[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2011)]
[Page 60500]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25039]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH-240]

Request for Information: Announcement of Carcinogen and 
Recommended Exposure Limit (REL) Policy Assessment

AGENCY: 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 and extension of public comment period.


SUMMARY: On August 23, 2011, the Director of the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) published a notice in the Federal Register 
(76 FR 52664) announcing its intent to ``review its approach to 
classifying carcinogens and establishing recommended exposure limits 
(RELs) for occupational exposures to hazards associated with cancer.'' 
As part of this effort, NIOSH requested initial input on issues, and 
answers to 5 questions. NIOSH has also created a new NIOSH Cancer and 
RELs Policy Web Topic Page [see http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/cancer/policy.html] to provide additional details about this effort and 
progress updates.
    Written comment was to be received by September 22, 2011. NIOSH has 
received a request to extend the comment period to permit the public 
more time to gather and submit information. NIOSH is extending the 
public comment period to Friday, December 30, 2011.
    Public Comment Period: Written or electronic comments must be 
received on or postmarked by Friday, December 30, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Written comments, identified by docket number NIOSH-240, may 
be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 
MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.
     Facsimile: (513) 533-8285.
     E-mail: [email protected].
    All information received in response to this notice will be 
available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket 
Office, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Room 111, 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, including any personal 
information provided. All electronic comments should be formatted as 
Microsoft Word. Please make reference to docket number NIOSH-240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: T.J. Lentz, telephone (513) 533-8260, 
or Faye Rice, telephone (513) 533-8335, NIOSH, MS-C32, Robert A. Taft 
Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.

    Dated: September 23, 2011.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2011-25039 Filed 9-28-11; 8:45 am]