Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, 44664-44665 [2017-20335]

Download as PDF 44664 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health 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). SUMMARY: Nominations for individuals to serve on the Board must be submitted (postmarked, if sending by mail; submitted electronically; or received, if hand delivered) within 30 days of the date of this notice. ADDRESSES: Nominations may be submitted, including attachments, by any of the following methods: • Electronically: Send to: EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov (specify in the email subject line, ‘‘Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health nomination’’). • Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or courier service: Submit one copy of the documents listed above 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. Follow-up communications with nominees may occur as necessary through the process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. 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 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 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 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 membership. If you would like to nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the Board, please submit the following information: • The nominee’s contact information (name, title, business address, business phone, fax number, and/or business email address) and current employment or position; • A copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae; • Category of membership that the nominee is qualified to represent; • A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications that addresses the nominee’s suitability for the nominated membership category identified above; • Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that indicate the nominee’s knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields related to the EEOICPA program, particularly as pertains to industrial hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology, occupational medicine, lung conditions, or the nuclear facilities covered by the EEOICPA program; • Documents or other supportive materials that demonstrate the nominee’s familiarity, experience, or history of participation with the EEOICPA program or with the administration of a technically complex compensation program such as EEOICPA; and • A signed statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is willing to regularly attend and participate in Advisory Board meetings, and has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on the Board. Nominees will be appointed based on their demonstrated qualifications, professional experience, and knowledge of issues the Advisory Board may be asked to consider. Nominees will also be selected in accordance with statutory obligations under FACA and Section 3687 of EEOICPA regarding a balanced membership. The activities of the Advisory Board may necessitate its members obtaining security clearance. Pursuant to Section 3687(f), the Secretary of Energy will ensure that the members and staff of the Board, and any contractors performing work in support of the Board, are afforded the opportunity to apply for a security clearance for any matter for which such a clearance is appropriate, and should provide a determination on eligibility for clearance within 180 days of receiving a completed application. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a resigning Board member’s term shall be appointed for E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices the remainder of such term. As specified in Section 3687(i), the Advisory Board shall terminate five (5) years after the date of the enactment of the legislation, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, the Advisory Board shall terminate on December 19, 2019. Members are Special Government Employees (SGEs). Members will serve without compensation. However, members may each receive reimbursement for travel expenses for attending Board meetings, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by the Federal travel regulations. Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of September, 2017. Julia Hearthway, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–20335 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2017–066] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules. DATES: NARA must receive requests for copies in writing by October 25, 2017. Once NARA finishes appraising the records, we will send you a copy of the schedule you requested. We usually prepare appraisal memoranda that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 proposed schedule. You may also request these. If you do, we will also provide them once we have completed the appraisal. You have 30 days after we send to you these requested documents in which to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACRA); 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740–6001. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. Fax: 301–837–3698. You must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule, and a mailing address. If you would like an appraisal report, please include that in your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, by mail at Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA); National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740– 6001, by phone at 301–837–1799, or by email at request.schedule@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing records retention periods and submit these schedules for NARA’s approval. These schedules provide for timely transfer into the National Archives of historically valuable records and authorize the agency to dispose of all other records after the agency no longer needs them to conduct its business. Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or one of its major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, cover records of only one office or program or a few series of records. Many of these update previously approved schedules, and some include records proposed as permanent. The schedules listed in this notice are media neutral unless otherwise specified. An item in a schedule is media neutral when an agency may apply the disposition instructions to records regardless of the medium in which it creates or maintains the records. Items included in schedules submitted to NARA on or after December 17, 2007, are media neutral PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44665 unless the item is expressly limited to a specific medium. (See 36 CFR 1225.12(e).) Agencies may not destroy Federal records without Archivist of the United States’ approval. The Archivist approves destruction only after thoroughly considering the records’ administrative use by the agency of origin, the rights of the Government and of private people directly affected by the Government’s activities, and whether or not the records have historical or other value. In addition to identifying the Federal agencies and any subdivisions requesting disposition authority, this notice lists the organizational unit(s) accumulating the records (or notes that the schedule has agency-wide applicability when schedules cover records that may be accumulated throughout an agency); provides the control number assigned to each schedule, the total number of schedule items, and the number of temporary items (the records proposed for destruction); and includes a brief description of the temporary records. The records schedule itself contains a full description of the records at the file unit level as well as their disposition. If NARA staff has prepared an appraisal memorandum for the schedule, it also includes information about the records. You may request additional information about the disposition process at the addresses above. SCHEDULES PENDING: 1. Department of the Army, Agencywide (DAA–AU–2016–0057, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to store and disseminate geospatial data. 2. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DAA–0361–2017– 0006, 6 items, 6 temporary items). Records related to continuous process improvement activities. 3. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DAA–0361–2017– 0009, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records related to workers compensation claims. 4. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid (DAA–0441–2017–0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to process claims for borrowers that default on health education assistance loans. 5. Broadcasting Board of Governors, Office of the Secretariat (DAA–0517– 2016–0001, 7 items, 2 temporary items). Records include copies of audit files and routine administrative materials. Proposed for permanent retention are substantive program records related to international broadcasting activities. 6. National Indian Gaming Commission, Agency-wide (DAA–0600– E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health

