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Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health

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Notice of Comment Period: List of Candidates for the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).


The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) previously invited interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The nomination period was open from July 21, 2015 to September 4, 2015. The Secretary now invites interested parties to submit comments regarding the qualifications of potential candidates Start Printed Page 62112listed below for membership on the Advisory Board. The Board shall consist of 12-15 members, to be appointed by the Secretary. Pursuant to Section 3687(a)(2), Public Law 106-398, the Advisory Board will reflect a reasonable balance of scientific, medical, and claimant members, to address the tasks assigned to the Advisory Board. The Board will meet no less than twice per year, except the Board may meet only once in 2015.

The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse Advisory Board membership. Comments should not exceed one page and will be protected to the extent permitted by law, including the Freedom of Information Act.


Public comments must be submitted (postmarked, if sending by mail; submitted electronically; or received, if hand delivered) within 14 days of the date of this notice.


Comments may be submitted, including attachments, by any of the following methods:

  • Electronically: Send to: (specify in the email subject line, “Comments: Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health”).
  • Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or courier service: Submit one copy of the documents listed above to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, Room S-3522, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210.
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For questions, contact the Advisory Board's Designated Federal Official, Sam Shellenberger, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, at, or Carrie Rhoads, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, at

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The Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (the Board) is mandated by Section 3687 of EEOICPA. The Secretary of Labor established the Board under this authority and Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015) and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary with respect to: (1) The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; (2) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants; (3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of EEOICPA related to lung disease; and (4) the work of industrial hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. Candidates who are ultimately appointed to the Advisory Board will serve as Special Government Employees (SGE). As defined in 19 U.S.C. Section 202, an SGE is an officer or employee who is retained, designated, appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without compensation, for not more than 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days.


NAME (last, first)Affiliation
Ahmad, Taha M., MD, MPH, FACPKaiser Permanente Panorama City.
Bertsche, Patricia K., Ph.DAbbott Laboratories.
Boden, Leslie I., Ph.DBoston University School of Public Health.
Burns, Kathleen, Ph.DSciencecorps.
Cassano, Victoria A., MD, MPHPerformance Medicine Consulting.
Christopher, Anastasia SpinelliDayton Integrative Medicine.
Cisco, JeannePortsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Copeland, MauriceFormer employee at Kansas City Plant.
Das, Rupali, MD, MPH, FACOEMCalifornia Department of Industrial Relations; University of California San Francisco.
Dement, John M., Ph.D, CIHDuke University Medical Center.
Detrick, Charles KingFormer employee at Hanford Site.
Domina, Kirk DHanford Site.
Dorman, David C., D.V.M., Ph.D, DAVBT, DABTNorth Carolina State University.
Driver, Charles MichaelFormer employee at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Ducatman, Alan M., MD, MScWest Virginia University School of Medicine.
Fitzgerald, Joseph E., MS, MPHSaliant, Inc.
Fletcher III, Elijah, CCWSLeesburg Regional Medical Center Wellness Center.
Frank, Arthur L., MD, Ph.DDrexel University School of Public Health.
Friedman-Jimenez, George, MD, Dr.PhNew York University School of Medicine.
Fuortes, Lawrence J., MDUniversity of Iowa College of Medicine.
Goldberg, Mark, Ph.DRetired from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health.
Griffon, Mark, Ph.DRetired, Creative Pollution Solutions, Inc.
Haimes, Stanley C., MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, FACOEMUniversity of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Hand, DonnaHelp by Hand LLC.
Harrison, Robert J., MD, MPHUniversity of California San Francisco; California Department of Public Health.
Hicks, Steven LFormer employee at Y-12 National Security Complex.
Jerison, Deborah GoodeEnergy Employees Claimant Assistance Project (EECAP).
Jones, CarolynOhio Department of Education.
Jones, Steven RY-12 National Security Complex.
Long, J. GSterling, Winchester & Long LLC.
Lopez Sr., PeterPantex Plant.
Mahs, Ronald AInternational Assoc. of Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.
Manuta, David M., Ph.D, FAICManuta Chemical Consulting, Inc.
Markowitz, Steven, MD, Dr.PHQueens College; CUNY School of Public Health.
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McKeel Jr., Daniel W., MDRetired, Washington University School of Medicine.
Mikulski, Marek A., MD, MPH, Ph.DUniversity of Iowa College of Public Health.
Mitchell, Maria EMiami-Dade County.
Nagy, Lisa L., MD, FAAEMVineyard Personalized Medicine; Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance, Inc.
Noonan, Kathleen A., AGNPLawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Pennington, Maxine BHoneywell.
Pepper, Lewis D., MD, MPHQueens College; City University of New York.
Pinney, Susan M., Ph.DUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Pope, Duranda MUnited Steelworkers.
Potter, Herman RUnited Steelworkers.
Ray, Sarah DFormer employee at Pantex Plant.
Raymond, Lawrence W., MD, ScMUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Redlich, Carrie A., MD, MPHYale School of Medicine.
Rowlett, Carl David, MD, MS, FACOEMUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
Sayeed, Yusef, MD, MPH, M.Eng., CPH, COCH, EITWest Virginia University.
Schmoldt, Michael J., PE, CIH, CHMM, CPEAWashington River Protection Solutions.
Schwartz, Eugene, MD, MPHPublic Health and Epidemiology Consultant.
Silver, Kenneth Z., D.Sc., S.MEast Tennessee State University.
Sokas, Rosemary K., MD, MPH, M.ScGeorgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Stratton, Harold SRetired consultant to Agencia Spaziale Italiana.
Tatch, Michael DTTS Associates.
Tebay, Calin PHanford Site.
Turner, James HFormer employee at Rocky Flats plant.
Vearrier, David J., MD, MPHDrexel University College of Medicine.
Vlieger, Faye AFormer employee at Hanford Site.
Welch, Laura S., MDCenter for Construction Research and Training.
Whitley, Garry MWorker Health Protection Program, Atomic Trades and Labor Council.
Woodmansee, John T., CIH, CUSA, MSEducation Consultant, State of Connecticut Department of Education.
Zelikoff, Judith T., Ph.DNew York University School of Medicine.
Zeller-Powell, ChristineHaber Law Office.

The information received through this comment process, in addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in appointing members to serve on the Advisory Board. Nominees will be appointed based on the demonstrated qualifications, professional experience, and knowledge of issues related to the purpose and scope of the Advisory Board as well as statutory obligations under FACA and Section 3687 of EEOICPA regarding a balanced membership. Note that the nominees will be evaluated to determine their eligibility under both the statutory conflict of interest provision and under general governmental ethics standards upon completion of the public comment period.

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Dated: October 7, 2015.

Leonard J. Howie III,

Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2015-26282 Filed 10-14-15; 8:45 am]