Subject: 64FR29042A Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health
         Service Activities and Research at Department of Energy
         (DOE) Sites: Fernald Health Effects Subcommittee
Date: 28 May 1999 06:34:48 -0400
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Archive-Name: gov/us/fed/nara/fed-register/1999/may/28/64FR29042A
Posting-number: Volume 64, Issue 103, Page 29042A

[Federal Register: May 28, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 103)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 
Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities 
and Research at Department of Energy (DOE) Sites: Fernald Health 
Effects Subcommittee

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) announce the following meeting.

    Name: Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service 
Activities and Research at DOE Sites: Fernald Health Effects 
Subcommittee.
    Times and Dates: 1 p.m.-9 p.m., June 23, 1999; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 
June 24, 1999.
    Place: The Plantation, 9660 Dry Fork Road, Harrison, Ohio 45020, 
telephone 513/367-5610.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting room accommodates approximately 50 people.
    Background: Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 
December 1990 with DOE and replaced by an MOU signed in 1996, the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was given the 
responsibility and resources for conducting analytic epidemiologic 
investigations of residents of communities in the vicinity of DOE 
facilities, workers at DOE facilities, and other persons potentially 
exposed to radiation or to potential hazards from non-nuclear energy 
production use. HHS delegated program responsibility to CDC.
    In addition, a memo was signed in October 1990 and renewed in 
November 1992 between ATSDR and DOE. The MOU delineates the 
responsibilities and procedures for ATSDR's public health activities 
at DOE sites required under sections 104, 105, 107, and 120 of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act (CERCLA or ``Superfund''). These activities include health 
consultations and public health assessments at DOE sites listed on, 
or proposed for, the Superfund National Priorities List and at sites 
that are the subject of petitions form the public; and other health-
related activities such as epidemiologic studies, health 
surveillance, exposure and disease registries, health education, 
substance-specific applied research, emergency response, and 
preparation of toxicological profiles.
    Purpose: This subcommittee is charged with providing advice and 
recommendations to the Director, CDC and the Administrator, ATSDR, 
regarding community, American Indian Tribes, and labor concerns 
pertaining to CDC's and ATSDR's public health activities and 
research at this DOE site. The purpose of this meeting is to provide 
a forum for community, American Indian Tribal, and labor interaction 
and serve as a vehicle for community concern to be expressed as 
advice and recommendations to CDC and ATSDR.
    Matters To Be Discussed: Agenda items include presentations from 
the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), the National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and ATSDR on 
updates regarding progress of current studies. There will also be a 
presentation from the University of Cincinnati on findings of 
Fernald Residents Medical Monitoring Program.
    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

CONTACT PERSONS FOR MORE INFORMATION: David Pedersen, Ph.D., Health-
Related Energy Research Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard 
Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, CDC, Robert A. Taft Laboratory, 
4676 Columbia Parkway, M/S R-44, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone 513/
841-4400, fax 513/841-4470.
    The Director, Management Analysis and Services office 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.

    Dated: Nay 24, 1999.
Carolyn J. Russell,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC).
[FR Doc. 99-13604 Filed 5-27-99; 8:45 am]
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