Establishing the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, 37529-37530 [2015-16334]

Download as PDF 37529 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 126 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Title 3— Executive Order 13699 of June 26, 2015 The President Establishing the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Carl Levin and Howard P. ‘‘Buck’’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113–291), and to allocate the responsibilities imposed by that Act, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Establishment. There is established within the Department of Labor the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board). Sec. 2. Membership. (a) The Advisory Board shall reflect a proper balance of perspectives from the scientific, medical, and claimant communities. (b) The Advisory Board shall consist of no more than 15 members to be appointed by the Secretary of Labor in consultation with organizations with expertise on worker health issues. Members shall serve without compensation as Special Government Employees, but shall be allowed travel and meal expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, to the extent permitted by law for persons serving intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701–5707). (c) The Secretary of Labor shall designate a Chair of the Board from among its members. Sec. 3. Functions. (a) The Advisory Board shall advise the Secretary of Labor with respect to: (i) the site exposure matrices of the Department of Labor; (ii) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims under subtitle E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants; tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with E0 (iii) evidentiary requirements for claims under EEOICPA subtitle B related to lung disease; and (iv) the work of industrial hygienists, staff physicians, and consulting physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. (b) To the extent necessary, the Advisory Board also shall coordinate exchanges of data and findings with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, which was authorized by EEOICPA and established by Executive Order 13179 of December 7, 2000. Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The Secretary of Labor shall provide the Advisory Board with funding and administrative support, including the appointment of staff and, as the Secretary determines appropriate, authorization for the detail of Federal employees from within the Department of Labor and employment of outside contractors and specialists, to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations. The Secretary also shall perform the administrative functions of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), with respect to the Advisory Board. (b) The Secretary of Labor shall designate a senior officer of the Department of Labor to serve as the Director of the staff of the Advisory Board. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jun 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01JYE0.SGM 01JYE0 37530 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 126 / Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / Presidential Documents Sec. 5. Termination. The Advisory Board shall terminate on the date that is 5 years after the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, June 26, 2015. [FR Doc. 2015–16334 Filed 6–30–15; 08:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jun 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01JYE0.SGM 01JYE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with E0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 126 (Wednesday, July 1, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16334]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 126 / Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13699 of June 26, 2015

                
Establishing the Advisory Board on Toxic 
                Substances and Worker Health

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Carl Levin and Howard P. 
                ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for 
                Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291), and to allocate 
                the responsibilities imposed by that Act, it is hereby 
                ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. There is established within 
                the Department of Labor the Advisory Board on Toxic 
                Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board).

                Sec. 2. Membership. (a) The Advisory Board shall 
                reflect a proper balance of perspectives from the 
                scientific, medical, and claimant communities.

                    (b) The Advisory Board shall consist of no more 
                than 15 members to be appointed by the Secretary of 
                Labor in consultation with organizations with expertise 
                on worker health issues. Members shall serve without 
                compensation as Special Government Employees, but shall 
                be allowed travel and meal expenses, including per diem 
                in lieu of subsistence, to the extent permitted by law 
                for persons serving intermittently in the Government 
                service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707).
                    (c) The Secretary of Labor shall designate a Chair 
                of the Board from among its members.

                Sec. 3. Functions. (a) The Advisory Board shall advise 
                the Secretary of Labor with respect to:

(i) the site exposure matrices of the Department of Labor;

(ii) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims under subtitle E of 
the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 
(EEOICPA) with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of 
claimants;

(iii) evidentiary requirements for claims under EEOICPA subtitle B related 
to lung disease; and

(iv) the work of industrial hygienists, staff physicians, and consulting 
physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and 
physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency.

                    (b) To the extent necessary, the Advisory Board 
                also shall coordinate exchanges of data and findings 
                with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, 
                which was authorized by EEOICPA and established by 
                Executive Order 13179 of December 7, 2000.

                Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The Secretary of Labor 
                shall provide the Advisory Board with funding and 
                administrative support, including the appointment of 
                staff and, as the Secretary determines appropriate, 
                authorization for the detail of Federal employees from 
                within the Department of Labor and employment of 
                outside contractors and specialists, to the extent 
                permitted by law and within existing appropriations. 
                The Secretary also shall perform the administrative 
                functions of the President under the Federal Advisory 
                Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), with 
                respect to the Advisory Board.

                    (b) The Secretary of Labor shall designate a senior 
                officer of the Department of Labor to serve as the 
                Director of the staff of the Advisory Board.

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                Sec. 5. Termination. The Advisory Board shall terminate 
                on the date that is 5 years after the enactment of the 
                National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
                2015.

                Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order 
                shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.
                    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    June 26, 2015.

[FR Doc. 2015-16334
Filed 6-30-15; 08:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5