[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 16, 2009)]
[Pages 28509-28510]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14085]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Numbers NIOSH-083 Supplied Air Respirators, NIOSH 148 Air Fed 
Ensembles, NIOSH-168 Total Inward Leakage (for respirators other than 
filtering facepieces and halfmasks)]

Notice of Public Meeting To Discuss NIOSH's Respirator Standards 
Development Efforts

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.

AGENCY: The 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), will 
conduct a public meeting to discuss current respirator standards 
development projects for Supplied Air Respirators (SAR); Air Fed 
Ensembles; and Total Inward Leakage (TIL) for respirators other than 
filtering facepieces and halfmasks. There will be an opportunity for 
discussion following NIOSH's presentations and an accompanying poster 
    Public Meeting Time and Date: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 17, 
2009. On-site registration will be held beginning at 7:45 a.m.
    Place: Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport 
Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 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 September 
2, 2009. You must reference the NIOSH room block to receive the special 
group rate of $114.00 per night that has been negotiated for meeting 
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public, limited only by the 
space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 200 
    Instructions: Requests to make presentations at the public meeting 
should be mailed to the NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft 
Laboratories, MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 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, telephone number, and 
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 his/her 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.
    This meeting will also be using Audio/LiveMeeting Conferencing, 
remote access capabilities where interested parties may listen in and 
review the presentations over the internet simultaneously. Parties 
remotely accessing the meeting will have the opportunity to ask 
questions during the open comment period. To register to use this 
capability, please contact the National Personal Protective Technology 
Laboratory(NPPTL), Policy and Standards Development Branch, Post Office 
Box 18070, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, telephone 
(412) 386-5200, facsimile (412) 386-4089. This option will be available 
to participants on a first come, first serve basis and is limited to 
the first 50 participants.
    Background: NIOSH, National Personal Protective Technology 
Laboratory (NPPTL), will present information to attendees concerning 
the development of the concepts being considered regarding updated 
performance criteria for the various classes of respirators in 42 Code 
of Federal Regulations, Part 84. Participants will be given an 
opportunity to ask questions and to present individual comments that 
they may wish to have considered.

Standards Development Branch, Post Office Box 18070, 626 Cochrans Mill 
Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, telephone

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(412) 386-5200, facsimile (412) 386-4089, E-mail [email protected].
    Reference: Information regarding documents that will be discussed 
at the meeting may be obtained from the NIOSH Web site using the 
following link: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/review/public/using the docket 
numbers listed in this notice.

    Dated: June 5,2009.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-14085 Filed 6-15-09; 8:45 am]