[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 1, 2011)]
[Page 31613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13533]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH-063B]

NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program 

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 public comment period.


SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
requests stakeholder input on the progress and future directions of the 
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program 
(FFFIPP). NIOSH is seeking stakeholder input on the FFFIPP to ensure 
that the program is meeting the needs and expectations of the U.S. fire 
service, and to identify ways in which the program can be improved to 
increase its impact on the safety and health of fire fighters across 
the United States. NIOSH will compile and consider all comments 
received through the NIOSH docket and use them in making decisions on 
how to proceed with the FFFIPP.

DATES: Public Comment Period: Written or electronic comments must be 
received on or before July 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the FFFIPP program and suggestions for 
enhancing the impact of the program and future directions should be 
submitted, identified by docket number NIOSH-063B, by any of the 
following methods:
     Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 
MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226.
     Facsimile: (513) 533-8285.
     E-mail: [email protected], or submitted using the on-
line form available through the NIOSH docket at the following link: 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/review/docket063B/default.html. E-mail 
attachments should be formatted in Microsoft Word. Comments should be 
submitted to NIOSH no later than July 29, 2011 and should reference 
Docket Number NIOSH-063B.
    All information received in response to this notice will be 
available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket 
Office, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. A complete 
electronic docket containing all comments submitted will be available 
on the NIOSH Web page at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket, and comments 
will be available in writing by request. NIOSH includes all comments 
received without change in the docket and the electronic docket, 
including any personal information provided.

Research (DSR), 1095 Willowdale Road, MS-1808, Morgantown, West 
Virginia 26505, [email protected] or fax (304) 285-5474, telephone (304) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIOSH convened stakeholders' meetings in 
1998, March 2006 and November 2008 to seek input to help guide the 
FFFIPP. The input provided by stakeholders at those meetings was very 
valuable in providing insight into stakeholder needs and expectations. 
NIOSH is again seeking stakeholder input through a public docket. There 
are several resources that may be useful to individuals and groups who 
would like to comment on the FFFIPP:
     The NIOSH FFFIPP Progress Report and Proposed Future 
Directions--2011. This document includes specific topics for 
stakeholder input. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/future2011.html
     The Strategic Plan for the NIOSH FFFIPP that was finalized 
in 2009 after public input. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/strategicplan2009.html
     The FFFIPP Web site that includes an overview of the 
FFFIPP, fatality investigation reports and other publications. http://

    Dated:May 21, 2011.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2011-13533 Filed 5-31-11; 8:45 am]