Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 58913-58914 [2021-23223]

Download as PDF 58913 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Notices for confidential data from the public through the Research Data Center (RDC) Proposal for Access to Confidential Data. This is a request for approval from OMB to collect information via the RDC proposal over the next three years. As part of a comprehensive data dissemination program, the Research Data Center (RDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requires prospective researchers who need access to confidential data to adjudication on whether the proposed research is possible. To capture the information needed to adjudicate researchers’ need for access to confidential NCHS data, CDC requests OMB approval for a total estimated annual burden total of 330 hours (990 hours for a three-year clearance period). The resulting information will be for NCHS internal use. There is no cost to respondents other than their time to complete the proposal. complete a research proposal. Researchers self-select whether they need access to confidential data to answer their research questions. The RDC requires the researcher to complete a research proposal so NCHS understands the research proposed, whether confidential data are available to address the research questions, how the confidential data will be used, and what data outputs the researcher needs to satisfy their project. The completed proposal is sent to NCHS for ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Avg. burden per response (in hrs.) Total burden (in hrs.) Form name Researcher ........................................ Research Data Center proposal ...... 110 1 3 330 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 330 Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–23186 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P 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) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: Notice of meeting and request for comment. ACTION: 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, limited only by the number of audio conference lines and internet conference accesses available, which is 200 combined. 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 a teleconference line and/or computer connection (information below). SUMMARY: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 The meeting will be held on December 8, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST, and December 9, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST. A public comment session will be held on December 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., EST, and will conclude at 6:00 p.m., EST, or following the final call for public comment, whichever comes first. Written comments must be received on or before December 1, 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: The USA tollfree dial-in numbers are: +1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose); +1 646 828 7666 US (New York); +1 551 285 1373 US; +1 669 216 1590 US (San Jose); The Meeting ID is: 161 731 2093 and the Passcode is: 45481965; Web conference by Zoom meeting connection: https:// cdc.zoomgov.com/j/1617312093?pwd= eDREUG5JaGl6Y1Z2YUVyNnJmYll HUT09. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rashaun Roberts, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: The 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. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 58914 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Notices 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; Pinellas Plant (SEC Petition #256) Evaluation Report; SEC Petitions Update; Procedures Review Finalization/Document Approvals; Subcommittee on Dose Reconstruction Reviews Update, and a Board Work Session. 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. 2021–23223 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–22–0530] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) Dose Reconstruction Interviews and Forms to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. CDC previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on July 12, 2021 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. CDC did not receive comments related to the previous notice. This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments. CDC will accept all comments for this proposed information collection project. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570. Comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of notice publication. Proposed Project EEOICPA Dose Reconstruction Interviews and Forms (OMB Control No. 0920–0530, Exp. 1/31/2022)— Extension—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description On October 30, 2000, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 7384–7385) was enacted. This Act established a federal compensation program for employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) and certain of its contractors, subcontractors and vendors, who have suffered cancers and other designated illnesses as a result of exposures sustained in the production and testing of nuclear weapons. Executive Order 13179, issued on December 7, 2000, delegated authorities PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assigned to the President under the Act to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Energy, and Justice. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was delegated the responsibility of establishing methods for estimating radiation doses received by eligible claimants with cancer applying for compensation. NIOSH is applying the following methods to estimate the radiation doses of individuals applying for compensation. In performance of its dose reconstruction responsibilities, under the Act, NIOSH is providing voluntary interview opportunities to claimants (or their survivors) individually, and providing them with the opportunity to assist NIOSH in documenting the work history of the employee by characterizing the actual work tasks performed. In addition, NIOSH and the claimant may identify incidents that may have resulted in undocumented radiation exposures, characterizing radiological protection and monitoring practices, and identification of coworkers and other witnesses as may be necessary to confirm undocumented information. In this process, NIOSH uses a computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) system, which allows interviews to be conducted more efficiently and quickly as opposed to a paper-based interview instrument. Both interviews are voluntary and failure to participate in either or both interviews will not have a negative effect on the claim, although voluntary participation may assist the claimant by adding important information that may not be otherwise available. There are no changes to the questions contained in the package, or the estimated burden hours. NIOSH uses the data collected in this process to complete an individual dose reconstruction that accounts, as fully as possible, for the radiation dose incurred by the employee in the line of duty for DOE nuclear weapons production programs. After dose reconstruction, NIOSH also performs a brief, voluntary final interview with the claimant to explain the results and to allow the claimant to confirm or question the records NIOSH has compiled. This will also be the final opportunity for the claimant to supplement the dose reconstruction record. At the conclusion of the dose reconstruction process, the claimant submits a form to confirm that there is no further information to provide to NIOSH about the claim at this time. The form notifies the claimant that signing the form allows NIOSH to forward a dose reconstruction report to DOL and to the claimant, and closes the record on E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 203 (Monday, October 25, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58913-58914]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-23223]


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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, limited only by the number of audio conference lines and 
internet conference accesses available, which is 200 combined. 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 a 
teleconference line and/or computer connection (information below).

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 8, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 
6:00 p.m., EST, and December 9, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST. 
A public comment session will be held on December 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., 
EST, and will conclude at 6:00 p.m., EST, or following the final call 
for public comment, whichever comes first.
    Written comments must be received on or before December 1, 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: The USA toll-free dial-in numbers are: +1 669 
254 5252 US (San Jose); +1 646 828 7666 US (New York); +1 551 285 1373 
US; +1 669 216 1590 US (San Jose); The Meeting ID is: 161 731 2093 and 
the Passcode is: 45481965; Web conference by Zoom meeting connection: 
https://cdc.zoomgov.com/j/1617312093?pwd=eDREUG5JaGl6Y1Z2YUVyNnJmYllHUT09.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rashaun Roberts, Ph.D., Designated 
Federal Officer, 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: The 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.

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    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; Pinellas Plant (SEC 
Petition #256) Evaluation Report; SEC Petitions Update; Procedures 
Review Finalization/Document Approvals; Subcommittee on Dose 
Reconstruction Reviews Update, and a Board Work Session. 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. 2021-23223 Filed 10-22-21; 8:45 am]
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