Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); Notice of Meeting and Request for Comment

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 88 (Wednesday, May 6, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 88 (Wednesday, May 6, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26979-26980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09673]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[Docket No. CDC-2020-0050]
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the
Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH); Notice of Meeting and Request for Comment
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, but without
a public comment period. The public is welcome to listen to the meeting
by joining the audio conference (information below). The audio
conference line has 150 ports for callers.
DATES: The meeting will be held on June 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m., EDT.
 Written comments must be received on or before June 18, 2020.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2020-
0050 by any of the following methods:
 Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
 Mail: National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health, NIOSH Docket Office, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-34, Cincinnati,
Ohio 45226-1998.
 Instructions: All information received in response to this notice
must include the agency name and docket number [CDC-2020-0050]. All
relevant comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name and
Docket Number. All relevant comments received in conformance with the
https://www.regulations.gov suitability policy will be posted without
change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal
information provided. For access to the docket to read background
documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov.
 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.
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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 charter was issued on August 3, 2001,
renewed at appropriate intervals, and rechartered under Executive Order
13889 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.
Public Participation
 Written Public Comment: The public is welcome to submit written
comments in advance of the meeting. Comments should be submitted in
writing by mail according to the instructions provided. The deadline
for receipt of written public comment is June 18, 2020. All requests
must contain the name, address, and organizational affiliation of the
individual, as well as the topic being addressed. Written comments
should not exceed one single-spaced typed page in length. Written
comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the
official record of the meeting.
 Please note that comments received, including attachments and other
supporting materials, are part of the public record and are subject to
public disclosure. Comments will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, do not include any information in your
comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or
inappropriate for public disclosure. If you include your name, contact
information, or other information that identifies you in the body of
your comments, that information will be on public display. CDC will
review all submissions and may choose to redact, or withhold,
submissions containing private or proprietary information such as
Social Security numbers, medical information, inappropriate language,
or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. CDC will
carefully consider all comments submitted to the docket.
 Matters to be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on:
Work Group and Subcommittee Reports; Update on the Status of SEC
Petitions; Plans for the August 2020 Advisory Board Meeting; and
Advisory Board Correspondence. 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. 2020-09673 Filed 5-5-20; 8:45 am]
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