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July 14, 2016 – Regulatory Action

On July 14th, 2016, posted in: Latest News, Regulatory Action

July 14, 2016 – 81 FR 45504-45505 – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory Board) – In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), and pursuant to the requirements of 42 CFR 83.15(a), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Times and Dates: 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mountain Time, August 9, 2016; 8:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Mountain Time, August 10, 2016. Public Comment Time and Date: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.*, Mountain Time, August 9, 2016. Place: Residence Inn by Marriott, 635 West Broadway, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402; Phone: (208) 542-0000; Fax: (208) 542-0021. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting space accommodates approximately 100 people. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference at USA toll-free, dial-in number, 1-866-659-0537 and the pass code is 9933701. Live Meeting Connection: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/cdc/join?id=M3QDP7&role=attend&pw=ABRWH; Meeting ID: M3QDP; Entry Code: ABRWH. 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).