Advisory Board Subcommittee and Work Groups

Structure

A subcommittee of the Advisory Board is subject to Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requirements, including open meetings and appropriate announcements in the Federal Register. The subcommittee may meet in closed session, in accordance with the same FACA procedures that apply to the Board itself. The subcommittee will take direction from, and will report back to, the full Board for consideration and appropriate action on all matters.

Frequency of Meetings

The subcommittee will meet approximately 12 times per year with additional meetings on an as-needed basis. Meetings may be called by the Designated Federal Official with the concurrence of the Board Chair or the Subcommittee Chair.

  • Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews

    The Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews is responsible for the review and recommendation for Board action, of the Board’s Technical Support Contractor’s audit procedures (including revisions) related to dose reconstructions conducted by the NIOSH DCAS. This Subcommittee will:

    • Clarify Board intent with regard to the technical scope of dose reconstruction tasks assigned to the Board’s Technical Support Contractor;

    • Select cases for individual dose reconstruction review consistent with Board procedures, taking into consideration conflict of interest matters;

    • Assign cases for individual reviews to Board “Review Panels” (taking into account Board members’ conflict of interest standing), and ensuring a balance of scientific, medical and worker perspectives;

    • Compile the Review Panels’ recommendations/findings (including dose reconstruction review summary reports) for submission to the Board, with the assistance of the Board’s contractor;

    • Develop summary reports for the Board to advise the Secretary from time to time on nature and impact of its findings; and

    • Advise the Secretary on the scientific validity and appropriateness of the dose reconstructions carried out by NIOSH.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Subcommittee can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    David Kotelchuck, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    Bradley P. Clawson
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    David B. Richardson
    Loretta R. Valerio

  • Subcommittee for Procedure Reviews

    The Subcommittee for Procedure Reviews is responsible for overseeing, tracking, and participating in the reviews of all procedures used in the dose reconstruction process by NIOSH DCAS and its dose reconstruction contractor. These reviews will involve the technical support contractor to the Board, whose technical reviews of procedures comprise a major component of the overall review process, DCAS and its dose reconstruction contractor, the Subcommittee, and the full committee of the Board, to which the Subcommittee will report. The Subcommittee may develop reports for the Board to advise the Secretary on the scientific validity and appropriateness of the procedures used by DCAS and its contractor for dose reconstruction and related activities.

    The Subcommittee will conduct the following tasks:

    • Select individual procedures to be reviewed, consistent with Board policies and direction

    • Provide guidance regarding procedure reviews to the Board’s technical support contractor, as necessary

    • Prepare documents or periodic oral reports to the Board concerning the status of procedures reviews

    • Review correspondence received by the Board related to procedures review, and prepare responses for the Board Chair’s signature in accordance with Board policies

    • Review the results of procedures reviews, including the findings of the Board’s technical support contractor and issues identified by Board members; ensure that these findings and issues are considered by NIOSH; and participate in, and track the resolution of these findings and issues by NIOSH, the Board’s technical contractor, the Subcommittee, and, as necessary and appropriate, by the full committee of the Board.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Subcommittee can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Josie Beach (Chair)
    Loretta R. Valerio
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

Work Groups

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A-Z Index

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A

  • Ames Laboratory

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Site Profile for Ames Laboratory (Ames, Iowa) and the reviews by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) of this Site Profile. It is also responsible for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues resulting from such reviews. The Work Group may make recommendations to the Board regarding the adequacy of the Site Profile and possible improvements, as appropriate.

    Members
    David Kotelchuck, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
    Bradly Clawson
    Gnevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    Loretta R. Valerio

  • Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible reviewing the SEC petition from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues that may be raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the NIOSH Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.

