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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Tuesday, No. 139 July 21, 2015 Part V Department of Labor asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; Notice of Advisory Board Establishment; Notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jul 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\21JYN2.SGM 21JYN2 43292 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 139 / Tuesday, July 21, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; Notice of Advisory Board Establishment Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Labor. ACTION: Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA); Notice of Advisory Board Establishment. AGENCY: In accordance with section 3687 of Pub. L. 106–398, which was added by section 3141(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015, Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015), and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health is established. The Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Board) shall advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) with respect to: (1) The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; (2) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants; (3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of EEOICPA related to lung disease; and (4) the work of industrial hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. The Board, when necessary, coordinates exchanges of data and findings with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. Membership of the Board shall consist of 12–15 members, to be appointed by the Secretary. A Chair of the Board will be appointed by the Secretary from among the Board members. Pub. L. 106– 398, Section 3687(a)(3). Pursuant to Section 3687(a)(2), membership must be balanced and include members from the scientific, medical and claimant communities. The Department of Labor intends that one-third of the membership will be from the scientific community, one-third from the medical community, and one-third from the claimant community. The members serve two- or three-year staggered terms. At the discretion of the Secretary, asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jul 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 members may be appointed to successive terms or removed at any time. The Board will meet no less than twice per year, except the Board may meet only once in 2015. The Board shall report to the Secretary of Labor. As specified in Section 3687(i), the Board shall terminate five (5) years after the date of the enactment of the NDAA, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, the Board shall terminate on December 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Sam Shellenberger, Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, at shellenberger.sam@dol.gov, or Carrie Rhoads, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, at rhoads.carrie@dol.gov, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite S–3524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0036. This is not a toll-free number. Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of July, 2015. Leonard J. Howie III, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–17877 Filed 7–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; Request for Nominations Solicitation for Nominations To Serve on the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). ACTION: The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (the Board) is mandated by Section 3687 of EEOICPA. The Secretary of Labor established the Board under this authority and Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015) and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary with respect to: 1) The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; 2) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants; 3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of EEOICPA related to lung disease; and 4) the work of industrial hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. In addition, the Board, when necessary, coordinates exchanges of data and findings with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, which advises the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on various aspects of causation in radiogenic cancer cases under Part B of the EEOICPA program. The Board shall consist of 12–15 members, to be appointed by the Secretary. A Chair of the Board will be appointed by the Secretary from among the Board members. Pursuant to Section 3687(a)(2), the Advisory Board will reflect a reasonable balance of scientific, medical, and claimant members, to address the tasks assigned to the Advisory Board. The members serve two-year or three-year staggered terms. At the discretion of the Secretary, members may be appointed to successive terms or removed at any time. The Board will meet no less than twice per year, except the Board may meet only once in 2015. Pursuant to Section 3687(d), no Board member, employee, or contractor can have any financial interest, employment, or contractual relationship (other than a routine consumer transaction) with any person who has provided or sought to provide, within two years of their appointment or during their appointment, goods or services for medical benefits under EEOICPA. A certification that this is true will be required with each nomination. The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse Advisory Board membership. Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals for membership. Interested persons are also invited and encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees. Nomination Process: Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified individuals for E:\FR\FM\21JYN2.SGM 21JYN2

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; Notice of 
Advisory Board Establishment

AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Labor.

ACTION: Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E 
of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act 
(EEOICPA); Notice of Advisory Board Establishment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 3687 of Pub. L. 106-398, which was 
added by section 3141(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
(NDAA) of 2015, Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015), and the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing 
regulations issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), the 
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health is established.
    The Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Board) 
shall advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) with respect to: (1) 
The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; (2) 
medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA 
program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of 
claimants; (3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of 
EEOICPA related to lung disease; and (4) the work of industrial 
hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the 
Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to 
ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. The Board, when 
necessary, coordinates exchanges of data and findings with the 
Department of Health and Human Services' Advisory Board on Radiation 
and Worker Health.
    Membership of the Board shall consist of 12-15 members, to be 
appointed by the Secretary. A Chair of the Board will be appointed by 
the Secretary from among the Board members. Pub. L. 106-398, Section 
3687(a)(3). Pursuant to Section 3687(a)(2), membership must be balanced 
and include members from the scientific, medical and claimant 
communities. The Department of Labor intends that one-third of the 
membership will be from the scientific community, one-third from the 
medical community, and one-third from the claimant community. The 
members serve two- or three-year staggered terms. At the discretion of 
the Secretary, members may be appointed to successive terms or removed 
at any time. The Board will meet no less than twice per year, except 
the Board may meet only once in 2015.
    The Board shall report to the Secretary of Labor. As specified in 
Section 3687(i), the Board shall terminate five (5) years after the 
date of the enactment of the NDAA, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, 
the Board shall terminate on December 19, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Sam Shellenberger, 
Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and 
Worker Health, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, at 
shellenberger.sam@dol.gov, or Carrie Rhoads, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs, at rhoads.carrie@dol.gov, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite S-3524, Washington, DC 20210, 
telephone (202) 693-0036.
    This is not a toll-free number.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of July, 2015.
Leonard J. Howie III,
Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-17877 Filed 7-20-15; 8:45 am]
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