Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, 32783 [2019-14542]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 9, 2019 / Notices 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: Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; notice of Advisory Board Charter renewal. AGENCY: In accordance with section 3687 of Public Law 106–398, which was added by section 3141(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015, Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015), and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. A. 2) and its implementing regulations issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health was established on July 2, 2015. The current Charter was signed on June 29, 2017 and expires on June 28, 2019. Pursuant to FACA, Section 14(b)(2), the Secretary of Labor has renewed the Charter for two years. The Charter renewal allows the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Board) to continue its operations. The Board advises the Secretary of Labor (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. 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. Membership of the Board currently consists of 12 members appointed by the Secretary (eleven sitting members and one replacement member pending), who also appointed a Chair. Public Law 106–398, Section 3687(a)(3). Pursuant to Section 3687(a)(2), membership is balanced and includes members from the scientific, medical and claimant communities. The members serve twoyear terms. At the discretion of the Secretary, members may be appointed to successive terms or removed at any khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 time. The Board meets no less than twice per year. The Board reports to the Secretary of Labor. As specified in Section 3687(i), the Board shall terminate ten (10) years after the date of the enactment of the NDAA, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, the Board shall terminate on December 19, 2024. 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 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. Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of July, 2019. Julia K. Hearthway, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2019–14542 Filed 7–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Office of Federal Procurement Policy Cost Accounting Standards Board Meeting Agenda Cost Accounting Standards Board, Office Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice of agenda for closed Cost Accounting Standards Board meetings. AGENCY: The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (CAS Board) is publishing this notice to advise the public of planned meetings on July 25, 2019, and August 21, 2019. The notice is published pursuant to section 820(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which requires the CAS Board to publish agendas of its meetings in the Federal Register. The meetings are closed to the public. DATES: July 25, 2019, August 21, 2019. ADDRESSES: New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32783 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raymond Wong, Staff Director, Cost Accounting Standards Board (telephone: 202–395–6805; email: rwong@ omb.eop.gov). Section 820 amended section 1501(d) of title 41 of the United States Code to require that the CAS Board meet at least quarterly and publish a notice of its meeting, including the meeting agenda, in the Federal Register. To date, the CAS Board has convened five times in FY 2019, on (i) November 24, 2018, (ii) February 28, 2019, (iii) March 21, 2019, (iv) April 18, 2019, and (v) June 27, 2019. Due to the lapse in appropriations, the meeting originally scheduled for January 24, 2019 was rescheduled to February 28, 2019. The Board held a brief status teleconference on January 24, 2019. The Notice of agenda for closed Cost Accounting Standards Board meetings, 83 FR 59422 (November 23, 2018), provides a description of agenda items covered at these meetings in November as well as the meeting in February that was rescheduled from January. The topics discussed at the March and April meetings fell within the same general scope as those described in the November notice. The topics discussed at the June meeting fell within the scope as those described in this notice. The CAS Board is issuing this notice for public awareness of upcoming meetings to be held on July 25, 2019, and August 21, 2019. The list of agenda items for these meetings is set forth below. While CAS Board meetings are closed to the public, the Board welcomes comments and inquiries, which may be directed to the staff director using the contact information provided above. The CAS Board will discuss its accomplishments and activities for FY 2019 in its annual report to Congress, which will be transmitted after the end of the fiscal year, in accordance with section 820(e). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Planned Agenda for CAS Board Meetings on July 25, 2019, and August 21, 2019 1. Conformance of CAS to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Section 820 requires the CAS Board to review and conform CAS, where practicable, to GAAP. The CAS Board will continue its discussion of the Staff Discussion Paper (SDP) addressing conformance of CAS 411, Accounting for Acquisition Costs of Material and CAS 404, Capitalization of Tangible Assets, to GAAP. The Board will also review public comments received in response to the publication of the first E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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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: Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; notice of 
Advisory Board Charter renewal.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 3687 of Public Law 106-398, which 
was added by section 3141(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
(NDAA) of 2015, Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015), and the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 
U.S.C. A. 2) and its implementing regulations issued by the General 
Services Administration (GSA), the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances 
and Worker Health was established on July 2, 2015. The current Charter 
was signed on June 29, 2017 and expires on June 28, 2019. Pursuant to 
FACA, Section 14(b)(2), the Secretary of Labor has renewed the Charter 
for two years.
    The Charter renewal allows the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances 
and Worker Health (Board) to continue its operations. The Board advises 
the Secretary of Labor (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. 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.
    Membership of the Board currently consists of 12 members appointed 
by the Secretary (eleven sitting members and one replacement member 
pending), who also appointed a Chair. Public Law 106-398, Section 
3687(a)(3). Pursuant to Section 3687(a)(2), membership is balanced and 
includes members from the scientific, medical and claimant communities. 
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 meets no less than twice per year.
    The Board reports to the Secretary of Labor. As specified in 
Section 3687(i), the Board shall terminate ten (10) years after the 
date of the enactment of the NDAA, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, 
the Board shall terminate on December 19, 2024.
    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 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.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of July, 2019.
Julia K. Hearthway,
Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
[FR Doc. 2019-14542 Filed 7-8-19; 8:45 am]
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