Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 49390-49391 [E9-23301]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 49390 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 186 / Monday, September 28, 2009 / Notices 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. The Subcommittee on Procedures Reviews was established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction. It is responsible for overseeing, tracking, and participating in the reviews of all procedures used in the dose reconstruction process by the NIOSH Office of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS) and its dose reconstruction contractor. Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting includes: preparation of status report to the Secretary on procedures review; discussion of the following ORAU & OCAS procedures: OTIB– 013 (‘‘Special External Dose Reconstruction Considerations for Mallinckrodt Workers’’), OTIB–014 (‘‘Rocky Flats Internal Dosimetry Co-Worker Extension’’), OTIB–0029 (‘‘Internal Dosimetry Coworker Data for Y– 12’’), OTIB–0049 (‘‘Estimating Doses for Plutonium Strongly Retained in the Lung’’), OTIB–0051 (‘‘Effect of Threshold Energy and Angular Response of NTA Film on Missed Neutron Dose at the Oak Ridge Y–12 Facility’’), OTIB–0054 (‘‘Fission and Activation Product Assignment for Internal Dose-Related Gross Beta and Gross Gamma Analyses’’), and OTIB–0070 (‘‘External Coworker Dosimetry Data for the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico’’); and a continuation of the comment-resolution process for other dose reconstruction procedures under review by the Subcommittee. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. In the event an individual wishes to provide comments, written comments may be submitted. Any written comments received will be provided at the meeting and should be submitted to the contact person below in advance of the meeting. Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, 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. Dated: September 19, 2009. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–23302 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:33 Sep 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 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), and pursuant to the requirements of 42 CFR 83.15(a), CDC announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Board Public Meeting Times and Dates (All times are Eastern Time): 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., October 20, 2009. 9 a.m.–5:45 p.m., October 21, 2009. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., October 22, 2009. Public Comment Times and Dates (All times are Eastern Time): 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m., October 20, 2009. 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., October 21, 2009. Place: Danfords Hotel and Marina, 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, New York; Phone: (631) 928–5200; Fax: (631) 928–9082. 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, limited only by the space available. The meeting space accommodates approximately 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 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, 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, advise the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Advisory Board meeting includes: NIOSH Program Status Update; Department of Labor (DOL) Update; Department of Energy (DOE) Update; OCAS Science Update; Blockson Chemical Company Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition (regarding radon-related dose reconstruction); SEC Petitions for: Hanford, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Hospital, United Nuclear Corporation, Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor, Metal and Controls Corporation, Electro-Metallurgical Company, University of Rochester Atomic Energy Project, and Bliss and Laughlin Steel Facility; Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Status Updates; Work Group reports; Reports of the Subcommittees on Dose Reconstruction Reviews and Procedures Reviews; and Board Working Time. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be submitted according the policy provided below. 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 Policy on Redaction of Board Meeting Transcripts (Public Comment), (1) If a person making a comment gives his or her name, no attempt will be made to redact that name. (2) NIOSH will take reasonable steps to ensure that individuals making public comment are aware of the fact that their comments (including their name, if provided) will appear in a transcript of the meeting posted on a public Web sitee. 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 sitee; (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 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 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. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 186 / Monday, September 28, 2009 / Notices 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: September 22, 2009. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–23300 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] Dated: September 19, 2009. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–23301 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] Administration for Children and Families DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD 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 announces the following meeting of the aforementioned subcommittee: Time and Date: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m., October 15, 2009. Place: Teleconference. To participate in the teleconference, please dial (866) 919–3560 enter passcode 4168828. Status: Open to the public; teleconference access is limited only by availability of telephone ports. The public is welcome to participate during the public comment period which is tentatively scheduled from 11:10 a.m.–11:20 a.m. Purpose: The Ethics Subcommittee will provide counsel to the ACD, CDC, regarding a broad range of public health ethics questions and issues arising from programs, scientists and practitioners. Matter To Be Discussed: Ethical guidance for ventilator distribution during a severe pandemic. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Drue Barrett, PhD, Designated Federal Officer, Ethics Subcommittee, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., M/S D–50, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Telephone (404) 639–4690. E-mail: dbarrett@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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Jkt 217001 Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority (a) Authority Delegated Ethics Subcommittee, Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 16:33 Sep 25, 2009 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Director, Program Operations Division, Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families the following authority vested in me by the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families in the memorandum dated February 16, 2007. BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Authority to approve or disapprove requests for non-Federal share waivers under 42 USC 9835(b) for expenditures funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5 (February 17, 2009) (b) Limitations 1. This delegation shall be exercised under financial and administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for Children and Families authorities. 2. Any delegation requires the concurrence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Administration and the Director, Office of Head Start. (c) Effective Date This delegation is effective on the date of signature. (d) Effect on Existing Delegations This delegation of authority supplements the previous delegations from the Director, Office of Head Start in the memorandum dated April 26, 2007. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Director, Program Operations Division, which involved the exercise of this authority prior to the effective date of this delegation. Dated: August 27, 2009. Patricia E. Brown, Acting Director, Office of Head Start. [FR Doc. E9–23291 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49391 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2009–0109] Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet October 20—22, 2009 at the Naval Postgraduate School, 1 University Circle, Monterey, CA. This meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet October 20, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 21, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on October 22, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Naval Postgraduate School, 1 University Circle, Monterey, CA. Requests to have written material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the meeting should reach the contact person at the address below by Friday, October 9, 2009. Send written material to Ms. Tiwanda Burse, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528. Comments must be identified by DHS–2009–0109 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: HSSTAC@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–254–6173. • Mail: Ms. Tiwanda Burse, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the (committee name), go to http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tiwanda Burse, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 186 (Monday, September 28, 2009)]
[Notices]
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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 (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), and pursuant to the requirements of 42 
CFR 83.15(a), CDC announces the following meeting of the aforementioned 
committee:

    Board Public Meeting Times and Dates (All times are Eastern 
Time):
    9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., October 20, 2009.
    9 a.m.-5:45 p.m., October 21, 2009.
    9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., October 22, 2009.
    Public Comment Times and Dates (All times are Eastern Time):
    4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., October 20, 2009.
    6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., October 21, 2009.
    Place: Danfords Hotel and Marina, 25 East Broadway, Port 
Jefferson, New York; Phone: (631) 928-5200; Fax: (631) 928-9082. 
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, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting space accommodates approximately 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 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, 
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, 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: The agenda for the Advisory Board 
meeting includes: NIOSH Program Status Update; Department of Labor 
(DOL) Update; Department of Energy (DOE) Update; OCAS Science 
Update; Blockson Chemical Company Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) 
Petition (regarding radon-related dose reconstruction); SEC 
Petitions for: Hanford, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge 
Hospital, United Nuclear Corporation, Piqua Organic Moderated 
Reactor, Metal and Controls Corporation, Electro-Metallurgical 
Company, University of Rochester Atomic Energy Project, and Bliss 
and Laughlin Steel Facility; Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition 
Status Updates; Work Group reports; Reports of the Subcommittees on 
Dose Reconstruction Reviews and Procedures Reviews; and Board 
Working Time.
    The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.
    In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may 
be submitted according the policy provided below. 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
    Policy on Redaction of Board Meeting Transcripts (Public 
Comment), (1) If a person making a comment gives his or her name, no 
attempt will be made to redact that name. (2) NIOSH will take 
reasonable steps to ensure that individuals making public comment 
are aware of the fact that their comments (including their name, if 
provided) will appear in a transcript of the meeting posted on a 
public Web sitee. 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 sitee; (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 
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 
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.

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    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: September 19, 2009.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-23301 Filed 9-25-09; 8:45 am]
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