Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services, 12455-12456 [2017-04104]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 41 / Friday, March 3, 2017 / Notices affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, email address). • Letter(s) of recommendation from person(s) not employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Contact Person for More Information: Nancy Anderson, Chief, Laboratory Practice Standards Branch, Division of Laboratory Systems, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Office of Public Health Scientific Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop F–11, Atlanta, Georgia 30329–4018; telephone (404) 498–2741; or via email at NAnderson@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. Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92– 463. Matters for Discussion: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Cooperative Research Agreements to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01)’’, PAR 16–098. Contact Person for More Information: Nina Turner, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, CDC/NIOSH, 1095 Willowdale Road, Mailstop G905, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, Telephone: (304) 285–5975. 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. 2017–04102 Filed 3–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P [FR Doc. 2017–04103 Filed 3–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review 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 a meeting for the initial review of applications in response to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), PAR 16–098 Cooperative Research Agreements to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01). Times and Dates: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EDT, March 28, 2017 (Closed) 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., EDT, March 29, 2017(Closed) Place: Courtyard Marriott Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030, Telephone: (404)371–0204. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c) (4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Mar 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The MSHRAC consists of 13 experts in fields related to mining safety and health. The members are selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The committee advises the NIOSH Director on mining safety and health research and prevention programs. The committee also provides advice on standards of scientific excellence, current needs in the field of mining safety and health, and the applicability and dissemination of research findings. This advice may take the form of reports PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12455 or verbal communications to the NIOSH Director during MSHRAC meetings. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the committee’s mission. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field of mining safety and health, such as mining engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health engineering, chemistry, safety and health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, statistics, and psychology. Members may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that Committee membership be balanced in terms of points of view represented, and the committee’s function. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. Current participation on federal workgroups or prior experience serving on a federal advisory committee does not disqualify a candidate; however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive individual service on advisory committees and multiple committee memberships. Committee members are Special Government Employees, requiring the filing of financial disclosure reports at the beginning and annually during their terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for the MSHRAC membership each year, and provides a slate of nominees for consideration to the Secretary of HHS for final selection. Candidates should submit the following items: • Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, email address) • A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of the candidate. Nomination materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2017, and sent to: Jeffrey H. Welsh, Designated Federal Officer for MSHRAC, NIOSH, CDC, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, telephone (412) 386–4040. 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 12456 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 41 / Friday, March 3, 2017 / Notices 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. 2017–04104 Filed 3–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Times and Dates: 8:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m., CDT, March 22, 2017 8:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m., CDT, March 23, 2017 Public Comment Time and Date: 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.*, CDT, March 22, 2017 * Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Members of the public who wish to provide public comments should plan to attend the public comment session at the start time listed. Place: Embassy Suites By Hilton Chicago Naperville, 1823 Abriter Court, Naperville, Illinois 60563; Phone: 630– 799–5900; Fax: 630–799–3900. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting space accommodates approximately 100 people. Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free, dial-in number is 1–866–659–0537 with a pass code of 9933701. Skype Meeting CONNECTION: https:// webconf.cdc.gov/zab6/yzdq02pl?sl=1. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Mar 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 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, rechartered on March 22, 2016 pursuant to Executive Order 13708, and will expire on September 30, 2017. 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, 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 reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. Matters for Discussion: The agenda for the Advisory Board meeting includes: NIOSH Program Update; Department of Labor Program Update; Department of Energy Program Update; Dose Reconstruction Review Methods for Future Reviews; SEC Petitions Update; Site Profile reviews for Argonne East (Naperville, Illinois), General Steel Industries (Granite City, Illinois) and Kansas City Plant (Kansas City, Missouri); SEC petitions for: Carborundum Company (1943–1976; Niagara Falls, New York), Los Alamos National Laboratory (1996–2005; Los Alamos, New Mexico), Idaho National Laboratory (1949–1970; Scoville, Idaho), Rocky Flats Plant (1984–2005; Golden, Colorado), Savannah Rivers Site (1973– 2007; Aiken, South Carolina); and Board Work Sessions. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be submitted to the contact person below well in advance of the meeting. Any written comments received will be PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provided at the meeting in accordance with the redaction policy provided below. Policy on Redaction of Board Meeting Transcripts (Public Comment): (1) If a person making a comment gives his or her personal information, no attempt will be made to redact the name; however, NIOSH will redact other personally identifiable information, such as contact information, social security numbers, case numbers, etc., of the commenter. (2) If an individual in making a statement reveals personal information (e.g., medical or employment information) about themselves that information will not usually be redacted. The NIOSH Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) coordinator will, however, review such revelations in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and if deemed appropriate, will redact such information. (3) If a commenter reveals personal information concerning a living third party, that information will be reviewed by the NIOSH FOIA coordinator, and upon determination, if deemed appropriated, such information will be redacted, unless the disclosure is made by the third party’s authorized representative under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) program. (4) In general, information concerning a deceased third party may be disclosed; however, such information will be redacted if (a) the disclosure is made by an individual other than the survivor claimant, a parent, spouse, or child, or the authorized representative of the deceased third party; (b) if it is unclear whether the third party is living or deceased; or (c) the information is unrelated or irrelevant to the purpose of the disclosure. The Board 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 site. 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 comments; (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 site; (d) A statement such as in (a) above will appear in the Federal Register E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 41 (Friday, March 3, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Mine Safety 
and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the 
Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
    The MSHRAC consists of 13 experts in fields related to mining 
safety and health. The members are selected by the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The committee 
advises the NIOSH Director on mining safety and health research and 
prevention programs. The committee also provides advice on standards of 
scientific excellence, current needs in the field of mining safety and 
health, and the applicability and dissemination of research findings. 
This advice may take the form of reports or verbal communications to 
the NIOSH Director during MSHRAC meetings.
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the 
committee's mission.
    Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field of mining 
safety and health, such as mining engineering, industrial hygiene, 
occupational safety and health engineering, chemistry, safety and 
health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, statistics, and psychology. 
Members may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years.
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates 
that Committee membership be balanced in terms of points of view 
represented, and the committee's function. Appointments shall be made 
without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, 
sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, disability, and 
cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Nominees must be U.S. 
citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. 
Current participation on federal workgroups or prior experience serving 
on a federal advisory committee does not disqualify a candidate; 
however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive individual service on 
advisory committees and multiple committee memberships. Committee 
members are Special Government Employees, requiring the filing of 
financial disclosure reports at the beginning and annually during their 
terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for the MSHRAC membership each 
year, and provides a slate of nominees for consideration to the 
Secretary of HHS for final selection.
    Candidates should submit the following items:
     Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, 
email address)
     A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of 
the candidate.
    Nomination materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2017, and sent 
to: Jeffrey H. Welsh, Designated Federal Officer for MSHRAC, NIOSH, 
CDC, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, telephone (412) 386-
4040.
    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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and

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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. 2017-04104 Filed 3-2-17; 8:45 am]
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