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US DOE FR re Meeting on Electric and Magnetic Fields


Those of you in the non-ionizing radiation protection
arena may have some interest in this announcement from
the DOE in today's US Federal Register (extract shown


Federal Register: April 17, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 74).
Action: Notice of open meeting.
Page: 19246

National Electric and Magnetic Fields Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy.
ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory
Committee Act (Public Law No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770), notice
is hereby given of a meeting of the National Electric and
Magnetic Fields Advisory Committee.

DATES: Thursday, May 7, 1998: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Friday,
May 8, 1998: 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Westin City Center, 1400 M Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20005.

Manager, EE-14, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
20585, (202) 586-1482.


Purpose of the Committee: The National Electric and Magnetic
Fields Advisory Committee (NEMFAC) advises the Department of
Energy and the National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences on the design and implementation of a five-year,
national electric and magnetic fields (EMF) research and
public information dissemination (RAPID) program. The
Secretary of Energy, pursuant to Section 2118 of the Energy
Policy Act of 1992, P.L. No.102-486, has overall
responsibility for establishing the national program which
includes health effects research, development of
technologies to assess and manage exposures, and
dissemination of information.

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, May 7, 1998

9:00 a.m.--Welcome and opening remarks
9:15 a.m.--Summary of FY98 non-Federal contributions
9:30 a.m.--Completion of grant research
10:15 a.m.--Discussion
10:45 a.m.--Break
11:00 a.m.--Report on epidemiology symposium
12:00 noon--Lunch
1:30 p.m.--Report on in vivo symposium
2:30 p.m.--Break
2:45 p.m.--Report on engineering symposium
3:30 p.m.--Expectations for the working group
4:00 p.m.--Discussion
5:00 p.m.--Adjourn

Friday, May 8, 1998

9:00 a.m.--Reports to National Academy of Sciences
9:30 a.m--Format of final report
10:15 a.m.--Break
10:30 a.m.--Future of EMF research
11:15 a.m.--Future of EMF public communication
12:00 a.m.--Discussion
12:30 p.m.--Open time for public comments
1:30 p.m.--Adjourn

A final agenda will be available at the meeting.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public.
Written statements may be filed with the Committee either
before or after the meeting. Members of the public who wish
to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should
contact Dr. Gyuk at the address or telephone number listed
above. Requests must be received 5 days prior to the meeting
and reasonable provision will be made to include the
presentation on the agenda. Depending on the number of
requests, comments may be limited to five minutes. The
Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the
meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly
conduct of business.

Transcript and Minutes: A transcript and minutes of this
meeting will be available for public review and copying at
the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E-190,
Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20585, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Copies of
the minutes will also be available by request.

Issued at Washington, DC, on April 14, 1998.

Rachel M. Samuel,
Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.