[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 29, 2007)]
[Pages 29501-29502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-10219]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH-036]

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2007, opening session will 
begin at 9 a.m. EDT and the meeting will adjourn in mid-afternoon. 
Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Place: The Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport, 550 
Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108.
SUMMARY: The NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory 
(NPPTL) will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed Total Inward 
Leakage (TIL) program for half-mask air-purifying particulate filtering 
respirator certification with plans to later include similar 
requirements for all respirator certifications.

Purpose: Recent trends in the field of personal protective equipment 
(PPE) testing have focused on the need to effectively evaluate PPE 
systems performance for TIL under laboratory conditions. While TIL 
testing performed under laboratory conditions does not necessarily 
reflect expected actual field level PPE performance, it does represent 
a criterion for performance that

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influences PPE design. TIL testing is intended to quantify the ability 
of respirators to fit a range of individuals; however, it is not 
intended to replace individual fit testing as mandated by the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Status: This meeting will be open to the public, limited only by the 
space available. The meeting room will accommodate approximately 75 
people. Interested parties should make hotel reservations directly with 
the Embassy Suites Hotel at 412-269-9070 (ask for Lauren) before the 
cut-off date of June 11, 2007. A special group rate of $100 per night 
for meeting guests has been negotiated for this meeting. The NIOSH-
NPPTL Public Meeting must be referenced to receive this rate.
    Interested parties should confirm their attendance to this meeting 
by completing a registration form and forwarding it by e-mail 
([email protected]) or fax (304-225-2003) to the NPPTL Event 
Management Office. A registration form may be obtained from the NIOSH 
Homepage (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh) by selecting conferences and then 
the event.

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 TIL program should reference Docket Number 

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

    Dated: May 21, 2007.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-10219 Filed 5-25-07; 8:45 am]