[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 5, 2008)]
[Pages 65860-65861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26359]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[NIOSH-008 (Powered Air-Purifying Respirators); NIOSH-148 (Air Fed 
Suits); NIOSH-034 (Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, 
End of Service Life Indicator); NIOSH-0146 (Personal Protective 
Technology Action Planning)]

Notice of a Public Meeting

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 a public meeting.


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 public meeting to discuss 
NIOSH's Respirator Standards Development Efforts and the Personal 
Protective Technology (PPT) Program Action Planning Efforts.

    Authority: Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 U.S.C. 651 et 

    Public Meeting Time and Date: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., December 2, 2008. 
On-site registration will be held beginning at 7:45 a.m.
    Place: Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport 
Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15231. Interested parties should 
make hotel reservations directly with the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh 
International Airport by calling (800) 233-1234, before the cut-off 
date of November 17, 2008. You must reference the NIOSH room block to 
receive the special group rate of $114.00 per night that has been 
negotiated for meeting guests.
    Purpose of Meeting: The NIOSH, National Personal Protective 
Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), will conduct a public meeting to discuss 
current respirator standards development projects for powered air-
purifying respirators (PAPR); air fed suits; and open-circuit, self-
contained breathing apparatus, end of service life indicators. The 
NIOSH Personal Protective Technology program action planning to address 
National Academies program evaluation recommendations will also be 
discussed. There will be an opportunity for discussion following 
NIOSH's presentations and an accompanying poster session discussing 
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public, limited only by the 
space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 200 
    Requests to make presentations at the public meeting should be 
mailed to the NIOSH Docket Officer, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 
Mailstop C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Requests 
may also be submitted by telephone (513) 533-8611, facsimile (513) 533-
8285, or e-mailed to [email protected]. All requests to present 
should contain the name, address, and telephone number, relevant 
business affiliations of the presenter, topic of the presentation, and 
the approximate time requested for the presentation. Oral presentations 
should be limited to 15 minutes.
    After reviewing the requests for presentations, NIOSH will notify 
the presenter that their presentation is scheduled. If a participant is 
not present when their presentation is scheduled to begin, the 
remaining participants will be heard in order. At the conclusion of the 
meeting, an attempt will be made to allow presentations by any 
scheduled participants who missed their assigned times. Attendees who 
wish to speak but did not submit a request for the opportunity to make 
a presentation may be given this opportunity at the conclusion of the 
meeting, at the discretion of the presiding officer.
    Background: NIOSH will present information to attendees concerning 
the development of the concepts being considered for the development of 
performance criteria for the various classes of respirators. 
Participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions and to 
present individual comments that they may wish to have considered.
    Contact Person for Technical Information: Jonathan Szalajda, Branch 
Chief, NPPTL, Policy and Standards Development Branch, Post Office Box 
18070, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, 
telephone (412) 386-5200, facsimile (412) 386-4089, e-mail 
[email protected]. Information regarding documents that will be 
discussed at the meeting may be obtained from the NIOSH web site using 
this link: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

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review/public/ using the docket numbers listed in this notice.

    Dated: October 27, 2008.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-26359 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]