  • Argonne National Laboratory–East

    This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Argonne National Laboratory-East Site Profile and of the review of the Site Profile by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profiles and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group is also responsible for a review of SEC petitions from Argonne National Laboratory-East petitioners, the resultant SEC Petition Evaluations from NIOSH, and any SC&A reviews of the SEC Petitions and NIOSH Petition Evaluations. The Work Group shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues concerning the petitions and should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Argonne National Laboratory – East or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members:
    Bradley P. Clawson (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    Loretta R. Valerio

     

  • Argonne National Laboratory-West/Idaho National Laboratory Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory Site Profiles (as revised) and a review of the Site Profiles by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profiles and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profiles as appropriate. The Work Group is also responsible for a review of SEC petitions from Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory petitioners, the resultant SEC Petition Evaluations from NIOSH, and any SC&A reviews of the SEC Petitions and NIOSH Petition Evaluations. The Work Group shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues concerning the petitions and should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory-West, or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    David B. Richardson, Ph.D.

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B

  • Blockson Chemical Company Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from Blockson Chemical Company petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor S. Cohen & Associates (SC&A), and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Blockson Chemical Company or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D. (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    Loretta R. Valerio

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from Brookhaven National Laboratory petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor SC&A, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Brookhaven National Laboratory or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Josie Beach (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Brad Clawson
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.

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C

  • Carborundum Company

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition evaluation for Carborundum Company (Niagara Falls, New York) and the reviews by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) of this SEC petition. It is also responsible for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues resulting from such reviews. The Work Group may make recommendations to the Board regarding the SEC petition and the NIOSH petition evaluation report. Subsequent to Board action on the SEC petition, the Work Group will be responsible for leading any Board reviews of site profile/dose reconstruction guidance to be applied to dose reconstruction cases for this facility.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Carborundum Company or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D. (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.

  • Chapman Valve Work Group (Task completed)

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from the Chapman Valve petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A), and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Chapman Valve or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    John W. Poston (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.

  • Conflict of Interest Policy for the Board Work Group (Inactive)

    This Work Group was intended to assist the Board in developing a Conflict of Interest Policy within the parameters of the NIOSH/HHS Conflict of Interest Policy. However, HHS has determined that its Department’s ethics policies are adequate to cover the Board. Hence, the Work Group was not activated.

    Previous meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S. (Chair)
    James Malcolm Melius, M.D., Dr. P.H.
    Paul L. Ziemer

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D

  • Department of Energy Security Work Group

    This Work Group is charged to prepare, for consideration by the Board, a Draft Security Plan that outlines the procedures the Board and its contractor will use to comply with the NIOSH/HHS and DOE Security Plan.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Bradley P. Clawson (Chair)
    Josie Beach

  • Dose Reconstruction Review Methods Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for advising the Board on possible new approaches to reviewing a sample of NIOSH dose reconstructions.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    David Kotelchuck, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    David B. Richardson, Ph.D.
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

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F

  • Fernald Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Fernald Site Profile, the SEC petition from Fernald petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, the SC&A Review of the Fernald Site Profile, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Bradley P. Clawson (Chair)
    Phillip Schofield
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

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G

  • Grand Junction Facilities Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for advising the Board in its continued review of the Grand Junction Facility Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) petition, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, and for any resulting or subsequent reviews of the dose reconstruction methods for this site. The Work Group may recommend to the Board SEC-petition actions and/or advice to NIOSH on possible changes to the dose reconstruction methods, as appropriate.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Grand Junction Facilities or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members

    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S. (Chair)
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    Loretta R. Valerio

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H

  • Hanford Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Hanford Site Profile (as revised), the SEC petition(s) from Hanford petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, and the SC&A Review of the Hanford Site Profile. It is also responsible for considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Hanford or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Bradley P. Clawson (Chair)
    Phillip Schofield
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

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I

  • Idaho National Laboratory Work Group/Argonne National Laboratory-West

    This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory Site Profiles (as revised) and a review of the Site Profiles by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profiles and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profiles as appropriate. The Work Group is also responsible for a review of SEC petitions from Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory petitioners, the resultant SEC Petition Evaluations from NIOSH, and any SC&A reviews of the SEC Petitions and NIOSH Petition Evaluations. The Work Group shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues concerning the petitions and should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory-West, or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    David B. Richardson, Ph.D.

