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Committee NameCitizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy SitesAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2006Committee Number1909
Original Establishment Date12/1/1994Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date7/21/2006Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*180
Current Charter Date7/7/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Committee Management Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter7/7/2006Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date7/7/2006Designated Federal Officer First Name*Elaine
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityCenters for Disease Control and PreventionDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Baker
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 217aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*404-498-1527
Effective Date Of Authority*11/17/1962Designated Federal Officer Fax*404-498-0011
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service (PHS) Activities and Research at Department of Energy (DOE) Sites provides advice and recommendations to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), pertaining to CDC's and ATSDR's public health activities and research at respective DOE sites. Activities focus on providing the public and sovereign nations with a vehicle to express concerns and provide advice and recommendations to CDC and ATSDR. The Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee (ORRHES) which sunsetted in January 2006 provided consensus programmatic advice and made recommendations to ATSDR and CDC about health-related issues and concerns that include: (1) helping prioritize public health issues and community concerns to be evaluated; (2) providing input in developing ATSDR's Public Health Assessment (PHA) and community needs assessment for the Oak Ridge Reservation site; (3) providing an opportunity for citizens to collaborate with agency staff members and learn more about the PHA process and other public health activities; and (4) providing input into follow-up public health activities. ATSDR maintains a tracking system for ORRHES recommendations and agency responses to the recommendations. ORRHES provided a forum to facilitate discussions of other community health concerns (i.e. clinical services) in order to involve the appropriate agencies and to inform the community of the actions being taken to address outstanding issues.For the Savannah River Site Health Effects Subcommittee, the draft final report: Risk-Based Screening of Radionuclide Releases from the Savannah River Site has been submitted by the CDC contractor, Advanced Technologies and Laboratories, Inc. This report has been posted to the CDC website for public comment. CD-ROM copies have been sent to the current members of the subcommittee, the state liaisons, and longstanding stakeholders. Comments from the public were discussed during the last meeting. The subcommittee received a presentation by an independent reviewer and the subcommittee submitted a letter of comments and recommendations to CDC.
How is membership balanced?*There is an authorized core of approximately 180 members, based on up to 30 members at six DOE sites. Members are selected by the Director, CDC and Administrator, ATSDR. Members include individuals (to include technical experts) knowledgeable of site-specific research concerns, and from diverse community viewpoints and interests. Members are representative of the concerned and affected populations. Consultants and nonvoting liaison representatives are invited as needed. Most of the members either live or have lived near a nuclear waste site and some have actually worked at a site. Membership is balanced between community representatives and health professionals. As required under FACA, membership is appointed by ATSDR and CDC such that there is balance in terms of their affiliations and the functions to be performed by the subcommittee, as well as equitable geographic, ethnic, and gender representation.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY 2006, the Savannah River Site Health Effects Subcommittee did not hold a meeting. This subcommittee was terminated on June 26, 2006. A public meeting was held on September 19, 2006, in Aiken, South Carolina, to present the final report of the Savannah River Site to the public. In FY 2006, the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee did not hold a meeting. The subcommittee was terminated in January 2006.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The public health activities and research being conducted at DOE sites and in the surrounding communities by CDC and ATSDR are of great interest to communities living in that area. The integrity of the review process, the ability to proceed with studies in a timely manner, and the responsiveness of CDC and ATSDR regarding specific sites are facilitated by this committee. Members possess the knowledge and expertise vital for close interaction between the citizens of the communities and agency staff. The Health Effects Subcommittees of this committee continue to meet to discuss issues involving the effects--past, current, and future--of the release of radioactive and hazardous materials into the environment, and proposed actions based on the findings of health research and public health activities at the DOE sites around which these subcommittees have been established.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings have been open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee was terminated on July 26, 2006. No formal reports were required this fiscal year. No meetings were held this fiscal year.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*10Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentN/AAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentProjects are complete.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot all recommendations passed by 2/3 majority voite. The Agency is still considering their merit for implementation.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative Description*Committee was terminated on July 26, 2006.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-026776Fernald Health Effects Subcommittee2006
 COM-023527Handford Health Effects Subcommittee2006
 COM-025800Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee2006
 COM-026044Savannah River Site Health Effects Subcommittee2006
 COM-024333Site 62006


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-014077Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites2005
 COM-014444Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites2004
 COM-015926Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites2003
 COM-016447Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites2002
 COM-017956Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites2001
 COM-018722Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites2000
 COM-019845Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites1999
 COM-020278Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites1998
 COM-021649Citizens Advisory Committee on Public Health Service Activities and Research at the Department of Energy Sites1997