[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 4, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 9380-9381]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4620]



42 CFR Part 84

[Docket Number NIOSH-005]
RIN 0920-AA10

Approval Tests and Standards for Closed-Circuit Escape 

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; Reopening of comment period and 
notice of public meetings.


SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is 
reopening the comment period until April 10, 2009 and will hold public 
meetings concerning the proposed rule for Approval Tests and Standards 
for Closed-Circuit Escape Respirators that was published in the Federal 
Register on Wednesday, December 10, 2008.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published December 10, 
2008 (73 FR 75027), is reopened. All written comments on the proposed 
rule must be received on or before April 10, 2009. Public meetings on 
this proposed rule will be held on March 16 and March 23, 2009. Details 
concerning those meetings are in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN: 0920-AA10, by 
any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include ``RIN: 0920-AA10'' 
and ``42 CFR pt. 84'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Docket 005, Robert A. 
Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this 
rulemaking, RIN: 0920-AA10. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket, including any 
personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Health and Human Services 
published a proposed rule on the Approval Tests and Standards for 
Closed-Circuit Escape Respirators on December 10, 2008. The Department 
requested comments on or before February 9, 2009. The Department 
planned to hold public meetings before that date but these meetings 
could not be scheduled.
    The Department will hold two public meetings on the proposed rule 
at the following times and locations: March 16, 2009, beginning at 9 
a.m., MST, and expected to end at 12:30 MST at the Marriot Denver Tech 
Center, 4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237; and March 23, 2009, 
beginning at 1 p.m. est, and expected to end at 5 p.m. EST, at the 
Marriot Inn and Conference Center UMUC, 3501 University Boulevard E., 
Adelphi, MD 20783. As a result, the Department is also reopening the 
comment period until April 10, 2009 to permit additional time for 
interested parties to submit comments.

Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), Post Office Box 
18070, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, 
telephone (412) 386-5200, facsimile (412) 386-4089, e-mail 
[email protected].

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    Dated: February 26, 2009.
Charles E. Johnson,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-4620 Filed 3-3-09; 8:45 am]