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K

  • K-25, Paducah, and Portsmouth (Gaseous Diffusion Plants/GDP) Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Site Profiles for K-25, Paducah, and Portsmouth, and the SC&A reviews of these Site Profiles. It is also responsible for considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profiles, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site pages for the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25 Site), the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach

  • Kansas City Plant

    This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Kansas City Plant Site Profile and a review of the Site Profile by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profile and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Kansas City Plant individual site page or Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Josie Beach (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    John W. Poston, Sr.
    Loretta R. Valerio

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L

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the LBNL Site Profile, the SEC petition from LBNL petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, the SC&A Review of the LBNL Site Profile, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Paul L. Ziemer (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    David B. Richardson, Ph.D.

  • Linde Ceramics Plant Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from the Linde Ceramics Plant petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A), and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Linde Ceramics Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D. (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Los Alamos Site Profile (as revised), the SEC petition(s) from Los Alamos petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, the SC&A Review of the Los Alamos Site Profile. It is also responsible for considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Los Alamos National Laboratory or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Josie Beach (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.

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M

  • Metals and Controls Corp.

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from the Metals and Controls Corp. petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues that may be raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the NIOSH Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Metals and Controls Corp. site or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Josie Beach (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    David Kotelchuck, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Loretta R. Valerio

  • Mound Plant Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from the Mound petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A), and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group must independently evaluate the integrity and completeness of the data upon which dose reconstructions are based. The Work Group will consider the assumptions and judgments of historical facts provided in the Evaluation Report and develop appropriate recommendations for the Board’s consideration. The Work Group will also consider any reviews provided by SC&A regarding the petition, and will use a deliberative process to narrow the scope of the SEC important issues and questions. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Mound Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Josie Beach (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    Phillip Schofield
    Paul L. Ziemer

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N

  • Nevada Test Site Work Group

    The Nevada Test Site (NTS) Site Profile Work Group was formed in the Spring of 2006. The Work Group was formed to review the NTS Site Profile document for accuracy and authenticity. In January, 2008, the Board tasked the Work Group with reviewing the petition from NTS for adding a class to the SEC. The Work Group is responsible for reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report (ER), the SC&A review of the ER, reviewing the SC&A Site Profile Review, and for tracking the resolution process for SC&A findings and NIOSH responses. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the site profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Nevada Test Site or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Bradley P. Clawson (Chair)
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    Genevieve S. Roessler
    Phillip Schofield

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O

  • Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25), Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Site Profiles for K-25, Paducah, and Portsmouth, and the SC&A reviews of these Site Profiles. It is also responsible for considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profiles, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site pages for the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25 Site), the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach

  • Oak Ridge Hospital Work Group (Task completed on October 21, 2009)

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from the Oak Ridge Hospital petitioners, reviewing the DCAS Evaluation Report of the petition, and considering and resolving issues generated through these reviews. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC. The Work Group should emphasize the following in its review: (1) examine the extent of the records sought and obtained by DCAS and seek to obtain any additional records that might be indicated and available on a timely basis; (2) consider further the radiation exposure potential of persons employed at the facility; and, (3) consider the possible employment practices at the Hospital as they might relate to any class definition to be established.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Oak Ridge Hospital or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S. (Chair)
    John W. Poston
    Genevieve S. Roessler
    Phillip Schofield

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL/X-10)

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the ORNL Site Profile, the SEC petition from ORNL petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Reports responding to the petition, and the SC&A Review of the ORNL Site Profile, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A), and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether an additional class from ORNL should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL/X-10) or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D. (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    Loretta R. Valerio

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P

  • Pacific Proving Grounds

    This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Pacific Proving Grounds Site Profile and a review of the Site Profile by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profile and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Pacific Proving Grounds or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S. (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    Loretta R. Valerio

  • Paducah, K-25, and Portsmouth (Gaseous Diffusion Plants/GDP) Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Site Profiles for Paducah, K-25, and Portsmouth, and the SC&A reviews of these Site Profiles. It is also responsible for considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profiles, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site pages for the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25 Site), the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach

