Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, 63586-63587 [2020-22215]

Download as PDF 63586 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance Room S– 4524, Attn: Thomas Stengle, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202)-693– 2991 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: Stengle.Thomas@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Signed in Washington, DC. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2020–22220 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. 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 November 5–6, 2020, via teleconference, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 5 and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 6. DATES: Submission of comments, requests to speak, and materials for the record: You must submit comments, materials, and requests to speak at the Advisory Board meeting by October 29, 2020, identified by the Advisory Board name and the meeting date of November 5–6, 2020, 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. Instructions: Your submissions must include the Agency name (OWCP), the committee name (the Advisory Board), and the meeting date (November 5–6, 2020). Due to security-related procedures, receipt of submissions by khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 regular mail may experience significant delays. For additional information about submissions, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. OWCP will make available publicly, 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. Laura McGinnis, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1028, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–4672; email Mcginnis.Laura@DOL.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board will meet via teleconference: Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time; and Friday, November 6, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The teleconference number and other details for participating remotely will be posted on the Advisory Board’s website, 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: Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern 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 call in to the public comment session 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; (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; (5) the claims adjudication process generally, including review of procedure manual changes prior to incorporation into the manual and PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 claims for medical benefits; and (6) such other matters as the Secretary considers appropriate. The Advisory Board sunsets on December 19, 2024. 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: • New member training on FACA, EEOICPA, and ethics, and administrative sessions; • Review and follow-up on Advisory Board’s previous recommendations, data requests, and action items; • Discussions on Advisory Board working groups; • Review of claims; • Review of public comments; • Review of Board tasks, structure and work agenda; • Consideration of any new issues; 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 website. Submission of comments: You may submit comments using one of the methods listed in the SUMMARY section. Your submission must include the Agency name (OWCP) and date for this Advisory Board meeting (November 5– 6, 2020). OWCP will post your comments on the Advisory Board website 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 October 29, 2020, using one of the methods listed in the SUMMARY section. 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For further information regarding this meeting, you may contact Michael Chance, Designated Federal Officer, at chance.michael@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. Julia K. Hearthway, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2020–22215 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Modification Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permit modification request received and permit issued. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of requests to modify permits issued to conduct activities regulated and permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 196 (Thursday, October 8, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-22215]


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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.

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 November 5-6, 2020, via 
teleconference, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 5 
and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 6.

DATES: Submission of comments, requests to speak, and materials for the 
record: You must submit comments, materials, and requests to speak at 
the Advisory Board meeting by October 29, 2020, identified by the 
Advisory Board name and the meeting date of November 5-6, 2020, by any 
of the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to: [email protected] 
(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.
    Instructions: Your submissions must include the Agency name (OWCP), 
the committee name (the Advisory Board), and the meeting date (November 
5-6, 2020). 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 publicly, 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. Laura 
McGinnis, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-
1028, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 
693-4672; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board will meet via 
teleconference: Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. Eastern time; and Friday, November 6, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 
3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The teleconference number and other details for 
participating remotely will be posted on the Advisory Board's website, 
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: Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. Eastern 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 call in to the public comment session 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; (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; (5) the claims adjudication process generally, including 
review of procedure manual changes prior to incorporation into the 
manual and claims for medical benefits; and (6) such other matters as 
the Secretary considers appropriate. The Advisory Board sunsets on 
December 19, 2024.
    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:
     New member training on FACA, EEOICPA, and ethics, and 
administrative sessions;
     Review and follow-up on Advisory Board's previous 
recommendations, data requests, and action items;
     Discussions on Advisory Board working groups;
     Review of claims;
     Review of public comments;
     Review of Board tasks, structure and work agenda;
     Consideration of any new issues; 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 website.
    Submission of comments: You may submit comments using one of the 
methods listed in the SUMMARY section. Your submission must include the 
Agency name (OWCP) and date for this Advisory Board meeting (November 
5-6, 2020). OWCP will post your comments on the Advisory Board website 
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 October 29, 2020, 
using one of the methods listed in the SUMMARY section. Your request 
may include:
     The amount of time requested to speak;

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     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 regarding this meeting, you may contact 
Michael Chance, 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.
Julia K. Hearthway,
Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
[FR Doc. 2020-22215 Filed 10-7-20; 8:45 am]
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