[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 169 (Thursday, August 31, 2006)]
[Pages 51829-51830]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-7280]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH-005]

National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Meeting

AGENCY: 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 on the Performance and Reliability Requirements of 
Closed-Circuit Escape Respirators (CCER).
    Meeting Dates, Times and Places: September 19, 2006, 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Marriott Key Bridge, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209; and 
September 28, 2006, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Colorado School of Mines 
(Petroleum Hall), 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401.
    Purpose: NIOSH, in cooperation with the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration (MSHA), is developing a proposed rule on the performance 
and reliability requirements of closed-circuit escape respirators. 
Examples of this type of equipment include self-contained self-rescuers 
(SCSRs) used in the mining industry and emergency escape breathing 
apparatus (EEBD).
    Two meetings will be held, one in Virginia and one in Colorado, to 
provide an opportunity for an exchange of information between NIOSH and 
respirator manufacturers, industry representatives, labor 
representatives, and others with an interest in respiratory protection.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the topics presented in this notice 
should be addressed to the NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft 
Laboratories, M/S C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. 
All comments submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office regarding closed-
circuit escape respirators should reference Docket Number NIOSH-005 in 
the subject heading.
    Submit electronic comments to e-mail address [email protected]. 
E-mail attachments submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office at 
[email protected] should be formatted in Microsoft Word.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NPPTL Event Management, telephone 304-
225-5138 or e-mail address [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested participants may view the 

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Concept Summary for CCER Certification, as well as earlier versions of 
other concept papers used during the standards development effort, on 
the NIOSH Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl, Respirator 
Standards Development; Other Respirator Standards. The Technical 
Concept Summary for CCER Certification will be used as the basis for 
discussion at the public meeting.
    The meetings will be open to the public, limited only by the space 
available. The meeting rooms will accommodate approximately 80 people. 
Please confirm your attendance to these meetings by completing the 
appropriate registration form and submitting it to NPPTL Event 
Management. There is an individual registration form for each meeting. 
You may register electronically by accessing the on-line registration 
link at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh, or you can download an Adobe .PDF 
form and send it by e-mail to [email protected] or fax it to 304-225-
    Status: Hotel reservations should be made directly with the hotel. 
A special group rate of $239 per night has been negotiated for meeting 
guests at the Marriott Key Bridge in Arlington, Virginia. The cut-off 
date is August 28, 2006. Contact the Marriott at (703-524-6400/800-228-
    A rate of $119 per night for meeting guests has been negotiated for 
the Golden Hotel in Golden, Colorado. The cut-off date is September 1, 
2006, and the Golden Hotel can be reached at (303-279-0100/800-233-
    The NIOSH Public Meeting must be referenced to receive these rates.

    Dated: August 23, 2006.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 06-7280 Filed 8-30-06; 8:45 am]