[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 169 (Thursday, August 31, 2006)]
[Page 51829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-7279]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH-008]

National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory; Meeting

AGENCY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

ACTION: Notice; CDC/NIOSH announces the following meeting.


    Name: National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) 
Public Meeting.
    New programs for the approval of Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators 
(PAPRs), Total Inward Leakage (TIL), the Quality Assurance (QA) module, 
and the Administrative module will be discussed. In addition, 
presentations of current and future research projects for personal 
protective technology will be made, and opportunity for discussion will 
follow the presentations.
    Dates and Times: October 12, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and October 
13, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Place: Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South (formerly Holiday Inn Select), 
164 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh (Bethel Park), Pennsylvania.
    Purpose: The topics to be addressed include continuing discussions 
of certification issues, standards, and testing processes for CBRN 
PAPRs. Additionally, NPPTL research projects and plans will be 
presented and opportunity for discussion will be provided.
    Interested participants may view the PAPR program, the industrial 
PAPR concept paper, as well as earlier versions of other concept papers 
used during the standard development effort, on the NIOSH Web site: 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl, Respirator Standards Development; CBRN 
Standards: PAPR. The concept papers will be used as the basis for 
discussion at the public meeting.
    Status: This meeting is hosted by NIOSH/NPPTL and will be open to 
the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room will 
accommodate approximately 150 people. Interested parties should make 
hotel reservations directly with the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South 
(formerly Holiday Inn Select), Pittsburgh (Bethel Park), Pennsylvania, 
before the cut-off date of September 18, 2006. A special group rate of 
$91 per night for meeting guests has been negotiated for this meeting. 
The NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting must be referenced to receive this rate.
    Please confirm your attendance to this meeting by completing a 
registration form and submitting it to NPPTL Event Management. You may 
register electronically by accessing the on-line registration link at 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh, or you can download the Adobe PDF form and 
send it by e-mail to [email protected] or fax it to 304-225-2003.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the topics presented in this notice and at the 
meeting 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 regarding the Industrial PAPR should reference Docket 
Number NIOSH-008 in the subject heading.

Ferry Road, Suite 100, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-2353, Telephone 
304-225-5138, fax 304-225-2003, e-mail [email protected].

    Dated: August 23, 2006.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 06-7279 Filed 8-30-06; 8:45 am]