[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 4, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 9381]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4621]



42 CFR Part 84

[Docket Number NIOSH-109]
RIN 0920-AA04

Quality Assurance Requirements for Respirators

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services.

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


SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reopening 
the comment period until April 10, 2009 and will hold public meetings 
concerning the proposed rule for Quality Assurance Requirements for 
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 75045), 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 23 and March 30, 2009. Details 
concerning those meetings are in the SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION section 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN: 0920-AA04, 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-AA04'' 
and ``42 CFR pt. 84'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Docket 109, 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-AA04. 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 Quality Assurance Requirements for 
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 
during the comment period.
    The Department will hold two public meetings on the proposed rule 
at the following times and locations: March 23, 2009, beginning at 8:30 
a.m. EST and expected to end at 12:30 p.m. EST, at the Marriot Inn and 
Conference Center UMUC, 3501 University Boulevard E., Adelphi, MD 
20783; and March 30, 2009, beginning at 9 a.m. PST, and expected to end 
by 12:30 PST, at the Marriot Los Angeles Airport, 5855 West Century 
Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 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].

    Dated: February 26, 2009.
Charles E. Johnson,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-4621 Filed 3-3-09; 8:45 am]