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

CourtCenters For Disease Control And Prevention
Citation86 FR 23372
Publication Date03 May 2021
Record Number2021-09007
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Page 23372]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-09007]
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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.
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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 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
                welcome 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 June 23, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to
                1:00 p.m., EDT. Written comments must be received on or before June 16,
                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; and the passcode is
                9933701.
                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: 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:
                Work Group and Subcommittee Reports; Update on the Status of SEC
                Petitions; and plans for the August 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. 2021-09007 Filed 4-30-21; 8:45 am]
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