Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 68252 [2014-26913]

Download as PDF 68252 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the 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 (CDC), announces the following meeting for the aforementioned subcommittee: Time and Date: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, December 8, 2014. Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. Status: Open to the public, but without a 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 pass code is 9933701. 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 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. In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to 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, 2015. Purpose: The Advisory Board is charged with (a) providing advice to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Nov 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. 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 and Advisory Board dose reconstruction blind reviews; discussion of dose reconstruction cases under review (cases involving Y–12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Simonds Saw and Steel, Weldon Spring, W.R. Grace, Westinghouse, International Minerals and Chemical (IMC) Corporation, Koppers Company, Bridgeport Brass, Uranium Mill in Monticello,); 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Claudette Grant, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–26912 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) 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 of the aforementioned committee: Time and Date: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., December 10, 2014. Place: CDC, Global Communications Center, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Building 19, Auditorium B3, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. Purpose: The BSC, OID, provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Director, CDC; the Director, OID; and the Directors of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, in the following areas: Strategies, goals, and priorities for programs; research within the national centers; and overall strategic direction and focus of OID and the national centers. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include reports from the BSC, OID working groups; brief updates on priorities/activities of CDC’s infectious disease national centers; and a focused discussion on public health issues arising from long-term outbreak response efforts. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Robin Moseley, M.A.T., Designated Federal Officer, OID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop D10, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (404) 639–4461. 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. Claudette Grant, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory 
Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the 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 (CDC), announces the following meeting for the 
aforementioned subcommittee:
    Time and Date: 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, December 8, 2014.
    Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing.
    Status: Open to the public, but without a 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 pass code is 9933701.
    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 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.
    In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for 
funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which 
subsequently delegated this authority to 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, 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 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 and 
Advisory Board dose reconstruction blind reviews; discussion of dose 
reconstruction cases under review (cases involving Y-12, Oak Ridge 
National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Simonds 
Saw and Steel, Weldon Spring, W.R. Grace, Westinghouse, International 
Minerals and Chemical (IMC) Corporation, Koppers Company, Bridgeport 
Brass, Uranium Mill in Monticello,); 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.

Claudette Grant,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2014-26913 Filed 11-13-14; 8:45 am]
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