for More Information: Theodore M. Katz, M.P.A., 
Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE., Mailstop: 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.


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    Dated: August 10, 2009.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-19637 Filed 8-14-09; 8:45 am]
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