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927ZFXD-ZJJB - Advisory Board Administration

Start Date: 10/1/2011
End Date: 9/30/2015

Principal Investigator (PI)
Name: Stuart Hinnefeld
Phone: 513-533-6835
E-mail: hls8@cdc.gov
Organization: NIOSH
Sub-Unit: DCAS
Funded By: NIOSH

Primary Goal Addressed

None


Secondary Goal Addressed

None



Attributed to Manufacturing

50%


Project Description

Short Summary

This project will provide the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health with administrative services, funds, facilities, staff and other necessary support services and perform the administrative function of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

This project will provide the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health with administrative services, funds, facilities, staff and other necessary support services and perform the administrative function of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Abide by the provisions set forth for HHS in EEOICPA for evaluating dose reconstructions and SEC evaluation reports so that claimants can receive a compensation decision.



Description

The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (the Board) was appointed by the President to advise the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its activities under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The function of the Board is to (1) advise the Secretary HHS on the scientific validity and quality of dose reconstruction efforts performed by NIOSH under this Act, and (2) upon request by the Secretary, advise on whether there is a class of employees at any DOE facility who were exposed to radiation, but for whom it is not feasible to estimate their radiation dose, and on whether there is a reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of the class.

As necessary, the board may establish subcommittees and workgroups of its members to advise on specific guidelines, findings and procedures. The Department Committee Management Officer will be notified upon establishment of each subcommittee, and will be provided information on its name, membership, functions, and estimated frequency of meetings. In FY 2004, a contract was awarded to assist with the Board with its responsibilities as it relates assessing the scientific validity and quality of the NIOSH dose reconstruction process.

This project will provide the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health with administrative services, funds, facilities, staff and other necessary support services and perform the administrative function of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

This is an ongoing project for the life of the program and it has been established to provide the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health with administrative services, funds, facilities, staff and other necessary support services and perform the administrative function of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.



Mission Relevance

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) established a compensation program to provide a lump sum payment and medical benefits as compensation to covered employees suffering from designated illnesses incurred as a result of their exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while in the performance of duty for the Department of Energy (DOE) and certain of its vendors, contractors, and subcontractors. The Executive Order 13179, Providing Compensation to America's Nuclear Weapons Workers, directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health with administrative services, funds, facilities, staff and other necessary support services and perform the administrative function of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.



 
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