Subcommittee on Procedures Review, Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 78965 [2013-30908]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices NIOSH implements this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, and will expire on August 3, 2015. Purpose: The 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 (DOE) 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 for Dose Reconstruction Reviews was established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction. Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting includes the following dose reconstruction program quality management and assurance activities: Discussion of current findings from NIOSH internal dose reconstruction blind reviews; discussion of dose reconstruction cases under review (set 9, and cases involving Portsmouth, Hanford, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y–12, K–25, and other DOE and Atomic Weapons Employer sites from sets 10–13); and preparation of the Advisory Board’s next report to the Secretary, HHS, summarizing the results of completed dose reconstruction reviews. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person For More Information: Theodore Katz, Designated Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E– 20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone (513) 533–6800, Toll Free 1 (800) CDC–INFO, Email 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2013–30907 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Subcommittee on Procedures Review, Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), 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 (CDC) announces the following meeting for the aforementioned subcommittee: Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, February 13, 2014. Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free, dial-in number is 1–866–659–0537 and the pass code is 9933701. Status: Open to the public, without a verbal public comment period. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference at the USA tollfree, dial-in number, 1–866–659–0537 and the passcode is 9933701. Background: The ABRWH 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 compensation program. Key functions of the ABRWH include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines that 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 ABRWH to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, and will expire on August 3, 2015. Purpose: The ABRWH 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 a PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 78965 reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. The Subcommittee on Procedures Review was established to aid the ABRWH in carrying out its duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstructions. The Subcommittee on Procedures Review is responsible for overseeing, tracking, and participating in the reviews of all procedures used in the dose reconstruction process by the NIOSH Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS) and its dose reconstruction contractor (Oak Ridge Associated Universities—ORAU). Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting includes discussion of the following ORAU and DCAS procedures: ORAU Team Technical Information Bulletin (OTIB) 0034 (‘‘Internal Dose Coworker Data for X–10’’), OTIB 0054 (‘‘Fission and Activation Product Assignment for Internal Dose-Related Gross Beta and Gross Gamma Analyses’’), OTIB 0083 (Dissolution Models for Insoluble Plutonium 238’’), Program Evaluation Report (PER) 011 (‘‘K–25 TBD and TIB Revisions’’), PER 014 (‘‘Construction Trades Workers’’), PER 020 (‘‘Blockson TBD Revision’’), PER 25 (‘‘Huntington Pilot Plant TBD Revision’’), PER 031 (‘‘Y–12 TBD Revisions’’), PER 033 (‘‘Reduction Pilot Plant TBD Revision’’), PER 038 (‘‘Hooker Electrochemical TBD Revisions’’); Update on Review of ORAU Team Report 0053 (‘‘Stratified Co-Worker Sets); estimating radiation doses associated with localized skin exposures to uranium at Atomic Weapons Employer facilities; 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. Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, Designated Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E– 20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone (513) 533–6800, Toll Free 1 (800) CDC–INFO, Email dcas@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. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–30908 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Subcommittee on Procedures Review, Advisory Board on Radiation 
and Worker Health (ABRWH), 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 (CDC) announces the following meeting for the aforementioned 
subcommittee:

    Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, February 13, 
2014.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-
free, dial-in number is 1-866-659-0537 and the pass code is 9933701.
    Status: Open to the public, without a verbal public comment 
period. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance 
of the meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments 
received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official 
record of the meeting. The public is also welcome to listen to the 
meeting by joining the teleconference at the USA toll-free, dial-in 
number, 1-866-659-0537 and the passcode is 9933701.
    Background: The ABRWH 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 compensation program. Key 
functions of the ABRWH include providing advice on the development 
of probability of causation guidelines that 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 ABRWH to HHS, which 
subsequently delegated this authority to CDC. The charter was issued 
on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, and will expire 
on August 3, 2015.
    Purpose: The ABRWH 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 a reasonable likelihood that such radiation 
doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. The 
Subcommittee on Procedures Review was established to aid the ABRWH 
in carrying out its duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose 
reconstructions. The Subcommittee on Procedures Review is 
responsible for overseeing, tracking, and participating in the 
reviews of all procedures used in the dose reconstruction process by 
the NIOSH Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS) and 
its dose reconstruction contractor (Oak Ridge Associated 
Universities--ORAU).
    Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting 
includes discussion of the following ORAU and DCAS procedures: ORAU 
Team Technical Information Bulletin (OTIB) 0034 (``Internal Dose 
Coworker Data for X-10''), OTIB 0054 (``Fission and Activation 
Product Assignment for Internal Dose-Related Gross Beta and Gross 
Gamma Analyses''), OTIB 0083 (Dissolution Models for Insoluble 
Plutonium 238''), Program Evaluation Report (PER) 011 (``K-25 TBD 
and TIB Revisions''), PER 014 (``Construction Trades Workers''), PER 
020 (``Blockson TBD Revision''), PER 25 (``Huntington Pilot Plant 
TBD Revision''), PER 031 (``Y-12 TBD Revisions''), PER 033 
(``Reduction Pilot Plant TBD Revision''), PER 038 (``Hooker 
Electrochemical TBD Revisions''); Update on Review of ORAU Team 
Report 0053 (``Stratified Co-Worker Sets); estimating radiation 
doses associated with localized skin exposures to uranium at Atomic 
Weapons Employer facilities; 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.
    Contact Person for More Information: Theodore Katz, Designated 
Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-20, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone (513) 533-6800, Toll Free 1 (800) 
CDC-INFO, Email dcas@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.

Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
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