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Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at Department of Energy (DOE) Sites: Savannah River Site Health Effects Subcommittee (SRSHES): Conference Call Meeting

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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 Department of Energy (DOE) Sites: Savannah River Site Health Effects Subcommittee.

Time and Date: 10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m., May 31, 2001.

Place: The conference call will originate at the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), CDC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Please see “Supplementary Information” for details on accessing the call.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the availability of telephone ports.

Background: Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in December 1990 with DOE, and replaced by MOUs signed in 1996 and 2000, 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, 1996, and in 2000, 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 from 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 concerns pertaining to CDC's and ATSDR's public health activities and research at this DOE site.

Matters to be Discussed: The conference call agenda is to reach consensus on membership issues. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Supplementary Information: This conference call is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., Eastern Time. To participate in the conference call, please dial 800/311-3437 and enter conference code 375443. You will then be automatically connected to the call.

This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the scheduling conflicts of the members.

Contact Person for More Information: Paul Renard, Executive Secretary, SRSHES, and Chief, Extramural Activities Section, Radiation Studies Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, NCEH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E. (E-39), Atlanta, GA 30333, telephone 404/639-2550, fax 404/639-2575.

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 CDC and ATSDR.

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Dated: May 16, 2001.

Carolyn J. Russell,

Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 01-12815 Filed 5-21-01; 8:45 am]