Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 60093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24244]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the
Advisory Board), 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.
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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). This meeting is open to the public, limited
only by the space available. The meeting space accommodates
approximately 150 people and the audio conference line has 150 ports
for callers. 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 welcome to listen to the
meeting by joining the teleconference (information below).
DATES: The meeting will be held on December 11, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., PST. A public comment session will be held on December 11,
2019 at 5:30 p.m., PST and conclude at 6:30 p.m., PST or following the
final call for public comment, whichever comes first.
ADDRESSES: Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland,
California 94621; Phone: (510) 635-5000, Fax: (510) 383-4090. The
public may join the audio conference call via FTS Conferencing. The USA
toll-free dial-in number is 1-866-659-0537; and the pass code is
9933701. The meeting will also be accessible via Web conference by
Skype: meeting CONNECTION: https://webconf.cdc.gov/zab6/yzdq02pl?sl=1.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Katz, MPA, Designated Federal
Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, Georgia
30329-4027, 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 February 12, 2018, and will
terminate on February 12, 2020.
    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: NIOSH Program Update; Department of Labor Program
Update; Department of Energy Program Update; SEC Petitions Update;
Completed Site Profile Reviews; Draft Report to the Secretary, HHS on
Dose Reconstruction Reviews, Coworker Modeling Guidelines Review; SEC
Petition Review Update for Savannah River Site (Aiken, South Carolina,
1972-2007); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Site Profile Review
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 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. 2019-24244 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]
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