  • Pantex Plant Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Pantex Plant Site Profile, the SEC petition from Pantex Plant petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, the SC&A Review of the Pantex Plant Site Profile, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Pantex Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Bradley P. Clawson (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    John W. Poston
    Phillip Schofield

  • Pinellas Plant Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible to review the Pinellas Plant Site Profile (as revised), to review the SC&A Review of the Pinellas Site Profile, to consider issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile, and to assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Pinellas Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    John W. Poston

  • Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor Work Group (Task Completed)

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from Piqua Moderated Reactor petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor SC&A, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    John W. Poston (Chair)
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    Phillip Schofield

  • Portsmouth, Paducah, and K-25 (Gaseous Diffusion Plants/GDP) Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Site Profiles for Portsmouth, Paducah, and K-25, and the SC&A reviews of these Site Profiles. It is also responsible for considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profiles, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site pages for the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25 Site), the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach

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  • Review of SEC Petitions that Did Not Qualify for Evaluation Work Group (Task completed on May 2, 2007)

    The charge of this Work Group was to review disqualified special exposure cohort petitions and the process followed by NIOSH and the rationale for petition disqualification. The conclusions of the Work Group were that the final rule as reflected in the legislation was followed, and NIOSH’s review of the petition was claimant friendly. The Work Group provided a number of recommendations with regard to making the process of submitting a Special Exposure Cohort more user friendly.

    Previous meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S. (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    James Malcolm Melius, M.D., Dr. P.H.
    Wanda I. Munn
    Genevieve S. Roessler

  • Rocky Flats Plant Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile (as revised), reviewing the SEC petition(s) from Rocky Flats petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, reviewing the SC&A Review of the Rocky Flats Plant Site Profile. It is also responsible for considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Rocky Flats Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    David Kotelchuck, Ph.D., MPH (Chair)
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    Phillip Schofield

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  • Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico) Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL – New Mexico) Site Profile and of the draft review of this Site Profile by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profile and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group may also be assigned to review Special Exposure Cohort petitions for SNL that may be received and evaluated by NIOSH, together with the NIOSH Evaluation Reports and SC&A review reports for such petitions.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Sandia National Laboratories–Albuquerque, NM or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D. (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.

  • Savannah River Site Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Savannah River Site Profile (as revised) and a review of the Site Profile by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profile and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group is also responsible for a review of SEC petitions from Savannah River Site petitioners, the resultant SEC Petition Evaluations from NIOSH, and any SC&A reviews of the SEC Petitions and NIOSH Petition Evaluations. The Work Group shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues concerning the petitions and should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Savannah River Site or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Bradley P. Clawson (Chair)
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    David B. Richardson
    Phillip Schofield

  • Scientific Issues Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the status of a number of risk model issues that have been identified as important for the EEOICPA program. These include the possible incorporation of nuclear worker epidemiological studies into IREP risk models; Dose and Dose-rate Effectiveness Factor adjustment; adjustment for the interaction with smoking for certain cancers; grouping of rare and miscellaneous cancers; age-at-exposure analysis; and interaction between radiation and other workplace exposures. The work group will review the status of NIOSH’s current work on these issues and report back to the full Board with recommendations. The work group will also report on any new risk model issues that they believe that the Board should consider for recommendation to NIOSH.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    David B. Richardson (Chair)
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

  • Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Issues (including the 250 day issue) Work Group

    This Work Group has two primary responsibilities: 1) To serve as a review body for SEC petitions that result from NIOSH determining that it is unable to reconstruct dose for one or more individuals at a given site (83.14 SEC petition process); 2) To consider potential conditions under which significant personnel exposures might occur (in addition to criticality accidents) in short periods of time (less than 250 days) resulting in health effects. In the case of specific 83.14 petitions, the Work Group may make a recommendation to the Board either in support of the NIOSH recommendation to add a class to the SEC, or in opposition to such. In the case of the 250 day issue, the Work Group should strive to develop a position paper that can be adopted by the Board. In addition, this Work Group is also responsible for reviewing the Dow-Madison SEC petition and related documents, and developing a recommendation for the Board.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D. (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

