Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 51891 [2021-20150]

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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 or the Advisory Board). This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. 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 welcomed to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference (information below). The audio conference line has 150 ports for callers. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 20, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., EDT. The public may submit written comments from September 17, 2021 through October 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail to: Sherri Diana, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C–34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Meeting Information: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free dial-in number is 1–866–659–0537; the pass code is 9933701. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rashaun Roberts, Ph.D., Designated Federal Official, NIOSH, CDC, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Mailstop C–24, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, 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 new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51891 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 on March 22, 2020, and will terminate on March 22, 2022. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 178 (Friday, September 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), 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 and request for comment.

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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 or the Advisory Board). This meeting is open to 
the public, but without a public comment period. 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 
welcomed to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference 
(information below). The audio conference line has 150 ports for 
callers.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 20, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 
1:00 p.m., EDT. The public may submit written comments from September 
17, 2021 through October 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail to: Sherri Diana, National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS 
C-34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.
    Meeting Information: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. 
The USA toll-free dial-in number is 1-866-659-0537; the pass code is 
9933701.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rashaun Roberts, Ph.D., Designated 
Federal Official, NIOSH, CDC, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Mailstop C-24, 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, 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 on March 22, 2020, and will 
terminate on March 22, 2022.
    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: Work Group and Subcommittee Reports; Update on the 
Status of SEC Petitions; and plans for the December 2021 Advisory Board 
Meeting. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
    The Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of 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.

Kalwant Smagh,
Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief 
Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2021-20150 Filed 9-16-21; 8:45 am]
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