[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 97 (Thursday, May 21, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 23814]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11938]



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.


SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is 
reopening the comment period until June 19, 2009 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 (73 FR 75027). The previous comment period 
closed on April 10, 2009.

DATES: All written comments on the proposed rule must be received on or 
before June 5, 2009.

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.

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].

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 and asked for 
comments on or before February 9, 2009 (73 FR 75027). On March 4, 2009 
the Department published a document announcing two public meetings and 
reopening the comment period for this proposed rule until April 10, 
2009 (74 FR 9380). The Department held the two public meetings on March 
16, 2009 and March 23, 2009. Commenters at the meeting requested 
additional time to review data and provide additional comment regarding 
the proposal. After reviewing the record, the Department has concluded 
that reopening the comment period until June 12, 2009 is reasonable.

    Dated: May 15, 2009.
Ashley Files Flory,
Acting Executive Secretary to the Department.
[FR Doc. E9-11938 Filed 5-20-09; 8:45 am]