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  • TBD 6000 Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for the review of the specified TBDs and the Appendices that apply to specific work sites. The Work Group will also review reports developed by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) pertaining to these TBDs and the Appendices. They will assist NIOSH and SC&A in resolving issues that arise through the review process. The Work Group will make recommendations to the Board in cases where Appendices involve sites with SEC petitions. The initial focus of the Work Group will be on Appendix BB of TBD 6000, dealing with General Steel Industries (GSI). Other sites currently being considered under this Work Group include Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. and Simonds Saw and Steel Company.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site pages for Baker Brothers, Bliss & Laughlin Steel, General Steel Industries, Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co., Simonds Saw and Steel Company, or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Note: Baker Brothers and Bliss & Laughlin Steel sites were previously discussed by the TBD 6000 Work Group, but are not currently under discussion.

    Members
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D. (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    Josie Beach

  • TBD 6001 Work Group (This Work Group has changed its name to the Uranium Refining Atomic Weapons Employers (AWEs) Work Group)

    Previous meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group prior to the name change can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D. (Chair)
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    David Kotelchuck, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB Work Group

    This Work Group no longer exists. In March 2010, this Work Group was divided into two separate Work Groups–Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000 and Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6001.

    Previous meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group prior to it being separated into two Work Groups can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

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  • Uranium Refining Atomic Weapons Employers (AWEs) Work Group (formerly TBD 6001 Work Group)

    This Work Group reviews technical documents and Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) petitions for uranium refining AWEs assigned to it by the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. The Work Group makes recommendations to the Board on SEC petitions, reviews reports developed by the Board’s contractor (SC&A), and assists NIOSH and SC&A in resolving issues that arise through the review process.

    Sites currently being considered by the Work Group include: Baker-Perkins Co., Du Pont Deepwater Works, Electro Metallurgical Company, General Atomics, Hooker Electrochemical, Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) – Apollo, Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) – Parks Township, United Nuclear Corp., Westinghouse Electric Corp. (New Jersey), and W.R. Grace (Erwin, TN).

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual work site pages or on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D. (Chair)
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    David Kotelchuck, Ph.D, M.P.H.

  • Use of Surrogate Data Work Group

    This Work Group will consider the conditions under which “surrogate” data can be used as a valid substitute for actual data for a given site. The Work Group will seek to establish the type and importance of various parameters (e.g., type of nuclide, amounts of material, chemical and physical forms, processes, working conditions, and other such parameters) that impact on worker dose, and will consider the extent to which such parameters at one site may apply to other sites. The Work Group may also consider the extent to which theoretical considerations can be properly used to bound dosed in the absence of actual workplace measurements. The Work Group should strive to develop a policy recommendation that can be adopted by the Board regarding the use of surrogate data. This Work Group was asked to consider the application of surrogate data criteria to the Texas City Chemicals, Inc., site in relation to the SEC petition for that facility.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.
    Josie Beach
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    Loretta R. Valerio

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  • Weldon Spring Plant Work Group

    This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Weldon Spring Site Profile, SEC petitions from Weldon Spring petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, and the SC&A Review of the Weldon Spring Site Profile. It is also responsible for considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and SEC petitions, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendations to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for the Weldon Spring Plant or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Richard A. Lemen (Chair)
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

  • Worker Outreach Work Group

    This Work Group will monitor the NIOSH Worker Outreach program and evaluate its effectiveness. To do so, Work Group members will attend outreach meetings as appropriate, review minutes and related documents that are generated at such meetings, and talk to workers and other participants when necessary. The Work Group should consider developing a formal assessment instrument (such as a follow-up questionnaire). The Work Group should report its findings to the Board from time to time, and make recommendations to the Board as it deems appropriate.

    Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

    Members
    Josie Beach (Chair)
    Wanda I. Munn
    Phillip Schofield
    Loretta R. Valerio

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