Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, 16632-16633 [2017-06714]

Download as PDF 16632 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 5, 2017 / Notices The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the test standards listed above as American National Standards. However, for convenience, we may use the designation of the standards-developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. Under the NRTL Program’s policy (see OSHA Instruction CPL 1–0.3, Appendix C, paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular test standard may use either the proprietary version of the test standard or the ANSI version of that standard. Contact ANSI to determine whether a test standard is currently ANSI-approved. A. Conditions In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, MET must abide by the following conditions of the recognition: 1. MET must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major change in its operations as a NRTL, and provide details of the change(s); 2. MET must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and 3. MET must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on MET’s scope of recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition. Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the scope of recognition of MET, subject to the limitation and conditions specified above. III. Authority and Signature jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7. Signed at Washington, DC, on March 22, 2017. Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–06765 Filed 4–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Apr 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Announcement of meeting of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). AGENCY: The Advisory Board will meet April 19–20, 2017, in Richland, Washington. Comments, requests to speak, submissions of materials for the record, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to address the Advisory Board, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations for the meetings by April 12, 2017. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet at the Red Lion Richland Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, Washington 99352, phone 509–946–7611. Submission of comments, requests to speak and submissions of materials for the record: You may submit comments, materials, and requests to speak at the Advisory Board meeting, identified by the Advisory Board name and the meeting date of April 19–20, 2017, by any of the following methods: • Electronically: Send to: EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov (specify in the email subject line, for example ‘‘Request to Speak: Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health’’). • Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or courier service: Submit one copy to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, Room S–3522, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210. Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for special accommodations to attend the Advisory Board meeting by email, telephone, or hard copy to Ms. Carrie Rhoads, OWCP, Room S–3524, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 343–5580; email EnergyAdvisoryBoard@ dol.gov. Your submissions must include the Agency name (OWCP), the committee name (the Advisory Board), and the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meeting date (April 19–20, 2017). Due to security-related procedures, receipt of submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. For additional information about submissions, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. OWCP will make available publically, without change, any comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information that you provide. Therefore, OWCP cautions interested parties against submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Amy Louviere, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1028, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–4672; email Louviere.Amy@DOL.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board will meet: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, all day for a fact-finding site visit of the Hanford Site, accompanied by the Designated Federal Officer; Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time; and Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific time in Richland, Washington. Some Advisory Board members may attend the meeting by teleconference. The teleconference number and other details for participating remotely will be posted on the Advisory Board’s Web site, http:// www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/ compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm, 72 hours prior to the commencement of the first meeting date. Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. Public comment session: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time. Please note that the public comment session ends at the time indicated or following the last call for comments, whichever is earlier. Members of the public who wish to provide public comments should plan to attend the public comment session (in person or remotely) at the start time listed. The Advisory 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). The purpose of the Advisory 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 E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 5, 2017 / Notices jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (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 Advisory Board sunsets on December 19, 2019. The Advisory Board operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102–3). Agenda: The tentative agenda for the Advisory Board meeting includes: • Discussion by the subcommittee on the Site Exposure Matrices (SEM); • Discussion by the subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence; • Discussion by the subcommittee on Evidentiary Requirements for Part B Lung Disease; • Discussion by the subcommittee on IH & CMC and Their Reports; • Discussion by the Working Group on Presumptions; • Update on Recommendations submitted after the October 2016 Advisory Board meeting; • Consideration of any new issues; • Administrative issues raised by Advisory Board functions and future Advisory Board activities; and • Public comments. OWCP transcribes and prepares detailed minutes of Advisory Board meetings. OWCP posts the transcripts and minutes on the Advisory Board Web page, http://www.dol.gov/owcp/ energy/regs/compliance/ AdvisoryBoard.htm, along with written comments, speaker presentations, and other materials submitted to the Advisory Board or presented at Advisory Board meetings. Public Participation, Submissions and Access to Public Record Advisory Board meetings: All Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. Information on how to participate in the meeting remotely will be posted on the Advisory Board’s Web site. Individuals requesting special accommodations to attend the Advisory Board meeting should contact Ms. Rhoads. Submission of comments: You may submit comments using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your submission must include the Agency name (OWCP) and date for this Advisory Board meeting (April 19– 20, 2017). OWCP will post your comments on the Advisory Board Web site and provide your submissions to Advisory Board members. Because of security-related procedures, receipt of submissions by VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Apr 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 regular mail may experience significant delays. Requests to speak and speaker presentations: If you want to address the Advisory Board at the meeting you must submit a request to speak, as well as any written or electronic presentation, by April 12, 2017, using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your request may include: • The amount of time requested to speak; • The interest you represent (e.g., business, organization, affiliation), if any; and • A brief outline of the presentation. PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010 formats. The Advisory Board Chair may grant requests to address the Board as time and circumstances permit. Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, are also available on the Advisory Board’s Web page at http:// www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/ compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm. For further information, you may contact Douglas Fitzgerald, Designated Federal Officer, at fitzgerald.douglas@ dol.gov, or Carrie Rhoads, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at rhoads.carrie@dol.gov, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite S–3524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 343–5580. This is not a toll-free number. Dated: March 29, 2017. Gary Steinberg, Deputy Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–06714 Filed 4–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16633 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Claim for Continuance of Compensation (CA–12). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before June 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210, telephone/fax (202) 354– 9647, Email Ferguson.Yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. 8133. Under the Act, eligible dependents of deceased employees receive compensation benefits on account of the employee’s death. OWCP has to monitor death benefits for current marital status, potential for dual benefits, and other criteria for qualifying as a survivor under the law. The CA–12 is sent annually to beneficiaries in death cases to verify that their status has not changed and that they remain entitled to benefits. The information collected is used by OWCP claims examiners to help ensure that death benefits being paid are correct, and that payments are not made to ineligible survivors. This information collection is currently approved for use through July 31, 2017. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; * evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06714]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health

AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting of the Advisory Board on Toxic 
Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

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SUMMARY: The Advisory Board will meet April 19-20, 2017, in Richland, 
Washington. Comments, requests to speak, submissions of materials for 
the record, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit 
(postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to address the Advisory 
Board, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations 
for the meetings by April 12, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet at the Red Lion Richland 
Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, Washington 99352, 
phone 509-946-7611.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak and submissions of 
materials for the record: You may submit comments, materials, and 
requests to speak at the Advisory Board meeting, identified by the 
Advisory Board name and the meeting date of April 19-20, 2017, by any 
of the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to: EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov 
(specify in the email subject line, for example ``Request to Speak: 
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health'').
     Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or 
courier service: Submit one copy to the following address: U.S. 
Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Advisory 
Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, Room S-3522, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for 
special accommodations to attend the Advisory Board meeting by email, 
telephone, or hard copy to Ms. Carrie Rhoads, OWCP, Room S-3524, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 343-5580; email EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov.
    Your submissions must include the Agency name (OWCP), the committee 
name (the Advisory Board), and the meeting date (April 19-20, 2017). 
Due to security-related procedures, receipt of submissions by regular 
mail may experience significant delays. For additional information 
about submissions, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
notice.
    OWCP will make available publically, without change, any comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal 
information that you provide. Therefore, OWCP cautions interested 
parties against submitting personal information such as Social Security 
numbers and birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Amy Louviere, 
Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-1028, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-4672; 
email Louviere.Amy@DOL.GOV.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board will meet: Tuesday, April 
18, 2017, all day for a fact-finding site visit of the Hanford Site, 
accompanied by the Designated Federal Officer; Wednesday, April 19, 
2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time; and Thursday, April 20, 
2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific time in Richland, 
Washington. Some Advisory Board members may attend the meeting by 
teleconference. The teleconference number and other details for 
participating remotely will be posted on the Advisory Board's Web site, 
http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm, 72 
hours prior to the commencement of the first meeting date. Advisory 
Board meetings are open to the public.
    Public comment session: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. 
to 6:00 p.m. Pacific time. Please note that the public comment session 
ends at the time indicated or following the last call for comments, 
whichever is earlier. Members of the public who wish to provide public 
comments should plan to attend the public comment session (in person or 
remotely) at the start time listed.
    The Advisory 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). The purpose of the Advisory 
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

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(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 Advisory Board sunsets on December 19, 2019.
    The Advisory Board operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing regulations 
(41 CFR part 102-3).
    Agenda: The tentative agenda for the Advisory Board meeting 
includes:
     Discussion by the subcommittee on the Site Exposure 
Matrices (SEM);
     Discussion by the subcommittee on Medical Advice re: 
Weighing Medical Evidence;
     Discussion by the subcommittee on Evidentiary Requirements 
for Part B Lung Disease;
     Discussion by the subcommittee on IH & CMC and Their 
Reports;
     Discussion by the Working Group on Presumptions;
     Update on Recommendations submitted after the October 2016 
Advisory Board meeting;
     Consideration of any new issues;
     Administrative issues raised by Advisory Board functions 
and future Advisory Board activities; and
     Public comments.
    OWCP transcribes and prepares detailed minutes of Advisory Board 
meetings. OWCP posts the transcripts and minutes on the Advisory Board 
Web page, http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm, along with written comments, speaker presentations, 
and other materials submitted to the Advisory Board or presented at 
Advisory Board meetings.

Public Participation, Submissions and Access to Public Record

    Advisory Board meetings: All Advisory Board meetings are open to 
the public. Information on how to participate in the meeting remotely 
will be posted on the Advisory Board's Web site.
    Individuals requesting special accommodations to attend the 
Advisory Board meeting should contact Ms. Rhoads.
    Submission of comments: You may submit comments using one of the 
methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your submission must include 
the Agency name (OWCP) and date for this Advisory Board meeting (April 
19-20, 2017). OWCP will post your comments on the Advisory Board Web 
site and provide your submissions to Advisory Board members.
    Because of security-related procedures, receipt of submissions by 
regular mail may experience significant delays.
    Requests to speak and speaker presentations: If you want to address 
the Advisory Board at the meeting you must submit a request to speak, 
as well as any written or electronic presentation, by April 12, 2017, 
using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your request 
may include:
     The amount of time requested to speak;
     The interest you represent (e.g., business, organization, 
affiliation), if any; and
     A brief outline of the presentation.
    PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be 
compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010 
formats. The Advisory Board Chair may grant requests to address the 
Board as time and circumstances permit.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at 
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, are also available on the Advisory Board's 
Web page at http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm.
    For further information, you may contact Douglas Fitzgerald, 
Designated Federal Officer, at fitzgerald.douglas@dol.gov, or Carrie 
Rhoads, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at rhoads.carrie@dol.gov, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite S-3524, 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 343-5580. This is not a toll-free 
number.

    Dated: March 29, 2017.
Gary Steinberg,
Deputy Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-06714 Filed 4-4-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-24-P