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 appropriateintervals, most recently, August 3, 2011, and will expire on August 3, 2013.
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 Discussed:The agenda for the conference call includes: SEC Petition for Battelle Laboratories--King Avenue (Columbus, Ohio); Subcommittee and Work Group Updates; SEC Petition Evaluations Update for the December 2012 Advisory Board Meeting; Plans for December 2012 Advisory Board Meeting; and Advisory Board Correspondence.
The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Because there is not an oral public comment period, written comments may be submitted. Any written comments received will be included in the official record of the meeting and should be submitted to the contact person below in advance of the meeting.
Contact Person for More Information:Theodore M. Katz, M.P.A., Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop: E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone (513)533-6800, Toll Free 1-800-CDC-INFO, Emailocas@cdc.gov.
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