ACTION: 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).

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SUMMARY: 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).

DATES: Nominations for individuals to serve on the Board must be 
submitted (postmarked, if sending by mail; submitted electronically; or 
received, if hand delivered) within 30 days of the date of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Nominations may be submitted, including attachments, by any 
of the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to: EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov 
(specify in the email subject line, ``Advisory Board on Toxic 
Substances and Worker Health nomination'').
     Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or 
courier service: Submit one copy of the documents listed above 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.
    Follow-up communications with nominees may occur as necessary 
through the process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.

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. 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 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.
    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 membership. If you would 
like to nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the 
Board, please submit the following information:
     The nominee's contact information (name, title, business 
address, business phone, fax number, and/or business email address) and 
current employment or position;
     A copy of the nominee's resume or curriculum vitae;
     Category of membership that the nominee is qualified to 
represent;
     A summary of the background, experience, and 
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for the 
nominated membership category identified above;
     Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields 
related to the EEOICPA program, particularly as pertains to industrial 
hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology, occupational medicine, lung 
conditions, or the nuclear facilities covered by the EEOICPA program;
     Documents or other supportive materials that demonstrate 
the nominee's familiarity, experience, or history of participation with 
the EEOICPA program or with the administration of a technically complex 
compensation program such as EEOICPA; and
     A signed statement that the nominee is aware of the 
nomination, is willing to regularly attend and participate in Advisory 
Board meetings, and has no conflicts of interest that would preclude 
membership on the Board.
    Nominees will be appointed based on their demonstrated 
qualifications, professional experience, and knowledge of issues the 
Advisory Board may be asked to consider. Nominees will also be selected 
in accordance with statutory obligations under FACA and Section 3687 of 
EEOICPA regarding a balanced membership.
    The activities of the Advisory Board may necessitate its members 
obtaining security clearance. Pursuant to Section 3687(f), the 
Secretary of Energy will ensure that the members and staff of the 
Board, and any contractors performing work in support of the Board, are 
afforded the opportunity to apply for a security clearance for any 
matter for which such a clearance is appropriate, and should provide a 
determination on eligibility for clearance within 180 days of receiving 
a completed application.
    Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the 
expiration of a resigning Board member's term shall be appointed for

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the remainder of such term. As specified in Section 3687(i), the 
Advisory Board shall terminate five (5) years after the date of the 
enactment of the legislation, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, the 
Advisory Board shall terminate on December 19, 2019.
    Members are Special Government Employees (SGEs). Members will serve 
without compensation. However, members may each receive reimbursement 
for travel expenses for attending Board meetings, including per diem in 
lieu of subsistence, as authorized by the Federal travel regulations.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of September, 2017.
Julia Hearthway,
Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-20335 Filed 9-22-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-24-P