[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 40 (Wednesday, March 1, 2006)]
[Page 10539]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2837]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH-063]

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Meeting

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the 
following public meeting:

    Name: Stakeholders' Meeting to Seek Input on the NIOSH Fire 
Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP)
    Meeting Date and Time: March 22, 2006, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Place: Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom, 525 New Jersey 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001.
    Status: This meeting is hosted by NIOSH and will be open to the 
public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room will 
accommodate approximately 120 people. Interested parties should make 
hotel reservations directly with the Washington Court Hotel (202-
628-2100 or 800-321-3010) and reference the NIOSH Fire Fighter 
Meeting. Interested parties should confirm their attendance to this 
meeting by completing a registration form and forwarding it by e-
mail to the NIOSH Event Management Office, [email protected] or 
fax (304-225-2003). A registration form may be obtained from the 
NIOSH Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/pdfs/registration.pdf.
    Purpose: The public meeting will seek stakeholder input on the 
progress and future directions of the NIOSH FFFIPP to ensure that 
the program is meeting the needs of the stakeholders, and to 
identify ways in which the program can be improved to increase its 
impact on the safety and health of fire fighters across the United 
States. NIOSH will compile and consider all comments received at the 
meeting and through the NIOSH docket and use them in making 
decisions on how to proceed with FFFIPP.
    Background: NIOSH convened a similar stakeholders' meeting in 
January 1998 to seek input to help guide the planning for the 
FFFIPP. The input provided by stakeholders at that meeting was very 
valuable in providing insight into stakeholder needs and in helping 
to establish the FFFIPP. The March 2006 meeting will be held to 
again seek stakeholder input.
    A document, ``National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention 
Program, 1998-2005'' may be obtained from the NIOSH Web site http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/progress.html or http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/pdfs/progress.pdf. This document summarizes FFFIPP progress, 
possible future directions, and specific areas of NIOSH interest for 
stakeholder input. Copies of the document will also be available at 
the March 22, 2006 stakeholders' meeting.
    Format of Meeting: The NIOSH Director, Dr. John Howard, will 
provide opening remarks, followed by NIOSH presentations that 
provide an overview of the FFFIPP and possible future directions. 
Representatives from seven stakeholder groups have accepted 
invitations to give 15-minute presentations on the usefulness of the 
FFFIPP and program products in their efforts to improve fire fighter 
safety and health, and their suggestions for enhancing the impact of 
the program and future directions. Stakeholders who will be giving 
presentations represent the United States Fire Administration, 
National Volunteer Fire Council, National Fire Protection 
Association, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National 
Wildfire Coordinating Group, International Association of Fire 
Chiefs, and International Association of Fire Fighters.
    An opportunity to make oral presentations will be provided to 
other interested parties, given available time on the agenda. The 
agenda currently includes time for fifteen 5-minute presentations 
from other stakeholders. Requests to make such presentations at the 
meeting should be made by e-mail to the NIOSH Event Management 
Office ([email protected]). All requests to present should include 
the name, address, telephone number, relevant business affiliations 
of the presenter, and a brief summary of the presentation. Oral 
presentations will be limited to 5 minutes. After reviewing the 
requests for presentation, NIOSH Event Management will notify each 
presenter of the approximate time that their presentation is 
scheduled to begin. If a participant is not present when their 
presentation is scheduled to begin, the remaining participants will 
be heard in order. The meeting will end with an interactive session 
providing the opportunity for clarification of stakeholder comments.
    Written comments without an oral presentation are also 
encouraged, and should be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office as 
outlined in the next section.
    Docket: Written comments on the usefulness of the FFFIPP program 
and products for improving fire fighter safety and health and 
suggestions for enhancing the impact of the program and future 
directions should be mailed to: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft 
Laboratories, M/S C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 
45226, Telephone 513-533-8303, Fax 513-533-8285. Comments may also 
be submitted by e-mail to [email protected]. E-mail attachments 
should be formatted in Microsoft Word. Comments should be submitted 
to NIOSH no later than April 22, 2006, and should reference the 
Docket Number in the subject heading.
    For Additional Information: Logistical Contact: NIOSH Event 
Management, 3604 Collins Ferry Road, Suite 100, Morgantown, West 
Virginia 26505-2353, Telephone 304-599-5941 x138, Fax 304-225-2003, 
E-mail [email protected]; Technical Contact: Dawn Castillo, Chief, 
Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch, Division of Safety 
Research, 304-285-6012.
    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 the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry.

    Dated: February 23, 2006.
Alvin Hall,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E6-2837 Filed 2-28-06; 8:45 am]