Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 55171 [2018-23975]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting space accommodates approximately 150 people and the audio conference line has 150 ports for callers. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference (information below). DATES: The meeting will be held on December 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., PST, and December 13, 2018, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., PST. A public comment session will be held on December 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 6:30 p.m. or following the final call for public comment, whichever comes first. ADDRESSES: Crowne Plaza, 300 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, California 90272; Phone: (310) 318– 8888, Fax: (310) 376–1930 and audio conference call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free dial-in number is 1– 866–659–0537; the pass code is 9933701. Web conference by Skype: Meeting CONNECTION: https:// webconf.cdc.gov/zab6/yzdq02pl?sl=1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Katz, MPA, Designated Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E–20, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, Telephone (513) 533– 6800, Toll Free 1 (800) CDC–INFO, Email ocas@cdc.gov. . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines 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 Advisory Board’s charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, rechartered under Executive Order 13811 on February 12, 2018, and will terminate on September 30, 2019. 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 to be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on the following: NIOSH Program Update; Department of Labor Program Update; Department of Energy Program Update; SEC Petitions Update; possible discussion of a site profile review (dose reconstruction methods) for Carborundum Company (Niagara Falls, New York); SEC Petitions for: Y–12 Plant (Oak Ridge, Tennessee), Metals and Controls Corporation (Attleboro, Massachusetts, Area IV Santa Susanna Field Laboratory (Ventura County, California), DeSoto Avenue Facility (Los Angeles, California), Superior Steel Company (Carnegie, Pennsylvania), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, New Mexico); and a Board Work Session. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. The Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55171 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. Sherri A. Berger, Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–23975 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC). This meeting is open to the public limited only by the space and ports available. The meeting room accommodates 70 participants and there will be 75 ports available. Due to the limited availability of phone line ports, we are encouraging the pubic to please register using the link provided: Register Here. There will be a public comment period at the end of the day from 03:30 p.m.—04:00 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 12, 2018, 09:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m., EST. ADDRESSES: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee Campus, Building 106, Conference Room 1–A, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 and via Teleconference: Dial-In Number: 1–888–780–9652, Participant Code: 8435823. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gwendolyn H. Cattledge, Ph.D., M.S.E.H., Deputy Associate Director for Science, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop F–63, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone (770) 488–1430. Email address: ncipcbsc@cdc.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose: The Board will: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public health authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the 
Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH)

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC 
announces the following meeting of the Advisory Board on Radiation and 
Worker Health (ABRWH). This meeting is open to the public, limited only 
by the space available. The meeting space accommodates approximately 
150 people and the audio conference line has 150 ports for callers. The 
public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting, 
to the contact person below. Written comments received in advance of 
the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. The 
public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the 
teleconference (information below).

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m., PST, and December 13, 2018, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., PST. A 
public comment session will be held on December 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 
and conclude at 6:30 p.m. or following the final call for public 
comment, whichever comes first.

ADDRESSES: Crowne Plaza, 300 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, 
California 90272; Phone: (310) 318-8888, Fax: (310) 376-1930 and audio 
conference call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free dial-in number 
is 1-866-659-0537; the pass code is 9933701. Web conference by Skype: 
Meeting CONNECTION: https://webconf.cdc.gov/zab6/yzdq02pl?sl=1.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Katz, MPA, Designated Federal 
Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 
30329, Telephone (513) 533-6800, Toll Free 1 (800) CDC-INFO, Email 
[email protected]. .

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    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 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 Advisory Board's charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed 
at appropriate intervals, rechartered under Executive Order 13811 on 
February 12, 2018, and will terminate on September 30, 2019.
    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 to be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on 
the following: NIOSH Program Update; Department of Labor Program 
Update; Department of Energy Program Update; SEC Petitions Update; 
possible discussion of a site profile review (dose reconstruction 
methods) for Carborundum Company (Niagara Falls, New York); SEC 
Petitions for: Y-12 Plant (Oak Ridge, Tennessee), Metals and Controls 
Corporation (Attleboro, Massachusetts, Area IV Santa Susanna Field 
Laboratory (Ventura County, California), DeSoto Avenue Facility (Los 
Angeles, California), Superior Steel Company (Carnegie, Pennsylvania), 
and Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, New Mexico); and a 
Board Work Session. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities 
dictate.
    The Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, 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.

Sherri A. Berger,
Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2018-23975 Filed 11-1-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-19-P