[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 75 (Thursday, April 17, 2008)]
[Page 20927]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8259]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number 128]

Notice of Draft Document Available for Public Comment

AGENCY: 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 Draft Document Available for Public Comment.


SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
announces the availability of the following draft document available 
for public comment entitled ``Preventing Occupational Exposures to Lead 
and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges.'' The draft document and 
instructions for submitting comments can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/review/public/-128/. Comments should be provided to 
the NIOSH Docket Number above.
    Public Comment Period: April 17, 2008 through June 30, 2008.
    Status: Written comments may be submitted to the NIOSH Docket 
Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Mailstop C-
34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. All material submitted to the Agency should 
reference NIOSH Docket number 128 and must be submitted by June 30, 
2008, to be considered by the Agency. All electronic comments should be 
formatted as Microsoft Word.
    All information received in response to this notice will be 
available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket 
Office, Room 111, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. After 
the comment period has closed, comments may be accessed electronically 
at http://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH under the link to the NIOSH docket. As 
appropriate, NIOSH will post comments with the commenters' names, 
affiliations, and other information, on the Internet.
    Background: This Alert is intended to address the concerns of 
Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies about occupational 
exposures of their officers to lead and noise during firearms training 
and qualifications. The Alert describes the health effects that can 
occur from occupational exposures to lead and noise at indoor firing 
ranges and recommends steps that firing range operators, employers, and 
workers should take to minimize the health risk to workers and 
    This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law.
    Contact Person for Technical Information:
    Chucri (Chuck) A. Kardous, Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, 
Senior Research Engineer, Division of Applied Research and Technology, 
CDC/NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, C27, Cincinnati, Ohio 45225, Phone: 
513-533-8146, E-mail: [email protected].
    Reference: Web address for this document: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/review/public/128/.

James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-8259 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]