Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, 19812-19813 [2019-09219]

Download as PDF 19812 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Notices 72 FR 3410 (January 25, 2007): Added a routine use; 77 FR 24982 (April 26, 2012): Added routine uses and claimed exemptions; 81 FR 22639 (April 18, 2016): Added a routine use; and 82 FR 24147 (May 25, 2017): Rescinded 72 FR 3410 and added routine uses. [FR Doc. 2019–09204 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P 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: Due to one recent vacancy, 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). The nominee shall serve as a member from the medical or the scientific community, under the Board’s statute and Charter. 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, jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:35 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. On July 16, 2018, twelve members were appointed to the Board by the Secretary to two-year terms. One member from the medical community has recently resigned from the Board, creating a vacancy. Pursuant to Section 3687(d), no Board member, employee, or contractor can have any financial interest, PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 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 (scientific or medical); • 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; during the last 10 years, has not been convicted of a felony, has not been imprisoned, been on probation, or been on parole for a felony, and is not currently under charges for a felony; and has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on the Board. E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Notices 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. The new member shall be appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a resigning Board member’s term, and shall be appointed for the remainder of such term: i.e., a two-year term ending on July 15, 2020. The vacancy will be filled with a new member from the medical or the scientific community. As specified in Section 3687(i), the Advisory Board shall terminate ten (10) years after the date of the enactment of the legislation, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, the Advisory Board shall terminate on December 19, 2024. 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 29th day of April, 2019. Julia K. Hearthway, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Thursday, 23 May 2019, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. PLACE: Keauhou Ballroom, Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keahou Bay, 78– 128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. STATUS: The executive session will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b) and applicable regulations. The session will be limited to discussions of internal agency practices, personnel, and the budget of the Commission. All other portions of the meeting will be open to the public. Public participation will be allowed as time permits and as determined to be desirable by the Chairman. The Commission will livestream the meeting via a GoToMeeting webinar, limited space available. Webinar details will be posted by Monday, 20 May 2019, no registration required. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commission and Committee will meet in public session to discuss a broad range of marine mammal science and conservation policy issues, with a particular focus on Spinner dolphins, Monk seals, fishery interactions, humpback whales, and the wider Pacific. The agenda for the meeting, along with webinar details, is posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.mmc.gov/events-meetings-andworkshops/marine-mammalcommission-annual-meetings/2019annual-meeting/. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brady O’Donnell, Communications Officer, Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West Highway, Room 700, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–0087; email: bodonnell@mmc.gov. Dated: April 30, 2019. Peter O. Thomas, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2019–09274 Filed 5–2–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6820–31–P [FR Doc. 2019–09219 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION [Notice: (19–025)] Sunshine Act Notice NASA Advisory Council Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting The Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors on Marine Mammals will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 22 May 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Thursday, 23 May 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Commission and the Committee also will meet in executive session on jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES TIME AND DATE: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:35 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19813 (NASA) announces a meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. DATES: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, Eastern Time. NASA Headquarters, 9H40, 9th Floor, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Bette Siegel, Designated Federal Officer, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–2245, or bette.siegel@ nasa.gov. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. This meeting is also available telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the toll free access number 1–888–324– 9238 or toll access number 1–517–308– 9132, and then the numeric participant passcode: 3403297, to participate in this meeting by telephone on both days. Note: If dialing in, please mute your phone. The WebEx link is https:// nasaenterprise.webex.com/ nasaenterprise/ the meeting number is 907 309 794 and the password is Exploration@2019 (case sensitive) on both days. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: —NASA Human Exploration and Operations Overview —President’s Proposed FY 2020 Budget Request —Human Lunar Exploration Update —Commercial Crew Program —Exploration Systems Program —International Space Station Update —Evolving Space Communication and Navigation Technologies Attendees will be required to sign a register and comply with NASA security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID before receiving access to NASA Headquarters. Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide a copy of their passport and visa in addition to providing the following information no less than 10 days prior to the meeting: Full name; home address; gender; citizenship; date/city/country of birth; title, position or duties; visa information (number, type, expiration date); passport information (number, country, expiration date); employer/affiliation information (name of institution, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 87 (Monday, May 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19812-19813]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09219]


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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: Due to one recent vacancy, 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). The nominee shall serve as a member from the 
medical or the scientific community, under the Board's statute and 
Charter.

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: [email protected] 
(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 [email protected], or Carrie 
Rhoads, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at [email protected], 
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. On July 16, 2018, 
twelve members were appointed to the Board by the Secretary to two-year 
terms. One member from the medical community has recently resigned from 
the Board, creating a vacancy.
    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: 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 (scientific or medical);
     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; during the last 10 years, has not been convicted of a 
felony, has not been imprisoned, been on probation, or been on parole 
for a felony, and is not currently under charges for a felony; and has 
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on the Board.

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    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.
    The new member shall be appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior 
to the expiration of a resigning Board member's term, and shall be 
appointed for the remainder of such term: i.e., a two-year term ending 
on July 15, 2020. The vacancy will be filled with a new member from the 
medical or the scientific community. As specified in Section 3687(i), 
the Advisory Board shall terminate ten (10) years after the date of the 
enactment of the legislation, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, the 
Advisory Board shall terminate on December 19, 2024.
    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 29th day of April, 2019.
Julia K. Hearthway,
Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
[FR Doc. 2019-09219 Filed 5-3-19; 8:45 am]
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